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  4. International City Week 2020

Mar

09

Monday

to

Mar

13

Friday

International City Week 2020

Staff, Students, Alumni, Academics

International City Week: March 2020

Come and join us to celebrate and learn more about City’s global community and its contribution to life at City and around the world.

The varied programme includes events to mark International Women's Day, cultural awareness sessions, an alumni panel event, an intercultural communication masterclass for staff, sporting activities, language tasters, a chance to try food from around the world and much more.

With events taking place throughout the week, there will be something for everyone.

Watch this video for a flavour of International City Week

Schedule

To book click on the event titles to link through to a registration form.

Every lunchtime throughout the week there will be walkway stalls and a selection of delicious international themed menus available at EATC1TY.

Monday 9th: International Women’s Day

Tai chi

8.30-9.30am, Room: R102

Originating in ancient China, tai chi is an art of movement embracing the mind, body and spirit. Limited spaces available. Book and arrive early to avoid disappointment.


International Women's Day: The Secret History of Women at work- Fur Traders, builders and sailors

2-3pm, Room: AG04

How might we learn from and be inspired by the hidden history of women who have worked in male occupations? Find out at this workshop run by Julie Wheelwright, author of 'Sister's in Arms: Female Warriors from Antiquity to the Millennium.'


International Women's Day: Successful women in the workplace - succeeding in male dominated sectors (requires his password to book: CityStaffIWD)

6-8pm, Room: City125

Includes drinks

To mark International Women’s Day our panel of City alumni will reflect on challenges they have faced in their careers, the effect of the MeToo campaign on the workplace and give advice on negotiating salaries, navigating promotion opportunities and maintaining a work life balance.


Tuesday 10th: Language and culture

Tai chi

8.30-9.30am, Room: R102

Originating in ancient China, tai chi is an art of movement embracing the mind, body and spirit. Limited spaces available. Book and arrive early to avoid disappointment.


International Women's Day staff masterclass: What’s important to me?

There will be two sessions at the following times:

9.30-11am, Room: AG01. For City Staff

11.30am-1pm, Room: AG01. For City Staff

For International Women’s Day, Organisational Development and CityUniWomen have collaborated to put on a masterclass that focuses on career development. The masterclass will introduce you to importance of clarifying your values in relation to your work and career, and so give you a clearer idea of where to go next. It is open to all staff.

In this workshop you will:

  • Identify what values are and why they are important in many areas of life
  • Hear about the benefits of knowing what your work related values are
  • Identify your work related values
  • Think about how you can use your understanding of your values to develop your career (and life)
  • Take part in co-coaching on the next stage of your career journey and how you can incorporate your values into that.

Language taster classes:

11-12pm

Room: BM02 (Mandarin)

Room BM03 (French)

Room C315 (Japanese)

Try out a new language with City’s language teachers. Chose from the following languages:

  • Mandarin with Yihong Huang
  • French with Dany Lhomme
  • Japanese with Takayuki Ogura

BAME: Be Authentic Me @work

2-3pm. Room:(tbc)

Come and join a conversation that looks at gender equality from a BAME perspective and explores the different challenges and barriers that prevent the authentic you coming to work and progressing your career.


Chinese Culture and Business Training

3-4pm, Room: A214

Are you a student who wants to gain working experience in China? Perhaps you are a staff member who works with Chinese universities and is interested in business protocols and etiquette? This workshop will prepare you with cultural awareness and understanding about living and working in China. Practical advice on dos and don’ts will be covered. There will be a prize draw for one scholarship opportunity to study in China at the end of the presentation.


International Women's Day: Menopause café at City, University of London

3-4.30pm, Room C103

The Menopause café, which was first held at City in October 2019 is back by popular demand! Menopause cafes, which are held all over the UK, increase awareness of the impact of the menopause on those experiencing it, their family, friends and colleagues. This is an informal, social gathering, open to both male and female participants of all ages to share their views and have a confidential, open and respectful conversation.

Wednesday 11th: Music and culture

Tai chi

8.30-9.30am, Room: R102

Originating in ancient China, tai chi is an art of movement embracing the mind, body and spirit. Limited spaces available. Book and arrive early to avoid disappointment.


International Women’s Day: The Secret Lives of Female Academics

12.30-2pm, Room: C302

Drawing on theory, research and personal stories, Dr Julia Yates will discuss the highs and lows of working in academia and the particular experiences of women in this field. The session is aimed at doctoral students and early career researchers and will offer some explanations and strategies for carving out a fulfilling career.


Romani singing workshop

1.30-2.30pm, Room: C324

In this workshop you will be taught a traditional Romani Gypsy song by ear. There is a choice of learning as soulful song with ritulistic meaning, or a fast dancing song. The session is suitable for everyone who loves singing, no experience needed. However, if there are a number of participants with choir experience, there will be the possibility of 2 or 3 part harmony vocals. The lyrics are in Romani languages and will be handed out to all participants.

Tutor Gundula Green teaches the Balkan Ensemble of City's Music Department. She has a strong background as a Balkan music performer, regularly researching and studying Romani music on her regular field trips through Balkan regions.


Mind Sports

4-6pm, Room: (TBC)

Thursday 12th: Global Fair

Tai chi

8.30-9.30am, Room: R102

Originating in ancient China, tai chi is an art of movement embracing the mind, body and spirit. Limited spaces available. Book and arrive early to avoid disappointment.


Staff Masterclass: Intercultural Communication

10-11.30am, Room AG02

This masterclass will provide you with an overview of Intercultural Communication, looking at the challenges and solutions of effectively communicating across cultures. You will reflect on your own personal values, judgements, and stereotypes within a safe and welcoming space, with a view to better understand how your own cultural position affects how you see the world.

This fun and interactive session will not be culture-specific, or include a list of do’s and don’ts for interacting with people from specific countries, however it will equip you with a tangible understanding of how to navigate towards intercultural communication success!


Careers: Working in the UK

12-1pm, Room: C309

This event is for students who wish to work in the UK.


Global Showcase

1-2.30pm, Room: Pavilion

Come along to the celebratory centre-piece of International City Week 2020! You will have the chance to…

-Sample tasty finger food from around the world
-Find out about international opportunities at City
-Locate yourself on a giant map

Friday 13th: Global Goals

Tai chi

8.30-9.30am, Room: R102

Originating in ancient China, tai chi is an art of movement embracing the mind, body and  spirit. Limited spaces available. Book and arrive early to avoid disappointment.


Staff workshop: How to provide effective support for Chinese students 

2-3pm, Room: BM02. For City Staff

This practical, interactive, session is designed for anyone who wants to gain a greater understanding of Chinese students. It will cover basics about the Chinese education system, and highlight the differences between university life in China and in the UK.

We’ll look at the issue of culture shock and the challenges Chinese students may face during their transition to life in UK universities, as well as communication issues that can arise when working with Chinese students.

We'll also discuss how to use different Chinese social media platforms to engage with Chinese students prior to their arrival, and provide a taste of Mandarin.


Model UN workshop: How will climate change affect human rights?

4-5.30pm, Room: C103

Come along and joint this panel event to discuss the potential effects of climate change on human rights.

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When and where

From Monday 9th March 2020 to Friday 13th March 2020

City, University of London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom

Contact Details

Ina Wang

Global Engagement Manager

+44 (0)20 7040 3520