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Diversity showcased at International City Week

Staff and students celebrated the first ever International City Week in style, marking the 160 countries that make up City’s global community.

by Matthew Little (Communications Officer)

A packed programme of over 60 events and activities took place across the university exploring City’s global community, highlighting international research and the work taking place in the network of global alumni ambassadors.

The event also saw an interactive world map where staff and students were invited to mark their country of origin, language lessons, culinary food tasters, cultural talks and a wide range of information stalls which promoted diversity and internationalism.

<div>Mark Hertlein, Head of International Relations, said: “This was the first International City Week, and its purpose was to celebrate and provide opportunities to learn about City’s global community and the contribution that this makes to the university and to the world.

“From my perspective, one of the most significant features of the week was the collaborative nature of it. The programme was developed and delivered by City in partnership with the Students’ Union and in terms of City itself, there were contributions from every Professional Service and every School. That is a great achievement for City.

“Thank you to the people on the planning committee who helped organise it and the people who gave the sessions during the course of the week. We expect this to be the first of many International City Weeks and I hope staff and students have all had a chance to take part in the activities and have come away knowing more about City’s international community.”

International City Week is the first major event to be held since the launch of the Internationalisation Strategy.

To find out more about City’s international community, see the alumni ambassador page and student profile page.

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