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Events for Global Engagement Week

Plus Icon Monday 19 November

Study and Volunteer Abroad

Come and chat to us to find out about how you can Study Abroad and Volunteer Abroad

10:00 to 15:00 - Student Hub, Headingley Campus

Plus Icon Tuesday 20 November

International Volunteering Fair

Find out about the many volunteering opportunities available to you.

10:00 to 15:00 The Gateway, Leslie Silver Building, City Campus

Sessions running in The Gateway include:

11:00 - Independent International Volunteering. Find out how you can access guidance, support and funding to organise your own international volunteering.

13:00 - Fundraising. Meet Lois who volunteering in Thailand in summer 2018 and raised all her project fees through fundraising.

Plus Icon Wednesday 21 November

Study Abroad Fair 

Discover where in the world you could be studying in the second year of your undergraduate course. We will have country-specific stalls and students talking about their experience and benefits of studying abroad.

10:00 – 15:30, The Gateway, Leslie Silver Building, City Campus

Includes sessions with students who have previously studied abroad or who are on an incoming exchange from the following countries:

10:30 - Find out about Study Abroad in USA and Canada (repeated at 14:00)

11:00 - Find out about Study Abroad in Australia and New Zealand (repeated at 14:30)

11:30 - Find out about Study Abroad across Europe and on the Erasmus+ scheme (repeated at 15:00)

Sierra Leone: My Volunteering Experience - 'Teach the Teachers'

Meet Michelle and find out about her volunteering experience with Global Schoolroom in Sierra Leone.

12:00 to 13:00 - Room PR105, Priestley Hall, Headingley Campus

International Social Network Café

Our weekly café. Come along for a cup of tea and cake and a social chat with your fellow students and staff.

Everyone welcome!

1500 to 1600 - Room CL212, Calverley Building, City Campus

Moonlight Trust

Come and meet Noushin Raja Founder at Moonlight Trust will share her experiences of designing and delivering international humanitarian relief projects from Boat Rescue Missions on the Greek Island of Lesvos to building shelters for Rohyinga Refugees in Bangladesh. The session will also include tips of what does it take to be a CEO of an international charity and how we as change makers can create a positive social global impact in today's society.

16:00 - Room 226, Rose Bowl, City Campus

International Student Club - International Folk Concert

Join the ISC for an evening of folk music from around the world. Refreshments available. All welcome!

18:00 - Emmanuel Centre, LS2 9JT

Plus Icon Thursday 22 November

Staff Erasmus Session

Find out how you can get involved in Erasmus + and what funding is available to teach or undertake training with one of our many Erasmus partners across Europe (staff only session).

12:00 to 13:00, Room G11, Macauley Hall, Headingley Campus

Skills development through International Volunteering

Having been involved in many international exchange programmes and projects over many years. I believe that I have real insight into just how beneficial taking part can be. This workshop will reflect on some of the things I have done, discuss the skills and experience potential gained from being involved and how this can develop your confidence, your leadership skills and of course your attractiveness to a potential employer. There will be a chance to explore your needs from a programme as well as the opportunity to ask questions.

14:00 to 15:00, Room 118, Cavendish Hall, Headingley Campus

Diversity Fashion Show

The Students' Union are the host of this amazing showcase event, student led by our International Society and Raise and Give society (RAG) to raise money for nominated charities (to be announced on the night). Come and experience how diverse our university is by seeing outfits from around the globe modeled by our staff and students. There will also be some music and dance performances. The evening will have a pay as you feel food option, raffle, henna paint, glitter and much more to raise money for the nominated charities. Entry is free but please bring some money to support the good causes.

18:00 - The Stage, Students' Union, City Campus

Plus Icon Friday 23 November

International Students' Campaign

The international Students' Campaign represents and campaigns on behalf of international students studying at Leeds Beckett University. All international students are welcome and this meeting will be an informal opportunity for international students to discuss with the International Rep any ideas and concerns relating to their experiences at Leeds Beckett.

17:00 to 18:00 - The Hive, Students' Union, City Campus

Beckett Abroad Celebration

An evening to bring together our International Volunteers and Study Abroad students to celebrate these amazing opportunities, to reminisce and to network. There will be welcome drinks and food. Booking is essential, please contact volunteering@leedsbeckett.ac.uk for details.

This event is aimed for staff, students and alumni who have been on International Volunteering and Study Abroad but if you are keen to find out more about these opportunities and how you can get involved then you are also welcome to book a place and come along

18:30 - The Hive, Students' Union, City Campus

Plus Icon Saturday 24 November

International Society and International Social Network Trip to Ilkley

Situated in the Yorkshire Dales, Ilkley is a picturesque former spa town with excellent cafes and restaurants and is the home to the famous Betty’s Café and Tea Rooms - a truly British experience. There are many independent shops selling gifts and lots of vintage items too.

Meet us at Leeds Train Station by the big LEEDS sign at 1030 and we will take the train to Ilkley.

Cost will be approx. £8 for a return train ticket so bring money with you. Email isn@leedsbeckett.ac.uk for further information.

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