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  • What it’s Like to Attend a UWC Short Course

    Published 10/05/21, by Admin

    UWC short courses advance the UWC mission by bringing UWC education to a wider audience than UWC schools and colleges alone can reach. They are a great tool for engagement across the UWC movement: often run by UWC schools, colleges and national committees, short courses and summer programmes encourage leadership, collaboration and alumni involvement. An increasing number of UWC short course alumni go on to run their own short courses and educate the next generation of changemakers in line with UWC values. 

    Year on year, UWC short course alumni report significant learnings from their respective courses, across fields such as the environment, diversity, peace and conflict, migration and cultural understanding. In addition, they repeatedly report developing their soft skills and their awareness of the world and their place in it: such as critical thinking, understanding the power which they possess as individuals, exploring life outside of their comfort zone, and generally expanding their horizons.

    But don’t just take it from us - hear from UWC short course alumni below!

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  • Why suggest UWC to your students

    Published 17/04/20, by Clara Cruz

    On this page we provide information for teachers and advisors who take pride in advising their students of how to pursue their passions and make a difference to their world.

    UWC offers an excellent progression opportunity for students whom you believe have the drive to become a leader or change-maker, and a will to have a positive impact on the lives of others.

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  • Refer a student to UWC

    Published 09/01/20, by Clara Cruz

    Do you know a young person who is fascinated by the world, and driven to make it better? Someone who is excited by learning, but also passionate about doing?

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  • Three reasons to take part in a UWC short course

    Published 25/02/19, by Clara Cruz

    How early in the year do you usually start planning for the holidays?

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  • Supporting girls who dare to dream big

    Published 13/02/19, by Clara Cruz

    While many teachers believe they treat boys and girls the same, the reality is often different. Years of preconceptions about what’s possible for the different genders, and what’s appropriate, colour the experience of many school students.

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  • What are UWC teachers learning in school?

    Published 24/01/19, by Clara Cruz

    Whether you’re in your first role as a teacher, or looking back on a long and varied career as an educator, it’s always good to discover different approaches or fresh experiences. You never stop developing your vision and practice.

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  • What's keeping you from starting your UWC adventure?

    Published 14/12/18, by Clara Cruz

    If I just wait a little bit longer, maybe my clouded thinking will become clear. Maybe I will then know which path to take.

    Have you ever thought something like this when faced with a big decision?

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  • Our Gifts to the Globe: How UWC Alumni Are Changing Our World

    Published 13/12/18, by Clara Cruz

    It is better to give than to receive.

    Behind this well-known saying is a sentiment that many in the UWC community would support. UWC students receive an amazing, life-changing gift when they study at one of our 18 schools. But more importantly, they come away inspired to give back by striving to make our world a better place.

    Here are just a few of the incredible gifts UWC alumni are giving to our world through their work and influence... 

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  • 3 decisions that will help you change the world

    Published 12/10/18, by Clara Cruz

    You've probably read, watched or listened to dozens of stories about young people changing the world. And you've wondered: 'How can I do the same?'

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  • Five steps to a completed UWC application

    Published 05/10/18, by Clara Cruz

    The first step towards your future as a change-maker could come from making the decision to spend two years of your life studying at a UWC school. The second step is being offered a place. But you can't get to that second step if you don't complete the application form.

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  • Boarding school: it isn't what you think

    Published 25/09/18, by Clara Cruz

    You wake up in a musty, dark dormitory. It's a bit cold, and you're surrounded by paintings and decor from hundreds of years ago. You've got another long day of studying ahead, in creaking classrooms, surrounded by people that look and sound just like you.

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  • How to have an impact on the world while you’re still studying

    Published 20/09/18, by Clara Cruz

    This is where it all starts.

    You're young. You're passionate. You're full of ideas. And you know it can be done.

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