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General 
What is UWC? 

UWC (United World Colleges) is a global education movement with the mission to make education a force to unite people, nations and cultures for peace and a sustainable future.

UWC comprises a network of 18 schools and colleges on four continents and a system of volunteer-run national selection committees in more than 150 countries. Most schools focus on the 16-19 age group, with some also catering to younger students. Additionally, UWC offers short courses, which are shorter UWC educational experiences.

UWC offers a challenging educational experience to a deliberately diverse group of students who come from over 150 different countries, and from a wide range of cultural, socio-economic, religious and educational backgrounds. By living and learning together, our students make friends from all over the world, and gain a deeper understanding of different ways of thinking.

UWC places a high value on experiential learning, community service and outdoor activities, which complement high academic standards delivered through the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) and lower years programmes.

Since its foundation in 1962, UWC has inspired a global network of almost 60,000 alumni who can be found in every corner of the world. Each graduate follows a different path, based on their interests and talents. But each carries the UWC ethos with them, making large and small changes through courageous action, personal example and selfless leadership.

Who studies at UWC? 

Today, over 11,000 students from more than 150 countries are studying on one of the 18 UWC campuses around the world. Over 80% of UWC students selected through the UWC national committee system receive a full or partial scholarship based on need. 

This means that anybody can apply to UWC. We are looking for students who want to become changemakers for a better world - independent of whether they are able to contribute financially to their studies.

What are UWC alumni doing? 

Since the founding of the first UWC school in 1962, UWC has inspired a network of almost 60,000 alumni worldwide, who remain committed to the UWC mission and to contributing to a more sustainable and peaceful world.

The success of our alumni is not merely measured in terms of academic achievements or job titles, but also through their dedication to service and their communities: a key principle of the UWC experience.

If you want to read about some of the ways in which our alumni impact the world, have a look at our UWC Impact Stories.

What makes UWC different from other international schools? 

Our values, our admission process, our student body and the UWC mission make us different.

UWC aims to empower young people to respond to the challenges and complexities of today’s world. We want to educate individuals who, through their own action and personal example, can make a positive difference in their communities.

We provide this education to students who are compassionate, idealistic and driven,  independent of their socio-economic means. This is enabled through our comprehensive scholarship system, funded by our generous donors. It means that a UWC education will bring together students who may otherwise have never met - from smalltown USA to rural Argentina, from refugee camps in Kenya to Chinese metropolises. 

UWC’s mission is to make education a force for peace and sustainability. Studying at a UWC school or college is therefore just the beginning of a lifelong commitment to UWC’s values and its mission.

What is UWC’s educational model?  

We’ve built our educational model on a set of principles that aim to help students reach their potential - academically, morally, socially and emotionally. Our schools each have their own distinct identity, but they’re united by these common values:

  1. Education should take place within a diverse college community. Students should be selected from regions and social groups that reflect the wide range of tensions among and between people.
  2. Education requires active promotion of intercultural understanding and the development of genuine concern for others, founded on shared life experiences, and cooperative and collaborative living. This includes talking about and engaging with global issues in the pursuit of peace.
  3. Physical fitness and a healthy lifestyle are integral to developing a balanced person and to expanding our potential. Unhealthy lifestyles limit human potential.
  4. Community interaction is at the heart of school life. This requires the full and active participation of all members of the school or college.
  5. Students should be able to take positive action around issues of sustainability on both an institutional and individual level.
  6. Students must have opportunities to practice personal initiative, self-discipline and responsibility, and to manage risk and embrace challenges. Where appropriate, these opportunities need to be supported by a reassuring adult presence.
  7. Recognition is given to the fact that individuals possess unique talents and abilities. Programmes should exist in each school/college which help students fulfil their potential.

Learn more about UWC Educational Model and Principles here.

Schools and colleges  
How many schools and colleges do you have? Where are they? 

To date, UWC has 18 schools and colleges on 4 continents.

For a complete list of UWC schools and colleges, see here.

In what do the schools and colleges differ from each other?  

Each of our schools and colleges has its own distinct character and identity, influenced by their host country, the specific setting, cultural context and their community. What makes each one of them a UWC is a deliberately diverse student body, with students coming from all over the world, bringing with them very different backgrounds to learn and live together - and their joined mission to make education a force for peace and sustainability

To know more about each individual school and college, read here.

What do you teach? 

All UWC schools and colleges teach the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) for students in the final two years of high school education. As one of the most well-regarded and widely known secondary school qualifications in the world, the IBDP prepares the students to attend some of the world’s leading universities. In addition to the IBDP, four of our schools offer programmes tailored for younger students: find out more here.

UWC also places a high value on experiential learning, community service and outdoor activities, which complement the high academic standards delivered through the IBDP.

Finally, we also offer short course programmes to provide students with a condensed UWC experience, and present our overall missions and values to a greater audience.

Learn more about the academic life, co-curricular activities and short courses at UWC.

What is CAS? 

‘Creativity, Activity, Service’ (CAS) is a core element of life and learning at UWC - and also a requirement for obtaining the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBDP). Students of all age-groups are encouraged to excel inside the classroom as much as outside, through being engaged and active in a wide spectrum of creative, physical, social and community activities

CAS exemplifies the idea that a UWC education does not solely consist of a rigorous academic programme: through CAS, students have the opportunity to use the information they learn in the classroom and put it into practice in an experiential context. Each UWC school and college offers a wide range of CAS activities - both faculty and student-initiated and led.

Find out what each school or college offers outside of the classroom visiting their individual profiles.

What is life like on campus? 

Life at UWC can offer a whirlwind of emotions - whether you are experiencing the joys of stimulating extracurriculars, the stresses of your demanding academic programmes, or the wonderful benefits of living in a culturally diverse environment, you will rarely find yourself bored while living on one of our campuses. We provide an inclusive environment for students to get the most out of their time at UWC, whether it is through their courses, co-curricular activities, or making friends with students from backgrounds they never imagined.

Learn more directly from current and former UWC students.  

What are the dates of the academic year and the terms at UWC? 

The specific dates and length of the terms and breaks depend on the individual school/college. Roughly speaking, the academic year at a UWC school or college will start around August, will have a break during the second half of December/early January and will then continue until late May or June. Note that dates and breaks at Waterford Kamhlaba UWC of Southern Africa differ from those of the other schools in accordance to the southern hemisphere’s calendar.  

Are students allowed to go back home to visit their families throughout the year? 

Students typically leave the campus for long periods of time during Spring and Winter breaks, when many students like to go back home to visit family, travel, do internships or volunteer work.

Because the campuses are closed during school/college breaks, students who aren’t able or do not want to go home can be hosted by local families who can offer them a place to stay. Living in a host family, students get a chance to explore the local culture, language and people, and many of them use the time to do internships and volunteering work or explore various regions of the country.

How safe are UWC campuses? 

Student safety is a priority for all of our schools and colleges. Staff work closely with students to create a safe community based on shared respect. Student accommodation buildings are accompanied by a team of houseparents living on-site, who support and interact with students on a daily basis, while sustaining a safe and comfortable environment for all students within our residential buildings. Students also have staff advisors and tutor groups, which all provide a strong adult support network on campus.

All of our schools and colleges act in compliance with local ordinance and are in contact with authorities in the area to ensure safety is provided to our students. Our campuses also providing medical staff support for our students in the form of nurses, health and wellness specialists, psychologists and psychotherapists.

What support is available to students at a UWC school or college? 

UWC has a strong commitment to the welfare, development and support of our students. We understand the important role that pastoral care plays in aiding our student during at times challenging experience of living and learning in a residential school environment - often far away from home - with a challenging academic and co-curricular program. All of our locations have a team of on-site staff who support the student’s well-being in roles such as house-parents, student advisors, peer support networks, nurses and counsellors, deans of students, health and wellness specialists, heads of residential life, psychologists and psychotherapists, as well as providing access to healthcare, on campus and locally.

What provisions are made for students with disabilities? 

As part of our established pastoral care system, students with various cognitive disabilities receive the necessary support to ensure their success in all of their academic endeavours. In terms of physical disabilities, due to the diversity that each of our unique campuses possesses, students are sensitively placed at schools or colleges that are more accessible to their physical needs. You can contact the schools and colleges for further information regarding their specific facilities.

How can I contact the school or college I am interested in? 

Have a look at the school and college section on this website. There you will also find links to each school and colleges’ own page.

Can I choose which UWC I want to attend?  

Applications through UWC national committees are made to the UWC movement, rather than to an individual UWC school or college. Applicants can usually name their schools or colleges of preference, but UWC national committees nominate students across all 18 UWC schools and colleges at their own discretion, depending on availability of places; and the school or college admissions department makes the final decision on whether to accept a nominated candidate.

If the application is made through the UWC Global Selection Programme, applicants can choose to apply to one or more participating UWC school or college. For a list of UWCs which participate in the UWC Global Selection Programme, go here. UWC Global Selection Programme applicants are not eligible for financial assistance.

Admissions and selections 
How can I apply to UWC? 

There are 4 different ways to experience a UWC education. For more information on how to apply to each, please follow the links below: 

 
What are national committees? 

UWC’s national committee system is a unique network of over 4,000 volunteers working in more than 150 countries to select students for the IBDP at UWC. They promote the UWC movement, find, interview and select students for IBDP places at one of our schools and colleges worldwide.

A wide variety of individuals make up UWC national committees, including UWC alumni, parents of alumni, education professionals and community leaders who have embraced UWC’s mission and values. They promote UWC to prospective students and parents, encourage and support applications, select UWC scholars and prepare them for their UWC experience.

What is the UWC Global Selection Programme? 

The UWC Global Selection Programme is an alternative application route for the IBDP years at UWC, designed for candidates who wish to forego financial needs assessment. A certain number of places has been allocated at 16 UWC schools and colleges and will be available to candidates selected through the UWC Global Selection Programme. These candidates are not eligible for scholarships and undertake to pay the full fee for the UWC school or college to which they are successful in applying. 

How can I apply to the IBDP at UWC if there is no national committee in my country of residence and I do not wish to apply through the UWC Global Selection Programme?  

First, check if you can apply through the UWC national committee of your country of nationality. If that option is not available to you, please write to UWC International at info@uwcio.uwc.org for more information.

What national committee should I apply to if I, or my child, has dual citizenship or does not live in the country of my/their nationality? 

If this case, the first step would be to contact the UWC national committee in your country of residence. If you are not eligible to apply through them, the next step would be to contact the committee in your native country. If neither of these routes proves to be successful, an application via the UWC Global Selection Programme may be possible (for more information, see here).

What are the eligibility criteria to apply to the IBDP at UWC? 

Each UWC selection committee, including the UWC national committees and the selection committee for the UWC Global Selection Programme, assesses applications against UWC’s core selection criteria. UWC national committees adhere to local education systems and cultures when implementing application processes and deadlines, to ensure they are relevant and appropriate. Each UWC national committee also has its own respective nationality, residency, and age criteria, while some committees may add additional criteria, including minimum grade requirements.

What is the profile a student needs to have in order to be selected? 

There isn't one specific profile, we advise applicants to be themselves throughout the application process. You can have a look at our blog for tips on what to consider when applying to UWC.

How old are students who study the IB Diploma Programme at UWC? 

Students are typically between the ages of 16 and 17 years when entering the IBDP years, but this may vary by UWC school/college and/or national committee. Any questions regarding this can be addressed to your local UWC national committee or to the UWC Global Selection Programme at globalselections@uwcio.uwc.org.

When should students apply to study the IBDP at UWC? 

Different entry routes to the IBDP at UWC have different application deadlines. If you are applying through a UWC national committee, you can have a look at the application deadlines on our website but you should always contact the national committee directly for more information. 
If you are applying through the UWC Global Selection Programme, applications are accepted on a rolling basis, the sooner you complete and submit your application, the sooner you’ll know whether you’ve been invited (shortlisted candidates will be invited within two weeks of application).

Can a candidate apply more than once to UWC? 

An individual candidate may only submit one application per year to study the IBDP at UWC. An applicant may not apply through two different UWC national committees or through a UWC national committee and the UWC Global Selection Programme. Applying again in the following year is generally possible if you still meet age requirements. National committee candidates should check with their national committee. UWC Global Selection Programme candidates should check with globalselections@uwcio.uwc.org if in doubt. 

When does the academic year start? 

At most UWC schools and colleges, the academic year begins in August. The exception to this rule is Waterford Kamhlaba UWC of Southern Africa, where the academic year begins in January in accordance with the southern hemisphere’s education system. Applications are usually processed at the same time as those to other UWC schools and colleges, whether through the UWC national committee system or through the UWC Global Selection Programme.

Can students choose which UWC school or college they attend? 

Applications through UWC national committees are made to the UWC movement, rather than to an individual UWC school or college. Applicants can usually name their schools or colleges of preference, but UWC national committees nominate students across all 18 UWC schools and colleges at their own discretion, depending on availability of places; and the school or college admissions department makes the final decision on whether to accept a nominated candidate.

If the application is made through the UWC Global Selection Programme, applicants can choose to apply to one or more participating UWC school or college. For a list of UWCs which participate in the UWC Global Selection Programme and the respective fees, go here. UWC Global Selection Programme applicants are not eligible for financial assistance.

What actions are required as part of the UWC application and selection process?  

The application process will vary across UWC national committees and the UWC Global Selection Programme. It will generally include a selection of the following elements:

  • A written application
  • An essay
  • A series of interviews, conducted in person or online
  • Group activities
  • Community service
  • An examination
  • A weekend camp
How long does the UWC application and selection process take? 

If applying via a national committee, the application and selection process could take anywhere between one and five months to complete. If applying via the Global Selection Programme, decisions are released in two periods: 

  • Early decision: If you submit your application form before 30 November 2020, you will be notified of the decision no later than 10 December 2020.
  • Regular decision: For applications received between December 2020 and March 2021, notifications will be rolling throughout February to April depending on availability of places.
Where does the UWC selection process take place? 

UWC national committee selections typically take place in the country where the applicant’s national committee is based. In special circumstances, for example, in countries of conflict, some national committees might conduct most or all of their selection process online. UWC Global Selection Programme interviews are held online.

What are the UWC selection criteria?   

Selection processes vary from country to country, but all selection committees look for demonstrated promise and potential in UWC candidates. All UWC selection processes are guided by the five core UWC selection criteria:

  • Intellectual curiosity and motivation: a genuine urge to learn about the world around oneself and the ability to recognise the details and grasp the breadth of issues (for example global and local concerns) involved in any given topic and to analyse them thoroughly 
  • Active commitment: the ability to develop and readiness to reflect, question and confront one’s own values, to measure one’s behaviour within family and community against one’s values, and to act on one’s own beliefs accordingly and responsibly 
  • Social competence: the ability and readiness to make contact with other people, to interact respectfully with them, to work together with them in a team and to achieve solutions; the ability to express oneself adequately in different situations and to different people
  • Resilience, personal responsibility and integrity: the ability to look after oneself physically and emotionally during the challenging and transforming experience that a UWC offers; the personal motivation to adhere to UWC’s common moral and ethical principles, a sense of humility and an ability to listen and value another person’s opinion and experience 
  • Motivation for UWC: passion, ability and serious incentive to contribute to and actively promote UWC’s values
When applying through the UWC Global Selection Programme, how many college preferences should I indicate? 

You can choose one, or all 16 of the participating schools but you need to keep in mind the fees at each UWC. We encourage applicants to choose up to three schools whose fees their family is able to pay as it will increase their chances of being allocated to a UWC school or college. There are limited places available at each participating UWC school/college and we cannot guarantee that you will be allocated to your preferred school if selected.

Finances 
How much does a UWC education cost? 

At UWC, we believe that a top-class education should be made available to all students, independent of their financial needs. That is why, with the help of our generous donors and partners around the world, 80% of national committee selected students in their IB Diploma Programme years receive either full or partial financial assistance, which is dependent on need and allocated based on a financial assessment.

For more information about school/college fees and available scholarships, contact your local national committee.

How will scholarships be assessed? 

Students are awarded places at a UWC school or college based purely on how well they meet our selection criteria. If they are successful, parents or guardians need to complete a financial assessment which is completely separate from the selection process. Scholarships are awarded based on financial need. This helps ensure scholarships go to students who need them most.

For more information about available scholarships, contact your local national committee.

What extra costs are there on top of school/college fees? 

School/college fees generally do not include travel to the respective location, pocket money, travel during holiday periods, etc. There may also be additional fees in the form of deposits, and also to cover visa/inoculation processes. However, if needed, UWC will cover also these additional costs.

UWC Hub 
What is the UWC Hub? 

The UWC Hub is a web platform and mobile app that brings together UWC community members from around the world to connect with each other, stay up to date with activities and updates from across the UWC movement, collaborate on projects and causes, discuss issues and share advice. The overall aim of the UWC Hub is to connect UWC community members with each other and with the UWC movement, with the ultimate goal of helping to increase UWC’s collective impact. 

Who can join the UWC Hub? 

UWC school, college and short course alumni, official volunteers, UWC staff and former UWC staff, and current UWC students in the IBDP years. Each user request is verified to make sure the Hub remains a safe space for all of its members. 

How can I sign up to the web version? 

You can sign up directly at uwchub.org.

How can I download the app? 

For the best user experience:

  • Please create an account on the web version of the UWC Hub first.
  • Then, find the Graduway Community app in the App store (for iPhone) or the Google Play store (for Android)
  • Once you have downloaded the app, open it and search for ‘UWC Hub’. You will then be directed to the UWC Hub and can sign in to your account. 

You can also directly create a UWC Hub account from the UWC Hub app, available in the App store (for iPhone) or the Google Play store (for Android).

If you experience any difficulties setting up your account, please contact engagement@uwcio.uwc.org.

I’ve set up an account, how can I log back in? 

You can log back in at uwchub.org. If you have forgotten your password, simply click the ‘forgot password’ button when signing in to receive a temporary new password you can then reset. 

I’m a current UWC student - can I join the UWC Hub? 

All students in the IBDP years at UWC schools and colleges are welcome to join the UWC Hub. Unfortunately, UWC students in pre-IBDP years are currently not able to join for safeguarding reasons.

What can I do on the UWC Hub? 

So much! Here is a list of some of the core functions, although there are definitely more:

  • Ask fellow UWC community members for help on projects or initiatives, share updates with them or news of opportunities they can get involved with - the main updates will then be included in the regular UWC Hub Digest sent out via email to all users.
  • Find other UWCers based on their UWC affiliation, location, profession, interests, educational background, university etc. 
  • Find a place to stay with another UWCer or someone to show you around when travelling to a different city.
  • Find a mentor to help you take the next step in your career or educational pathway - or become a mentor and help others!
  • Create and join groups and initiatives - according to your location, UWC affiliation or interests.
  • Discuss UWC community topics - and find exclusive community updates from schools/colleges and UWC International that can’t be shared on more public channels.
  • Find out about events organised for UWC community members - or promote your own event.
  • Post and find volunteer opportunities, jobs and internships
  • Add and find useful resources, including articles, UWC Unlocked talks and UWC resources.
What is the purpose of the UWC Hub? 

The overall aim of the UWC Hub is to connect UWC community members with each other and with the UWC movement, with the ultimate goal of helping to increase UWC’s collective impact. 

The UWC Hub does this in six main ways:

  • Enabling users to find each other according to their location, profession, university and UWC affiliations - from students to staff members, from national committee volunteers to alumni.
  • Facilitating social and professional connections, including mentoring.
  • Acting as a ‘one-stop shop’ where users can find and post events, volunteer and job opportunities and initiatives etc. 
  • Enabling you to discover what’s new in the world of UWC, with your UWC school/college and your national committee, including updates, upcoming events and opportunities for engagement.
  • Facilitating collaborations on projects and causes, by providing a space for users to share their skills, to ask for help and offer opportunities.
  • Serving as a safe space for discussions with other UWC community members - which can either be private or open to the wider community.
Why have you created another platform? Are you trying to replace Facebook? 

The UWC Hub is designed to complement existing social media platforms, not to replace them. Social media platforms such as Facebook and LinkedIn are fantastic tools for creating engaging activity. But on social media it’s hard to search for people based on their UWC affiliations, professions and interests and their willingness to help and volunteer. It is also difficult to create a space that is exclusive to the UWC community and only open to verified UWCers (so that it is also safe for students to connect with other UWCers!)

With so many events and activities taking place across the movement, it can also be hard to get an idea of what’s going on. The UWC Hub brings that information together in a dedicated space for the UWC community, allowing people to find out what’s going on more easily and creating a safe space for robust discussions.

We have ensured that the platform is as integrated as possible with social media platforms - importantly, when you sign up to the UWC Hub you can choose to log in through LinkedIn or Facebook, which means you do not have to populate an entirely new profile or remember a new password.

How will the personal data I submit to the UWC Hub be used? 

When you register for the UWC Hub, you will be asked to agree to UWC International’s Data Privacy Statement. You will see that UWC is very concerned about protecting your data and making the UWC Hub a safe space, in line with GDPR. The statement sets out clearly what data will be collected, how it will be used and how we will protect it, in line with GDPR.

Is your question still unanswered?

If you still have a burning question, please contact us on engagement@uwcio.uwc.org.

UWCx 
What is UWCx? 

UWCx is a way for UWC to recognise and support initiatives that further the UWC mission. Such initiatives may come in many different forms: a not-for-profit organisation, a city alumni group, a global interest group or organising a one-off event. Anyone can run a UWCx initiative – whether you’re an alumnus, staff member, parent, volunteer or a friend of UWC.

Why UWCx? 
UWC recognises that a UWC education is not an end in itself but a means to an end. We value the great commitment of the UWC community to acts of service, innovation and outreach in pursuit of the UWC mission.
 
UWCx aims to further support and encourage this commitment - and to provide a tool to recognise, support, connect and publicise initiatives that help UWC achieve its mission of creating a more peaceful and sustainable future. 
Why is UWCx separate from UWC? 

Traditionally, there has been no way for UWC to endorse and support initiatives run by members of the UWC community wanting to use the UWC name and brand. We wanted to find a way to provide endorsement, while indicating that these activities needed their own identity that is separate from the institutionalised stakeholders within UWC, such as UWC schools, colleges, national committees and short courses.

By creating a new category of activities, we wish to highlight that community-driven initiatives are at the core of living the UWC values. We want to enable the initiators of these projects to be able to align themselves with the UWC brand in a way that helps increase their visibility while ensuring that UWC communications stay consistent and coherent.

What counts as a UWCx initiative? 

UWCx covers community-driven initiatives taking place across the UWC movement. These will typically fall into the following  categories:

The UWCx admission guidelines are there to help you determine whether your initiative would fit the approval criteria.

If I set up a new UWC Facebook group or a meet up with UWC friends, does it have to become a UWCx initiative? 

No. Of course informal social meetups and groups can and should exist independently. We recognise there are many existing groups and channels that may not wish to become UWCx initiatives or events. However, if you are setting up an initiative that is larger scale and you wish to make use of a visual affiliation to the UWC brand or you would like your initiative to be recognised and promoted by UWC, then you should apply for UWCx status.

How do you become a UWCx Initiative or a UWCx Event?
 

Please note that we cannot accept any more applications for UWCx initiatives or UWCx events for the time being. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused and can't wait to hear about your projects in the future!

Once UWCx does accept applications again, this is the application process: 

1. Read through the UWCx admission guidelines or the UWCx event admission guidelines if you are applying to be a UWCx event.
2. Fill out the UWCx Accreditation Form (or the UWCx event Accreditation Form) and supply any additional information required.
3. Submit your request for accreditation to UWC International;
4. The Community Engagement Committee of the UWC International Board will consider your application on the basis of the UWCx guidelines and, in some cases, may invite you to submit additional information or clarify points further. 
5. We will confirm whether your initiative has been approved and will provide feedback on your application. In cases where initiatives do not receive approval, UWC International will explain why and will offer advice on how the initiative could be further developed to meet the criteria for approval.

What rights do UWCx initiatives and UWCx events have? 
  1. Brand - UWCx initiatives will be able to use the UWCx category of the brand
  2. Promotion - initiatives will be able to publicise themselves as a UWCx initiative, endorsed by UWC
  3. Support from UWC - as detailed below
What support will UWCx initiatives and UWCx events receive from UWC? 
  1. Outreach - support with reaching out to the UWC community to share the initiative/event in order to network and to recruit interested participants
  2. ‘Hosting support’ - for example, UWC constituents (in particular schools and colleges) with capacity may host/provide working space for community initiatives
  3. Advice and best practice sharing - will be facilitated among UWCx initiatives, promoting a culture in which organisers can connect with each other and share ideas
  4. Support with use of brand - all initiatives will be provided with advice around using the UWCx category of the brand and incorporating appropriate artwork
What responsibilities will UWCx initiatives have? 
  1. UWCx initiatives will need to fulfil the UWCx admission guidelines in order to be accredited;
  2. Once approved, UWCx initiatives will need to comply with certain administrative steps, including completing a safeguarding training, adding the initiative to the UWC Hub (UWC’s online platform) and providing a one-page impact summary on a yearly basis;
  3.  To use the UWCx brand in accordance with the brand guidelines.
What responsibilities will UWCx events have? 
  1. UWCx initiatives will need to fulfil the UWCx event admission guidelines in order to be accredited;
  2. Once approved, UWCx initiatives will need to comply with certain administrative steps, including completing a safeguarding training and providing a report about the event after its completion;
  3.  To use the UWCx brand in accordance with the brand guidelines. Please note that UWCx events are only allowed to use the UWCx brand as a one-off. If you organise the same event the following year, you will need to reapply to become a UWCx accredited event.
What about community initiatives run by schools, colleges and national committees? 

Initiatives run by UWC schools, colleges and national committees already operate under the UWC brand, so these will automatically be considered as UWC initiatives. There is a separate accreditation process for UWC short courses, which provide short educational programmes and courses for 14-20 year olds.