As for countless people and global organisations around the world, the outbreak and spread of COVID-19 has been hugely challenging for all UWC community members. Many UWC students have had to leave campus months ahead of the end of the academic year. UWC staff and volunteers are working tirelessly to ensure students return safely to their homes or to host families, and to continue providing a UWC education online. And many UWC alumni around the world find themselves in similarly isolating positions.
As UWCers, the question we are all asking at this time is simple: what can we do?
What can we do to support UWC students and schools? What can we do to support friends and family members now on their own? What can we do to ensure that the world moves forwards from this crisis towards a more united and sustainable future?
That’s where UWC Unlocked comes in, the UWC wide initiative with the mission to address those questions and unlock the enormous capability we have as a global organisation of change-makers during this time. We launched this initiative with a series of online talks and presentations.
UWC Unlocked Talks are informal online video conferences offered by UWCers for UWCers, exploring a range of topics to help stimulate our minds, fuel connection and spark new ideas. Whether on world politics or yoga, on climate change or cooking classes, this is an opportunity for all - from current students to longtime graduates, from UWC staff to parents - to continue those ‘common room’ chats that make the UWC experience so special and so important -- this time online.
The talks are announced on the UWC Hub, with a link to join the video conference from anywhere in the world. In case you miss a UWC Talk, you will also find video recordings of past Talks on the UWC Hub.
If you have a topic you would like to lead a session on or if you know someone else who might, please fill out or share this speaker sign-up form.