World Unite Festival 2021

Leeds University Union’s (LUU) annual celebration of global community returns with a selection of digital events.

The LUU Student Exec team invites staff to get involved in this year’s World Unite Festival events

A group shot of the Leeds University Union Student Exec for 2020-21. Uploaded March 21

Open to staff and students and running from Monday 8 to Sunday 14 March, the week-long World Unite Festival includes a number of intercultural activities, performances and taster sessions – all designed to celebrate the diversity of our student population. 

The theme for this year’s event is ‘Coming together as a global community’.  

Highlights include Tai Chi and Aikido taster sessions, and even a K-pop dance tutorial.  

Franks Feng, LUU International Student Executive Officer, said “I am sure this festival will help our staff and students to raise their intercultural awareness for global culture. 

“Our staff are always welcome to join events organised by the University Union, especially as the aim of this festival is breaking through barriers between people from different backgrounds, to help all of us know more about each other’s cultures.”  

Due to the current lockdown situation, this year’s festival will have fewer live events online, but some of the societies will be putting videos on the LUU YouTube channel, giving colleagues the opportunity to watch on-demand when they can. 

This year, Franks has already worked with Pro-Deans in each faulty to try to raise inter-cultural awareness on campus and promote the continued building of a diverse community. 

This year’s World Unite Festival is the next step in that work.  

He added: “Students and staff should always exchange ideas and I hope this festival will be a good start.” 

Find out more about the events and sign up via the LUU website. 

You can also learn more about the World Unite Festival in a recent blog post from LUU.  

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