Global Experience on Campus

Preston's 11th International Film Festival

Join us in a celebration of international cinema on the big screen! Each night for eight nights there will be an exciting film shown in a different language, all with English subtitles. Book tickets here now.

Opening Night
Monday 16 October 2017, 6.30pm launch with the UCLan Hispanic Society (film starts at 7.00pm)
Undertow (Spanish)
Mitchell & Kenyon Theatre, Foster Building
Cert 15, English subtitles
Trailer

Tuesday 17 October 2017, 7.00pm
Train to Busan (Korean)
Mitchell & Kenyon Theatre, Foster Building
Cert 15, English subtitles
Trailer

Wednesday 18 October 2017, 7.00pm
Human Capital (Italian)
Mitchell & Kenyon Theatre, Foster Building
Cert 15, English subtitles
Trailer

Thursday 19 October 2017, 7.00pm
Goodbye Berlin (German)
Mitchell & Kenyon Theatre, Foster Building
Cert 15, English subtitles
Trailer

Friday 20 October 2017, 7.00pm
Battle for Sevastopol (Russian)
Mitchell & Kenyon Theatre, Foster Building
Cert 15, English subtitles
Trailer

Saturday 21 October 2017, 7.00pm
Himizu (Japanese)
Mitchell & Kenyon Theatre, Foster Building
Cert 18, English subtitles
Trailer

Sunday 22 October 2017, 7.00pm
Beautiful Lies (French)
Mitchell & Kenyon Theatre, Foster Building
Cert 15, English subtitles
Trailer

Monday 23 October 2017, 7.00pm
Lemon Tree (Arabic)
Mitchell & Kenyon Theatre, Foster Building
Cert PG, English subtitles
Trailer

To book your tickets go to www.prestonfilmfest.ticketsource.co.uk or visit the Worldwise Learning Centre helpdesk in AB110 (opening hours 9.00am - 4.00pm Mon-Fri).

Worldwise Book Club

The Worldwise Book Club meets each month to chat about fiction from around the globe. It is perfect for those who love to read and immerse themselves in other cultures. All Book Club titles are available to borrow from the Worldwise Learning Centre.

08 November
My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante (Italy)

13 December
Sphinx by Anne Garreta (France)

10 January
Look Who's Back by Timur Vermes (Germany)

14 February
Strange Weather in Tokyo by Hiromi Kawakami (Japan)

14 March
The Sound of Things Falling by Juan Gabriel Vasquez (Colombia)

11 April
The Vegetarian by Han Kang (South Korea)

All Book Club meetings are held at 2pm in the Worldwise Open Area, AB108. Everyone welcome!

Worldwise Celebrations

The Worldwise Learning Centre hosts regular events to mark major world cultural celebrations e.g. Chinese New Year, Diwali, European Day of Languages. Events are open to everyone and are a great opportunity to meet new international friends. Please contact worldwise@uclan.ac.uk for further details.


Worldwise Insights Series

A series of guest talks, workshops and discussions to help you appreciate the true nature of the diverse world around us. Examples of topics include: Arab Business Etiquette; Studying in China; Japanese Youth Culture and many more.


Worldwise Samba Drummers

The Worldwise Samba Drummers are recruiting new members (student, staff and members of the public) to join UCLan’s own International Samba Band! Join the group for Wednesday rehearsals throughout the year and regular performances at UCLan and music events in Preston and other venues in Lancashire. No previous experience is required - complete beginners are welcome as well as the most advanced percussionists. Equipment is provided but players can bring their own instruments.
To join visit Worldwise Samba Drummers on Facebook for further details or just come to our next Wednesday session in Media Factory room 35 at 6pm!


Worldwise Language Exchange

Meet other students from around the world and learn about their language and culture in exchange for sharing yours! To join the scheme please visit the helpdesk in AB110 to collect a card or e-mail one of the people advertised on the board located in the Worldwise Open Area AB108.