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Global Experience on Campus

Worldwise runs events and workshops throughout the year to give you a global experience on campus. See below for details of some of our events.

Worldwise Photo Competition

The Worldwise Learning Centre is putting together a calendar for 2020 and we want you to be a part of it. To enter, send up to 5 landscape photographs to with a short description of what each one is about. Winning entries must give an insight into a country’s customs, culture or people.

Worldwise Photo Competition 2019 Terms and Conditions

All entries must be the original work of the entrant and must not infringe on the rights of any other party. The entrants must be the sole owner of the copyright in all photographs entered and must have obtained permission of any people featured in the entries or their parent/guardians if those featured are under 16 years of age.
Entrants must not have broken/breached any laws when taking their submitted photographs. A maximum of five submissions per named entrant. The winners will be selected by our judging panel. You must provide a high-resolution JPEG file.
You will retain all copyright for your submission. However, by submitting the photos to the competition, each entrant grants a worldwide, irrevocable, perpetual license to the University of Central Lancashire and its partners to feature any or all of the submitted images in any of their publications, their websites and/or in any promotional material connected to this competition.

Preston's International Film Festival

Join us in a celebration of international cinema on the big screen! Across the week there will be nine exciting films shown in a different language, all with English subtitles. Book tickets here now.

Opening Night

Monday 14 October

Worldwise: Understanding Cultures and Languages for 10 years

Mitchell and Kenyon Cinema, Foster Building | 5 - 6.30pm
Esteemed guests from the French and German communities in Preston and internationally – including representatives from the Embassy of Germany – will join our celebratory activities during the opening night of the International Film Festival. The evening will start with a talk on the politics of reconciliation by Darius Rahimi Deputy Head of the political Department for the German Embassy before a special lecture on peace-making in and through film by Dr Frédéric Brayard.
Networking and Refreshments
Foster Social Space, Foster Building | 6.30pm - 7.30pm
Join us for the opportunity to network, listen to music and sample some traditional French and German nibbles with wine from the region.

Frantz (French/German) 7.30pm

Mitchell & Kenyon Theatre, Foster Building
Cert 12, 113 mins

Tuesday 15 October 2019

One Hundred Days after Childhood (Russian), 7.00pm
Mitchell & Kenyon Theatre, Foster Building
Cert 12a, 94 mins

Wednesday 16 October 2019, 7.00pm

Cold War (Polish)
Mitchell & Kenyon Theatre, Foster Building
Cert 15, 89 mins

Thursday 17 October 2019, 7.00pm

Burning (Korean)
Mitchell & Kenyon Theatre, Foster Building
Cert 15, 148 mins

Friday 18 October 2019, 7.00pm

Dogman (Italian)

Mitchell & Kenyon Theatre, Foster Building
Cert 15, 103 mins

Saturday 19 October 2019, 5.00pm

CJ7 (Chinese)
Mitchell & Kenyon Theatre, Foster Building
Cert PG, 86 mins

Saturday 19 October 2019, 7.00pm

Shoplifters (Japanese)
Mitchell & Kenyon Theatre, Foster Building
Cert 15, 121 mins

Sunday 20 October 2019, 5.00pm

The Heiresses (Spanish)
Mitchell & Kenyon Theatre, Foster Building
Cert 12a, 98 mins

Sunday 20 October 2019, 7.00pm

Capernaum (Arabic)
Mitchell & Kenyon Theatre, Foster Building
Cert 15, 126 mins

To book your tickets go to  or visit the Worldwise Learning Centre helpdesk in AB110.


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 meetings are held on a Friday at 12pm in the Worldwise Open Area, AB108. Everyone welcome!


11 Oct    

Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of the Dead by Olga Tokarczuk (Poland)

8 Nov

Convenience Store Woman by Sayaka Murata (Japan)

6 Dec

 The End of Loneliness by Benedict Wells (Germany)

10 Jan

 The House on Mango Street by Sandra Cisneros (USA)

7 Feb

 Ties by Domenico Starnone (Italy)

6 Mar

 Celestial Bodies by Jokha Alharthi

All titles are available to borrow from the Worldwise Learning Centre.

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 email one of the people advertised on the board located in the Worldwise Open Area AB108.


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!