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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.

Finding Employment Abroad

The Worldwise Learning Centre and UCLan Careers present a series of informative presentations and workshops to give you the key to unlocking a world of employment opportunities.

At our country specific workshops, led by experienced UCLan Staff, Industry Experts and Recruitment Professionals, you will:
- Explore interview techniques
- Become culturally aware
- Learn about the working environment
- Find out how to avoid social faux pas

Finding Employment in Germany - Tuesday 29 January, 1.30pm
Finding Employment in Russia - Wednesday 6 February, 3.00pm
Finding Employment in China - Tuesday 26 February, 1.00pm
Finding Employment in Korea - Wednesday 27 February, 2.00pm
Finding Employment in Japan - Wednesday 6 March, 2.00pm
Finding Employment in the Middle East - Wednesday 20 March, 2.30pm

Book your place online at or contact the Worldwise Learning Centre on for more information.

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.

14 November
Sweet Bean Paste by Durian Sukegawa (Japan)

12 December
Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi (Iraq)

09 January
Go Went Gone by Jenny Erpenbeck (Germany)

13 February
Lullaby by Leïla Slimani (France)

13 March
Omon Ra by Victor Pelevin (Russia)

10 April
The Eight Mountains by Paolo Cognetti (Italy)

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

Preston's 12th 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 15 Oct | 5pm-6.30pm |Czech and Slovak Culture and Society: 100 Years of History
Esteemed guests from the Czech and Slovak community both in Preston and internationally - including academics from the University of Pardubice and representatives from both embassies - join us for a panel discussion, presenting their perspectives on Czech and Slovak culture, education, society and what it means to be celebrating 100 years of the Czech and Slovak republics.

6.30pm-7.30pm |Networking and Refreshments
Join us for an opportunity to network, listen to Moravian folk music and sample traditional Czech and Slovak nibbles with some Moravian wine from Velké Bílovice, the largest wine-growing village in the Czech Republic.

100 Years of Slovakia in Photographs
A photo exhibition courtesy of the Slovak embassy.

Dark Blue World
(Czech) 15 October 2018, 7.30pm
Mitchell & Kenyon Theatre, Foster Building
Cert 12, English subtitles

Tuesday 16 October 2018, 7.00pm
The Idol (Arabic)
Mitchell & Kenyon Theatre, Foster Building
Cert PG, English subtitles

Wednesday 17 October 2018, 5.30pm
Celebrating 10 Years of the Confucius Institute at UCLan
To celebrate 10 years of the Confucius Institute at UCLan, we will be holding a talk on ‘An Introduction to Chinese Cinema’ followed by a Q&A session. Relax after the talk with a Chinese buffet and the opportunity to network and meet new people before the film screening.

I Am Not Madame Bovary (Italian)
Mitchell & Kenyon Theatre, Foster Building
Cert 12, English subtitles

Thursday 18 October 2018, 7.00pm
Who Will Save the Roses (Italian)
Mitchell & Kenyon Theatre, Foster Building
Cert 12a, English subtitles

Friday 19 October 2018, 7.00pm
The Sweet Escape (French)
Mitchell & Kenyon Theatre, Foster Building
Cert 15, English subtitles

Saturday 20 October 2018, 5.00pm
Summer 1993 (Catalan)
Mitchell & Kenyon Theatre, Foster Building
Cert 12a, English subtitles

Saturday 20 October 2018, 7.00pm
Sweet Bean (Japanese)
Mitchell & Kenyon Theatre, Foster Building
Cert PG, English subtitles

Sunday 21 October 2018, 7.00pm
The Villainess (Korean)
Mitchell & Kenyon Theatre, Foster Building
Cert 18, English subtitles

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