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12 February 2010
The diversity of Cardiff University’s student community will be celebrated at an event that aims to unite different cultures and highlight the talents of Cardiff students from around the world.
Go Global is the Students' Union's annual festival of Culture and Diversity and runs from the 19-28 February 2010.
Bringing together people from various backgrounds and cultural heritages, the Festival will celebrate, share and discover the traditions that are part of each of our intrinsic cultures.
During the course of the event the Students’ Union, in conjunction with The Cardiff Guild of Societies and the international student community will play host to music from around the world, art workshops, taster sessions and debates on international issues.The week will culminate with Global Village, a vibrant and expressive event taking place in the Great Hall on 28th February. As well as introducing visitors to food from more than 20 different countries, Global Village will also showcase some of the University’s diverse student performers, including Bollywood, Chinese dancing and singing, a masquerade, break dancing, an international fashion show, the Malaysian Festival of Diversity performance and many others.
Students’ Union Societies, Events and Activities Officer, Carys Hazell said: "By involving thousands of students, Go Global seeks to present the identity and strength of culture of our student body to the University and the local, Cardiff community. The Festival also campaigns for the integration, inspiration and participation of students from all over the world. By putting on interesting and unique events, societies and international students in close partnership with the Students’ Union, aim to offer scope to students, staff and the local community."
More than 3000 international students are currently studying at the University, representing over 100 countries. Cardiff also has a number of international links with Universities in countries around the world including Malaysia, China and America, amongst others.
More information about the Go Global Festival, which is a not for profit event can be found at http://www.cardiffstudents.com/activities/societies/events/go-global . All events are open to staff, students and members of the public.
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1. Cardiff UniversityCardiff University is recognised in independent government assessments as one of Britain’s leading teaching and research universities and is a member of the Russell Group of the UK’s most research intensive universities. Among its academic staff are two Nobel Laureates, including the winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize for Medicine, Professor Sir Martin Evans.
Founded by Royal Charter in 1883, today the University combines impressive modern facilities and a dynamic approach to teaching and research. The University’s breadth of expertise in research and research-led teaching encompasses: the humanities; the natural, physical, health, life and social sciences; engineering and technology; preparation for a wide range of professions; and a longstanding commitment to lifelong learning.
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