Posted: Wed 15th Mar 2017

Cardiff Met ‘Travels The World’ With Charity Fundraising, Global Village And Active Challenge

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This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Mar 15th, 2017

Cardiff Met recently hosted its fourth annual global-themed event to celebrate its international and cultural diversity. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Students and staff were brought together for Global Week and were able to ‘travel the world’ by participating in activities on both campuses. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Students and staff raised funds for Mothers of Africa, a medical educational charity supporting mothers and children of rural Zambia; with a quilt being designed, created and raffled by students from Cardiff School of Art and Design. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Cardiff School of Sport organised a Zambia extravaganza, which included games and a raffle, and raised cash for the Zambia project that helps to improve the lives of children in Zambia through sport. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

A ‘global village’ proved popular as international students created a village of stalls to promote their country and teach others about their values and traditions. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Overseas transnational education partners were also fully on-board with Global Week. Students at the Universal Business School in India held a cricket match and students at the Varna University of Management in Bulgaria represented their home countries by dressing in traditional clothes, singing, dancing and cooking traditional meals. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

The ‘Global Week Active Challenge’, in collaboration with the Healthy University Strategy, encouraged students and staff to log their physical activity over a week to see how far Cardiff Met could ‘travel’ across the globe. The University clocked up 2,997 miles and managed to reach Canada. ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​

Professor Mohamed Loutfi, Pro Vice Chancellor (International), commented on the success of the 2017 event: “Global Week continues to grow each year with continued enthusiasm from students and staff. Thank you to all students, schools and departments that took part this year.” ‌​‌​‌​​​‍‌​‌​​‌‌‌‍‌​‌‌​​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌‌​​



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