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Orientation Weekend

Every year in July the National Committee holds an "Orientation Weekend" for British students preparing to start at a UWC in September (or the following January for Waterford KaMhlaba UWC). At the Orientation Weekend, new UWCers can:

  • Meet each other. This is a really great opportunity to foster inter-UWC co-operation by making sure that British students across all UWCs can form friendships and hopefully keep in touch during their time at college.
  • Meet their second years. Current students from many UWCs attend Orientation Weekend are able to get to know their new first years before term starts.
  • Ask questions. Question-and-answer sessions will be held with alumni, parents, and current students. It's a great chance to ask any questions or settle any fears about starting out on a UWC experience.
  • Have fun. There will be team-building activities, games, and quizzes to get everybody chatting - parents, alumni, and future UWCers. 

Orientation 2019

Orientation 2019 will take place from Saturday the 13th to Sunday the 14th July at an activity centre in Derbyshire (near Sheffield).  

As we have, potentially, a significant increase in participants this year as we hope to welcome students selected through the Global Selections Programme too, we are finalising details and will publish details on accommodation and pricing soon.

If you are a Family Member/Guardian hoping to stay on site and are happy to share a room please confirm this with the orientation team before paying - as we expect limited availability. We look forward to seeing you and hope your preparations for UWC are going smoothly!


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