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What we do

The National Committee's main purpose is to select suitable representatives from Great Britain to attend United World Colleges around the world, support those students during their time at UWC, and engage with the UWC community from around the world who are in Britain, or the British community around the world.

We work to raise awareness of United World Colleges in Great Britain and ensure wider representation of applicants from different economic and cultural backgrounds, in order to more fairly represent the wide spectrum of British society at the various UWCs.

UWC Great Britain is a membership organisation for UWC graduates of any nationality living in the UK and both alumni and parents who want to maintain the UWC 'connection' are encouraged to join UWC GB as a member and stay in contact. 

The fifteen members of the National Committee are all volunteers and receive only minimal expenses for their work. They have all been elected by the membership of UWC GB or co-opted onto the Committee to fill particular skills gaps or vacancies. Many other UWC GB members and supporters volunteer with the National Committee throughout the year to ensure the smooth running of all the selection, outreach and peer-support activities.

We always welcome new members and volunteers, so please click here if you would like to get involved.