International Student Support

One World Sussex

One World Week | 18 - 22 March 2019 | Programme out now!

One World Week gives Sussex students and staff an opportunity to share aspects of their own cultures with others, promote cultural understanding and explore global issues.

Thousands of students and many Sussex staff take part in this special annual celebration - attending events that showcase food, language and culture.

Group of students at Holi celebrations as part of One World Week

One World Sussex | Celebrate Diversity | Engage,  Educate, Entertain 

One World Sussex is run collaboratively by the University of Sussex and the Students' Union. It is a celebration of the diversity of cultures in our community.

The array of nationalities and cultures making up our community at the University was the inspiration for us to put on events which engage, educate and entertain - from raising awareness of global concerns through lectures, to celebrating cultural festivals and putting on dance shows - all under the One World Sussex umbrella.

We hope to nurture the integration of all our students and staff through this sharing of cultures, and to promote our shared identity as a global community.

 One World Sussex aims to:
  • Develop an appreciation of different cultures

  • Cultivate an understanding of global issues

  • Showcase personal development opportunities

  • Highlight international opportunities for Sussex students and staff from different backgrounds

What is the difference between 'One World Sussex' and 'One World Week'?

‘One World Week’ happens at Sussex in March each year and aims to celebrate the diversity of our campus community, raise awareness of global issues, and encourage cultural understanding.  Take a look at the programme for 2018., and at the video at the right hand side of this page to get an idea of what One World Week involves. Due to the success of that week, we have extended the ‘One World’ ethos to incorporate any events and initiatives which take place outside of the main week in March, but which still celebrate our global diversity at Sussex.

How can I or my department, club, or society get involved with One World Sussex during the year?

Bid for funding:

The ‘One World Fund' is available to financially support the activities of staff and student groups/societies who wish to put on an event, either during One World Week in March, or throughout the year. (please note, applications for One World Week 2019 are now closed)

If you would like to bid for funding, please use the application form on the right of this page.

If you have an idea for an event which you would like to be included in the One World Week programme but do not require funding, please email

One World Week gallery

Photo highlights from previous One World Weeks


What's On: One World Week 2019 [PDF]

One World Week 2019 programme

One World Week 2018

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