One Young World and the University of Bath 2023-2024

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One Young World is a phenomenal event which occurs every year to inspire young leaders around the world to enact positive social change. From previous plenary challenges such as gender equality, ethical leaderships and safeguarding our oceans, this event provides us with the tools to create an improved and greater environment and society. Since 2010, this yearly event has brought together young people from around the world to debate and critically think about the ways we can improve our planet.

Every year, the University of Bath hosts the One Young World Bath Caucus. This takes part on a weekend in March where students and interested individuals can come along to different sessions and workshops based on the specific themes of that years’ Caucus to gain an interesting insight into the ways we can improve our future. This also provides the students who participate in organising this Caucus with the invaluable experience of participating, managing, advertising, and building relationships with other like-minded individuals who visualise the important of the annual plenary challenges.

This year, the University of Bath’s Caucus’ themes consist of climate justice; mental health in sports; and peace and reconciliation. With some of the current events occurring globally, these themes capture the problems which we must tackle individually and as a collectively to create a more peaceful society.

Co-creator of the event, Kate Robertson, stated that the aim of the One Young World event should be to “give young leaders a chance to meet their counterparts from every country in the world and resolve to make the world a better place.” This event gives young people around the world the opportunity to meet individuals from different ways of life and speak about the unique problems occurring from where they come from. For instance, Robertson’s South African nationality led to her being inspired by influential individuals such as Nelson Mandela and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, demonstrating the importance of cultural individualism and relativism. This event provides young people the ability to combine the inspirational ideas each of them hold to improve their own futures, as well as the future of younger generations.

Previously, this event, which is held in a different location every year, have had motivational speakers with considerable amounts of influence. Examples include Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, actor and activist Terry Crews, Meghan Markle, and Emma Watson. Therefore, being associated with the One Young World event and the One Young World Bath Caucus gives young people access to a prestigious experience and provides them with the opportunity to become inspired by the predominant individuals and speakers who attend this yearly event.

One Young World Bath 2024 takes place on Saturday 16 March 2024. Details and tickets will be available in the new year. Follow us on Instagram and LinkedIn.

By Anna Macdonald, Marketing Team Member, OYW Bath Student Organising Committee

Posted in: Extra-curricular activities, One Young World, Why Bath?


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