Welcome to the home of the United World College National Committee of Great Britain!

The United World Colleges are a group of sixth-form colleges across the world where young people aged 16-19 study for the International Baccalaureate diploma. The National Committee of Great Britain is responsible for selecting students from Great Britain to attending United World Colleges, supporting these students at their colleges, and raising awareness of UWC activities in Great Britain.

This website serves to answer all of your questions about the application procedure, UWC activities in Great Britain and how you can get involved.

"UWC makes education a force to unite peoples, nations, and cultures, for peace and a sustainable future."

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Latest News from us!

  • Assessment Week begins! The Assessment Week for the year has finally begun! We are really excited to welcome 80 UWC candidates to Atlantic College over the next five days. We will be assessing candidates through games, discussion groups, and interviews, and hope to give them a real taste of what life is like at a UWC.  Team photo on top lawn of Atlantic College! The staff have just arrived and are undergoing training in preparation for the arrival of the first cohort tomorrow evening. Please follow us on Facebook for updates and photos throughout the week. Here's to another successful Assessment Week!
    Posted 13 Dec 2014, 07:28 by Abby Emery
  • Assessment Day Invitations Sent! We are very please to announce that we have finished the shortlisting process. All candidates should now have been notified of whether their application has been successful at the initial stage. For those who have been invited to an assessment day, please click on the link in your email and confirm your attendance by November 21st.For those who were unsuccessful, we wish you every success in the future and really hope that you continue to do exciting things and work to improve your communities.
    Posted 15 Nov 2014, 10:25 by Abby Emery
  • Applications Close for Another Year! A huge thank you to everybody who applied for our September 2015 application round - the deadline has now passed. We stayed up until midnight providing last-minute encouragement and technical support to our applicants at the start of their UWC journey.We are expecting to be able to notify applicants in mid-November about whether or not they have been invited to an Assessment Day at Atlantic College (please see here for dates). A huge thank you once again to everybody who applied - we can't wait to start reading!
    Posted 28 Oct 2014, 11:26 by Abby Emery
  • The Deadline is Approaching! Tomorrow is the final deadline for applications this year (Monday 27th October, at midnight). If you are having any problems with your application (technical or otherwise) then please email us as soon as possible on applications@uwcgb.org and we will do our absolute best to help you.We are really excited for all the applications to be submitted. We can't wait to start reading them, and to start working out who will represent the UK at UWCs across the world next year. Good luck!
    Posted 26 Oct 2014, 04:18 by Abby Emery
  • New Promotional Video Released! We are excited to announce the release of the 2014 UWC Promotional video. The video aims to give young people an idea of what life is like at a United World College. It includes interviews with current students and alumni about all aspects of the United World College movement. You can view it on our homepage or on YouTube here.Applications to UWC for British students close on Monday October 27th. The complete application, including all references, must be submitted by this time. Good luck to all of you!
    Posted 19 Oct 2014, 05:38 by Abby Emery
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