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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 2018

Orientation 2018 will take place from Saturday the 14th to Sunday the 15th July at an activity centre in Derbyshire (near Sheffield).  

Please only pay for orientation once you have filled in the booking form reserving your place.

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 there is limited availability. We look forward to seeing you and hope your preparations for college are going smoothly!

Before confirming your payment please insert a 'note to seller' stating who the payment is for - it'll make tracking payments easier.