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Ustinov Intercultural Forum

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Ustinov Intercultural Forum

Ustinov College’s motto is Diversitate Valemus: ‘strength in diversity’—an apt phrase since students from more than 100 countries around the world live here, making us one of the most multicultural and multinational student communities in the UK.

To prompt exploration and celebration of our many social, cultural, national, and religious differences.
  –  Primary objective of the Ustinov Intercultural Forum (UIF)

We want to create a friendly and inclusive environment to bring various cultures together through events such as discussions, social activities and visits, to learn and appreciate cultures of both yours and others, and to embrace differences.

Email us at ustinov.uif@durham.ac.uk for more information.

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The International Tea Time – 3rd February, 2018

By Ayako Terui The idea of a tea event was born when I heard from some friends that they like matcha (green tea) flavoured snacks, and introduced them to the Japanese tea ceremony. However, I was also interested in the British afternoon tea, and the diversity of tea cultures which are seen in the world.

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A visit to the Oriental Museum

By Ho Kunyang ‘I am from China; I am Chinese.’ I have been repeating this phrase since the first day I arrived in Durham. I enjoy this foreignness, this sense of exoticism, the feeling that I can start afresh because I have been reduced to a single identity, my nationality. There are so many things

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Lost in Translation

By Iqbal Ahmed The Ustinov Intercultural Forum (UIF) at Durham University hosted ‘Lost in Translation: A Café Culture’, an intercultural event, on 15 November 2017 to discuss similarities and differences between Japanese and English culture. Ayako Terui, a marketing postgraduate student from Japan, and a member of the UIF team, hosted the event. “‘Lost in

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Chinese New Year 2017 – Year of Rooster

Reposted on  15th March 2017 from  the_ustinovian By James O’Neill Red lanterns, paintings of Chinese landscapes, traditional red clothing, Fisher house in Ustinov college was filled with the bright hue on Friday, January 27th as students gathered to celebrate Chinese Spring Festival. Edward McDougall from Durham Philosophy department opened the event with the presentation about the history and origin

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International Dress Day

Reposted on 16th March 2017 from  the_ustinovian By James O’Neill The International Dress Day, which fell this year on Saturday March 4th, is a relatively new event to Ustinov College. The day has been created as a celebration of Durham Universities’ most diverse college as a casual and informal platform for meeting other cultures and celebrating the many

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Connie’s Eventful Year with the Ustinov Intercultural Forum

Reposted on 1st July 2016 from  the_ustinovian The secret handshake of the UIF international dress party (Photo: GCP) By Connie Kwong To prompt exploration and celebration of our many social, cultural, national, and religious differences. —Primary objective of Ustinov Intercultural Forum (UIF) Being part of UIF is an identity I have proudly adopted since I joined the GCP. Being on

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