Multicultural Week has been organised by Giang Nguyen, The Students' Union President as one of her manifesto points, aiming to help celebrate the growth of multiculturalism at UWE Bristol as well as raising awareness about cultural diversity to a wider community through a series of exciting events such as food events, UWE Bristol’s Football Tournament or UWE Bristol’s Got Talent and many more. Find out more about the events below to get involved!
Monday 18 March: Burrito Challenge
11:30 - 15:00, The Students' Union Bar, Frenchay
Burrito is a dish in Mexican and Tex-Mex cuisine that consists of a flour tortilla with various other ingredients. It is wrapped into a closed-ended cylinder that can be picked up, in contrast to a taco, where the tortilla is simply folded around the fillings.
With the purpose of bringing you the flavour of Mexican food, there will be a competition for our students. Contestants will be required to eat 450 grams of Burrito (vegetarian or meat options both contain Jalapeno Chillies). This is to be consumed as quickly as possible. There will be one winner per sitting. Winners will be decided by Strathclyde University Catering Management.
You can register your name at the event but to make sure you get your preferred slot, please register here for the Challenge: https://uwe.onlinesurveys.ac.uk/burrito-challenge
Tuesday 19 March: Bring Your Own Bowl
18:00 - 20:00, The Students' Union Bar, Frenchay
Bring Your Own Bowl (BYOB) serves food that is sourced from surplus supermarket stock, so the dish will be a healthy last minute surprise and contributes to a more sustainable environment - win, win! You just need to bring a bowl and a spoon!
This event is in collaboration with Multicultural Week with the aim of bringing cultural food to students. No need to register in advance but don’t forget to queue up before 18:00 to avoid disappointment as there will be limited servings.
Wednesday 20 March: UWE Bristol's Charity Football Tournament
13:00 - 16:30, Lockleaze Sports Centre
This is an open and inclusive event for all students, societies and clubs from all backgrounds. It hopes to create a sense of belongings and engagement into the community; to give students the opportunity to compete against each other to win the Tournament Championship; and to raise the funds for the charity that the team would like to support.
Please email to Giang Nguyen, The Students' Union President via firstname.lastname@example.org to register your team.
Event details: Wednesday 20th March (if there are any changes, email will be sent in advance)
- Location: Lockleaze Sports Centre (near the university)
- Time: 13:00 to 16:30
- Format: 7 a side football (Maximum: 10 members)
- Number of teams: 6-8 teams (FIRST COME FIRST SERVED). (Limited to one team/ per society/club). If more than 8 teams register, teams will be selected based on first come first served basis while other teams will be in the waiting list.
Members of a team can be mixed of members from different societies/clubs (note: non-society/club members can also attend as long as they are UWE students).The team selected will be announced via the email with the Members Information and Payment links.
- The fee : As this is a fundraising event, the fee (£20/team) and the Winning Cash Prizes will go the charity that the teams support.
If your society/club is interested in and wants to join in the tournament, please register your team by sending email to email@example.com with your confirmation:
(1) your team leader’s name, email and student ID
(2) the society/club you are presenting for (if applicable)
( the members information and charity your team wants to support will be via the Members Information Link).
Thursday 21 March: UWE Bristol's Got Talent
18:00 - 21:00, The Students' Union Bar, Frenchay
We're on the hunt for talented individuals or groups of students to be featured in UWE Bristol's Got Talent with cash prizes to be won!
The event is being organised by VP Community and Welfare, Augusta, as one of her manifesto points. Her aim is to support talented students and their brands, create more awareness about the diverse talent that exists at UWE and to provide a platform where students are able to exhibit their talent.
Find out more about the event and register here: www.thestudentsunion.co.uk/talent
Friday 22 March: Bubbleology Fruit Tea
12:00 - 15:00, The Students' Union, Frenchay
Bubbleology was founded in April 2011, in the heart of trend-setting Soho, and as of today has become a leading bubble tea brand, with multiple stores across Europe, USA and the Middle East. As a part of Multicultural Week, you will have an amazing chance trying a wide variety of refreshing flavoured fruit teas and milk teas served ice cold or piping hot.Yum! Bring your friends and come to the front of Business Building to try different flavours of Bubbleology’s Fruit Tea!