One World Sussex

Share aspects of your own culture with others, promote cultural understanding and explore global issues as part of One World Sussex.

What we do

One World Sussex is run collaboratively by the University of Sussex and the Students’ Union. It is a celebration of the diversity of cultures in our community.

One World Week

One World Week happens at Sussex in March every year, promoting the aims of One World Sussex through a range of fun events.

Important: One World Week for 2020 is postponed due to the coronavirus situation. Email if you have any questions. It was due place from 16 to 20 March.

Your wellbeing is our priority. Find out what we’re doing about coronavirus.

How to get involved

You can bid for funding to put on your own event as part of One World Week or throughout the year.

Visit the Students’ Union website to find out how to bid for funding.

The One World Fund has been set up to support the activities of student groups and societies, as well as staff.

If you have an idea for an event you would like to see in the One World Week programme, and don’t need funding, email


Get a feel for One World Week – browse the images below.

Students enjoying the Holi festival as part of One World Week on campus Students taking part in a calligraphy event as part of One World Week Students enjoying a Holi colour run event as part of One World Week The Nigeria Society in traditional dress as part of One World Week

More about One World Sussex

The nationalities and cultures making up the Sussex community was the inspiration for putting on events which engage, educate and entertain – from raising awareness of global concerns through lectures to celebrating cultural festivals and putting on dance shows.

We want to unify students and staff, and promote our shared identity as a global community, through One World Sussex.

One World Sussex aims to:

  • develop an appreciation of different cultures
  • cultivate an understanding of global issues
  • showcase personal development opportunities
  • highlight international opportunities for Sussex students and staff from different backgrounds.

Due to the success of One World Week, we have extended the ‘One World’ ethos to incorporate any events and initiatives which take place throughout the year that celebrate our global diversity at Sussex.

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