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#WeAreInternational Campaign Across Campus

On Tuesday 28 February and Wednesday 1 March, Royal Holloway was celebrating the international diversity of the university, encouraging students on campus to share their favourite worldwide locations.

Almost 100 students and staff across Royal Holloway shared their favourite locations on a map located in the Boiler house.

Amongst the favourites were Martinique, Pakistan, Amsterdam, Arizona, Ukraine, Malawi, Australia and New Zealand.

People put a sticky note on the map stating why their chosen location was their favourite, with reasons ranging from the good food in Hong Kong, the undiscovered nature of Vietnam, and the proximity to family in Barbados.

The campaign spread across social media with the hashtag #weareinternational and you can still get involved sharing your images on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram.

VP Welfare and Diversity, Laura Lewis commented on the importance of these sorts of campaigns: “It’s really exciting that we’re celebrating the #WeAreInternational campaign at Royal Holloway. We’re a vibrant, global community, and our diverse range of cultures and identities is what makes us so special. We’re home to students from over 100 countries, and the contributions these students make is invaluable. At a time when the global political climate is growing more divisive and fractious, I’m excited that we can lead a campaign that celebrates inclusion and mutual respect. It’s our responsibility to come together to fight against xenophobia and racism, and to celebrate our international community.”

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