UWC Bermuda Contact Information

Email: uwcbermuda@gmail.com
P.O. Box HM 2175, Hamilton HM JX
UWC Website: http://www.uwc.org/

United World College - Overview

United World Colleges (UWC) is unique. It is the only global educational movement that brings together students from all over the world – selected on personal merit, irrespective of race, religion, politics and the ability to pay – with the explicit aim of fostering peace and international understanding.

UWC was founded in 1962 and originated in the ideas of German educationalist Kurt Hahn. Hahn believed that much could be done to overcome hostility and conflict if young people from different nations, races and religions could be brought together to learn from each other.

Today there are fourteen United World Colleges (links posted in side bar), each with its own distinctive character, but sharing a common mission and values. In the turbulent world of the twenty-first century, these values are as relevant today as they were in 1962 – perhaps more so.

UWC offers a rigorous 2 year academic program using the International Baccalaureate with a strong emphasis on community service.

President of the United World Colleges: HM QUEEN NOOR of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordon
Hon. President of the UWC International Council: MR. NELSON MANDELA, former President of the Republic of South Africa

Bermuda National Committee Members

Sean Smatt- Chair (AW 95-97) Kelli Nusum- Treasurer (RCN 02-04) Sarah D'Alessio- Secretary (PC 28-00) Chantelle Simmons (PC 94-96) Warren Simmons (WC 04-06) Diana Darrell (LPC 01-03) Jenne Gracie (LPC 02-04) Adrian Kawaley-Lathan (LPC 00-02)

Application Process

Entrance to a United World College is determined by the UWC Bermuda National Committee's selection process.

UWCBermuda offers a full scholarship, covering the cost of tuition and board for the two year program, to the first ranked student through this process. Partial funding may be available for other selected students pending UWCBermuda's resources.

Application Eligibility Requirements:
- Bermudian or entitled to Bermudian status on your 18th birthday
- Are between 16 and 18 years of age as of Sept. 2014
- Completed 5 years of education in Bermuda
- Strong academic record and community service

The application period for 2015 is now open.

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

UWC Spirit Documentary

A short-documentary that follows the inspiring stories of four students from around the world who are part of the United World Colleges movement.

Directed, Written and Produced by Andrés Broennimann
There will be a UWC Information session for prospective students and their parents next week, Thursday Jan 15, 5:30pm at ACE. Come and find out about United World Colleges and UWC Bermuda.

For more information check out this flyer, email UWCbermuda@gmail.com or look for us on our Facebook page UWC Bermuda

The 2014 UWC promotional video is available to prospective students and their parents on You Tube

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Nelson Mandela

UWC is greatly saddened by the loss of our Honorary President Nelson Mandela, whose life was an inspiration for our movement and its values of peace and sustainability. We are proud that Mr Mandela’s children and grandchildren were educated at UWC Waterford Kamhlaba, showing his belief in and commitment to the work we do. Part of his legacy will be the example he set of striving to spread peace and justice in the world, his ability to forgive and inspire others to do the same and his understanding of the role education plays in bringing positive change.

Keith Clark, Executive Director of UWC International

Sunday, November 18, 2012

The UWC experience in Costa Rica

The United World Colleges are celebrating their 50th anniversary! Check out the video from UWC Costa Rica where we currently have two Bermudian students: Karim Creary and Tomisha Goater:

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

October 2012 Newsletter

For a copy of the October Newsletter including updates from our current students at UWC Cost Rica click here.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

2012-2014 UWC Scholarship Winner

Tomisha Goater was awarded the 2012 UWC Bermuda Scholarship.

The National Committee had many outstanding applicants this year which always makes selection a challenge but Tomisha certainly stood out. As Deputy Head Girl and Student Council President at Berkley as well as Bermuda Youth Parliament's Secretary, Tomisha demonstrated great leadership skills, intelligence and dedication to her work and community service. We wish her all the best with her school year ahead at UWC Costa Rica.