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RGU celebrates cultural diversity in ‘One RGU, Many Nations Carnival' event


Robert Gordon University (RGU) will host a celebration of cultures at its Garthdee campus next week.

One RGU carnivalThe university will hold its annual ‘One RGU, Many Nations Carnival’ on Tuesday, April 15, providing students and staff with an opportunity to showcase their backgrounds, nationalities and cultures to the wider RGU community.

The event, which is taking place at RGU’s new Riverside East building, will feature an exhibition of nations throughout the day which includes staff and student stalls displaying food, information and artefacts from across the world.

There will then be a culture showcase with a variety of performances and a fashion show, displaying both Scottish acts and international performances.

The event, which ran for the first time last year, is designed as a platform for student engagement, providing an opportunity for students to perform and for cultural groups within the university to interact.

The carnival, which is free to attend, is being organised by RGU’s Students’ Union as part of the university’s diversity mission as well as its aim of creating a campus community at Garthdee.

Edward Pollock, RGU student and event manager for ‘One RGU, Many Nations Carnival’, said: "I'm delighted that the ‘One RGU, Many Nations Carnival’ is returning for a second year.

“This event is unique as it provides an excellent platform to showcase the diverse international culture at RGU and in Aberdeen. Students and staff have a free space to share their cultures, showcase their talents and integrate with an international audience. I'm hoping we can make this year’s event even more successful."

There is an open call for students and staff to take part in the carnival, whether that be to hold a stall about their country or to showcase their musical, dancing, acting or any other talents. Anyone interested in getting involved should contact manynations@rguunion.co.uk.

Posted by
Anna Duthie
Communications Officer