AIESEC is the largest youth-led organization in the world. Today, we are present in over 120 countries, with more than 86,000 members and 1,000,000 alumni and are still growing. AIESEC was founded back in 1948 in 7 countries in Europe. We strive to achieve peace and fulfillment of humankind’s potential.
Established in 2004, we are a Local Committee based in University College London (UCL). Our members come from universities across London and we take pride in developing youth leadership by providing a platform for the exchange of cultures, ideas and knowledge. We believe that being part of this global community, taking these management and leadership opportunities and having the chance to learn and question our roles in society gives us as AIESECers the power and direction in becoming change agents for positive impact.
Global Village 2015
The festive event attracted a huge crowd, especially during lunch hours. It was held at South Cloisters, a long hallway near the UCL Main Quad. Light music chimed across the hallway and the aroma of food wafted through the air as students, professors and staff of UCL explored different cuisines across the globe.
The Global Village was split into 2 zones: Asia and Europe, mainly because interested societies fell into these 2 categories. Societies came early in the morning at 9 to set up for their stalls. The Chinese Society sold traditional dimsum and “wonton Noodles”, Vietnamese Society prepared fried rice and baguettes, Kurdish Society brought delectable Kurdish food such as Borek and Lokma…… European Society even bought a bottle of wine for lottery!
The Outgoing Exchange Team set up a GoGlobal stall to promote AIESEC’s core exchange programmes to students. The Marketing and Communication team asked each attendee to write about a social issue they were most concerned about on a piece of paper, before folding it into an origami plane. This was inspired by the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Unsurprisingly, the most popular Sustainable Development Goal among our participants was “Quality Education”!
Christmas Ball 2015
Our annual Christmas Ball took place on 11th December 2015 at Thistle Holborn, The Kingsley Hotel. This years event was a huge success with 59 attendees deciding to celebrate with us on this festive occasion. This included the company of many externals and partners including those from NACUE, JCI, Bryanston Square, SkillsGym & many more.