People of RCN2018-10-25T09:15:50+00:00

People of RCN

Magnea Gná Jóhannsdóttir (RCN ’15 – ’17)

I remember the time I ran early in the morning to class but stopped to look over the ice-layered fjord mirroring the mountains and being passed by five others who also stopped, breathed in the frozen air and became completely mesmerized by the view for a moment and then ran off to class. It was beautiful for many reasons. My United World College (UWC) experience goes under an umbrella of idealism, beauty [...]

December 20th, 2017|

Libby Mason

I first visited UWC Red Cross Nordic in the Spring of 2015, when I was doing a short tour of some UWCs in preparation for the UWC Pastoral Care Conference to be held at Pearson College in June 2016. It was, for me anyway, love at first sight; love of the beautiful setting, of the campus design, the connection with the Red Cross, and the sense of a familial [...]

December 4th, 2017|

Josh Macfarlane

Last week, we were pleased and honoured to share the news that Josh Macfarlane has been awarded the highest honour of the British Red Cross: the Dunant Award. Josh joined us at RCN in August 2016 as our annual Red Cross EVS volunteer. He comes to us with a wealth of experience and training with the British Red Cross, being an active volunteer since 2012, including his work with [...]

November 21st, 2017|

Mikkel Hoejgaard – Intern

We were happy to welcome Mikkel Hoejgaard to UWC Red Cross Nordic as a teaching intern in October as part of the College’s ongoing commitment to supporting teacher training. Mikkel is currently completing his MA in Social Sciences and History at the University of Aarhus (in Denmark). Mikkel wrote to the College asking if he could gain some teaching experience and contribute to History and Global Politics classes – [...]

November 8th, 2017|

Sven Mollekleiv

At the Norwegian Red Cross' Landsmøtet (annual general assembly) in October 2017, Sven Mollekleiv, former Secretary General (1991-2001) and outgoing President of the Norwegian Red Cross (2008-2017), was appointed as Honorary President of the Norwegian Red Cross for the period 2017-2020. Sven Mollekleiv has dedicated his professional and voluntary career to social responsibility, humanitarian engagement and the potential of volunteering - and he has been a strong and committed supporter [...]

October 28th, 2017|

Ulrika Kjeldsen (’10 – ’12)

Right now life feels quite odd. Newly graduated with an Art degree and being outside a school system for the first time since I was six years old, feels like being a half-finished painting and my frame just fell off. Every now and then I feel lost and I doubt myself, whether I am choosing the right way to go with life. Other times it feels exciting, like everything is [...]

October 16th, 2017|