It was a pleasure to welcome the members of Council and other guests from Thursday 20th to Friday 22nd 2017 April for the annual UWC RCN Council meeting here on campus. Our Council members continue to act as our supporters, our bridge-builders, and our voice across the Nordic region.
The Council gathers once a year on campus and the Board twice a term, alternating between College visits and other locations throughout the Nordic region.
On Friday morning, the UWC RCN Annual Report – a printed encapsulation of our work and reflection on the year gone by – was released to coincide with the annual Council meeting.
Please see here for access to an electronic copy.
Beyond the formal Council meeting, we designed this year’s programme in a way that provided members with concrete opportunities to engage with students and staff, through careers workshops and focus groups on areas of strategic importance. For the latter, we set up some Focus Group Meetings (UWC Nordic Short Course, Fundraising, Fees, the Nordic, Environmental and Humanitarian Pillars) on Friday afternoon – open to Council members, Education and Support Staff and the newly elected Student Council members.
During the course of the Council Meeting, we were also able to confirm the election of new members of both the College’s Council and Board – including the election of the new Chair of the RCN Board. Please see here for details of our new members.
The Council Meeting was followed by a themed dinner, ‘Earth Weekend’, which truly captured the time of the year, coordinated by our Events Management students and staff team, in the Høegh – with a set of performance by student performers for after dinner entertainment.
The evening concluded with a speech for Tove Veierød in tribute to her commitment to our College as Chair of the RCN Board. Please click here for the speech. She was given a watercolour of the fjord and College from the Council, Board, staff and students to thank her for her extraordinary commitment to the College.
Thank you to all those who contributed to the programme for our Council members and guests.
UWC Red Cross Nordic
Here are some photographs from the weekend.