From Rainy North Wales to the Bright Lights of Beijing, See the World Through Our Calendar…


Each year, the Worldwise Learning Centre has the difficult task of selecting twelve stunning photographs from the huge selection of entries following their annual calendar competition. The calendar captures the culture and flavour of the country in which each photograph was taken.

Students, staff and friends of the centre were on a mission to give us a unique insight into the culture of their chosen country, and with over one-hundred and eighty entries, it’s safe to say the competition was fierce!

The Worldwise Calendar 2017 showcases twelve wonderful places, starting with Portmeirion, an Italian inspired village bringing the spirit of the Mediterranean to North Wales, but unfortunately, not the weather!

In March, we get a rare glimpse of a 2500-year-old town, Civita di Bagnoregio, which is situated 75 miles north of Rome on top of a volcano. Its seven residents are determined to keep it alive following its constant battle with erosion.

In June, we celebrate the famous flamenco, with a street performance in Seville, and in July UCLan student, Faheemah, sits with her friend and admires the breathtaking views of Kings Canyon, Australia.

Finally, November shows a mother and son in traditional kimono dress at the Suizenji Park in Kumamoto, Japan, with December’s bright lights of Beijing concluding the calendar for 2017.

The twelve winning photos, along with thirty runners-up, were also featured in the official opening of the Worldwise calendar in December.

The calendar has been distributed all over the world, to university partners, businesses and friends of UCLan. We are pleased to share it with you online here (best viewed with Firefox or Chrome).

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