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Award winning video for our global community

Our multi-lingual video campaign has won the Edurank Social Media Award 2019 in the category entitled Best Campaign Promoting International Study.

Written by Kim Kontos |

Hi from Japan
Watch the latest ‘Hello’ video and see the diversity and participation of our students.

The video campaign, which featured our global students and University staff saying hello in 75 languages, was made possible by students responding with enthusiasm to the idea. The University thanks all participants from around the world, without whom this award winning campaign would not have been possible.
Commenting on the video and its success, Professor Mary Stiasny OBE, Pro Vice-Chancellor (International) said:  

The involvement of our students and staff alike has shown the collective spirit of the University of London community across the world. I hope you all enjoy this video as much as our staff enjoyed making it. I thank everyone for their contribution to this award winning video, which for me is indicative of the connection between all the different people involved with the University of London, no matter where in the world they are. I hope you all find the video motivational and inspiring, as well as bringing with it a real sense of belonging to the University.

Edurank Award 2019 Senate House
Our Edurank Award taking pride of place outside Senate House, home of the University of London.

How it all started

The initial idea to produce this ‘Hello’ video campaign started in response to the United Nation’s International Mother Language Day; with 50,000 students studying in 190 countries, the day leant itself to such a production. The University was keen to welcome its students in at least some of their native languages. 
To launch the campaign, we created a short video of staff saying hello in some of the native languages spoken at the University of London, which have since been updated to include 32 languages.

We shared the staff video and asked for greetings from students at Recognised Teaching Centres around the world. The videos sent in by students showed themselves speaking in 46 languages, whilst also providing an insight into their campus environment.