University’s efforts to encourage cultural harmony recognised in city awards

University’s efforts to encourage cultural harmony recognised in city awards

(Left to right) Teodora Grigorie and Yolande Nicholls from the Culturae Mundi Team with Councillor Gary Crookes, the Lord Mayor of Coventry and Sabir Zazai, Vice Chair of Coventry Ethnic Minority Action Partnership (CEMAP) at the awards ceremony.

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Friday 12 July 2013

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Coventry University has received official recognition for the role that it plays in helping to promote its city as a culturally harmonious place.

The University was rewarded for its work at the Coventry Community Awards on Thursday 4 July 2013. At the ceremony, held at St Mary’s Guildhall, the University’s Culturae Mundi ('Cultures of the World' in Latin) Team won the Coventry Community Cohesion Awards 2013 for the Public Sector.

Organised by the Coventry Partnership Equality and Community Cohesion group in collaboration with Coventry Ethnic Minority Action Partnership (CEMAP), the annual awards celebrate the work of local people and businesses in helping to make Coventry a unified, welcoming and tolerant city.

The Culturae Mundi team, part of the University’s International Experience and Mobility Service (IEMS), was rewarded for its efforts both on campus and across Coventry as a whole in bringing people together from different ages, cultures, faiths and social backgrounds.

Yolande Nicholls, Culturae Mundi Project Officer at Coventry University, said:

We celebrate multiculturalism on campus through cultural festivals, educational events and social occasions as well as participating in similar city-wide celebrations.

We also work in close partnership with local authorities, the third sector and civil society in general to strengthen the connection between the University and the city. All our work is ultimately geared towards supporting community cohesion so we are delighted to have won this award as recognition for our efforts.

For further information, please contact Mark Farnan, communications assistant, Coventry University, on +44 (0)24 7765 8245 or email