Ukrainian language classes re-launched

The Ukrainian Institute re-launches its Ukrainian language courses for learners at all levels (beginners, intermediate and advanced). The autumn term will commence on Thursday October 15, 2015 and will run till the week, ending on December 20. Evening classes will be held on Thursdays between 6:30 and 8:30pm. The classes are for non-Ukrainians and also for native or near-native speakers who, living outside Ukraine or the Ukrainian community, wish to maintain or improve their language competence. Volodymyr Oleyko and Liliya Nakonechna, a trained teachers with many years >>>

Marina Pesenti appointed Director of the Ukrainian Institute in London

The Rector of the Ukrainian Catholic University has appointed Marina Pesenti as Director of the Ukrainian Institute in London, after a selection competition conducted by the Steering Committee of the Institute. A native of Kyiv, Marina Pesenti has lived in the UK since 1998.  For nine years she presented BBC Ukrainian Service programmes, and later worked in public relations and event management, including as director of the Ukrainian Investment Summit in London.  Since 2014 she has been a volunteer representative in London of the Ukraine Crisis Media Centre.  Marina >>>

Vacancy: Director of the Ukrainian Institute

Vacancy: Director of the Ukrainian Institute The Ukrainian Catholic University has established a steering committee for the Ukrainian Institute in London, which is seeking a new director for the Institute.  The position is not paid, but reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed.  The director will need to live in or near London and be available for 10 – 20 hours a week.  He or she will be fluent in Ukrainian and English, with higher education.  It is very desirable that the director is a Catholic or in sympathy with the Catholic Church.  She or he should: have >>>

Talk by RGS member Alex Haslam and UK photographer Ben Robinson: Travelling around Ukraine

      WHEN: Thursday, 16 July 2015, 19.00 WHERE: Ukrainian Institute, 79 Holland Park, London Admission: Free, but registration is required. Please fill in this ONLINE FORM – The talk will be in English, accompanied by photo slides.   Programme: 18.30 – doors open 19.00 – Introduction remarks (very short, 5 mins max) 19.05 – Presentation by Alex Haslam ‘Travelling around Ukraine on the way from Hong Kong to London’ 19.35 – Presentation by Ben Robinson ‘Still Displaced: Images and conversations from Eastern Ukraine’ 20.00 >>>

Talk by the Royal Geographic Society member Alex Haslam: Travelling around Ukraine on the way from Hong Kong to London

  WHEN: Thursday, 16 July 2015, 19.00 WHERE: Ukrainian Institute, 79 Holland Park, London Admission: Free, but registration is required. Please fill in this ONLINE FORM –         In March 2014, Alexander set off from Hong Kong’s Hung Hom train station bound for Beijing and beyond, ultimately, to London.  Traveling by train across the heart of continental Asia, Alexander traveled on the Trans-Mongolian Express from Beijing to Ulaanbaatar and on to Irkutsk, spending time in Siberia around Lake Baikal before picking up the Trans-Siberian >>>

Expert Seminar: Investing and Doing Business in the UK, Entrepreneur, Investor and Business Visa Rules

Thursday, 25 June 2015 at 19.00 at the Ukrainian Institute in London, 79 Holland Park, W11 3SW City of London.   This expert seminar will cover business immigration and relevant visa issues focusing on Investor, Entrepreneur, Tier 2 and overseas business represantative visas, as well as on the most common legal issues individual and corporate investors face while setting up business in the UK. Discussion will be followed by a networking reception.       Speakers:  – Iryna Tynczyszyn, Managing Director, Co-Founder of Ukrainian-British City Club – Nataliya Korotka, >>>

Over £93,000 raised for UCU at fundraising dinner in London

Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU) held its first fundraising dinner in Parliament (London, UK) on Friday 19 June, attended by the Culture Secretary John Whittingdale MP, along with over 150 guests who together raised over £93,000 to support the work and students of UCU. While far from being one of the biggest or oldest universities in Ukraine, UCU has been steadily building a name for itself both at home and, increasingly, abroad. It has a reputation not only as a leading academic institution, but also a champion of democracy and human rights. And its firm stance against >>>

Roundtable discussion: The Role of Women During and after EuroMaidan

The Ukrainian Institute in London invites you to take part in a Roundtable discussion: The Role of Women During and after EuroMaidan. Date: Monday 22 June 2015 Time: 19:00Location: 79 Holland Park, London, W11 3SW This roundtable is part of a lecture series organised by Cambridge Ukrainian Studies and the Ukrainian Institute. The presentations will be delivered in Ukrainian, but the QA will be in both English and Ukrainian. All welcome. Free admission. For more information, please contact:[email protected] Looking forward to see you at the event! Учасниці: Марія >>>

A Charity Evening with Taras Chubay

A Charity Evening with Taras Chubay will take place on the 18th June 2015 at the Ukrainian Club in Holland Park. Taras Chubay is a Ukrainian rock singer and composer, leader of the rock band Plach Yeremii (Jeremiah’s Cry). During his unplugged concert, Taras will also answer questions from the audience. Start time: 19:00 (doors open 18:30)Admission: £30Address: 154 Holland Park Avenue, London W11 4UH Proceeds from this event will go to purchase a new specialised bus for the Centre for Disabled Children “Dzherelo” in Lviv, Ukraine. This bus is much needed to bring >>>