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World Students’ Day

On World Students' Day, show your appreciation for the hard-working students in your life with special gifts and words of encouragement!
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Get ready to celebrate World Students' Day on Oct. 15! This day was established in 2010 by the United Nations General Assembly, and it is meant to recognize the contributions of students around the world to their communities and societies. It's a day for young people everywhere to come together, share their ideas and experiences, get inspired by each other's stories, and make connections with each other that could last a lifetime.

History of World Students’ Day

World Students’ Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1800s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Early Student Movements</div><div class='timeline-text'>The 19th century saw the rise of student movements across Europe, advocating for educational reforms and political change.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1968</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Global Student Protests</div><div class='timeline-text'>In 1968, students around the world protested against inequality, war, and oppressive regimes, highlighting their role in societal change.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1976</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Soweto Uprising</div><div class='timeline-text'>South African students led a series of protests known as the Soweto Uprising, opposing the forced teaching of Afrikaans in black schools.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1989</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Tiananmen Square Protests</div><div class='timeline-text'>Chinese students led pro-democracy protests in Beijing's Tiananmen Square, asserting their role as agents of change despite government repression.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2010</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Inception of World Students' Day</div><div class='timeline-text'>The United Nations General Assembly officially declared October 15 as World Students' Day to recognize student contributions worldwide.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2020</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Students Amid COVID-19</div><div class='timeline-text'>Students globally adapted to online learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic, further demonstrating resilience, creativity, and the vital role of education in today's world.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate World Students’ Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Attend a lecture</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Attend a lecture held by a professor or expert in the field of your interest. You can learn so much from attending lectures and events related to your field of study and it's a great way to honor the day.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Organize a tutor session</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Organize a tutor session with your peers or other students who are struggling in any subject. Helping others is an act of kindness that honors the spirit of World Students" Day.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Visit a museum</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Visit the local museum and explore what they have to offer. Many museums have free admission on certain days and you can get a wealth of knowledge from visiting them.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Organize a book club</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Start up a book club with your peers and read books related to your particular interests and fields of study. Discuss the books in an open forum and learn from each other.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Share success stories</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Share success stories with other students who are struggling to reach their goals. Hearing about someone else's success may give them the motivation they need to keep going.</p></div></div>

Why World Students’ Day is Important

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It promotes diversity and inclusion</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>World Student's Day is a great opportunity to celebrate and recognize the diversity and inclusiveness of our global student population. By celebrating students from all different backgrounds - race, gender, religion, socioeconomic status, etc. - we show them that they are valued and respected for who they are.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It encourages education</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>World Student's Day helps to promote the importance of education around the world. It serves as an important reminder of how far we've come in terms of providing equal access to quality education, especially in developing countries. It also highlights the vital role that students play in the advancement of knowledge and understanding.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It celebrates student achievements</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>World Student's Day is a special day where we can take time to honor the extraordinary accomplishments of students everywhere. From academic excellence to extracurricular activities, it's a chance for us to show gratitude and recognition for their dedication and hard work!</p></div></div>

5 Enlightening Facts About World Students' Day

World Students’ Day FAQs

When is World Students’ Day?

World Students' Day is celebrated on October 15th every year. In 2024, World Students' Day will occur on a Tuesday.

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