International Students

Global Month

 

Welcome to the University of Portsmouth’s Global Month. A celebration of global culture and friendship.

Students from around the world come to study at the University of Portsmouth creating a diverse community with over 140 nationalities. In March we bring together a calendar of events to celebrate this diversity and embrace world cultures, traditions and experiences.
It’s an opportunity for you to come and enjoy all the colour and vibrancy of our global community from food and dance to theatre, art and debate.
Join in, show up and get involved. 
Because we are proud to be global.

#weareglobal

Programme of Events

We are pleased to present the following events. Each event specifies whether it is for students only, staff only, or applicable to both

Date and time

Event

Description

Audience

Location

How to book

Wednesday 15 March

10am–4pm

International Emergency Response Open Day

A networking event with displays from national and international emergency response organisations. 

Students and staff

Ravelin Park

Free admission

 

Wednesday 15 March

1pm-2pm

Global Working Events - Internships with UKEC for Mandarin Speakers

UKEC are visiting the University of Portsmouth to promote a range of internship opportunities in their UK offices for Mandarin speaking students and graduates. These can potentially be undertaken after completing the course on students' Tier 4 visas and the company has also offered Tier 2 General Sponsorship opportunities in the past.

Students only

Richmond Building LT3

 

Wednesday 15 March

3.30pm-4.30pm

Global Café ‘Language Exchange with a 'grow your own twist'

Enjoy tea and cake whilst practising language, or learning a new one!

Students only

Park Building Café

No need to book, just turn up!

Wednesday 15 March

6pm–7pm

Public lecture: A Global Issue

The Pill to Prozac: Pollution to Parasites

In his inaugural lecture, Professor Alex Ford (UoP) looks though the history of pollutants, such as the contraceptive pill, that can change the sex of aquatic organisms through to the more recent accounts of antidepressants in the aquatic environment affecting the food chain. 

Students and staff

Portland Building

Book online

Thursday 16 March

6pm–8pm

 

Public Lecture – Race in Your Face 2: Liberate My Degree

An educational event discussing and examining the ways in which the west imposes the specific conception of Eurocentric values as the core of university curriculum. 

Students and staff

Eldon Building 0.20

 

Book online

Friday 17 March

9.15am–4.30pm

You and Your Nigerian Students: Building Cross-Cultural Understanding

 

This workshop will outline some of the challenges Nigerian students face in coming to study and live in the UK and will explore cultural influences that can impact on our interactions with Nigerian students. 

Staff only

St Andrew’s Court HR Training Room

Email learninganddevelopment@port.ac.uk

Saturday 18 March

7pm

‘Messiah’ by Handel, as performed in Portsmouth in 1812

An orchestral showcase of Handel’s iconic work ‘Messiah’, arranged and performed as it was in Portsmouth over 200 years ago. 

Students and staff

St Mary’s Church, Fratton Road

Book online

 

Monday 20 to

Friday 24 March

Specials from Around the World

Bespoke menus and specials throughout the week.

Students and staff

Café Coco,
The Hub,

St Andrew’s Court

Not applicable

Tuesday 21 March

2.30pm–4.30pm

‘Be Global: Go Abroad!’

Exchanges and Work Placements Abroad

Are you interested in doing a study or work placement abroad during your degree? Join this open event… 

Students only

Purple Door

 No need to book, just turn up!

Tuesday 21 March

7.30pm–9.30pm

African Drumming Workshop

Join this lively and engaging session and learn the basics of African drumming! 

Students and staff

Eldon Building Foyer

No need to book, just turn up!

Wednesday 22 March

5.30pm–9.00pm

Festival of Cultures

An exhilarating evening of food, music, dance, costume and much more! 

Students and staff

3rd Space, Students’ Union

No need to book, just turn up!

Wednesday 22 March

5.30pm–8.00pm

Public Lecture – No Staff, No Money, No Business – Can UK Business Recruitment Survive Brexit?

At this exciting Hot Topic Karen Johnston, Professor of Organisational Studies at the University of Portsmouth and Sue Love, Director at LoveHRSolutions Ltd, will team up to offer a reflective review of what HR and recruitment issues might face the UK business community after we leave the EU. 

Students and staff

Richmond Building

Book online

Thursday 23 March

1pm–3pm

Global Graduates for Global Business

Through this session you will gain an insight into the skills needed for effective global working.

The second part of the session will involve a networking activity, where you will find out about business etiquette and expectations internationally. 

Students only

Purple Door

Book online

Thursday 23 March

7pm 

 

‘Around the World in 80 Questions’

Social Club Quiz

Global themed quiz with prizes to be won!

Students and staff

The Hub

Book online

Friday 24 March

9.00am–12.00pm

‘Alpha-Beta – A Cross Cultural Simulation Experience’

 

An enlightening training simulation that transforms your thinking and understanding of cross cultural awareness.

Staff only

 

St Andrew’s Court HR Training Room

Email learninganddevelopment@port.ac.uk

 

Friday 24 March

6.30pm-9.30pm

‘Fashion Fusion’ – A Showcase of African culture

Discover and celebrate African culture through fashion, food and dance. 

Students and staff

John Pounds Centre, Portsmouth

No need to book, just turn up!

Saturday 25 March

8.00am departure from Portsmouth 

Longleat Safari and Adventure Park Coach Trip

Meet lions, elephants, giraffes and many more! 

Students only

Longleat Safari and Adventure Park

Book online

Saturday 25 March

12pm–4pm

Sports Fest - Get Active, Stay Active

There will be a variety of sports including netball and football, as well as an inflatable obstacle course and other activity inflatables! 

Students and staff

Langstone Campus

No need to book, just turn up!

Sunday 26 March

12pm–4pm

Futsal World Cup

A sport similar to football, originating in Uruguay. Play for the UoP World Cup! 

Students only

St Paul’s Sports Hall

No need to book, just turn up!