International Students

Global Week 2018

Global Week 2018

Welcome to the University of Portsmouth’s Global Week!

This is a celebration of global culture and friendship for all students and staff at the university.

Students from around the world come to study at the University of Portsmouth creating a diverse community with over 140 nationalities. In February 2018, we will 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!

Check out a gallery of images from the Festival of Cultures 2017 here


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

Don't forget our Festival of Cultures events on Wednesday 21 and Friday 23 February! 

ALL WEEK Staff and Students Eldon Building Mocap Dance VR Competition A competition with a chance to win a virtual reality experience!
ALL WEEK Staff and Students Eldon Building UK -  China Fashion Showcase An exciting showcase of fashion from the UK-China Arts Exchange
ALL WEEK Staff and Students Catering Outlets across campus World Food Celebration A special menu all week with international food specials
ALL WEEK Students Nuffield Centre Wellbeing Language Resources Wellbeing resources available in different languages 
ALL WEEK Students Multiple locations Put yourself on the map! Mark your place on our travelling map! Prizes to be won when you place a pin! 
18/02/18 Staff and Students Portsmouth Guildhall  Chinese New Year  An authentic Chinese New Year extravaganza! 
20/02/18 Staff and Students Spinnaker Sports Centre  Get Active Goes Global: Dodgeball  Dodgeball with a global theme! 1800 - 1900
21/02/18 Business and Law Students  Richmond Building 1.02  Business and Law International Student Support Open Day  A chance for students to meet the BAL international team and find out what support is available to international students
21/02/18 Staff and Students St. Paul's Sports Hall Get Active Goes Global: Badminton Badminton with a global theme! 2030 - 2200


Students Ravelin Park  Quidditch Taster Session  The only sport played on broomsticks! For all the muggles out there who have always wanted to try it! 1400 - 1600.
21/02/18  Staff and Students Chaplaincy  LGBTQ Drop-In Session  An opportunity for LGBTQ staff and students to meet and interact. Times TBC.
21/02/18  Students  Park Building Café Global Café An extra special Global Café. 1530 - 1630. 
21/02/18 Students  Café Coco  Wellbeing Café The Wellbeing Café adopts a global theme with activities, chat and refreshments. 1600 - 1730
21/02/18 Staff  TBC  Opportunities for staff to go abroad  A dedicated event for all academic and support staff to learn about Erasmus+ staff mobility, either teaching or training 
21/02/18  Staff  Students' Union Activity Room  Learn to Salsa!  Get your dancing shoes on and learn to salsa! 
21/02/18 Staff and Students TBC  International Book Club  Book Club's regular meeting will focus on cross-cultural themes 
21/02/18 Staff and Students Third Space, Students' Union  Festival of Cultures  The flagship event of the week; an exhibition showcasing the cultures and countries we have on campus!
22/08/18 Staff and Students Spinnaker Sports Centre  Get Active Goes Global: Futsal Futsal with a global theme! 1900 - 2100
23/08/18 Staff and Students Langstone Get Active Goes Global: Football Football with a global theme! 1930 - 2130
23/08/18 Staff and Students Science Faculty Office International Cake Competition Staff from the Faculty of Science join in the challenge to create the best internationally themed cake judged by the Dean of Science!
23/08/18  Staff and Students John Pounds Centre Festival of Cultures Gala Night A spectacular night of performances from all around the world!
TBC Students  Careers and Employability  Global Graduates for Global Business

A unique opportunity to network and learn about the skills needed to work in the global business environment, directly from global businesses

TBC Business and Law Students  Richmond Building Business and Law Exchanges Opportunities Learn about the opportunities available for all BAL students to study and work abroad. The perfect opportunity to enhance your CV!
TBC Staff and Students TBC Around the World Zumba  Zumba with a twist!
TBC Staff and Students TBC Around the world Circuits  Circuits with a global flavour!
TBC  Students  SPEC Office, Portland Building  Where could you go?   Learn about the opportunities available for all Technology students to study and work abroad, and speak to students who have already been abroad. The perfect opportunity to enhance your CV!
TBC Staff and Students TBC  Mapathon  A mapathon (mapping marathon) is an event where people get together to map some of the world's most vulnerable places by contributing to OpenStreetMap. No previous mapping experience is required - just bring a laptop and an enthusiasm to create a richer map of the world.