Dancers at Global Week 2019

Join us at Global Week

An annual programme of global events celebrating culture and friendship


Events taking place online

Friday 11 March

12:00pm: A lively introduction to languages! (Welsh) - Staff and Students only

12:00pm: Creative Solutions for global challenges

1:00pm: A lively introduction to languages! (Italian) - Staff and Students only

1:30pm: Lunch and Arabic Calligraphy - Staff and Students only

2:00pm: CCI TV Show - Live Broadcast

3:00pm: Bollywood Movie - 'Queen'

4:00pm: A lively introduction to languages! (Cornish) - Staff and Students only

6:30pm: African Drumming 

Thursday 10 March 

10:00am: Language taster session (Arabic) - Staff and Students only 

12:30pm: Lunch and Games

2:00pm: Refugees, Asylum Seekers and Displaced Communities: The Untold Stories 

3:00pm: Virtual Exchange Roundtable - Staff and Partners only

5:00pm:  Missing Maps Mapathon - Staff and Students only

6:00pm: Fashion: Factory collapses, Covid and Climate

6:00pm: Performance Showcase - No need to book. Spaces limited, so arrive promptly - Staff and Students only

Tuesday 8 March

10:00am: Comparative Policing: UK, France, Finland & South African perspectives

11:00am: Stories to Write Home About: using the university archives and maps collections 

11:00am: The criminals are after you - how students can spot and avoid fraud! - Staff and Students only

12:00pm: Optimisation: Its Relation to Mathematics, and its Applications - Staff and Students only

1:00pm: International Tea - where do you think I come from? - Students only

2:00pm: A lively introduction to languages! - (Spanish taster session) - Staff and Students only

2:00pm: Bollywood Dance Workshop

2:30pm: Intercultural Encounters - Students only

3:00pm: A lively introduction to languages! (Cornish taster session) - Staff and Students only

3:00pm: When borders return: European border regions in times of turmoil - Staff and Students only

4:00pm: Exploring ecology as an architecture tool in the global and hyperlocal age: from the forest to the interiors, through nature, computation and humaniform robots.

6:00pm: Why Gender Equality Matters: A Global Perspective - In collaboration with International Women's Day

Monday 7 March

9:30am: Human Rights are for doing, not for talking: Migration Activism in Southeast Asia before and during the Pandemic

10:30am: The Reggio Emilia Experience

11:00am: The criminals are after you - how students can spot and avoid fraud! - Staff and Students only

12:00pm: Cosmology Around The World 

12:30pm: Seafront Walk and Chips (£2)

1:00pm: A lively introduction to languages! (Russian taster session) - Staff and Students only

1:00pm: A tale of twin cities

2:00pm: Bollywood Dance Workshop

4:30pm: International issues on Climate Change 

5:00pm: Bollywood Movie - 'Kuch Kuch Hota Hai'

6:00pm: Welcome Event for Bangladeshi Students - Invite Only

In Person

Events taking place in person

1:00pm: Erasmus+ staff mobility - how can I benefit? - Staff only

1:30pm: Global Cafe Showcase

2:00pm: Welsh language taster workshop. Croeso i'r Gymraeg: Welcome to Welsh, a living British language!

2:00pm: From Plants to Pills: Could Chinese Medicine really be used as Cancer Treatment?

2:00pm: Setting up a split-site PhD programme UK/Sweden

3:00pm: Wellbeing Café - Global Theme

5:00pm: Global Horrors: Environments in Crisis + film screening, Bong Joon-Ho's 'The Host' (2006)

Wednesday 9 March

9:30am: Global Educational Leadership: Challenges & Opportunities

9:30am: Global Growth of Women's sport: Opportunities & Challenges

10:00am: Get going in Russian: A Russian language taster

11:00am: Festival of Cultures - Portland Building, Eldon Building, The Library, Students Union - Staff and Students only - No booking required!

12:00pm: A lively introduction to languages! (Mandarin taster session) - Staff and Students only 

1:00pm: Global Graduates for Global Business

1:00pm: The Year Abroad: Life After Uni

Global Cookbook

We are delighted to bring to you a collection of mouth-watering recipes, contributed by our students, staff, alumni and wider community. Whether you are looking for a starter, main course, dessert or snack, the Global cookbook has something for everyone. Download the Global cookbook 2021.

New Global Cookbook for 2022 - we need your recipes

For 2022, we are launching a new Global Community Cookbook.

We are calling for recipes from the University and Portsmouth City community for the next cookbook. If you would like to submit a recipe, fill in the submission form below.

Global Week 2022

Thank you to everyone who took part in Global Week 2022.

We hope you enjoyed all of the events and we look forward to seeing you again next year.


2022 Programme

Week Long Events

Global Buddies - Students only

The UK-Australia Season is an exciting initiative led by the British Council and Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs. It brings together dynamic groups of people from across the arts and higher education sectors, like yourself, to explore and champion the relationship between the two countries.

Edith Cowan University (ECU), Perth, Western Australia and the University of Portsmouth work closely together to deliver a number of dual degrees and are just two of only a handful of universities invited to participate.

Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, will be to exchange information with 1 of the other 7.874 billion human occupants of Earth. These have been challenging times and so the Global Buddy (students studying at ECU and UoP) you will be paired with could be addressing situations you know nothing about.

On Monday 7 March, you will be sent details about how you can contact your anonymous Global Buddy. Between you, you will agree on how you will exchange information such as messages, pictures and audio & visual recordings, without giving away your identity and report this to Mission Controller – you will be given details about how you can do this.

You will then be sent simple daily tasks for the 5 days between Monday 7 and Friday 11 March. You will exchange with your buddy only. The purpose of this challenge is to gain unique insight into each other’s worlds and maybe how they differ or seem the same.

Register here.


How is technology changing the world?

To celebrate Global Week 2022, the Faculty of Technology has organised a social media event to encourage thought and ideas on how technology is changing the world.

We encourage you to participate in this week-long event via Instagram to share and post your ideas, and be in with a chance to win a £50 Amazon voucher!

This event is available for all students, staff and the public whether you are in the UK or overseas.

Instructions on how to participate can be found on our event site. You need to have an Instagram account and be following @uoptech to take part.

We look forward to your entries!

Spiritual Experience of Prayer, Chaplaincy

A taster of varied forms of prayer from different traditions and spiritualities. Every lunchtime, staff and students only. Booking below:

Monday: Midday Prayer from the Northumbria Community

Tuesday: Lectio Divina

Wednesday: Midday prayer for justice

Thursday: Contemplative Prayer

Friday: Congregational Muslim Prayer

Global Week 2022 | 7-13 March