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Join Us at Global Week

15-21 March 2021 | Join us for our programme of global events celebrating culture and friendship

Global Week 2021

Our popular annual Global Week ran from 15-21 March 2021.  However, we still have a couple of things running beyond Global Week.

We are starting to plan for next year's Global Week, if you want to find out how to contribute, please email the Global Week team at

Supporting the British Red Cross

The University of Portsmouth's Global Week is supporting the British Red Cross and its vital role in emergency response, and the ongoing situation concerning the COVID-19 pandemic.  If you would like to donate to the British Red Cross as part of Global Week, please follow this link. We would like to thank you for supporting this year's Global Week events, and for supporting this cause.

Supporting British Red Cross logo

Global Cookbook

Whilst Global Week is virtual this year, we still wanted to give you the opportunity to sample food from around the world. We are delighted to bring to you a collection of mouth-watering recipes, contributed by our students, staff, alumni and wider community. Whether you’re looking for a starter, main course, dessert or snack, the Global cookbook has something for everyone.


Download the Global cookbook here.

A vegetarian meal

Events on all month

Global Staircase Challenge

When: 1–31 March

UoP Global and Sport & Recreation present...The Global Staircase Challenge.

We visit a lot of famous landmarks and tall buildings on the International Summer Schools, which have inspired us to create this challenge for March 2021.

See how many staircases you can climb in a month to try and match their heights.

The challenge starts on Monday 1 March and closes at midnight on Wednesday 31 March 2021.

Winners will be announced on Friday 2 April and will receive Amazon voucher prizes.

You can choose to enter either the Individual Challenge or the Team Challenge. To sign up click the registration link at the top of the page via this link.

Guide to 60+ Countries Around the World

When: 1–31 March

Open to: Students, Staff and Public

Explore the world with a click of a button! As it is not possible to host the Festival of Cultures this year, we have collated information for over 60+ countries in this platform guide. Here, you can read quick-read information about the country's population, official language, national dishes and currency all from the comfort of your own home. 

The information displayed in this platform is collated by third party websites in the public domain to provide a representation and raise awareness of each country's culture. The University of Portsmouth is not affiliated with the third party organisations and cannot be held responsible for its content, nor does the University support any views that may be represented within. 

Registration: Register here


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