Dancers at Global Week 2019

Join us at Global Week

Our annual programme of events celebrating global culture

Welcome to Global Week 2024!

Global Week is our annual celebration of global culture and international diversity at the University of Portsmouth and within our beautiful City. 

We have an exciting programme for Global Week 2024.

 

Global Week 2024 | 8-17 March

Global Week 2024 Programme

Click on each event for more information and to book your ticket, unless otherwise specified.

Week Long Event - Global Buddies (students only)

Global Buddies - Students only

The University of Portsmouth (UoP) holds key partnerships with Edith Cowan University (ECU), Western Australia; UniCaen, France and Halmstad University, Sweden which allows our students to go to one of those institutions and vice versa. For this year's Global Week, we are getting students together from all four institutions for the Global Buddies programme.

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

Before the event, you will be sent details about how you can contact your anonymous Global Buddies. Between yourselves, you will agree on when you will exchange information such as messages, pictures and audio and visual recordings – 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 11 and Friday 15 March. You will exchange with your buddy/ies only. The purpose of this challenge is to develop your cross-cultural communication skills, gain unique insight into each other’s worlds and whether they differ or seem the same, and hopefully, make new friends.

Friday 8 March 2024

12.00pm - 2.00pm

10th Anniversary Celebration of the Female Entrepreneurs Network

12.00pm - 2.00pm

10th Anniversary Celebration of the Female Entrepreneurs Network

11.00am - 2.00pm

Free bra fitting sessions on International Women’s Day - booking essential!

 

12.00pm - 2.00pm

10th Anniversary Celebration of the Female Entrepreneurs Network

Monday 11 March 2024

9.30am

Commonwealth Day flag raising ceremony - no need to book, just come along!

Outside the Civic Offices, Guildhall Square

1.00pm - 2.00pm

Preventing violence against women and girls at UK based music festivals using social marketing interventions

9.30am

Commonwealth Day flag raising ceremony - no need to book, just come along!

Outside the Civic Offices, Guildhall Square

1.00pm - 2.00pm

Language and Culture Taster Sessions: Mandarin

1.00pm - 2.00pm

Preventing violence against women and girls at UK based music festivals using social marketing interventions

3.00pm - 4.00pm

Language and Culture Taster Sessions: Italian

9.30am

Commonwealth Day flag raising ceremony - no need to book, just come along!

Outside the Civic Offices, Guildhall Square

10.00am - 11.00am

Dual Degrees with Edith Cowan University: A How and Why Staff Guide

11.00am - 12.30pm

Student Exchanges - Changing Landscapes

1.00pm - 2.00pm

Preventing violence against women and girls at UK based music festivals using social marketing interventions

2.00pm - 3.00pm

Study Portals Insights Event

Tuesday 12 March 2024

5.00pm

Global to Local Horror: How Horror Films Translate Global Concepts into Local Contexts

8.00pm - 10.30pm

Community Volleyball Experience

11.00am - 1.00pm

Promoting Studying Abroad in Sandwich Year and Summer School activities - for Business and Law students only

12.00pm - 1.00pm

Beach and Chips Walk

1.00pm - 3.00pm

International Alumni tips for UK Career Success

1.00pm - 3.00pm

SU Crafternoon: Paint Your Flag Tapestry Decorating

2.00pm - 3.00pm

Language and Culture Taster Sessions: Greek

2.00pm - 4.00pm

Biology Research Around the World - In Person or Virtual

5.00pm

Global to Local Horror: How Horror Films Translate Global Concepts into Local Contexts

8.00pm - 10.30pm

Community Volleyball Experience

9.00am - 10.30am

Horizon Europe: Programme Overview (UKRO Virtual Visit)

11.00am - 12.30pm

Horizon Europe: Introduction to Marie Sklowdowska-Curie Actions (UKRO)

12.00pm - 1.00pm

Beach and Chips Walk

1.30pm - 3.00pm

Horizon Europe: Collaborative Projects (UKRO Virtual Visit)

2.00pm - 4.00pm

Biology Research Around the World

5.00pm

Global to Local Horror: How Horror Films Translate Global Concepts into Local Contexts

8.00pm - 10.30pm

Community Volleyball Experience

Wednesday 13 March 2024

12.00pm - 4.00pm

Fashion Swap Shop - No need to book, just come along!

UPSU Common Room, Cambridge Road, PO1 2EF

2.00pm - 2.30pm

CCI TV Show

Eldon Building Foyer, Winston Churchill Avenue, PO1 2DJ - or online

4.00pm - 5.00pm

Children's Global Storytime

5.30pm - 7.00pm

UoP Choir Taster Evening - No need to book, just come along! 

Eldon Building Room W1.11, Winston Churchill Avenue, PO1 2DJ

5.30pm - 7.30pm

Ramadan Iftar Event

11.00am - 1.00pm

EWB Pechakucha Presentations

11.00am - 12.00pm

An Introduction to the Revolution Plastics Institute

11.15am - 11.45am

Optimisation: Its Relation to Mathematics, and its Applications

12.00pm - 4.00pm

Fashion Swap Shop - No need to book, just come along!

UPSU Common Room, Cambridge Road, PO1 2EF

2.00pm - 2.30pm

CCI TV Show

Eldon Building Foyer, Winston Churchill Avenue, PO1 2DJ - or online

1.00pm - 3.00pm

CCIXR: Global Earth Interactive Open Afternoon

4.00pm - 5.00pm

International Tea: Where Do You Think I Come From?

2.00pm - 3.00pm

How Does eBay (UK) Become a Sustainable Brand?

4.00pm - 5.00pm

Children's Global Storytime

5.30pm - 7.00pm

UoP Choir Taster Evening - No need to book, just come along! 

Eldon Building Room W1.11, Winston Churchill Avenue, PO1 2DJ

5.30pm - 7.30pm

Ramadan Iftar Event

9.30am - 4.00pm

EDI Mini Fest

11.00am - 1.00pm

EWB Pechakucha Presentations

11.00am - 12.00pm

An Introduction to the Revolution Plastics Institute

11.15am - 11.45am

Optimisation: Its Relation to Mathematics, and its Applications

12.00pm

Global Bake Off, Science and Health Faculty Office

12.00pm - 4.00pm

Fashion Swap Shop - No need to book, just come along!

UPSU Common Room, Cambridge Road, PO1 2EF

2.00pm - 2.30pm

CCI TV Show

Eldon Building Foyer, Winston Churchill Avenue, PO1 2DJ - or online

1.00pm - 3.00pm

CCIXR: Global Earth Interactive Open Afternoon

2.00pm - 3.00pm

Working with Global Partners

1.15pm

Global Mindset Programme Event

4.00pm - 5.00pm

International Tea: Where Do You Think I Come From?

2.00pm - 3.00pm

How Does eBay (UK) Become a Sustainable Brand?

4.00pm - 5.00pm

Children's Global Storytime

5.30pm - 7.00pm

UoP Choir Taster Evening - No need to book, just come along! 

Eldon Building Room W1.11, Winston Churchill Avenue, PO1 2DJ

5.30pm - 7.30pm

Ramadan Iftar Event

Thursday 14 March 2024

12.00pm - 3.00pm

Festival of Cultures - No need to book, just come along!

Ravelin Sports Centre, Cambridge Road, PO1 2SE

*Please be aware this event is being photographed and filmed for University of Portsmouth marketing purposes*

1.00pm - 2.30pm

Let's Talk About Sustainability

3.00pm - 4.00pm

Puppetry as a Global Practice: Practical Workshop for Adults

6.00pm - 8.00pm

Performance Showcase - No need to book, just come along!

Third Space, Students' Union, Cambridge Road, PO1 2EF

*Please be aware this event is being photographed and filmed for University of Portsmouth marketing purposes*

9.30am - 5.00pm

Board Games at the Chaplaincy

11.00am - 12.00pm

Language and Culture Taster Sessions: Arabic

12.00pm - 2.00pm

Cricket - It's Global Origins

12.00pm - 3.00pm

Festival of Cultures - No need to book, just come along!

Ravelin Sports Centre, Cambridge Road, PO1 2SE

*Please be aware this event is being photographed and filmed for University of Portsmouth marketing purposes*

1.00pm - 2.30pm

Search and Seizure of Forensic Evidence

1.00pm - 2.30pm

Let's Talk About Sustainability

2.30pm - 3.00pm

Fraud and Money Management

3.00pm - 4.00pm

Puppetry as a Global Practice: Practical Workshop for Adults

3.00pm - 5.00pm

Bridging Divides Speaker Series

4.00pm - 8.00pm

Mapathon

6.00pm - 8.00pm

Performance Showcase - No need to book, just come along!

Third Space, Students' Union, Cambridge Road, PO1 2EF

*Please be aware this event is being photographed and filmed for University of Portsmouth marketing purposes*

6.30pm - 8.00pm

Chaplaincy's Big Quiz of the Whole World

12.00pm - 2.00pm

Cricket - It's Global Origins

12.00pm - 3.00pm

Festival of Cultures - No need to book, just come along!

Ravelin Sports Centre, Cambridge Road, PO1 2SE

*Please be aware this event is being photographed and filmed for University of Portsmouth marketing purposes*

1.00pm - 2.30pm

Search and Seizure of Forensic Evidence

1.00pm - 2.30pm

Let's Talk About Sustainability

2.30pm - 3.00pm

Fraud and Money Management

3.00pm - 5.00pm

Bridging Divides Speaker Series

3.00pm - 4.00pm

Puppetry as a Global Practice: Practical Workshop for Adults

4.00pm - 8.00pm

Mapathon

6.00pm - 8.00pm

Performance Showcase - No need to book, just come along!

Third Space, Students' Union, Cambridge Road, PO1 2EF

*Please be aware this event is being photographed and filmed for University of Portsmouth marketing purposes*

6.30pm - 8.00pm

Chaplaincy's Big Quiz of the Whole World

Friday 15 March 2024

1.00pm - 2.00pm

Screening Nightmares: The Global Horror Film Festival

1.00pm - 2.00pm

Mangrove Action Project - Blue Governance and Ecosystems Management Talk

7.00pm - 12.00am

Inspirational Women of Portsmouth Awards

11.00am - 12.00pm

The Importance of International Student for British Universities - A Historical View

1.00pm - 2.00pm

Screening Nightmares: The Global Horror Film Festival

1.00pm - 2.00pm

Mangrove Action Project - Blue Governance and Ecosystems Management Talk

2.00pm - 4.00pm

EWB Pechakucha Presentations

7.00pm - 12.00am

Inspirational Women of Portsmouth Awards

11.00am - 12.00pm

The Importance of International Student for British Universities - A Historical View

1.00pm - 2.00pm

Screening Nightmares: The Global Horror Film Festival

1.00pm - 2.00pm

Mangrove Action Project - Blue Governance and Ecosystems Management Talk

2.00pm - 4.00pm

EWB Pechakucha Presentations

7.00pm - 12.00am

Inspirational Women of Portsmouth Awards

Sunday 17 March 2024

1.00pm - 2.00pm

Language Taster Session: Welsh

2.00pm - 3.00pm

Language Taster Session: Cornish

3.00pm - 4.00pm

Language Taster Session: Russian

1.00pm - 2.00pm

Language Taster Session: Welsh

2.00pm - 3.00pm

Language Taster Session: Cornish

3.00pm - 4.00pm

Language Taster Session: Russian

1.00pm - 2.00pm

Language Taster Session: Welsh

2.00pm - 3.00pm

Language Taster Session: Cornish

3.00pm - 4.00pm

Language Taster Session: Russian

Festival of Cultures 2023