Dancers at Global Week 2019

Join us at Global Week

An annual programme of global events celebrating culture and friendship

Welcome to Global Week 2023! We will celebrate the global culture and international diversity we have at the University of Portsmouth.

Events are taking place both in person and virtually, and some projects are taking place over the course of the week. All events are open to students, staff and the public unless otherwise stated. Please click on each event to book your place.



These events will be held online

In Person

These events will be held in person

Global Week Events Programme 2023

Pebbles on the beach two of them have smiley face stickers on them

Monday 13 March

11.00am - Global Rocks

11.00am - Don't be a Victim of Fraud - Staff and Students

1.00pm - Global Quiz - Staff and Students

5.00pm - Global Horror: Seasonal Terror - Students only

Students sat with coffee mugs around a table in a cafe

Wednesday 15 March

9.00am - Arabic Language Taster

10.00am - Mandarin Language Taster

12.00pm - Global Bake Off - SAH Faculty Office - Faculty of Science and Health Staff Only

2.00pm - International Tea - Where do you think I come from?

2.00pm - Songs of Home Workshop

2.00pm - Cornish Language Taster: Kernewek a'gas dynnergh

2.00pm - Sketchnoting: creative notetaking for students - Students only

3.00pm - Welsh Language Taster: Croeso i'r Gymraeg!

3.00pm - Rootical Folklore Workshop

7.00pm - Songs of Home Workshop

researcher looking down microscope

Thursday 16 March

11.00am - Don't be a Victim of Fraud - Staff and Students

12.00pm - Festival of Cultures: Exhibition - no need to book, just turn up! - Ravelin Sports Centre

3.00pm - Songs of Home Workshop

4.00pm - Cricket: 'The slow-paced, fast-growing Global Game'

6.00pm - Festival of Cultures: Performance Showcase - no need to book, just turn up! - Third Space, Students' Union

a crowd of people throwing coloured powder paint

Sunday 19 March

11.30am - Songs of Home Workshop

12.00pm - Holi Colour Run - Staff and Students only

Week Long Events

Global Buddies - Students only

Edith Cowan University (ECU), Western Australia; UniCaen, France, Halmstad University, Sweden; and the University of Portsmouth (UoP), UK work closely together to deliver a number of dual degrees.

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, 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 Buddy. Between you, you will agree on when you will exchange information such as messages, pictures and audio & 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 13th and Friday 17th 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.

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A daily food offer based on a variety of cultures and tastes available in all coffee shops on campus.

Watch Global Week 2023 | 13–19 March on YouTube.

Global Week 2023 | 13-19 March