Join us at Global Week
An 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. More details coming soon!
Festival of Cultures 2023
Global Week 2023 | 13-19 March
Video showing events and exhibitions planned for Global Week 2019 (13-19 March)
Global Week 2023 Programme
Global Week Events Programme 2023
Monday 13 March
Tuesday 14 March
Wednesday 15 March
Thursday 16 March
Friday 17 March
Saturday 18 March
Sunday 19 March
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.
A daily food offer based on a variety of cultures and tastes available in all coffee shops on campus.