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University’s rich cultural diversity to be showcased during Global Week

The rich cultural diversity of Nottingham Trent University will be showcased as part of its Global Week 2018 celebrations.

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Global Week showcases the university's rich cultural diversity

The annual event – which takes place from 26 February to 2 March - is organised to celebrate the vast array of cultures at the university, which is home to approximately 2,600 international students from around 100 different countries.

Throughout the week countries from across the globe will be represented by our students including Afghanistan, Portugal, China, Australia, Zimbabwe, India, Poland, Romania, El Salvador, Sri Lanka and France.

These countries and their cultures will be represented through performances, cultural stalls, traditional foods, art, dance, music and workshops.

On Monday there will be performances from Asia, including traditional Indian and Chinese dancing and African drumming workshops will take place on Tuesday.

The week will move on to the UK and Europe on Wednesday with a performance from the NTU Brass Band.

On Thursday there will be a presentation on Syrian culture from Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Refugee Forum and there will be food and performances from the Middle East.

The week will draw to a close with the chance to experience foods and cultures from the Caribbean and the Americas.

To celebrate NTU’s 175th anniversary, Global Week will showcase its partnership with Nottingham Trent International College (NTIC). The college was established in 2005 as one of Europe’s first pathway colleges.

During Global Week, NTIC will showcase student work and display information on the history of the college.

Global Week also highlights serious global issues such as sustainability.

There will be workshops and stalls throughout the week to raise awareness of plastics pollution and provide tips on how to reduce the use of single-use plastics in daily life.

Dr Cheryl Rounsaville, Global Student Experience Manager at Nottingham Trent University, said: “As part of the Connecting Globally theme of our current university strategy we aim to create a vibrant multinational community that is inclusive, values diversity, and nurtures global citizenship.

"Through Global Week we celebrate the different cultural heritages of our students and staff as integral to the life of the University, and provide opportunities for students to extend their international outlook and understanding of global issues. This event contributes to a truly global experience for all of our students.”

Events and stalls will take place across the university at the City, Clifton and Brackenhurst campuses.

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    Nottingham Trent University was named University of the Year 2017 at the Times Higher Education Awards and Modern University of the Year in the Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2018. The award recognises NTU for its strong student satisfaction, quality of teaching, overall student experience and engagement with employers.

    Nottingham Trent University (NTU) has been awarded the highest, gold, rating in the Government’s Teaching Excellence Framework for its outstanding teaching and learning.

    NTU is one of the largest UK universities with nearly 28,000 students and more than 3,500 staff across four campuses, contributing £496m to the UK economy every year. It is one of the most environmentally-friendly universities, containing some of the country’s most inspiring and efficient award-winning buildings.

    The University is passionate about creating opportunities and its extensive outreach programme is designed to enable Nottingham Trent to be a vehicle for social mobility. NTU is the sixth biggest recruiter of students from disadvantaged backgrounds in the country and 95.6% of the its graduates go on to employment or further education within six months of leaving. 

    NTU is home to world-class research, winning The Queen’s Anniversary Prize in 2015 - the highest national honour for a UK university. It recognised the University’s pioneering projects to improve weapons and explosives detection in luggage, enable safer production of powdered infant formula and combat food fraud.

    With an international student population of approximately 2,600 from around 100 countries, the University prides itself on its global outlook.

University’s rich cultural diversity to be showcased during Global Week

Published on 20 February 2018
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