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

Celebrating the vast array of cultures at the university.

Activities at Global Week
Global week

The rich cultural diversity of Nottingham Trent University will be showcased as part of its Global Week 2019 celebrations.

The annual event – which takes place from 25 February to 1 March - is organised to celebrate the vast array of cultures at the university, which is home to approximately 3,000 international students from around 150 different countries.

Throughout the week cultures from across the globe will be represented by our students including Chinese, Portuguese, Lebanese, Omani, Brazilian, UK, Romanian and many more. There will be a regional theme each day – Asian and the Pacific cultures on Monday, African cultures on Tuesday, UK and European cultures on Wednesday, Middle Eastern cultures on the Thursday and cultures from the Americas and an array of other regions on the Friday.

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

Vibrant performances by students from various cultures, societies and community groups are taking place in the Old Chemistry Theatre (City) and Pavilion (Clifton) throughout the week.

Through workshops and talks during the week, Global Week also highlights serious global issues such as sustainability, human rights, and the impact of national and regional law on our lives through such events as Brexit.

Dr Cheryl Rounsaville, Global Student Experience Manager at Nottingham Trent University, said: “In honour of our 7th annual Global Week this year, we are very excited to roll out our new visual identity and tagline for this event – ‘Travel the world in five days’. This year students and staff will have the chance to experience over 90 world cultures right here on campus through a variety of cultural stalls, performances, workshops, and talks.

During Global Week 2019, as in past years, we will continue to celebrate the different cultural heritages of our students and staff as integral to the life of the University and continue to provide opportunities for students to extend their international outlook and understanding of global issues. This event helps to strengthen our already vibrant multinational community and emphasises values we hold dear such as inclusivity, diversity and global citizenship.

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

  • Notes for editors

    Details of times and locations of the events for photograph and filming opportunities are available from the press office.

    Press enquiries please contact Helen Breese, Media Relations Manager, on telephone +44 (0)115 848 8751, or via email.

    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.

    The University prides itself on its global outlook.

Published on 21 February 2019
  • Category: Press office