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Global Week 2022 will take place between 25 – 29 April 2022

Global Week is a vibrant, inspiring festival showcasing our multinational community on campus every year. Through art, dancing, sport, and food, it connects and celebrates the different cultural heritages of our students and staff and provides an opportunity for them  to extend their international outlook.

Global Week 2022 will take place in person again, with some activities online. The event has grown every year and it is our goal to keep making it bigger and better going forward. This is where NTU, NTIC, and Confetti students and staff, as well as external exhibitors, come in.

We are looking for a variety of in person events and activities to run across our three main campuses as well as online. There will be cultural exhibitions where anyone  can represent their cultures and we are looking for as many cultures represented as possible.

We are looking for any globally themed ideas, from culture, music, language, sport, and food, to global issues, such as the environment, migration (including refugee crisis), and healthcare.

Global Week 2022 will take place on the following campuses:

25 – 26 April 2022 (Monday – Tuesday): Clifton campus

27 April 2022 (Wednesday): Brackenhurst campus

28 – 29 April 2022 (Thursday – Friday): City campus

If you’re interested in getting involved please Global Week Sign up formor email ntugloballounge@ntu.ac.uk for more information or if you have any questions.

The staff and student-led activities and events typically include:

Cultural Exhibition

This usually runs in the format of cultural stalls from 11 am – 3 pm each day of Global Week in a central location on each campus (based on the dates allocated to these campuses), however, the in-person exhibition this year will depend on the current situation at the time. We are also planning an online exhibition where students can contribute content through presentations, photos, videos and more.

The exhibition usually includes a mixture of culture-specific activities and content, a combination of more than one culture, they can be run by a society, organisation, or professional services.

We encourage any activities / exhibitions to be as interactive as possible, so please think of ways to engage the visitors on the day (either by involving them in a game, a quiz, a challenge… let your imagination fly)! If you’re interested in getting involved please fill out the Global Week Sign up form.

Performances

Want to show off your skills and moves? Put on a performance of drama, dance, music, sport on our “global stage”. These usually take place during lunchtimes on the same days as the cultural fairs if they take place in person. You can also put on an online live performance or submit a video for our Virtual Global Week platform. Let us know if you’d like to be involved, and we will find a slot for you.

Workshops

Teach fellow students and colleagues a new skill. Whether it is to play drums, pronounce words in a different language, create beautiful arts and crafts, meditate or learn a new sport, all ideas are welcome! This can take place in person (subject to restrictions) or online.

Talks, lectures and debates

Are you passionate about a topic and want to share and discuss it with other students and colleagues? Why not put on an event? This can take place in person (subject to restrictions) or online.

Internationalising the curriculum 

If you’re an NTU academic colleague, then this is the perfect opportunity to bring a global theme to your subject. You can bring in a global element to the module, use global case studies, or look at the subject in a global context.

Language events

Languages are a big part of culture, and thus an important part of Global Week. As a part of Global Week, we will run our Language Café events, but would also like to run other language themed events throughout the week. These could include a taster of a specific language, calligraphy / typology, language bingo or other games. You could integrate these into your cultural exhibit, or run a separate event.

These are just some examples of what has previously happened at Global Week, but any ideas are welcome.

Get in touch and  email us or fill out the Global Week Sign up form for more information on what to do next.

NB: Given the ongoing situation, in-person activities will be subject to the rules and regulations in place at the time (if any).