NTU Global Week
Get involved in the biggest celebration of cultural diversity at the University
Get involved in Global Week
Global Week 2021 will take place between 26 – 30 April 2021
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 provides opportunities for students and staff to extend their international outlook. Global Week will be a little different this year, with an online celebration and some in-person activity (which will be subject to change based on the restrictions at the time).
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 events and activities to run throughout the week online and across campuses (where possible, based on the restrictions at the time, so please be aware that some plans will be subject to change). There will be cultural exhibitions where students 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.
The NTU colleague and student-led activities and events typically include:
View examples of ways you can get involved
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 (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 sign-up form.
Talks, lectures, and debates
Internationalising the curriculum
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.