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Global Week 2021 will take place between 26 – 30 April 2021

Global Week is a vibrant, inspiring festival showcasing our multicultural community at NTU 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 colleagues to extend their international outlook. This year Global Week will take place online. Check back soon for a link to access all the wonderful cultural exhibitions, events and activities we have planned for the week.

We are implementing an immersive platform which enables us to create mixed reality experiences, where you can engross yourself in a variety of content. Engage in cultural presentations, games, recipes and many more activities and events. You won’t want to miss out on this years’ experience. Dive in through the click of a button. The platform will be accessible from 26 April.

We also have a variety of events and activities running online throughout the week. These range from discussions about culture, information sessions about international opportunities, workshops, networking sessions and much more. Click here to take a look at the schedule so far and to book for some of these events now. Keep checking back as we keep building the schedule.

If you’re interested in getting involved by contributing towards to the cultural exhibition or online schedule please fill out this form or email ntugloballounge@ntu.ac.uk for more information or if you have any questions. The deadline for sign ups is 21 April 2021.

Getting involved and representing your culture or running an event, as well as attendance at some of the events during Global Week also counts towards the Global Employability Award.

The NTU colleague and student-led activities and events typically include:

  • View examples of ways you can get involved

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

    Cultural Exhibition

    We're currently planning for an online cultural exhibition, where students can contribute content through presentations, photos, videos, discussion sessions and more. The exhibition will include a mixture of cultural presentations, cuisine and recipes, spoken word, traditional cloting and much more, sign up and we will send you more information. These could include 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.

    Performances 

    Want to show off your skills and moves? Send us a video of a performance of drama, dance, music, sport for our “global stage”.  You could also put on an online live performance via an MS Teams meeting. Let us now if you’d like to be involved, and we will find a slot for you.

    Workshops 

    Teach fellow students and colleagues a new skill online. 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!

    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 online event?

    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 by emailing us or filling out the sign-up form for more information on what to do next.

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