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We are now planning Global Week 2021 and dates and format will be announced soon.

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, but we are now in the planning stage for Global Week 2021, and dates and format will be announced soon. If you’re interested in getting involved please email ntugloballounge@ntu.ac.uk

The event has grown every year and it is our goal to make it even bigger and better going forward. This is where you, 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, we’ll post more updates soon). 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.

  • View examples of ways you can get involved

    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, we are still in the process of looking at various options for an in-person or online exhibition this year based on the current situation at the time. The exhibition usually includes a mixture of culture-specific stalls, 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)! We are still in the process of confirming what the Cultural Fair / Exhibition will look like this year, but if you’re interested please email us at ntugloballounge@ntu.ac.uk and we can send you more information as soon as we can.

    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, but they could also take place in the afternoon / evening (or even online). Let us know what you’re thinking, 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!

    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?

    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. We are looking to run language themed events throughout the week. These could be a Language Café style event where you can practise languages with other students, a taster of a specific language, calligraphy / typology, language bingo or other games. You can integrate these into a cultural stall, or run a separate event – the world is your oyster!

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

    So don’t wait, email us or come to the Global Lounges for more information on what to do next.

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