NTU Global Lounges

Find out more about the exciting international opportunities and cultural events happening in the NTU Global Lounges.

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Meet New Friends at Global Lounge

The Global Lounges are open to all NTU, NTIC, Confetti students and colleagues. These dedicated spaces are based on-campus and in the Virtual Global Lounge (VGL), to provide flexible opportunities to internationalise your CV and broaden your horizons.

In our Global Lounges you can:

  • relax and make friends from around the world whilst enjoying free tea and coffee
  • celebrate, organise and take part in student-focused cultural events
  • enhance employability through international opportunities.

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Locations and opening times

Global Lounge - City Campus

The City Global Lounge is located in 23 Goldsmith Street.

  • Monday – Thursday: 9 am–7 pm (term-time)
  • Friday: 9 am–5 pm (term-time)
  • Monday – Friday: 9 am–5 pm (out of term)

Global Lounge - Clifton Campus

The Clifton Global Lounge is located in Mary Ann Evans 019.

  • Monday – Friday: 9 am–5 pm (term-time)
  • Monday – Friday: 10 am–4 pm (out of term)

Meet new people and try things from different cultures

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Games Afternoon

Movie Monday

Get ready for cinematic adventures with students from around the world.

  • Mondays, 3 pm–5 pm, Clifton Global Lounge

Global Community Lunch

Meet some students from around the world whilst enjoying a free lunch.

  • Tuesdays, 12 pm–2 pm, Clifton Global Lounge
  • Thursdays, 12 pm–2 pm, City Global Lounge


Discover the joy of nurturing plants and connecting with nature at Clifton Allotment.

  • Wednesdays, 1 pm–3 pm, Clifton Global Lounge


Join us for relaxing craft sessions where creativity meets mindfulness.

  • Wednesdays, 2 pm–4 pm, Clifton & City Global Lounges

Games Afternoon

Challenge your friends to board games, quizzes, and enjoy some friendly competition.

  • Fridays, 1 pm–3 pm, Clifton & City Global Lounges

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Learn a new language

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Language Cafe

Our Global Lounges provide students with an opportunity to learn a new language through a wide range of activities such as the Language Café and Language in Tandem.

Language Café

Learn or practise a language in a friendly environment. All languages and levels are welcome, including English.

You do not need to register, just come along to the Language Café sessions on:

  • Tuesdays, 5 pm–7 pm, City Global Lounge
  • Thursdays, 3 pm–5 pm, Clifton Global Lounge

Language in tandem

Improve your language skills by pairing up with another student to learn a different language every week. The Language in Tandem scheme is open to all students, no matter what language you speak.

Interested? You can sign up for our Language in Tandem.

Email ntugloballounge@ntu.ac.uk if you have any questions.

Get involved in Global Week

Global Week is a week-long celebration of the rich cultural diversity at NTU. It takes place in Term Two and is open to all at NTU, NTIC, and Confetti.

Global Week will take place from 26 February – 1 March 2024. You can get involved and showcase your culture by running a cultural stall, event, performance or highlighting a global issue such as climate change, migration or plastic waste.

NTU Global will donate £1 to a sustainability project on campus for every student attending Global Week. Since 2020, these efforts have resulted in:

  • funding the beehives on the Boots Library Roof,
  • introducing e-bikes at the Cycle Hub,
  • planting of wildflowers at City Campus,
  • and enhancing the outdoor classroom area at Clifton Campus.

If you would like to get involved or have any questions about how you can participate in the next Global Week, email ntugloballounge@ntu.ac.uk.

Global Week

Study abroad

Studying abroad is a fantastic opportunity to enrich your degree by experiencing other cultures and developing skills to add to your CV.

With short and long-term options available through our global network of over 300 partner institutions — and across all of our Schools and subjects — we'll support you in developing personally, professionally and academically.

NTU students can choose from many different travel destinations and it’s easy to apply for scholarships to help with the cost of travelling.

Visit our study abroad webpages to find out where your course could take you. Please email any questions about study abroad to ntuglobal@ntu.ac.uk

Global Employability Award

This is an exciting award delivered by the Employability team in collaboration with NTU Global to support students in becoming global graduates through meaningful experiences.

The award is open to all students but may appeal to those who are interested in working internationally or improving their international profile, or who want to work with people from diverse communities within the UK.

If you are interested in taking part in this Award, you can register now and start gaining your extracurricular international experience and when the Award commences you can simply add your points to your record.

Working and volunteering

Develop your confidence, make new friends and gain skills and experience to add to your CV by joining our global community. Please email ntugloballounge@ntu.ac.uk if you’re interested in working or volunteering in any of the roles below.

Global Lounge Assistant

Paid, part-time role to work in the City or Clifton Global Lounge, and on the Virtual Global Lounge. These opportunities are promoted on Unitemps and Futurehub usually in the spring.

Global Week Volunteer

Represent your culture or a global issue you care about during the annual Global Week celebration.

Cultural Ambassador

Organise a cultural event or an event or activity around a global issue you care about online or in the Global Lounges.

Language Café Volunteer

Help other students learn and practise languages in an informal setting. You're required to contribute at least 20 hours throughout the academic year

Global Summer School Buddy

Welcome and support international students who are doing a Global Summer School programme at NTU. You’ll also be able to attend a course for free. Visit Global Summer Schools for more information on this exciting scheme.

Student Exchange Buddy

This role is for students that have travelled as part of an exchange or work placement, and would like to give advice and guidance to other students that are preparing to do the same. You'll also help us support visiting international exchange students at NTU.

  • Last updated: 12/02/2024