NTU Global Lounges

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

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.

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)

Want to meet new people and try things from different cultures?

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 Lounge

Games Afternoon

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

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

Find your way with MazeMaps.

Are you interested in learning a new language?

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 university. It takes place in Term Two and is open to all at NTU, NTIC, and Confetti.

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. 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.

  • Last updated: 02/10/2023