Global Week

Global Week 2024

Global Week celebrates the culture and diversity of our campuses and is an opportunity for staff and students to share our global impact through a series of events and activities.

Global Experiences

Event Highlight: Cultural Festival

When: Wednesday 21st February 01:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Where: Great Hall

Come and join our amazing Cultural Festival!

We offer a fantastic opportunity for students and staff to join us to celebrate the many cultures and countries that makeup Lancaster University. Students will have the opportunity to:

  • Talk to key staff about travel opportunities over the summer and funding available, such as the Turing Scheme and Global Travel Fund
  • Interact with staff regarding career opportunities and how study/work abroad experiences can look on a CV
  • Connect with study societies, who will be exhibiting their activities and skills
  • Free food from around the world!
  • Communicate with students who have lived overseas and taken part in Lancaster-organised experiences
  • Craft sessions run by the Confucius Institute: come and try your hand at making a Chinese lantern or calligraphy
  • Be wowed by the amazing Art Beats exhibition, working in partnership with Sunway University (Malaysia)

And more!

If you would like to take part in showcasing your cultures and countries, please get in touch with globalexperiencesambassador@lancaster.ac.uk

Events

A variety of events for students will take place across the Bailrigg campus throughout Global Week:

Tab Content: Monday 19th February

Italian Language Cafe

When: 12:00pm - 01:00pm

Where: Roundhouse Kitchen

Explore communication across cultures and languages. The event is open to home students and international students interested in sharing and brushing up on any of their languages from complete beginners to native speakers. Even if you do not speak the language but are interested in learning about a culture or sharing your culture, do come along.

Chinese Film (with English subtitle)

When: 06:00pm

Where: Funess LT 1

Film title: The Wandering Earth (2019)

Tab Content: Tuesday 20th February

Chinese Language Cafe

When: 2:00pm - 03:00pm

Where: Roundhouse Kitchen

Explore communication across cultures and languages. The event is open to home students and international students interested in sharing and brushing up on any of their languages from complete beginners to native speakers. Even if you do not speak the language but are interested in learning about a culture or sharing your culture, do come along.

Culture Talk: Oktoberfest, apples from paradise, and cheese fondue - a cultural tour through Germany, Austria, and Switzerland

When: 02:00pm - 03:00pm

Where: Bowland North SR20

Spanish Film (with English subtitle)

When: 06:00pm

Where: Bowland North Seminar Room 6

Film title: Los Campeones

Tab Content: Wednesday 21st February

Career Workshop: Developing your Personal Brand for Career Success

When: 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Where: Charles Carter A19

Presenter: Noeleen Hammond Jones, Deputy Head of LUMS Careers

Register to attend the session here

As part of Global Week, the "Developing Your Personal Brand for Career Success" workshop is tailored for Lancaster students, providing essential skills to articulate value propositions and stand out in the competitive job market through interactive exercises and practical guidance.

German Language Cafe

When: 12:30pm - 01:30pm

Where: Roundhouse Kitchen

French Language Cafe

When: 12:30pm - 01:30pm

Where: DELC Resource Centre

Cultural Festival

When: 01:00 pm - 04:00 pm

Where: Great Hall

Come and join our amazing Cultural Festival!

We are offering a fantastic opportunity for students and staff to join us to celebrate the many cultures and countries that makeup Lancaster University. Students will have the opportunity to

  • Talk to key staff about travel opportunities over the summer and funding available, such as the Turing Scheme and Global Travel Fund
  • Interact with staff regarding career opportunities and how study/work abroad experiences can look on a CV
  • Connect with study societies, who will be exhibiting their activities and skills
  • Free food from around the world!
  • Communicate with students who have lived overseas and taken part in Lancaster-organised experiences
  • Craft sessions run by the Confucius Institute: come and try your hand at making a Chinese lantern or calligraphy
  • Be wowed by the amazing Art Beats exhibition, working in partnership with Sunway University (Malaysia)

And more!

No sign-up is required, just come and join the fun!

Italian Songs Workshop

When: 01:00pm - 02:00pm

Where: Bowland North SR6

We will study some rudimentary Italian sounds, then read the lyrics to a popular, well-known tune. (All will be revealed on the day!) We will then listen to the song and in the final part of the session we will sing it ourselves.

Student Travel Funding Opportunites - How to apply

When: 04:00pm

Where: LUMS Lecture Theatre 6

Register to attend the session here

Thinking of taking on an overseas summer internship or an overseas summer programme? Then funding may be available! Join us in our information session to find out more about how you can apply for the Turing Scheme.

German Film (with English subtitle)

When: 06:00pm

Where: County Main Seminar Room 2

Film title: Ich bin dein Mensch (I'm Your Man)

Tab Content: Thursday 22nd February

Spanish Language Cafe

When: 12:30pm - 01:30pm

Where: DELC Resource Centre

Explore communication across cultures and languages. The event is open to home students and international students interested in sharing and brushing up on any of their languages from complete beginners to native speakers. Even if you do not speak the language but are interested in learning about a culture or sharing your culture, do come along.

Sustainability and Leadership Trip - Switzerland 2024 - Information Talk

When: 02:00pm

Where: Management School LT17

Register to attend the session here

Sustainability and Leadership is a vacation travel opportunity delivered as a partnership between Green Lancaster and Lancaster University Global Experiences. Participants on the programme spend a week based in and around the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. The programme includes travel to and from the UK by rail.

During the week-long programme you will join fellow Lancaster students in collaborative workshops on themes of environmental sustainability, leadership, and the alpine environment. The trip includes a 2-day hiking excursion in the Swiss Alps with an overnight stay in a traditional mountain cabin.

Find out more about the trip at the information seminar taking place on Thursday 22nd February 2024.

French Film (with English subtitle)

When: 06:00pm

Where: Marcus Merriman Lecture Theatre

Film title: le dîner de cons (The Dinner Game)

The Malaysian Experience - Vacation Travel Program - Information Talk

When: 05:00pm

Where: Management School LT8

The Malaysian Experience (TheME) is a 4-week programme for you to explore the many wonders of Malaysia! Learn through a mix of lectures, workshops, projects and experiential escapes. You will be engaged in topics ranging from food, government, business, arts, religion, language and more!

All participants will receive financial funding from the Turing Scheme. Additional funding may also be eligible for qualifying participants.

Register to attend the information talk here

Staff activities are also running throughout the week, further details can be found here.

For any questions or if you would like more information please contact globalexperiences@lancaster.ac.uk.