Global Experiences Week

A World of Opportunity at Home and Abroad

5 - 9 November 2018
Lancaster University Campus

What's On

Fireworks Spectacular, presented by Lancaster University Students' Union. Enjoy student group performances, hot food and a firework display to start your week. 6-10.30pm, Monday 5 November, Lancaster Square

Global Café: Sample food from India, China, Malaysia and Ghana; enjoy live entertainment; and discover vacation travel opportunities. 11am-2.30pm, Tuesday 6 November, Alexander Square

Study Abroad Fair: Discover opportunities for studying abroad, connect with students that have returned, and pick up some freebies. 2-4pm, Wednesday 7 November, Minor Hall

Photography & Art Exhibition Launch: Catch the first glimpse of this art exhibition with a global perspective and meet the artists. 7pm, Wednesday 7 November, Bowland Bar

Skills Workshop: Using your overseas travel experience effectively when applying for jobs: Identify skills gained through international travel experience and learn how to sell those skills in your applications for graduate roles. 2-3pm, Thursday 8 November, Cavendish LT Register your attendance via Target Connect

International Languages Café: Explore international cultures and languages over pizza (vegan and gluten free available). Open for beginners to native speakers. 1pm, Friday 9 November, Confucious Institute

Keep up to date with the events calendar and Facebook

Photography & Art Exhibition

The photography & art exhibition is a visual exploration of global travel experienced by Lancaster students and staff. The launch (Wednesday 7 November) includes a tour of the artwork and a chance to meet the artists.

Over the next few weeks, this artwork will be displayed along the campus spine, celebrating Your Global Experience. See below for a sample of what to expect:

Watching a desert sunset after a bumpy camel journey

James Hayward, 3rd year Economics

On the way to Batu Caves temple you can notice how colourful hinduism is

Aiste Vencheviciute, 3rd year Business Economics

An iconic view of the New York Skyline from the Empire state building

Anne Davis, Global Experiences Assistant

Making friends abroad

Momima Kamran

A temple encompassed by water plays host to all types of visitors

James Hayward, 3rd year Economics

Celebrate your #LUGlobal experience every day:

 on your course, in your college, through campus life and worldwide travel.

Globalise and share your Lancaster Experience:

Share Your #LUGlobal Experience to win £20 Amazon voucher
Complete the online intercultural competency training
Learn a language
Eat in on campus, cook and share your recipes

Share Your #LUGlobal Experience to win £20 Amazon voucher:

As part of Global Experiences Week students and staff are invited to share their photos and experiences for a chance to win a £20 Amazon voucher.

The idea is to celebrate all that is global about life at Lancaster University.  You have three ways to get involved by 5pm 30 November 2018.

You may submit pictures and accompanying stories of your global experience and life at Lancaster or abroad in connection with Lancaster on one or more of these channels: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and/or Web, provided that the pictures are different.

The themes could include excitement, challenges, surprises and hopes with regard to your global experience and life.

Photo Competition Terms and Conditions

My Experience

‘Lancaster University has put the world at my fingertips. I travelled to the US and China, but the University also brought the world to campus via a diverse range of culturally immersive events and fun, engaging societies!’  

Alex Hunter, Year 2 studying Politics & International Relations

Our Partners

Global Experiences Week was officially launched by the Vice-Chancellor and the LU Students' Union with their signing of the UUK mobility pledge in 2017.  It aims to connect students and staff with the benefits of Lancaster being a global place to live, study and work. It is an opportunity to share Your Global Experience on campus and/or abroad in connection with Lancaster.

In collaboration with: