Go Global Week!

What is Go Global Week?

Go Global Week is a celebration of global culture at UEA! It’s hosted by the Union of UEA Students, the UEA Dean of Students International Team, UEA Careers & Employability, the Sainsbury’s Centre for Visual Arts & the Sportspark… but mostly run by volunteers – so we need you! There’s loads of exciting stuff going on this year, so please get involved!

How do I get involved?

Firstly, if you are interested in sharing your culture by performing, speaking, running a stall, running a ‘give it a go’ session or a language taster, showing off traditional clothing, bringing traditional food, anything like that at any point during the week then that sounds fantastic! If you could please fill out this form and return it to Matt (union.communications@uea.ac.uk), Gavin (g.hudson@uea.ac.uk) or Union Reception in Union House.

Secondly, we need blog entries! Share your culture, tell everybody about your favourite place in the world, tell everybody about any global issues that you care about – we need photos, articles, videos, audio recordings, anything you could possibly give us! We will post it on this blog, and hopefully lots of people will see it ūüôā

So what’s happening during the week?

SO MANY THINGS. Here’s the full programme!

  Monday 19th

 Opening Ceremony: Come along and see dancers and music, and get involved!- 12.30pm in the Square

 Zest Mexican Day: Mexican food and Salsa dancing at Zest!

The Fair Trade: Film Screening in LT1 at 7.30pm!

 Tuesday 20th

 Global Opportunities Fair: There will be stalls for you to talk about careers opportunities from around the world, as well as the chance to interact with several cultures and international volunteer projects! Р12-3pm, LCR

 Mandarin Consultant Seminar: Careers seminar for Mandarin-speaking students Р5-6.30pm, Arts 2.03

 Ceilidh!: Great fun & free, learn how to do a traditional Celtic dance! 7.30-10pm, LCR

Zest Caribbean Day: Caribbean food at Zest!

Wednesday 21st

Zest Great British Day: Morris Dancing in the Square 12-2pm and British food at Zest til 8pm!

DISCO Careers Seminar: Careers talk for Japanese-speaking students – 2-4pm, Bill Wilson Room (Union House 0.11)

Exploring international art and cultural influences on creativity: Seminar – 11-1pm, Registry Committee Room 1 (write to james.ferguson@uea.ac.uk to book a place!)

  Go Global Party!: The biggest event of the week! Traditional food and performances, then a disco! Р7.30-10pm, LCR

 Tug-O-War: Inter-school competition! Р1.30pm, Sportspark (email r.tomes@uea.ac.uk for more info!)

 Athletics Competition: Inter-school competition! Р2.30pm, Sportspark (email r.tomes@uea.ac.uk for more info!)

 Cultural Awareness Session: Workshop on cultural awareness! Р2-4pm, CD Annex 1.32 (email j.amos@uea.ac.uk to book a place)

International Quiz!: Test your knowledge! 7pm, Nelson Court Common Room A (look for posters in your halls!)

PSI Debate! A debate about Syria, the EU and more! – 5pm, Arts 01.02

Go Globalympics!: Sporting events happening all day all over campus!

Thursday 22nd

Roller Disco!: Disco on roller skates? Yes please! – 7-11pm, Funky’s in the City Centre (¬£5 tickets from the Dean of Students Office from 19th March)

Zest Hungarian Day: Hungarian food at Zest!

Fun Run around the Broad: Meet at Norfolk & Suffolk Terrace at 1pm (contact r.mckellar@uea.ac.uk for more info!)

Food For Thought: A play by Mariama Ives-Moiba! 8pm, Congregation Hall 01.07 (email mariama_ives-moiba@fsmail.net for tickets)

Friday 23rd

Zest Italian Day: Italian food at Zest!

Post-Study Work Visa Workshop: See http://bit.ly/zk3QhW for more info! 10am-12pm, LT1

Going Global: Seminar on working overseas for home students – 1-2.30pm, TPSC 0.1

South East Europe – After the Crisis: Guest lecture by Dr Vassiliki Koutrakou – 5pm, Arts 3.01 (contact v.koutrakou@uea.ac.uk for more info)

Food For Thought: A play by Mariama Ives-Moiba! 7.30pm, Nelson Court Common Room A (email mariama_ives-moiba@fsmail.net for tickets)

Salsa Party: Blue bar – 8pm till 1am – free entry, free class, free shows – everyone welcome!

Saturday 24th

Voices from Greece: Celebratory year for the city of Thessaloniki, marking 100 years since its liberation and incorporation in the Greek State. Lecture by Helen Anagnostopoulou – 4pm, LT1

Kingdom of Characters – After Hours Party!: http://scr.bi/zpfiqV – 6pm-Midnight, Sainsbury’s Centre For Visual Arts (Booking recommended, call 01603 593199. Tickets ¬£8 concessions/¬£10)

Food For Thought: A play by Mariama Ives-Moiba! 6.30pm, Union House 1.28 (email mariama_ives-moiba@fsmail.net for tickets)

All week

Global Opportunities Virtual Careers Fair: Check it out online Mon19th-Friday 23rd!

Go Global Competition!: Give us your thoughts about UEA’s global campus to win a FREE trip for 2 to the heart of England and North Wales! Come into the Dean of students’ Office and look for the Go Global board, Mon19th-Fri 23rd

Global Student Workshop: Let us know your thoughts on tuition fees, immigration laws and settling into the UK! Find the boards in the Hive

Kingdom of Characters: Major exhibition celebrating the growing interest in Japanese subcultures. Tues 20th-Sun 25th, Sainsbury’s Centre for Visual Arts. FREE for students

This is here: Photographs by Avi Gupta, Mon 20th-Sun25th, Sainsbury’s Centre for Visual Arts. FREE for students

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