Global Festival

For the past five years the Union of Kingston Students societies have held Global Festival - a week long series of events celebrating internationalism and diversity at Kingston University. The pilot held in 2012 was such a success that it was held again 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016. Building on the first three years success we are running the festival again in 2017

WHEN? Monday 27th - Friday 31st March 2017

WHERE? Events will run across all four campuses. 

IS IT ALL FREE? Most events are free but there are the odd few that are fundraising for charities or volunteer trips.

So what's going on and what can you get involved in? Plenty!! From culture and cuisine stalls, dance displays and drum workshops to film screenings, guest speakers and henna art - there really is something for everyone. Download the pocket guide below or pick one up from the union reception to ensure you don't miss out!

Check the schedule below for all listed events:

Updated Global Festival Schedule 2017 : New Events Added 


If you require any further information then please do not hesitate to email: 

Societies that require the Global Fest Logo for their posters can download it here


Take a look at the best bits of last year's festival 2016 to get into the Global spirit:

Take a look at the best bits of last year's festival 2015:

Take a look at the best bits of last year's festival 2014 here!!!

Global Festival 2012 Review

Union of Kingston Students second Global Festival definitely did not disappoint with over 45 societies collaborating on the week of activities aimed at celebrating culture, diversity and internationalisation as well as addressing current global issues and promoting international opportunities.The week saw over 75 unique events arranged and led by Union of Kingston Students' societies. Over 4000 people got involved despite the challenging weather.Events ranged from feeding over 1000 people free curry, to open air yoga, a horse riding gymkhana and 24hour gaming session for charity.

Vice President Activities, Lauren McCormack who introduced Global Festival into the Union calendar in 2012, said that they have always received extremely rewarding feedback from the festival. She added: “We hope that in the future this week will only get bigger and better and get more people involved in Union of Kingston Students' societies.”