what is Global Festival aka 'the world in a week'?

a week-long series of events celebrating cultural diversity at KU.

for the past nine years, the Union of Kingston Students has celebrated Global Festival, and each year we hope for it to be bigger and better!

what activities can you participate in?

there are culture and craft stalls, food and dance displays, language and drum workshops and film screenings, guest speakers and henna art - there's something for everyone in every corner of the Uni. 

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

want to sponsor our event? 

we are always seeking companies and individuals to help support this fantastic event, if you can help us then we would love to hear from you. Please contact societies@kingston.ac.uk

previous years:


Global Festival Full Guide 2020


Global Festival Full Guide 2018 


Global Festival Full Guide 2017


take a look at the best bits of Global Festival 2016 to get into the Global spirit:




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.”