Global Festival 2020

For the past eight 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 which was such a success that it was held again every year since. Once again we will be running the festival in 2020 and hope it will the biggest and best yet!

WHEN? Monday 16th - Friday 20th March 2020

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.

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

Do you 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

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.”