This article provides information about the numerous social and cultural events organised by the Global Office.

Your 2018-19 Social and Cultural Calendar 

We organise a wide range of social events and coach trips throughout the year. We hope you can join us! Full events listing coming soon!

Coach trip tickets can be bought at from 1 August 2018


Cultural Events Calendar

A Taste of Christmas - December 2018 - FREE

A chance to taste traditional holiday foods from different countries and participate in festive games!

Location: Chaplaincy, Nuffield Centre, time tbc.

Chinese New Year Celebrations - Year of the Pig – February 2019

The Chinese Society hosts an annual show to celebrate their Spring Festival through traditional dance, songs and other performances. Date and location tbc.

Global Week – 18th to 24th March 2019

Global Week celebrates the global culture we have at the University of Portsmouth!

A week-long programme of events, from open lectures to sporting sessions and cultural society events including the highlight of the week Festival of Cultures. This exhibition style event celebrates the diversity we have on campus with an evening of food, music, costume and more!  See full programme here:


Social activities

Christmas Vacation Socials 

December 2018, 10am-4pm every day - Rees Hall - FREE

Are you staying in Portsmouth during Christmas vacation? If so, join our International Student Ambassadors for food, games, Christmas movie marathons and general chat.


HOST UK is a scheme where you can spend a day or weekend with a British family anywhere in the UK. You will get to learn more about British culture and share your culture with them. This is a great opportunity to fully immerse yourself in British culture and to make new friends along the way!

Weekend visit: £25

Day visit: £15

The cost of travel is extra.

Global Cafe - FREE

Global Cafe hosts weekly themed discussions every Wednesday in Park Building Cafe.

3.30pm - 4.30pm, every Wednesday during term time. All students welcome!

If you would like to meet other students in a friendly, informal environment then Global Cafe is for you! You will meet students from other countries and share knowledge and experience of other cultures and languages, or just chat over a hot drink.


Social Media

Join us on social media!

Join us on Facebook! Search

Global Community brings students from all over the University together and brings you up to date information on events, trips, job opportunities and more.

Follow us on Twitter: 

Disclaimer: All our events are subject to change or cancellation at any time. All registered University of Portsmouth students are welcome to attend our events and trips. Please note, we cannot accept bookings for Dependents (who are not UoP students) on any of our coach trips.


Enter your email address to receive a notification when the article is updated
Email Address

Was this article helpful
Thank you for your feedback
How can we improve?