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Global Week 2024 Events

Global Week 2024 features an exciting programme of over 50 events led by staff, departments, students and societies, highlighting our global impact and cultural diversity across the University.  
To coincide with International Zero Discrimination Day on 1 March, our theme for this year is 'Inclusivity' and we are welcoming everyone to take part.

Over 50 events taking place during Global Week
World Top 100 Ranked 78th in the QS World University Rankings 2024

Explore our events

Explore our community events, they are open to all and everyone is welcome, so come along!

This selection of events are specifically for University staff and students


Global Week 2024 Special Events

As well as the community events above, the University will be hosting a number of special events as we celebrate Global Week 2024. Find out more about these special events below.

Ustinov SPARK (Students Providing Access to Research & Knowledge) Junior Conferences

Ustinov scholars will visit Key Stage 2 pupils in six local schools, to deliver 3-minute research presentations in bite sized, fun and age appropriate ways!
Poster Outlining what SPARK is

Global Goals Summit - 24 February, 10am - 3pm, Stephenson College

A convention for young people who want to make an impact on global challenges. Learn more about UN Sustainable Development goals, hear from experts and develop solutions.
Students taking part in a group exercise at the Global Goals summit

Language Detective Outreach Day, 28 February

Pupils from 10 local secondary schools are attending this event run by MLAC, Stephenson and Josephine Butler Colleges to experience studying a language at University.
Secondary school teacher in classroom

International Scholars Reception - 28 Feb, 6pm, Oriental Museum

An invitation-only event hosted by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Karen O’Brien at The Oriental Museum to celebrate our international scholarship holders.
International Scholars Recpetion

Festival of Fulbright International Exchange Event, Thurs 29 Feb, 1pm - 6.30pm

Organised by the UK Fulbright Alumni Council, with support from the US Embassy and US-UK Fulbright Commission.
Fulbright logo

Durham Global Awards 2024 - 1 March, Stephenson College

We will once again be celebrating colleagues who make an outstanding contribution to Durham's global reputation and partnerships - nominations are now open!
Professor Rob Lynes, Associate Pro-Vice Chancellor (Global) presenting the Durham Global Awards dinner

Welcome to the Arab World Event - 4 March, 9.30am-3pm

Fun, in-person interactive workshops in Newcastle for NE Schools, supported by our Modern languages students. By invitation only.
The ornate tiled ceiling of the Tomb of Hafez pavilion

Welcome to Japan Event 25 March 10am-3pm

Teikyo University of Japan in Durham and Durham University’s Oriental Museum are hosting a full day session for North East pupils in Y5 and Y6, by invitation only.
A family looking at an exhibition at the Oriental Museum.


Taste the World at Global Week 2024

Experience a variety of global flavours on campus during Global Week 2024, with a different food van on campus each day, plus a week of special menus featuring global cuisine at Zing, Circolo and FUSION Restaurant.
Find out more
Durham Global Week - Palatine Kitchen Takeover (original size)