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Programme of Events announced for Global Week 2024

Featuring a wide range of events led by staff, departments, students and societies, highlighting our global impact and cultural diversity across the University, Global Week 2024 will run from Saturday 24 February to Sunday 3 March 2024 (week 8 of Epiphany Term).

With over 50 events for staff, students and the whole Durham community, Global Week 2024 will celebrate Durham's global culture and the positive impact of our research, education, partnerships and global citizenship.
Explore the programme of events
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Be part of Global Week 2024

Our aim is to have as many members of the University community as possible involved in Global Week in some way. We're encouraging everyone to attend our events and also offering you the opportunity to create your own event to be included in the Programme.

Propose an event and make a Global Award nomination.

Organise a Global Week Event

Get involved by proposing an event to showcase our diverse multi-national, multi-lingual community in action.
Students running a stall at World Fest, a Durham Global Week 2023 event

Make a Durham Global Award nomination

Nominate an individual, a team, project or partnership to recognise their contribution to making Durham a global University in one of the 11 Global Award categories.
Durham Global Awards trophies and certificates

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What is Durham Global Week about?

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Durham Global Week:

  • Celebrates and recognises the contribution of our international students and staff to the culture and life of the University and the wider region. The diversity of our student and staff bodies creates enormous opportunities, not just within Durham Global Week, but on an ongoing basis, for increased understanding and respect for other cultures both within the University and in the wider communities within which we are based.
  • Highlights the importance of global citizenship / awareness for our home students and provides them with a broader perspective on the world we live in. It is more important than ever for our students to understand the wider world and their place within it to help them to thrive, reach their full potential, and learn how they can play their part in finding solutions to some of the global challenges we face.
  • Recognises and learns from the contribution made by the University in addressing some of the world’s most pressing challenges, including the UN Sustainable Development Goals, working together with partner universities, governments, alumni and other key stakeholders across the world.

University student
"I am delighted that, through Durham Global Week, we can recognise the contribution of our international staff and students, celebrate some of the amazing work that is going on and learn from each other in a spirit of mutual respect and understanding."

Professor Claire O'Malley
Pro-Vice Chancellor Global

When did Durham Global Week start?

The inaugural Durham Global Week took place from 4 - 11 March 2023 (inclusive).

A wide range of events took place across Durham, including the Durham Global Awards ceremony. Led by staff, departments, students and societies, these events highlighted cultural diversity across the University. They focused on different aspects of Durham's global strengths, including research and scholarly activity, languages and culture, student experience / global citizenship and more.
Find out what events took place

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Learn about our global impact and culture

  • Global Impact

    The work of our staff, students and international alumni community continues to have significant global impact, from helping to halt the spread of malaria to being nominated for the Earthshot Prize. Explore our research and academic global contributions.

  • Global Culture

    Initiatives, achievements and discoveries by Durham staff and students reach all corners of the globe, from establishing a network of English language tutors to launching free, international courses on cultural heritage.

Global Impact

The work of our staff, students and international alumni community continues to have significant global impact, from helping to halt the spread of malaria to being nominated for the Earthshot Prize. Explore our research and academic global contributions.

Global Culture

Initiatives, achievements and discoveries by Durham staff and students reach all corners of the globe, from establishing a network of English language tutors to launching free, international courses on cultural heritage.

Durham Global Week on social media

Click the images below to follow the Global Week celebrations on Facebook and X, and join the conversation with the #DUGlobalWeek hashtag.

Hashtag DU Global Week

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Join in the conversation. #DUGlobalWeek

Students blog about global experiences

Celebrating the year of the rabbit in Durham

Third year Psychology student Eunice took part in Year of the Rabbit celebrations at the Oriental Museum. Read her blog of her experiences here.

Korean drummers playing at the Oriental Museum

Memories of my winter congregation day

Alumnus Pedro Mendez-Carvajal (St Mary's College) completed his Evolutionary Anthropology PhD in 2020 relocating from Panama. He blogs about his Winter Congregation here.

Pedro Mendez-Carvajal alumnus

Further international blogs

Find out more about how our staff, students and alumni community members have experienced Durham's global aspect in their own words.

Read more

Who won the Durham Global Awards 2023?

The launch of Durham Global Awards in March 2023 allowed the University to recognise and celebrate individuals and teams among our staff and students who have made significant contributions to furthering international collaboration and understanding across the University in support of Durham Global Week's objectives.

The awards were presented at an annual ceremony at the end of Durham Global Week 2023.
Meet the 2023 winners
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International Women's Day (IWD) 2023

There are extraordinary women at Durham. On International Women’s Day, as part of Durham Global Week 2023, we celebrated the women at Durham: sharing their stories and recognising their astounding achievements.

Read more about the extraordinary women at Durham