Environmental issues

This year we are focusing on environmental issues and looking at how we can reduce the usage of single use plastics.

We are introducing some great sustainable and Fairtrade products at our markets and workshops, and even teaching you how to make your own mini-garden.

If you want to get involved and find out more about the issues, as well as how we can all reduce the strain on the planet, search our Environmental events.

Sustainability in Practice

You can also join the Sustainability in Practice Challenge Day, that can help you increase your sustainability and Sustainability Development Goals knowledge, and how it relates to your study.

There are three sustainability themes to choose from: Food, Clothing, and Energy. Spaces are filling up quickly so let us know ASAP if you would like to sign up to avoid disappointment.

Book your place via email as soon as possible.

Refugee crisis

This is still a huge issue around the world today. During Global Week, you have the chance to come and learn about about one of the affected countries – Syria. This is your opportunity to meet Syrian people and learn about the work of the fantastic local organisations supporting the Syrian Community in Nottingham.

Disadvantaged communities

Our students will be taking part in international volunteering projects in Fiji, Guatemala, Uganda and Romania this summer. They will some time abroad helping the local communities through teaching, building and art projects.

Visit the stalls at the cultural fair to find out more about the projects and donate items, such as sanitary towels, toothbrushes and toothpaste, soap and antibacterial hand soap, old sports kits, stationery and netball bibs. These can be dropped off at the Donation Stations at the cultural fairs throughout the week. The students will take these items with them to the local communities.

Find out more about the projects on the International Volunteering page.

You can also come and support Knit for Peace, a charity organisation donating knitted items to those in need worldwide. Come and join our Knitflix and Chill event and get involved!

Health and wellbeing

We have lots of events and activities around mental health, mindfulness, fitness / sport, and more happening throughout the week. Find out more about which events are happening during Global Week.