Global Festival

For the past six 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 2018 and hope it will the biggest and best yet!

WHEN? Monday 19th - Friday 23rd March 2018

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.The schedule for 2018 won't be available until the February/March 2018 but to get a flavour of the kinds of things that will be going on, take a look at last year's pocket guide below. 

Download the pocket guide for 2018 above!

If you require any further information then please do not hesitate to email: 

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





Take a look at the best bits of Global Festival 2016 to get into the Global spirit:


Global Festival 2014: 

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.”