Global Festival 2022

Global Festival 2022

Here at the University of Exeter Business School, we are committed to a truly embedded inclusive culture that runs through everything we do and represents the diverse community we are and continue to build. This year, staff, students and friends are invited to join us for the Business School’s first ever Global Festival.

What is the Global Festival?

The Global Festival is a celebration of our cultural diversity, with a host of activities and events on offer to students and colleagues.

Everyone is welcome – it's a fantastic opportunity to make new connections, have some fun with colleagues and friends, learn more about our incredible support services and share your own experiences and culture. We are lucky to have colleagues and students from a huge range of communities, cultures, and countries, and we are excited to celebrate this rich cultural diversity at the festival.

For those recently joining our community, staff and students will be on hand to answer any questions you may have in your first few weeks of arriving at Exeter. And for everyone returning to campus, it’s a chance to catch up with friends and colleagues and have some fun.

What activities can I participate in?

There is something for everyone: workshops, music, games, film screenings, food, support stands, and guest speakers. There will also be plenty of opportunities during the festival to speak with senior members of our leadership team. We want to hear what our students think, so get your voice heard and have your say!

We want our whole community to have access to the Festival, all activities will be family-friendly, so staff and students are welcome to bring their children if childcare would be an issue during the event.

Check out the tabs below for more information and visit our Eventbrite page to book your workshop places.

What are the key aims of the Global Festival?

By bringing our community of students and staff together for an evening of fun, we aim to:

  • Provide opportunities to learn about different cultures and explore thoughts from different perspectives,
  • celebrate cultural diversity and promote inclusion,
  • address feelings of isolation and create a sense of belonging,
  • raise awareness of support networks and services,
  • offer a forum to raise concerns informally with senior leaders,
  • showcase what makes Exeter a welcoming and fun place to live, study and work,
  • have fun and get to know our community.

Covid-related information

If you are feeling unwell, please do not attend the festival. Follow us on social media to join in from home - Instagram @uofebusiness

Who can I contact for further information?

For more information, please contact the Business School’s EDI Team at uebs-edi@exeter.ac.uk.

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Xfi Study Area, Xfi Building

16:30

Welcome and Global Lounge launch

Welcome Global Festival 2022 and launch of the Global Lounge by Univeristy of Exeter Business School Dean, Professor Alexandra Gerbasi.

La Touche Cafe, Building:One

From 16:30

Student societies

The University of Exeter's student-led societies are here to bring together students with similar interests as well as provide opportunities to try something new and different!

At the Global Festival you will have the opportunity to meet members from serveral different student societies and find out how you can get involved. View the 'Societies' tab to find out more.

La Touche Cafe, Building:One From 16:30

Live music and dance

Members of our students societies will be showcasing their talents during the festival in La Touche Cafe. Confirmed performers include:

  • The Bluebelles
  • Sweet Nothings
  • Symphony Orchestra
  • Legion Dance Society
Business School mini campus From 16:30

Food

Keep an eye out for delicious cuisines offered throughout the festival. Make sure you get there early so you don't miss out!

Food will be available on a first come first serve basis, please register your interest via Eventbrite to help us manage the amount available.

Careers stand, Xfi Study Area From 16:30

Careers scavenger hunt

Visit the Careers stand in Xfi study space to pick up your scavenger hunt challenge, there will be prizes for the winners!

Xfi study rooms From 16:30

Quiet zone

There will be a dedicated quiet area for students and staff who may become overwhelmed during the event, where a member of staff will be available to talk to should you need support.

Registration for this is NOT essential, just drop in when needed.

Xfi Seminar Room A & B From 16:30

Joypad arcade

Joypad Arcade is the UK's best retro and next-gen gaming private hire service. They will be bringing a variety of retro gaming consoles, with games ranging from Duck Hunt to Mario Kart.

Registration for this event is NOT essential, just drop in and have fun! Though we would advise you to register your interest via Eventbrite to help us manage numbers.

Xfi Boardroom From 16:30

Double Elephant, Screen Printing 16:30 onwards

Double Elephant Print Workshop offers courses, resources and support to professional printmakers, artists and beginners alike across the City of Exeter and beyond. They aim to provide open access to fine art printmaking resources and encourage and support everyone to discover their creativity!

They will be inviting festival goers to print your own interpretation of a Global University - perhaps an image that represents an aspect of your home country and culture, or your experience of joining the University and our global network of students, staff and alumni. Come and have some fun whilst getting creative, you'll also be able to take away the image you create!

Registration for this event is NOT essential, just drop in and have fun! Though we would advise you to register your interest via Eventbrite to help us manage numbers.

Xfi Seminar Room C 16:40 - 17:40

Climate Justice workshop

More information coming soon!

Registration for this event is essential, please register for your ticket via Eventbrite.

Xfi Conference Room 1 17:00 - 18:30 Chinese brush painting with Kaili Fu

Kaili Fu has been painting professionally for over 30 years. Since her arrival in Exeter in 1988, there have been many exhibitions of her artwork throughout Devon and the Southwest of the UK. In addition, she has been teaching Chinese brush painting in community learning centres, adult education colleges, and residential colleges around the UK.

Kaili’s desire is to bring Chinese art to the West and she is passionate about introducing people to this ancient oriental skill.

Registration for this event is essential, please register for your ticket via Eventbrite.

Xfi Conference Room 2 17:00 - 18:00 Breakdancing workshop

Join the Breakdance Society for a fun introduction to breakdancing session during the Global Festival! The Breakdance Society is a relatively small society but has a long history, celebrating 20 years of existence this year. The society is very beginner friendly and is committed first of all to creating a comfortable and safe atmosphere for members to be themselves and feel part of a family as they progress and improve at the dance form which is breakdancing.

Registration for this event is essential, please register for your ticket via Eventbrite.

Henderson Lecture Theatre, Xfi Building  18:30

Keynote speech: University of Sanctuary

We’re collaborating with the University of Sanctuary team to deliver the keynote speech, where you’ll have an incredible opportunity to listen to some of our recent Sanctuary Scholars as they talk about their experience of coming to Exeter as asylum seekers and refugees.

Registration for this event is essential, please register for your ticket via Eventbrite.

M&D Room, Devonshire House  20:30

Black History Month screening of Summer of Soul

As part of the Global Festival and to celebrate Black History Month, the Business School have teamed up with Exeter's Campus Cinema Society to offer a special screening of the 2021 film, 'Summer of Soul'. Tickets are discounted to £1 and refreshments will be available.

Registration for this event is essential, please find more information and register for your ticket via the Campus Cinema Society's event listing here: (Coming soon!)

Tickets will also be available from the Campus Society stand in La Touche during the festival.

The University of Exeter's student-led societies are here to bring together students with similar interests as well as provide opportunities to try something new and different!

At the Global Festival you will have the opportunity to meet members of the below societies and find out how you can get involved.

 

93% Club

Founded in July 2020, The 93% Club Exeter is a student led society dedicated to improving the experiences of state-educated students at The University of Exeter. The society was created in response to the expressed need to voice the experiences of state educated students at Exeter. While in the UK, 93% of students are state educated, this statistic is substantially lower at Exeter, with state school leavers accounting for just ~65% of our student body. This is the third lowest in the country.

The society aims to bridge the educational divide between state and private school students. We want to create a community where students feel welcomed at university regardless of their prior schooling and/or socio-economic background, and support students in achieving their post-university goals.

 

Bluebelles a cappella society

We are The Bluebells, an all-female and non-binary a cappella group who sing a mix of genres and styles. At the start of this term we welcomed some new members into our group, so we will be performing  some of our old set with the remaining group from last year as well as some new songs with our new members. We hope you enjoy!

 

Breakdancing Society

The Breakdancing Society is a relatively small society but has a long history within the society, celebrating 20 years of existence this year. The society is very beginner friendly and is committed first of all to creating a comfortable and safe atmosphere for members to be themselves and feel part of a family as they progress and improve at the dance form which is breakdancing. 

 

Cinema Society

Established seven decades ago, Campus Cinema is run by our committee of dedicated film fans. Housed in Devonshire House’s M&D Room and complete with professional-standard digital projection, 35mm projection, graduated seating and Dolby Surround Sound, we strive to deliver the beloved classic cinema experience. At Campus Cinema we pride ourselves on the diversity of our film choices, from mainstream blockbusters to independent, foreign, and documentary films; whatever we think will entertain, educate and inspire our customers. Everyone is welcome!

 

Contemporary Choir

We are a fun, friendly and inclusive non-auditioned choir that sings music from a wide range of genres. We’re one of the biggest music societies on campus and are very proud to have won ‘Best New Society’ at the Society Awards 2019 and ‘Student Group of the Year’ at the Guild Awards two years running in 2019 and 2020! 

We're open to everyone with no audition process; some of our members have sung in choirs before and others have never sung with a group until now! 

You can find us online at bit.ly/uecc and on social media @execontempchoir!

 

Economics Society

TBC

 

Enactus

TBC

 

Exeter Model United Nations Society

TBC

 

Exeter podcast society – special podcast with sanctuary team on it's way!

Podcast Society is a space to discuss, create and discover podcasts of all type, surrounded by people who share a similar love! We have regular PodClub meetings, where we can talk about the podcasts we listen to, and Podcast Creation Workshops where we teach people how to make their own!

 

Exeter Real Estate Society

Exeter Real Estate Society, known as ExRES, represents the growing body of students who share a strong interest in the property industry, allowing students and professionals to unite, to learn more about real estate and the highly rewarding career paths that are available. ExRES educates and supports students who are interested in a career in real estate through educational talks on graduate schemes and postgraduate study; networking opportunities with leading companies within the industry; and social events which are perfect opportunities for both freshers and returning students to meet other members of the society.

 

Exeter Student Investment Fund (ExSIF)

The Exeter Student Investment Fund (ExSIF) serves to promote an understanding and interest of the world of investing and finance, to all students, from all backgrounds. We present a platform for like-minded students to exercise the theory they learn in lectures and apply it to experiences that ExSIF will present them with. ​Further, through ExSIF, our members will gain a skill set that will set them apart in their job applications and future careers.

By joining ExSIF, you can get involved in:

  • Weekly financial analysis course
  • Workshops
  • Trading and Stock Pitch Competitions
  • London Networking Events
  • Socials

No past investment experience is necessary!

 

First Aid Society

  • We provide informal first aid training for free to any member of the university community!
  • We create a fun and caring environment – members are free to attend as many sessions as they like.
  • We provide the opportunity to be formally first aid trained with and volunteer for St John Ambulance.
    Volunteers can regularly volunteer at events in Devon and beyond.
  • We hold a variety of social events. In 2021-2022, these included bowling, our annual Christmas dinner and a ‘The Chase’ themed quiz, as well as our weekly trips to The Ram!
  • We fundraise for St John Ambulance, such as through holding CPRathons. 
    We also raised awareness of Restart a Heart Day and Defibruary in 2021-2022.

We meet weekly during term to learn about the various aspects of first aid, covering everything from a simple cut to a medical emergency. We are run by students, for students, and know that the best way to learn is to get hands-on! Our meetings are fun, interactive and practical, and followed by a trip to the Ram to relax and make new friends. We also regularly run socials and have guests including NHS staff to spark your interest!

EUFAS is integrated with the university’s St John Ambulance unit – Exeter Student Volunteering Unit (SVU), which is also completely student run. We recruit new members every year to become first aid volunteers for SJA. These volunteers receive comprehensive first aid training to become operational first aiders for the nation’s leading first aid charity. They can volunteer to provide first aid cover as part of SJA at a wide range of events. There are even opportunities to progress up to the level of emergency ambulance crew and travel all over the country!

 

German Society

Our German Society as a short introduction is to play the role of being a common society for German-speaking students on campus, those studying the language or those with just an interest in Germany. This year we aim to run several socials as well as conversation classes and German film screenings.

 

Global Cafe

Globe Café is a space for international students to make local and international friends, and hang out with both students and non-students. Every Monday 7:30pm at Belmont Chapel, we meet to share culture, play games, and chat about a different theme.

ALL INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS ARE WELCOME!!! (…regardless of your culture, religious beliefs, background, etc.). All events are free of charge. Come join us for friendship, sharing, and fun!

 

K-Pop society

The K-Pop Society is a safe community built on the common love of Korean music. We have game nights, dance tutorials, and fun nights out. Visit us at the Global Festival for a free session voucher!

 

Krav Maga Society

TBC

 

Legion Dance Society

Legion Dance Society is a Commercial/ Hip-Hop based Dance Society that strongly promotes diversity and strength in numbers. We offer a wide range of dance styles, for all abilities. So it doesn’t matter if you were born in your ballet pumps, or want to start dancing now, our coaches are here for you! Join us to share and grow your love for dance, in a non-competitive and supportive environment.

 

Maths Society

TBC

 

Model UN Society

TBC

 

Pakistani Society

The Pakistani Society aims to be a home away from home for South Asian, international students and any other students who want to join! We hope to bring the culture of Pakistan into the lives of students here by hosting events that include traditional music, dress, food and more.

A part of our goal is also to bridge the gap between the two communities, we work with charities working in Pakistan to fight against the socio-economic imparities by fundraising and raising awareness for their cause.  Alongside this, we hope to be a point of contact for Pakistani students who are currently enrolled in Exeter or wish to study here for any guidance we can provide.

The society aims to host a variety of events. From music nights, barbecues, movie nights, and shisha & chai nights to political debates and educational forums: Pakistani Society offers it all! In addition, cultural and religious events like Eid are also celebrated.

 

Queer and BAME collective

TBC

 

Real Estate Society

Exeter Real Estate Society, known as ExRES, represents the growing body of students who share a strong interest in the property industry, allowing students and professionals to unite, to learn more about real estate and the highly rewarding career paths that are available. ExRES educates and supports students who are interested in a career in real estate through educational talks on graduate schemes and postgraduate study; networking opportunities with leading companies within the industry; and social events which are perfect opportunities for both freshers and returning students to meet other members of the society. 

 

Rethinking Society

TBC

 

Sci-fi and Fantasy Society

As a society, we are proud to be diverse in both our membership as a whole and by the interests we hold. From the encyclopedic to the casual, we welcome all, whether you know and can speak every fictional language under the binary suns or whether you watched Thor once, grew an unhealthy attachment to Korg and wish to find others who think the same. 

Truly, we believe our society is a place where friendships are forged with something to interact with for even the most introverted of those either beginning or somewhere along their University journey. If this sounds like something you would enjoy, or even not but something about the quality of this introduction strikes some movement in your life, come along to one of our events and see for yourself how the Sci-Fi and Fantasy Society is the one for you! 

 

Sexpression

TBC

 

Students of Colour Association

We promote the inclusion, welfare, and social mobility of all minority students at the University of Exeter. While cultural societies exist, we are the only society which is uniquely dedicated to support ethnic minorities from all backgrounds and cultures— the proud character that defines who we are.

SCA welcomes students from all backgrounds who share our concerns about prejudice, the lack of diversity and what we can do to combat their effects on the student body. We look forward to continuing to cultivate a growing community of diverse students through regular social events and activities, academic skill training, and workshops on employability.

 

‘Sweet Nothings’

Exeter’s first all female contemporary A cappella group! The Sweet Nothings are a sassy energetic and fun group of performers, who love to sing in harmony and create smash hits together. In the last few years  we have won the ICCA quarterfinals and placed 4th in the UK finals, released an EP, as well as successfully sold out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe festival, having just finished our fringe run this year! Our EP, ‘Amplify’, which we released on all streaming platforms in 2019 year, features the songs “Woman Like Me”, a mashup of “Human/La La La” and the beautiful “Landslide”.

 

University Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Wind Orchestra

We hope you enjoy what we have to play for you during the Global Festival! If you were to ask any one of us, we could definitely vouch for the community spirit and the friendliness of the society.

We have two full-scale ensembles: our Symphony Orchestra (EUSO) and our Symphonic Wind Orchestra (EUSWO), and the orchestras put on three joint concerts each year (one in each academic term). EUSWO is a fully auditioned wind orchestra, and we audition woodwind, brass and front desk string players for EUSO. We benefit from a professional conductor, Tim Pithers - with his experience and knowledge we are able to play a wide range of music. Recent repertoire includes works such as Dvorak's 9th Symphony and Sibelius' Finlandia for EUSO, and Nigel Hess' Global Variations and Excerpts from Copland's Appalachian Spring for EUSWO.

EUSO rehearse every Tuesday evening (7pm-9pm) in Kay House, whilst EUSWO usually have around four rehearsals each term, often on Wednesday evenings. We are always keen to welcome new players to our orchestras. If you have any questions about our society, please email us at symphonyorchestra@groups.exeterguild.com

 

Third Culture Kids

TBC

 

UN Women UK Society

TBC

 

Uni Boob Team Society

TBC

The University of Exeter is an official University of Sanctuary. This recognises our commitment to promoting a culture of welcome, safety and inclusion across our campuses and their wider communities for refugees and asylum seekers. As a recognised University of Sanctuary, the University of Exeter offers sanctuary scholarships and also partial fee waivers to undergraduate students who are seeking asylum.

At the Global Festival you will have an incredible opportunity to listen to some of our recent Sanctuary Scholars as they talk about their experience of coming to the University of Exeter as asylum seekers and refugees.

 

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Henderson Lecture Theatre, Xfi Building  18:30

Keynote speech - University of Sanctuary

We’re collaborating with the University of Sanctuary team to deliver the keynote speech, where you’ll have an incredible opportunity to listen to some of our recent Sanctuary Scholars as they talk about their experience of coming to Exeter as asylum seekers and refugees.

Registration for this event is essential, please register for your ticket via Eventbrite.

We are inviting everyone to share and express their feelings around the theme of Global Culture.  What does Global Culture mean to you?

Global Culture can mean different things to different people, and we would love to see what global culture means to you - through the medium of art! It could be a photograph, a digital animation, a painting, a poem - it's up to you! All entries will get the chance to win a prize - details coming soon!

To enter the competition, please do one of the following:

  • Add your entry to the padlet below
  • Send your piece to uebs-edi@exeter.ac.uk. Please make sure to include your Name/Student ID number in your email so we can contact you if you are a winner.
  • Arrange with us to drop it to the Business School reception by emailing uebs-edi@exeter.ac.uk

We hope that this year’s theme of Global Culture can be interpreted in many different ways and will inspire an interesting range of creative entries.

Deadline for entries is 5pm on Monday 10 October 2022 and judging of shortlisted entries will take place on the morning of the global Festival by members of the Business School's senior leadership team.

Selected entries will then be displayed in our new Global Lounge - we look forward to seeing your submissions! For more information please email uebs-edi@exeter.ac.uk.

 

Competition rules

Prize

There are one-off prizes which will be decided at the judges’ discretion. The judges’ decision is final.

The Competition

  • The Global Festival 2022 Art Competition is open to all current or former students and staff of the University of Exeter.
  • Entries must be submitted by the closing date of Monday 10 October 2022, details of how to submit entries above.
  • If the entry is from a team then the prize will be awarded to the team, for them to share according to themselves.
  • By submitting the entry, participants warrant that the entries submitted are the participants’ original work.
  • By submitting an entry the participant confirms their agreement to the University's use of their work for any non-commercial purpose including, but not limited to, broadcasting via the internet.
  • The exclusion of any copyright violations in entries submitted for the competition is entirely the responsibility of the participant. If the University reasonably believes that any entry may create liability for the University, it may remove such an entry from any websites displaying the entry as it believes in its sole discretion is prudent or necessary to minimise or eliminate its potential liability. The University has no obligation to include all or any part of the entries on any website.
  • Visual arts entries will be shortlisted and if successfully shortlisted, judged, in the format in which they are submitted.

Criteria

  • Piece of writing, poem – maximum of 1000 words.  The work may be read out following a brief verbal introduction at the live performance if shortlisted.
  • Visual arts - a painting, illustration, sculpture, print or photograph. A brief verbal introduction may be given at the live performance if shortlisted.

Theme

The theme for the 2022 competition is “Global Culture”.

For any questions regarding the competition please contact uebs-edi@exeter.ac.uk.

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Every country retains its national identity through its unique clothing that has been passed on from generation to generation. This clothing represents the history, cultural traditions, design sensibilities, craft traditions, as well as an adaptation to local weather. It can also represent social, marital, or religious status. It’s often rooted in rich traditions and gives people a sense of continuity. 

In many countries, national costumes are now only worn during festivals, ceremonies, and special occasions, but in others, traditional clothing is worn in everyday life even today.

We would love to celebrate this by asking those joining the festival to wear your traditional outfits and signature items of clothing from your home country and cultures around the world, or to wear the colours of your home country's flag.

We are inviting everyone to share and express their feelings around the theme of Global Culture.  What does Global Culture mean to you?

Global Culture can mean different things to different people, and we would love hear what global culture means to you. Explore the padlet below to find out what our students and staff say Global Culture means to them, and add your thoughts too!

 

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