Student Festival expands horizons

The Student Festival is partnering with Global Horizons Festival for the first time.

The three-week event aims to celebrate all aspects of the student experience.

Taking place from 3-23 March, the programme offers students the chance to participate in a wide range of cultural and educational events, with an international twist.

Global Horizons is an annual festival hosted at the University that highlights, celebrates and promotes the diversity of Edinburgh’s international population.

Round the world trip

An array of international cultures and traditions will be celebrated throughout this year’s event.

Students can enjoy a taste of Malaysian cuisine at a traditional night market or dance the rumba at the Latin American Carnival.

A special screening of Ae Fond Kiss, the critically acclaimed film set in Glasgow, directed by Ken Loach has also been arranged.

The film will be followed by a question and answer session featuring the film's lead actor Atta Yaqub and the University's lecturer in Film Studies, Dr Nacim Pak-Shiraz, chaired by Professor Hugh Goddard.


Full listings and details of all events can be found on the EUSA website.

Student Festival programme

Packed programme

On top of the global activities, an programme of sporting events, live music and entertainment completes the exciting Student Festival 2013 line-up.

The University Jazz Orchestra is hosting Bond Idol, which will see 10 performers go head-to-head singing a James Bond song to win the audience’s vote.

Trainers will also be donned for the annual Meadows Marathon, while high-heels will be at the ready for a charity fashion show.

Comedy nights, ceilidh dances and poetry evenings are also on offer throughout the festival, ensuring all tastes are catered for.