Global Horizons festival launch
The International Office has launched the Global Horizons festival for 2011-12.
Global Horizons is about highlighting, celebrating and promoting the diversity and benefits of our international student population.
This festival is a recognition of how much the University and the local community are enriched by our diverse mix of people.
This year the Global Horizons festival has expanded - for the first time international themed events will run in both autumn and spring.
Global Horizons in autumn
The autumn programme includes:
- "Edinburgh Discovered" photography competition
- Study Abroad Fair
- Global Food Fest
- Global Star Awards
Global Horizons in spring
The spring festival will run from 20-24 February 2012.
The full programme of events is still to be announced, but will include a mix of events for:
- University students
- University staff
- School students
- Members of the community
Events in Global Horizons 2010 emphasised culture, debate, fun and inclusion - there was a Bhangra Dance workshop; a Georgian Singing workshop; an international-themed film competition; a Mexican Fiesta night; a mini World Cup event and a concert featuring dance, music and performance from around the globe.
Global Horizons also features information sessions about studying/working abroad and debates about key global issues.