Global community

You can meet interesting people from across the globe through our Global Community at some of our regular events including our Global Café and Global Saturdays trips.

You can can also join our student union societies , the University's Intercultural Ambassadors and other students from across the University at the annual World Unite Festival (pictured above).

As part of our Global Community you can learn more about a language, country or culture, discover new things and broaden your horizons, developing skills to prepare for an international career.

Global Saturdays

We offer day trips to some of the UK’s best visitor destinations, including the Lake District, Whitby, the Peak District, Newcastle, Liverpool, Stratford-upon-Avon, and Conwy. You can choose what you want to do during the day, and our Global Community team will be on hand to offer suggestions of places to visit and things to do. You can find out more on the Global Community website

Global Café

Make friends with people from around the world at our weekly Global Café. Themed events are held once a month to celebrate a particular student society, history month, holiday or to help you to learn a new skill.

Intercultural Ambassadors

The Intercultural Ambassadors programme trains UK and international student volunteers to create and run exciting projects to help students from all backgrounds enjoy being part of our multicultural community. You can make new friends, celebrate and share your cultural heritage, and gain practical experience of teamwork, project development and activity management.

For more information visit the Global Community website, or email

Other opportunities

The International Students’ Club

The International Students’ Club is a friendly group which meets for social activities and cultural exchange.Everyone is welcome; it's a great way to meet new people and share experiences.

Language exchange partners

If your first language is not English, you can apply to be matched with a language exchange partner – a student who has an interest in your language and culture. This is a great way to learn about another culture, practise language skills and make friends. For more information visit the language zone

Visit a British home with HOST UK

The HOST programme sends international students into British homes across the UK for weekend visits. It’s an opportunity to meet new people, share your culture and understand British culture better.