Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Go Global

On last weeks show Cos Montagu, our Societies, Events and Activities Officer very kindly came in to talk about the week of events at Go Global and promote the Global Village.

Each year Cardiff Students’ Union brings together students from different backgrounds and cultural heritages for a week-long celebration of culture and diversity.

Go Global, the Union’s annual festival of culture and diversity, this year ran from 19-27 February 2011. In conjunction with the Cardiff Guild of Societies and the international student community, the Union hosted more than 35 events, including music from around the world, art workshops, taster sessions and debates on international issues.

Cos made sure to remind our listeners of the benefits of joining and partaking in society events to add to your student experience. The Guild of Societies is the umbrella group for all affiliated societies at Cardiff Students' Union. Led by Cos the Societies, Events and Activities officer, the Guild of Societies exists to help co-ordinate, support and represent societies in the Students' Union.

There is always time to join up to a society or find out which societies are running by visiting Cos

Location: 3rd Floor, Students' Union building


One of the highlights of the week was the Global Village which took place on Sunday 27 February. As well as introducing visitors to food from more than 20 countries, this event was the showcase for some of the University’s talented students, with performances including Bollywood, Chinese dancing and singing, a masquerade, break dancing, an international fashion show and many others.

Cosimo Montagu, the Union’s Societies, Events and Activities Officer, said: "Thousands of students get involved with Go Global each year. It is an excellent way to present the identity and strength of culture of our student body to the University and to the wider community in Cardiff."

Cardiff has a long-established tradition of welcoming students from overseas. There are currently more than 3000 international students studying at the University, representing over 100 countries.

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