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Global BU Events

Our events present opportunities for the wider BU community to engage in further developing and delivering and celebrating our shared Global BU. Here's an overview of some of the main events we organise:

International Commencement Ceremony: The scale and nature of the International Commencement Ceremony makes it a unique and special occasion for all at BU and the wider region to welcome our new intake of international students in a way that really makes them feel part of the BU community.

Global Festival of Learning: Building on the immensely successful pilot of taking BU’s established Festival of Learning global in June 2016 to China and Malaysia, the global elements of the 2017 Festival of Learning took place across three weeks of exciting events showcasing 'global fusion' in ASEAN, India and China.

This programme of global events provides fantastic opportunities for BU staff (both academic and professional services) and students to take fusion global across a range of activities, including showcasing research and our work on Creating Global Talent.

Global BUzz events: We are creating a Global BUzz on campus and in all of our communities worldwide by sharing our experiences and inspiring others to become a part of the Global BU community with these dedicated region-specific events. These events include elements such as regional (eg. Chinese, European) catering and merchandise, and guest speakers.

BU Be Global Festival: The festival gives students an overview of the international activities and services available at BU that will equip them with the skills and attributes needed in today’s globalised world.

Global Cafés: These open forums with the Vice-Chancellor and Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Global Engagement) provide staff with the opportunity to discuss global engagement activity informally over coffee.

See below our fantastic events programme for 2016-17. See also an archive of our previous events.

Global BU events 2016-17


Global Café, Thursday 13th, 11:00 - 13:00, Fusion Building, FG04, Talbot Campus

BU Be Global Festival, 26th, 13:30-16:00, Kimmeridge House, Talbot Campus

Global BUzz: Black History Month: BME Awards - Friday, 28th, 18:00 - 21:30, Citygate Centre



Global BUzz Europe, Friday 2nd, 10:00-13:00, Inspire Lecture Theatre, Talbot Campus


Global BUzz China, Friday 27th 09:00-12:00, Student Hall, Talbot Campus


Global Café, Wednesday 8th, 14:00 - 16:00, Global Hub, DG68, Talbot Campus


Global Café, Wednesday 21st, 09:00 - 11:00, Global Hub, DG68, Talbot Campus