Welcome to the Global Lounge

The Global Lounge is a cultural hub encouraging integration of all students – home and international – through a vast range of social events and cultural celebrations. It gives students the chance to share experiences, make friends and find out about global opportunities.



To find out more about our exciting events and book tickets please visit our events page.

Global Lounge celebrates various significant dates in the global calendar, such as Lunar New Year, Day of the Dead and Thanksgiving, collaborating with groups and individuals across the University – including student societies and University departments – to bring students a diverse array of events and activities.

All of these events are open to all students and staff across the University – and the majority of them are free to attend and include free refreshments and entertainment.

What? Where? Why?

We are currently operating in pop-up mode, due to become a permanent, physical space in Senate House in January 2021. The Global Lounge will be a place where both UK and international students can connect, learn about each other and find out about opportunities of studying, working, volunteering and travelling abroad.

FACE Pius Adesanmi Memorial Student Award for Outstanding Pan-Africanism

This year the Global Lounge supports Forever Africa Conference and Events (FACE) This award recognises student(s) who have made a substantial contribution to the Pan-African community anywhere in the world. This contribution can be through academic excellence, enterprise, community work or activism. The award can be given to a student or group of students. Application closing date is Tuesday 10 March. Watch the video to find out more.

‘Dreams live longer’ from Global Lounge on Vimeo.