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Global Goals Week 2019



Join us as we celebrate City’s first Global Goals Week. We are hosting a whole load of free events for students, staff and the public to discover more about the UN Global Goals and what you can do to help deliver them. Why not try…

  • Joining the debate about whether City should take red meat off the menu
  • Making a mini protest banner at our gender equality stitch-in
  • Discovering the latest climate science and what you can do about it
  • Taking a breather at the nature-themed meditation session
  • Getting green-fingered in our Walled Garden

Mindfulness, meditation and breathwork techniques session

Monday 4 November 2019
12:10 – 12:40, Multifaith room, C146

“An Oasis of calm to start your week…”

30 minutes of mindfulness, breathing and meditation techniques offered by the Chaplaincy and Student Counselling and Mental Health Service. This week’s theme will focus on techniques to help you feel more grounded when feeling overwhelmed by worries about the environment.

Exploring Global Goal 3: Good health and well-being

Gender Equality stitch-in

Monday 4 November 2019
12:30 - 13:30, ELG05

Reflect on gender equality and take part in some gentle protesting. We’ll be crafting colourful, mini protest banners, using recycled textiles to highlight issues of gender equality (Goal 5) and sustainability. Join us to create your own to take away and hang in a public space to engage others in the fight for a sustainable society. All materials and refreshments will be provided. Hosted jointly with the staff CityUniWomen network.

Sign up for the event here

Taking action for Global Goal 5: Gender equality

Global Goals pop-up

Monday 4 and Thursday 7 November 2019
11:00 – 12:00, main walkway

Explore the Global Goals and what they mean to you at our pop-up event on the walkway

Should City go meat free?

Tuesday 5 November 2019
13:05 – 13:55, BLG07

Both the University of Cambridge catering service and Goldsmiths, University of London, have taken drastic steps to reduce their carbon emissions: they’ve taken red meat off the menu. Scientists have said that beef and lamb produce the most farm greenhouse gases and have argued that the number of sheep and cattle in the UK should be reduced to help combat climate change.

Join our lunchtime panel to debate whether City should follow suit and remove all beef and lamb from their menus.

Check out the panel and register for the event here

Exploring Global Goals 13: Climate Action and 15: Life on land

Staff only: Plogging with the Carrot Runners

Tuesday 5 November 2019
12:05 – 12:35, meet outside the Northampton Square main entrance

The Carrot Runners are a staff running group that welcomes walk-runners and jogger/runners of all abilities from across the University composed of academic, technical and professional support staff.

We meet on Tuesdays at 12:05 (jog/run), Wednesdays at 12:25 (walk-run), and Thursdays at 12:05  (jog/run) throughout the year and during summer time have an after work run group.  We always start our sessions by the sculpture in Northampton Sq.

Since June of this year the Carrots have been litter picking or “Plogging”, a portmanteau of jogging and the Swedish plocka upp; meaning 'pick up’, once a month & is great way to keep fit and give back to the community.

Taking action for Global Goals 14: Life below water, 15: Life on land and 3: Good health and well-being

Startup Seminar: Creating a community and recruiting followers, with Alex Stephany from Beam

Tuesday 5 November 2019
18:30 – 20:30, ELG15

Want to know about taking a business from idea to a successful venture? Delivered by expert practitioners every Tuesday from 6.30pm until 8.30pm, with free drinks and snacks and networking afterwards, this lively and engaging seminar will provide hands-on tips and advice you can actually apply to your own business ideas or businesses.

Join CityStarters Alex Stephany, founder of BEAM. Beam lets anyone be part of the long-solution to homelessness by funding employment training for a homeless person.

Book your ticket here.

Taking action for Global Goals 8: Decent work and economic growth and 1: No poverty

Heading for Extinction

Wednesday 6 November 2019
12:00 – 13:30, B104

The planet is facing an ecological crisis: we are in the midst of the sixth mass extinction event and scientists believe we may have entered a period of abrupt climate breakdown. The time to act is NOW. Explore the latest climate science on where our planet is heading in this talk, discuss some of the current psychology around climate change, and offer solutions through the study of social movements. There will be time to ask questions and discuss afterwards.

Exploring Global Goal 13: Climate action

Gardening club

Thursday 7 November 2019
12:00 – 13:30, The Walled Garden located in the Drysdale Garden

Drop-in to the Walled Garden and taste some of our City-grown veg. Join us to learn more about urban gardening.

Taking action for Global Goal 15: Life on land

Beekeeping workshop

Friday 8 November 2019
12:30 – 13:30, C325

Meet City’s bees on the roof of Tait building! Taste some of our honey and make your own lip or beard balm using the wax from our beehives.

Taking action for Global Goal 15: Life on land

Artifishal film screening

Friday 8 November 2019
18:00 – 20:00, Oliver Thompson Lecture Theatre

Join us for a free film screening of Artifishal: the film about people, rivers, and the fight for the future of the wild. Hosted by the Economics Society and Patagonia, there will be a lively discussion afterwards and free drinks and snacks.

Watch the trailer here

Exploring Global Goal 14: Life below water


Daily from 11:00-15:00 along Level 1 main walkway in University Building, including activities and freebies.

Free bike doctor

Bring your bike along for a free maintenance service, no need to book.

  • Wednesday 6 November, 9.00 - 17.00 at Northampton Square, main entrance
  • Thursday 7 November, 9.00 - 17.00 at Northampton Square, main entrance

For more information about Global Goals Week,, be sure to follow #CityGGW19 on Twitter @Sustain_City

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When and where

From Monday 4th November 2019 to Friday 8th November 2019

City, University of London Northampton Square London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom