ULC Summer Social Programme 2018

A programme of trips, events and activities for students attending the University of Manchester’s Language Centre during the summer of 2018.

TRIPSSOCIAL EVENTS

How To Book On Trips (click me!)

  • The amount of trips you qualify for will be assigned to you by ULC during your first week.
  • Please bring your student ID card and or passport to International Society reception to book on the trip/s of your choice.
  • You cannot give your tickets to other people on your course.
  • Some trips require a cash payment as they include entrance to an attraction such as a castle. More information about these extra costs can be found in the specific trip details in this programme. For example, Lake Windermere requires a payment of £9 for the boat cruise.
  • Please note that International Society is open from 9:30 am to 7:00 pm. You are welcome to book your tickets at any time during these office hours. We advise you to book your tickets as soon as possible. We recommend at least one week in advance to avoid disappointment.
  • Please note you cannot get tickets for the trips on the day of the trip itself. All tickets must be booked in advance of the trip taking place.
  • If you discover you are no longer able to participate in the trip, please return your ticket to the office the Wednesday before the trip takes place.
  • Due to strict Health & Safety Laws in the UK, your ticket should not be given to anyone else as we need to ensure the identity of everyone boarding our coaches.
  • Family members and friends are welcome to buy tickets for the trips. If they wish, they can become members of International Society and then get their tickets at the members’ price!
  • If you wish to sit with your friends on the trip, please try to book your tickets together at the same time.

Coach Tour of Manchester

Saturday 7th July
Departure times: 9:30 am, 12:30 pm, 3:30 pm
NO EXTRA CHARGE
Cost to family members and friends:
£10 members
£15 non-members
£5 children aged 2-16

This is a 2 hour tour of the main sights of Manchester City Centre such as Central Library, Manchester Cathedral, the National Football museum, Chinatown and further out to Manchester United Stadium, the Lowry, Media City and the Etihad Stadium, home of Manchester City Football club. Following the tour, you will have the opportunity to buy some groceries and items from ASDA supermarket.

Liverpool

Saturday 14th July
Departure time: 9:00 am
Arrive back in Manchester: 6:00 pm
NO EXTRA CHARGE
Cost to family members and friends:
£16 members
£21 non-members
£11 children aged 2-16

Liverpool is perhaps most famous for being the home of the band, the Beatles and the City of Culture in 2008. It is also Britain’s largest port standing on the banks of the River Mersey! You will have the entire day to spend as you please either exploring the main sites including the Albert Dock area, the two Cathedrals and the places where the Beatles lived and played music or perhaps shopping!

North Wales visiting Conwy Castle & Llandudno

Saturday 14th July
Departure time: 8:30 am
Arrive back in Manchester: 7:30 pm
EXTRA CHARGE OF £6 FOR ENTRANCE TICKET TO THE CASTLE
Cost to family members and friends:
£25 members
£30 non-members
£20 children aged 5-16
£10 children aged 2-4

Conwy Castle, a World Heritage site is an outstanding example of medieval military
architecture. You will have time here to explore the castle and have a look around the town of Conwy itself … perhaps visit Britain’s smallest house too! The afternoon will then be spent in the typical seaside resort of Llandudno … perhaps take a ride up the Great Orme by traditional tramway, a stroll on the pier or simply relax on the beach.

Manchester United Stadium Tour & the National Football Museum

Saturday 21st July
Departure times: 9:15 am, 9:45 am, 1:30 pm & 2:00 pm
EXTRA CHARGE OF £13 FOR ENTRANCE TICKET TO THE STADIUM TOUR
Cost to family members and friends:
£20 members
£25 non-members
£15 children aged 5-16
£8 children aged 2-4

An exciting opportunity to visit the home of the world famous Manchester United football club at the “Theatre of Dreams”. In this 70 minute tour, you will have chance to see behind the scenes of the Stadium and visit the Museum to see the silverware. Then onto the National Football Museum in the centre of Manchester, the World’s biggest and best. A great place to discover some amazing football stories and to explore the social history and culture of the beautiful game. Please note: the afternoon trips will be reversed to go to National Football Museum first and then onto MUFC.

Imperial War Museum North & the Lowry Outlet Mall, Salford Quays

Saturday 21st July
Departure times: 9:30 am, 10:30 am, 11:30 am, 12:30 pm
NO EXTRA CHARGE
Cost to family members and friends:
£7 members
£12 non-members
£2 children aged 4-16

Salford Quays, with its unique waterfront location, is the perfect place for a great day out. At IWMN, you will have chance to learn about Britain’s fascinating history from the First World War to present day through its various galleries and exhibitions. You will then walk over to the Lowry Retail Outlet with your trip accompanier where you will have chance to shop, eat and relax. An outstanding mix of high street and designer labels are on sale here with up to 70% off ticket price!

Whitby

Saturday 28th July
Departure time: 8:30 am
Arrive back in Manchester: 8:00 pm
NO EXTRA CHARGE
Cost to family members and friends:
£20 members
£25 non-members
£15 children aged 2-16

Whitby is an ancient fishing port set on the North Sea. It is considered to be one of the most interesting and attractive seaside towns in England. You will have chance to visit the locations where the author Bram Stoker set his novel “Dracula”, visit the 13th Century Abbey, stroll around the harbour or visit the Captain Cook museum as well as enjoy the fresh air of a day at the seaside.

York

Saturday 4th August
PLEASE NOTE: CHECK YOUR TICKET THOROUGHLY FOR YOUR DEPARTURE TIME AS THERE ARE 2 DIFFERENT DEPARTURE TIMES DUE TO THE NUMBER OF COACHES
Departure time A: 8:30 am
Arrive back in Manchester: 7:30 pm
Departure time B: 9:00 am
Arrive back in Manchester: 8:00 pm
NO EXTRA CHARGE
Cost to family members and friends:
£18 members
£23 non-members
£13 children aged 2-16

York is an attractive historic city in Yorkshire. You will have the entire day to spend at your leisure exploring the city at your own pace taking in the medieval Shambles, the York Minster and perhaps learning something about the city’s Viking history! There are plenty of attractions to enjoy … of special interest is the Jorvik Viking Centre where you can relive the sights and sounds of York in the Viking Age!

Coach Tour of Manchester (with tour guide)

Saturday 4th August
Departure times: 9:30 am, 12:30 pm, 3:30 pm
NO EXTRA CHARGE
Cost to family members and friends:
£10 members
£15 non-members
£5 children aged 2-16

This is a 2 hour tour of the main sights of Manchester City Centre such as Central Library, Manchester Cathedral, the National Football museum, Chinatown and further out to Manchester United Stadium, the Lowry, Media City and the Etihad Stadium, home of Manchester City Football club. Following the tour, you will have the opportunity to stock up on some groceries and items you may need at ASDA supermarket.

Tatton Park, Cheshire

Saturday 11th August
Departure time: 9:00 am
Arrive back in Manchester: 6:00 pm
NO EXTRA CHARGE
Cost to family members and friends:
£20 members
£25 non-members
£15 children aged 5-16
£10 children aged 2-4

Tatton Park in the beautiful Cheshire countryside is home to one of Britain’s most complete historic estates. You will have chance to explore its Neo-Classical Mansion and its 50 acre award-winning gardens including a walled kitchen garden, Japanese garden and glasshouses. You will have chance to explore the gardens in the morning and enter the Mansion in the afternoon. It offers a complete view of life in days gone by… learn about the rooms, collections and people of this impressive early 19th Century house.

Manchester United Stadium Tour & the National Football Museum

Saturday 11th August
Departure times: to be confirmed closer to the trip
EXTRA CHARGE OF £13 FOR ENTRANCE TICKET TO THE STADIUM TOUR
Cost to family members and friends: to be confirmed closer to the trip

An exciting opportunity to visit the home of the world famous Manchester United football club at the “Theatre of Dreams”. In this 70 minute tour, you will have chance to see behind the scenes of the Stadium and visit the Museum to see the silverware. Then onto the National Football Museum in the centre of Manchester, the World’s biggest and best. A great place to discover some amazing football stories and to explore the social history and culture of the beautiful game. Please note: the afternoon trips will be reversed to go to National Football Museum first and then onto MUFC.

Dunham Massey & Quarry Bank Mill

Sunday 12th August
Departure time: 9:30 am
Arrive back in Manchester: 6:00 pm
NO EXTRA CHARGE
Cost to family members and friends:
£25 members
£30 non-members
£20 children aged 5-16
£10 children aged 2-4

Dunham Massey in Cheshire is a Georgian mansion and a formal garden set in magnificent parkland, home to many fallow deer. Entrance to the mansion is included in your ticket. Discover the social history of the 18th century mansion which has been transformed to tell the life stories of 3 local women! Then onto Quarry Bank Mill in Styal, one of the finest preserved textile mills of the Industrial Revolution and now a museum of the cotton industry. You will have chance to explore the Mill itself, the gardens and Styal Woods.

York

Saturday 18th August
PLEASE NOTE: CHECK YOUR TICKET THOROUGHLY FOR YOUR DEPARTURE TIME AS THERE ARE 2 DIFFERENT DEPARTURE TIMES DUE TO THE NUMBER OF COACHES
Departure time A: 8:30 am
Arrive back in Manchester: 7:30 pm
Departure time B: 9:00 am
Arrive back in Manchester: 8:00 pm
NO EXTRA CHARGE
Cost to family members and friends:
£18 members
£23 non-members
£13 children aged 2-16

York is an attractive historic city in Yorkshire. You will have the entire day to spend at your leisure exploring the city at your own pace taking in the medieval Shambles, the York Minster and perhaps learning something about the city’s Viking history! There are plenty of attractions to enjoy … of special interest is the Jorvik Viking Centre where you can relive the sights and sounds of York in the Viking Age!

Lake District visiting Windermere (with boat ride included)

Saturday 18th August
Departure time A: 8:30 am
Arrive back in Manchester: 7:30 pm
Departure time B: 9:00 am
Arrive back in Manchester: 8:00 pm
EXTRA CHARGE £9 FOR WINDERMERE LAKE CRUISE
Cost to family members and friends:
£27 members
£32 non-members
£22 children aged 5-16
£12 children aged 2-4

A chance to visit the Lake District, an area of an outstanding natural beauty. The day will be spent in Bowness-on-Windermere, a great base for walking, taking a boat ride or simply relaxing and taking in the amazing views of the Lake! This trip includes a return boat ride from Bowness on Windermere to Ambleside.

North Wales visiting Conwy Castle & Llandudno

Saturday 25th August
PLEASE NOTE: CHECK YOUR TICKET THOROUGHLY FOR YOUR DEPARTURE TIME AS THERE ARE 2 DIFFERENT DEPARTURE TIMES DUE TO THE NUMBER OF COACHES
Departure time A: 8:30 am
Arrive back in Manchester: 7:30 pm
Departure time B: 9:00 am
Arrive back in Manchester: 8:00 pm
EXTRA CHARGE £6 FOR ENTRANCE TO CASTLE
Cost to family members and friends:
£25 members
£30 non-members
£20 children aged 5-16
£10 children aged 2-4

Conwy Castle, a World Heritage site is an outstanding example of medieval military
architecture. You will have time here to explore the castle and have a look around the town of Conwy itself … perhaps visit Britain’s smallest house too! The afternoon will then be spent in the typical seaside resort of Llandudno … perhaps take a ride up the Great Orme by traditional tramway, a stroll on the pier or simply relax on the beach.

Whitby

Saturday 1st September
Departure time: 8:30 am
Arrive back in Manchester: 8:00 pm
NO EXTRA CHARGE
Cost to family members and friends:
£20 members
£25 non-members
£15 children aged 2-16

Whitby is an ancient fishing port set on the North Sea. It is considered to be one of the most interesting and attractive seaside towns in England. You will have chance to visit the locations where the author Bram Stoker set his novel “Dracula”, visit the 13th Century Abbey, stroll around the harbour or visit the Captain Cook museum as well as enjoy the fresh air of a day at the seaside.

Liverpool

Saturday 1st September
Departure time: 9:00 am
Arrive back in Manchester: 6:00 pm
NO EXTRA CHARGE
Cost to family members and friends:
£16 members
£21 non-members
£11 children aged 2-16

Liverpool is perhaps most famous for being the home of the band, the Beatles and the City of Culture in 2008. It is also Britain’s largest port standing on the banks of the River Mersey! You will have the entire day to spend as you please either exploring the main sites including the Albert Dock area, the two Cathedrals and the places where the Beatles lived and played music or perhaps shopping!

How To Book On Events (click me!)

As with the trips, you will be required to book a place on these events by coming along to the main office at International Society. Some will involve a small change such as the BBQ at a cost of only £6! See details for each event below…

Weekly Wednesday Socials

Every Wednesday 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
@ International Society, M13 9PG 
Dates: 3rd July, 11th July, 18th July, 25th July,
1st August, 8th August, 15th August, 22nd August,
29th August, 5th September
FREE!

Come along to meet people, socialise and practise your conversation skills. Play board and card games with other members of the International Society from various countries. Free tea and coffee provided.

Weekly Sports Session

Every Wednesday – times to be confirmed 
@ Armitage Sports Centre, M14 6HE 
Dates: 3rd July, 11th July, 18th July, 25th July,
1st August, 8th August, 15th August, 22nd August,
29th August, 5th September
FREE!

Join in weekly sessions of Badminton and Basketball which is organised in collaboration with Sport Manchester to allow you to have a healthy and balanced lifestyle while studying here in Manchester.

Campus Walking Tour

4.00 pm – 6.00 pm
Wednesday 4th July, Thursday 5th July & Friday 6th July
Meet in front of International Society, M13 9PG 
FREE!

As you settle in to Manchester, join us for a walk around the campus and parts of the city centre to familiarise yourself with your new home.

Manchester Italian Festival

Friday 13th July 2.00 pm
Meet in front of International Society, M13 9PG 
FREE!

The city will host the Festa Italiana which will see Cathedral Gardens be turned into a Little Italy with street food stalls, bars, a producer’s market, cookery demonstrations, live music and family fun for a weekend-long celebration of Italian culture.

Inflatable Park

Friday 13th July 2.30 pm
Meet in front of International Society, M13 9PG
FREE!

Want to bounce around on giant inflatables? This inflatable park has a climbing wall, slides and a ball pool and can be enjoyed by just about anyone, of any age, shape and physical ability. We will go with Stagecoach bus so please remember to bring your bus pass along if you have one, if not it is £4.30 for a day rider bus pass.

Manchester Jazz Festival

Sunday 22nd July 3.15 pm
Meet in front of International Society, M13 9PG 
FREE!

For those who are interested is some Jazz music, take the opportunity to visit Albert Square which will be the hub of the festival. This event takes places throughout the whole week with many free as well as paid events taking place.

Afternoon Tea & Hospitality

Sunday 22nd July 3.00 pm – 5.00 pm
@ International Society, M13 9PG
FREE!

Join us and some of our British hosts for an afternoon tea with sandwiches, cakes and scones.

BBQ & World Quiz

Friday 27th July 6.00 pm
@ International Society, M13 9PG 
Tickets: £6

Come and enjoy a typical British BBQ! Time to relax, chat with friends and have a go at our world quiz together as teams! Tickets must be purchased in advance!

Intercultural Project

Friday 3rd August 2.00 pm
Meet in front of International Society, M13 9PG
FREE!

The session will aim to celebrate the diversity of Manchester and you will be have the opportunity to meet volunteers from various different countries and learn about their customs and traditions while making new friends.

Campus Walking Tour

4.00 pm – 6.00 pm
Wednesday 1st August, Thursday 2nd August & Friday 3rd August
Meet in front of International Society, M13 9PG 
FREE!

As you settle in to Manchester, join us for a walk around the campus and parts of the city centre to familiarise yourself with your new home.

Whitworth Art Gallery

Thursday 9th August 3.45 pm
Meet in front of International Society, M13 9PG
FREE!

The Whitworth Art Gallery is part of the University of Manchester and has about 55,000 items in its collection. The gallery is home to many contemporary art pieces as well as marble sculptures. Join us for a tour around the gallery followed by a short group discussion after.

Afternoon Tea & Hospitality

Sunday 12nd August 3.00 pm – 5.00 pm
@ International Society, M13 9PG
FREE!

Join us and some of our British hosts for an afternoon tea with sandwiches, cakes and scones.

People's History Museum and John Rylands Library

Friday 17th August 2.00 pm
Meet in front of International Society, M13 9PG
FREE!

Gain an insight of the social culture and history of the United Kingdom and the opportunity to see the infamous John Rylands library which is a late-Victorian neo-Gothic building.

Intercultural Project

Friday 17th August 2.00 pm
Meet in front of International Society, M13 9PG
FREE!

The session will aim to celebrate the diversity of Manchester and you will be have the opportunity to meet volunteers from various different countries and learn about their customs and traditions while making new friends.

Cinema Night (movie to be confirmed)

Friday 24th August
@ Odeon Cinema, Great Northern Warehouse, M3 4EN

Let’s go to the movies and take the opportunity to hang out as well as meet new friends. Tickets must be booked in advance and the exact film time will confirmed 2 weeks before.

Campus Walking Tour

Wednesday 22nd August 4.00 pm – 6.00 pm
Meet in front of International Society, M13 9PG
FREE!

As you settle in to Manchester, join us for a walk around the campus and parts of the city centre to familiarise yourself with your new home.

Bowling

Friday 31st August 3.00pm
@ Dog Bowl, M1 5WW

Join us for a relaxing evening of a game of bowling.

Intercultural Project

Friday 31st August 2.00 pm
Meet in front of International Society, M13 9PG
FREE!

The session will aim to celebrate the diversity of Manchester and you will be have the opportunity to meet volunteers from various different countries and learn about their customs and traditions while making new friends.

Afternoon Tea & Hospitality

Sunday 2nd September 3.00 pm – 5.00 pm
@ International Society, M13 9PG
FREE!

Join us and some of our British hosts for an afternoon tea with sandwiches, cakes and scones.

Final Party @ Tiger Tiger

Friday 7th September 10.30pm – late
@ Tiger Tiger, Printworks Manchester M4 2BS

Celebrate and dance the night away to mark the end of the course and party with all the great friends you have made in the past few weeks!

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