EVENTS

Weekly Socials / Cultural Evenings / Conversation Club / Social Events /
Live Music / Speed Friending and more

Weekly Socials

Come along and meet new friends or have a catch up over tea, coffee and biscuits. Board/card games are also provided so you can spend the afternoon playing them together or just to relax with a cup of tea and biscuit.

Places are limited so you will need to book a space online for our Wednesday and Friday Socials. For Thursday Social (also known as International Cafe in collaboration with Salford SU), you just need to show up!

Please bring your thermos along to our socials and help us reduce the disposable cups used.  You can even fill it up to take it away with you afterwards: a lovely, warm drink for your journey home!

Free for members only. You will need to sign up below. 

Wednesdays 3.00pm 1. @ UoM Students’ Union (Nest) 2. ManMet Business School (Room 3.07)

Thursdays 6.00pm @ Salford Uni – University House (The North Side)

Fridays 3.00pm @ UoM Students’ Union (Nest)

You will need to be logged in to book a place. 

Language Exchange

Learning a language and want to meet native speakers? Or simply curious about how to say certain phrases in another language? Join one of our language exchanges to learn from each other and make friends while there. Make sure to book your ticket in advance and include the languages you are interested in and which ones you can offer.

Free for members only. You will need to sign up below.

1. UoM’s Students’ Union (Nest) – Wednesday 4th Mar, 1st Apr and 1st May 3pm 

2. ManMet Uni (Business School, 3.07) – Wednesday 4th Mar, 1st Apr and 1st May 3pm 

3. University of Salford (Peel Park Quarter Accommodation) – Tuesday 25th Feb, 10th Mar, 24th Mar and 12th May 3.30pm

 

You will need to be logged in to book a place. 

Speed Friending at Salford Uni campus

Tuesday 18th February time 5.30pm

@Peel Park Quarter, Salford Uni
Tickets in advance: £3 Members £6 Non members

It’s like speed dating but for meeting new friends! Chat with a person for three minutes and then go around the table and chat with the next one. That’s the easiest way to meet lots of friendly people!

Conversation starter ideas and snacks will be provided. 

Dance Night at MMU campus

Wednesday 19th February 6pm to 8pm

@ Brooks Building (Dance Studio Room BR G.84), ManMet Uni
£3 Members £6 Non Members

Have you always wanted to learn how to dance but never tried it? Join us for some fun with a salsa taster class! Beginners or advanced, with a partner or not, everyone is welcome to join. Refreshments will be provided. 

Giant Games Night

Wednesday 26th February time tbc 

@ UoM’s Students’ Union (Nest)
£3 Members £6 Non Members

Test your skills with a classic games night in large live version. Join us for a fun night, meet new friends and play in teams to win the prize!

Refreshments will be provided. 

Music Bingo Night at Salford Uni campus

Tuesday 3rd March 5.30pm

@ Peel Park Quarter, Salford Uni
£3 Members £6 Non Members

Everybody knows bingo and everybody loves music! It’s not quite the bingo you imagine your grandma playing at her local hall. Instead of normal numbers, we play the best songs that get people singing along. Will your team be able to spot them?

Games Night: International Trivia Night at MMU campus

Wednesday 4th March time tbc 

@ Manchester Metropolitan University venue tbc
£3 Members £6 Non Members

Are you a fan of Trivial Pursuit? Join us for the most fun quiz night! Play in teams and use your cultural knowledge to win as many categories out of the six as you can. A prize awaits the winners. Refreshments will be provided. 

Book Swap

Wednesday 11h March time tbc 

@ University of Manchester venue tbc
£3 Members £6 Non Members

Come along to our book swap! Bookworm or not, you are welcome to join, bringing one or more books over. To make the event more fun, every book needs to be wrapped and have a little description on what it is about. Refreshments will be provided. 

Taster Dance Class at Salford Uni campus

Tuesday 17th March time tbc 

@ University of Salford venue tbc
£3 Members £6 Non Members

Ever thought of trying a dance class? That’s the perfect occassion! Come along at our taster class to learn new moves, meet new friends and have fun!

Spring Workshop at MMU campus

Wednesday 18th March time tbc 

@ Manchester Metropolitan University venue tbc
£3 Members £6 Non Members

Celebrate the arrival of the spring with our themed workshop. Everyone is welcome and no experience is required. Refreshments will be provided. 

Games Night: International Teams' Competition

Wednesday 25th March time tbc 

@ University of Manchester venue tbc
£3 Members £6 Non Members

Join us for our fun Games Night! Play in a team and challenge yourself with different activities, from quizzes to charades, to twister! Try to make the highest score to win a prize! Refreshments will be provided. 

International Potluck Meal at Salford Uni campus

Tuesday 31st March time tbc 

@ University of Salford venue tbc
Free for members only

Everybody brings one dish to share, and you end up with a feast! Come along to try new dishes, meet new friends and have fun! And if you come from abroad, why not bring a traditional dish from your country?

Photo Scavenger Hunt

Wednesday 22nd April time tbc 

@ University of Manchester venue tbc
£3 Members £6 Non Members

Come and take the most hilarious pictures on our Photo Scavenger Hunt! Playing in teams, the winners will be those completing all the ‘tasks’ (photos) in a set amount of time. Refreshments will be provided at the end of the game. 

Multicultural Night at Salford Uni campus

Tuesday 28th April time tbc 

@ University of Salford venue tbc
£3 Members £6 Non Members

Games, Japanese calligraphy, traditional dance and more … there’s something for every taste! Come along to learn about different cultures, have fun and meet new friends! Refreshments will be provided. 

EVENT POLICY

WHERE DO THE EVENTS TAKE PLACE?
Our events take place at either of the three universities in Greater Manchester – the University of Manchester, Manchester Metropolitan University and the University of Salford. 

CAN I CHANGE MY TICKET?
Yes, however you will need to bring your ticket to the office at least one week in advance of the event taking place. Please get in touch if you have any questions.

CAN I GET A REFUND?
Please let us know at least one week in advance of the event taking place if you know that you are unable to go. Please note that ticket money cannot be refunded for events unless the ticket is resold after we have sold our own tickets. A cancellation charge of £1.00 per ticket is made. 


PLEASE NOTE
No money can be refunded if you do not show up on the day of the event or are late. The Society and staff cannot be held responsible for any damage, loss, or injury sustained by participants in international society events.

Any questions?

VOLUNTEER TO HELP WITH EVENTS

The International Society holds a wide variety of events throughout the year and all are organised by our dedicated volunteers. Our national evenings are organised exclusively by the International 16.

The group is selected through interviews at the start of the year and work together on the national evenings and other projects all year long. To find out more about the International 16 and how to apply to take part click on the link below.

International 16

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