EVENTS

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

Weekly Socials

Wednesdays 3.30pm @ St Peter’s House Chaplaincy

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

Fridays 3.00pm @ International Society c/o UMSU

Free (MEMBERS ONLY EVENT)

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!

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

Language Exchange

We will meet on Wednesdays on the following date: 4th Dec St Peter’s House Chaplaincy
Free (MEMBERS ONLY EVENT)

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.

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

Social Event: Quingo

Wednesday 13th November at 6.00pm to 8.00pm

@ St. Peter’s House Chaplaincy, M13 9GH
Tickets in advance: £3 Members £6 Non members

Quiz? Yes. Bingo? Yes. What do you get when you mix them together? Quingo!

Combine your knowledge and play our new quiz mash up, using your quiz and bingo skills to win a prize! Just come along and grab a seat to join a team. 

Step 1: Work with your team to answer our fun quiz questions, making sure to write your answers in the boxes on the empty bingo sheet.

Step 2: Mark your quiz answers, winning prizes if you get a line or a full house on the bingo sheet. 

Refreshments will be provided. Our events are open for all – students & non students. Come along to meet new friends from around the world. 

Game Night: Taskmaster

Wednesday 27th November at 6.00pm to 8.00pm

@ St. Peter’s House Chaplaincy, M13 9GH
Tickets in advance: £3 Members £6 Non members

Come along to our Game Night and have some fun with friends from all over the world!

Taskmaster is the perfect balance between competition and silliness. Throughout the whole evening you will be given a variety of challenges in envelopes, and you will need to work independently as well as in teams to take on the tasks. 

Make the longest continuous noise. Whilst blindfolded, stick as many sticky notes to yourself as possible in 30 seconds. Write a 1-word story whilst running from one side of the room to the other. Create the best, new handshake. 

Refreshments will be provided. 

Thanksgiving Gathering

Thursday 28th November at 7.30pm to 10.00pm

@ University of Manchester’s Students’ Union (Nest), M13 9PR
Tickets in advance: £6 Members £9 Non members

Thanksgiving: a time to get together with family and friends and be thankful for not just the fruits of the harvest but for the new people around us. Join in the celebration and come to meet and make new friends!

Hearty macaroni cheese and homeade fresh pumpkin pie awaits you. 

Christmas Afternoon Tea

Sunday 1st December time 2.30pm

@ University of Manchester’s Students’ Union (Nest), M13 9PR
Tickets in advance: £3 Members £6 Non members

Join us for our Christmas Special Afternoon Tea as we kickstart our festive celebrations. 

Christmas Wreath Making

Wednesday 11th December 6.30pm – 8.00pm

@University of Manchester’s Students’ Union (Nest), M13 9PR
Tickets in advance: £4 Members £7 Non members

Celebrate the festive season with us and make your very own Christmas wreath! No previous wreath making skills required, just a little bit of creativity. 

Price includes wreath, materials as well as mince pies and a warming festive drink. 

Live Christmas Music Evening

Friday 13th December 7.00pm – 10.30pm

@University of Manchester’s Students’ Union (Nest), M13 9PR
Tickets in advance: £6 Members £9 Non members

Confused by Christmas? We’ll help you undestand the strange mix of traditions, customs and symbols encountered at our winter festival, using popular Christmas carols and songs. Plenty of opportunity to sing along with our regular folk music band, make friends, meet British people, and taste some of the special things we eat and drink at this time of the year. 

Christmas and New Year Get Together

Saturday 28th December 12.00pm – 2.30pm

@University of Manchester’s Students’ Union (Nest), M13 9PR
Free to Members/ £3 Non Members 

Join us if you are in Manchester over Christmas and New Year’s for a little get together to celebrate the festive season among friends. 

EVENT POLICY

WHERE DO THE EVENTS TAKE PLACE?
The majority of our events take place at the University of Manchester’s Students’ Union: Oxford Road, Manchester, M13 9PR. If an event takes place at a different location, the details will be in the text for the event and in your ticket.

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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International Society
c/o UMSU

Oxford Road
Manchester
M13 9PR

NOT FOR PROFIT

The International Society is a registered charity. Our Charity Commission number is 521248.

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The International Society has been promoting international friendship and celebrating cultural diversity since 1966.

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