Weekly Socials

Meet new friends over coffee, tea and biscuits every week. Board games are also provided. Member Only event. 

Language Exchange

Learning a language and want to meet native speakers? Join our Language Exchange and start practising. Member Only event. 

Social Events

Our Social Events are a great way for you to meet new friends from all over the world and have fun exploring different cultures and games. 

Countryside Walks & Hikes

Our Social Events are a great way for you to meet new friends from all over the world and have fun exploring different cultures and games. 

our events

With over 100 social events each year, our events are aimed at creating spaces where people from all over the world can meet, make friends and explore each other’s cultures.

Some of our events includes Weekly  Socials, Afternoon Teas, Speed Friending, Cultural Evenings, Games Nights, Live Music Nights, Quiz Nights and more. 

LET’S SOCIAL

Due to the pandemic Covid-19 and social distancing guidelines, our weekly socials and language exchange are now online. Join our online community to keep up to date on our latest activities and stay connected with other members. 

every wednesday 3pm to 5pm

ON CAMPUS WED SOCIALS

AT THEATRE 3RD FLOOR, UMSU

Come along and meet new friends or have a catch up over tea, coffee and biscuits!

Our socials are a great way to meet new friends from all over the world.

member only event. this event will be resuming in person from 11th August.

every friday 3pm TO 5PM

ONLINE FRI SOCIALS

ONLINE VIA DISCORD

Make yourself a drink and come along to meet new friends or have a catch up on Discord. You can talk on the text channel or join a voice channel to chat and play some online games.

member only event

FRIDAY 6TH AUGUST 3PM

ONLINE LANGUAGE & CULTURAL EXCHANGE

ONLINE VIA DISCORD

Studying a language and want to meet native speakers? Or simply curious to learn more about the cultures and languages of other International Society members? Join the online language and culture exchange on Discord to learn from each other and make friends while there. 

member only event

 

TUESDAY 10TH AUGUST 12PM

ONLINE BOOK CLUB

Have you been reading an exciting book and you’d like to share it with other bookworms? This casual book club gives you a chance to tell others about the book you’re reading and get inspiration for what to read next. 

member only event

 

COUNTRYSIDE WALKS

Enjoy walks in the countryside with us!

These walks are planned and guided by your guides, Anna and Andrew. They are a local retired couple who are volunteers for the International Society and have been leading walks for members for nearly 15 years.

Any upcoming walks will be updated here. 

member only event

 

events

Upcoming EVENTs

Join our events to meet new friends from all over the world. You can also keep up to date with our latest activities via our social media. 

We are currently in the midst of organising more events for you! 

THURSDAY 28TH JULY TIME 1pm to 2pm

VIRTUAL TOUR OF MANCHESTER

ONLINE VIA ZOOM

Did you know you can indoor ski and skydive here? And what does ‘sound’ really mean?

If you’re keen to learn more about the city of Manchester – whether you’re living here already or studying from home – join this virtual tour. You’ll have the opportunity to find out about the city and its surrounding areas, the best places to visit and activities to do, and also loads of tips to make the most of life here!

FREE

THURSDAY 5TH AUGUST 1PM TO 2.30PM

GUESS THE PLACE

ONLINE VIA ZOOM

Look at this picture: what is it? Join this game to test your photographic memory as well as discovering new places in Manchester and abroad!

FREE

WEDNESDAY 11ST AUGUST 1PM TO 2PM 

VIRTUAL TOUR OF MANCHESTER

ONLINE VIA ZOOM

Did you know you can indoor ski and skydive here? And what does ‘sound’ really mean?

If you’re keen to learn more about the city of Manchester – whether you’re living here already or studying from home – join this virtual tour. You’ll have the opportunity to find out about the city and its surrounding areas, the best places to visit and activities to do, and also loads of tips to make the most of life here!

FREE

FRIDAY 13TH AUGUST 2PM TO 4PM 

AFTERNOON TEA

AT THEATRE 3RD FLOOR, UMSU

Come along and enjoy a Traditional English Afternoon Tea. There will be a selection of delicious sandwiches, cakes and scones for you to try, as well as plenty of fresh English tea!

£3 MEMBERS £6 NON MEMBERS

WEDNESDAY 18TH AUGUST 3PM TO 4.15PM

CAMPUS TOUR

MEET IN FRONT OF UMSU

Get to know the University of Manchester campus and the surrounding area with our walking tour!

FREE

WEDNESDAY 18TH AUGUST 4.30PM TO 6PM

MANCHESTER QUINGO

AT THEATRE 3RD FLOOR, UMSU

Test all of your new knowledge about Manchester at our Quingo event! It is half quiz and half bingo, so you can have double the fun.

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

MEMBERS £3 NON MEMBERS £6

THURSDAY 19th AUGUST 1PM TO 2.30PM 

TENSION QUIZ

ONLINE VIA ZOOM

Each round your team will be presented with a topic with 10 examples, such as ’10 Sports That Require Balls’. You will have 1 minute to correctly guess as many of the 10 examples as possible. May the best team win!

FREE

THURSDAY 2ND SEPT 1PM TO 2.30PM

UNO COMPETITION

ONLINE VIA ZOOM

There are two ways to get points: win as many Uno online games as possible, or be the fastest to answer the questions that you’ll be given in between each round.

First, play all the cards in your hand by matching colours or numbers and use strategically the special action cards to defeat your opponents. Then, get ready to be the fastest to answer the questions to get extra points!

Don’t worry if you’ve never played it before, the rules will be explained.

FREE

FRIDAY 27TH AUGUST 2PM TO 4PM 

AFTERNOON TEA

AT THEATRE 3RD FLOOR, UMSU

Come along and enjoy a Traditional English Afternoon Tea. There will be a selection of delicious sandwiches, cakes and scones for you to try, as well as plenty of fresh English tea!

£3 MEMBERS £6 NON MEMBERS

Volunteer: 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.

Event policy

Have any questions about our events? Find out more below.

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. 

Due to the pandemic Covid-19 and social distancing measures, our events continue online to ensure you are still able to meet and interact with other members. 

What are member only events?

Member only event are exclusively for our members. Everyone is welcome to join us as a member. Please check out our membership page for more details.

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.

How can I get refund or cancel my ticket?

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. 

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.

Can’t find what you were looking for? 

get in touch!

Want to know more about our events? Drop us a message.

PHONE

0161 275 4959

EMAIL

info@internationalsociety.org.uk

address

International Society,

c/o UMSU, Oxford Road, 

Manchester, M13 9PR

Our offfice is located at the ground floor of University of Manchester’s Students’ Union.

charity no.

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

© International Society 2020

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