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 ACADEMY 2, 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

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 2ND OCT, 6TH NOV & 4TH DEC

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 13TH OCT, 10TH NOV & 8TH DEC

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! 

WEDNESDAY 30TH SEPTEMBER 6PM TO 8PM

MANCHESTER BINGO

AT ACADEMY 2, UMSU

Get to know more about the music, geography and trivia of this wonderful city through a fun game of Manchester Bingo. As you cross the answers off your bingo sheet, you’re in with a chance of winning a prize! Refreshments will be provided.  

Tickets in advance: £3 members £6 non-members

THURSDAY 1ST OCTOBER 11AM

STAY IN PUB QUIZ

ONLINE

Have you watched everything on Netflix? Are you a music expert? Do you love travelling?

Then you might be the winner. And if not, join to meet new people, learn new things and for the fun of it!

FREE

WEDNESDAY 7TH OCTOBER 6PM TO 8PM

WHAT DOES THAT MEAN? QUIZ NIGHT

AT ACADEMY 3, UMSU

This is a fun quiz for people who are good at guessing! Choose from the definitions given what the UK slang or untranslatable words mean, and be in with the chance of winning a prize! ‘It will be mint!’. Refreshments will be provided.

Tickets in advance: £3 members £6 non-members

THURSDAY 8TH OCT 11AM

CLASSIC BRITISH GAMESHOW QUIZ

ONLINE

Have you always wanted to play Who Wants to Be A Millionaire? Or think you’d be great at creating words on Countdown? You’ll be able to take part in a variety of different quiz show games and see how well you’d really do!

FREE

THURSDAY 15TH OCTOBER 11AM TO 1PM

SPEED FRIENDING

ONLINE

If you’re a new student looking to meet people, or a returning student who wants to make new friends, join our online speed friending and get the chance to speak to as many people as you can in different Zoom breakout rooms!

FREE

Wednesday 21 October 6PM TO 8PM

CHARADES GAMES NIGHT

AT ACADEMY 2, UMSU

It’s time to show off your acting skills! Join us for a game of charades and have a laugh while making your teammates guess the right word only by using different gestures, facial expressions, and body language. Refreshments will be provided.

Tickets in advance: £3 members £6 non-members

THURSDAY 29TH OCTOBER 11AM TO 1PM

TENSION QUIZ

ONLINE

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

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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