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/ UMSU (Nest)

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: 5th Feb, 4th Mar, 1st Apr and 1st May – venue to be confirmed
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. 

Afternoon Tea

Sunday 26th January time 3pm to 5pm

@University of Manchester’s Students’ Union (Nest
Tickets in advance: £3 Members

Come along and enjoy a Traditional English Afternoon Tea. Sandwiches, cakes, scones and tea for everyone!

We’ve invited the Queen, Prince Harry, Megan Markle, Harry Potter and James Bond but looks like they may have other plans …

Our events are a great way for you to meet new friends from around the world. 

Speed Friending

Wednesday 29th January time tbc 

@University of Manchester venue tbc 
Tickets in advance: £3 Members £6 Non members

Are you new to Manchester or simply want to make new friends? Come along to our new term’s Speed Friending and try to get the chance to speak to as many people as you can! 

The rule is easy: you only need to sit and chat with a person for 3 minutes, change seat and chat with the next one. Refreshments will be provided. 

Chinese New Year at Salford Uni campus

Tuesday 4th February time tbc 

@ University of Salford
£3 Members £6 Non Members

Are you curious to find out more about Chinese New Year? Come along to try traditional food, learn about culture, solve riddles, craft lanterns and more importantly have fun and meet new friends!

What's for dinner? Breakfast? at MMU campus

Wednesday 5th February time tbc 

@ Manchester Metropolitan University venue tbc
Free for Members only

Who doesn’t love a good breakfast for dinner? Whether it’s sweet or savoury, bring along some breakfast food (or drinks) typical from your country and let your friends know about new and different traditions. 

Karaoke Night

Wednesday 12th February time tbc 

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

Singers or not, who doesn’t enjoy a fun karaoke night with friends? Come alone or with your group and join us for the loudest night of the year! Refreshments will be provided. 

Speed Friending at Salford Uni campus

Tuesday 18th February time tbc 

@University of Salford venue tbc 
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 time tbc 

@ Manchester Metropolitan University venue tbc
£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 

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

Test your skills with a classic games’ night but in an XXL version! Come alone or bring friends, and play in team to win the prize! Refreshments will be provided. 

Music Bingo Night at Salford Uni campus

Tuesday 3rd March time tbc 

@ University of Salford venue tbc
£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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