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 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 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! 

Thursday 19th November 11am to 1pm 

WORLD QUIZ

ONLINE VIA ZOOM 

Put your global knowledge to the test in our big World Quiz. Topics will include crazy laws, obscure foods, countries outlines and many more! How many of them can you guess?

 

FREE

THURSDAY 26TH NOVEMBER 6pm TO 8PM

THANKSGIVING CELEBRATION

ONLINE VIA ZOOM

Enjoy Thanksgiving from the comfort of your own home with our online Thanksgiving Celebration! You will hear about traditional experiences of Thanksgiving as well as playing some fun games. 

 

FREE

WEDNESDAY 9TH DECEMBER 6pm TO 8PM

CHRISTMAS WREATH MAKING

IN PERSON AT ACADEMY 2, UMSU

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.

 

£4 MEMBER/ £7 NON MEMBER

Thursday 1OTH DECEMBER 11am to 1pm 

QUIZMAS

ONLINE VIA ZOOM 

Put your festive knowledge to the test at our online Christmas quiz! With rounds including Christmas traditions around the World, festive films, Christmas songs and food, what better way to get into the holiday spirit.

 

FREE

THURSDAY 17TH DECEMBER 6pm TO 8PM

FESTIVE FILM NIGHT

ONLINE VIA ZOOM

Grab some Christmas treats and join our viewing party to watch a classic festive film together! 

 

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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