EVENTS

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

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, we have had to cancel our events for the rest of the term till further notice.

We are however, doing our best to adapt in this new situation and to provide support for you all in this time. Our Weekly Socials have gone online, more info below. We have also set up Facebook Groups for you to stay in touch and chat with one another.

We are also looking to organising online events. Please join our Facebook Group to keep updated.

Weekly Socials

[UPDATE 18th Mar] Weekly Socials are now going online due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Please register as you would usually and you will be sent an email to let you know how to access the online channel. You can also join our Weekly Socials Facebook Group to stay in touch with one another.

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!

Free for members only. You will need to sign up below. 

Wednesdays 3.00pm 1. @ UoM Students’ Union (Nest), M13 9PR 2. ManMet Business School (North Atrium, GROW cafe), M15 6BH

Thursdays 6.00pm @ Salford Uni – University House (The North Side), M5 4RB

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

Language Exchange

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.

Free for members only. You will need to sign up below.

1. UoM’s Students’ Union (Nest) – Wednesday 1st Apr and 1st May 3pm 

2. ManMet Uni (Business School, 3.07) – Wednesday 1st Apr and 1st May 3pm 

3. University of Salford (Peel Park Quarter Accommodation) – Tuesday 24th Mar and 12th May 3.30pm

 

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

Salsa & Capoeira at Salford Uni campus

Tuesday 17th March 5.30pm

@ University of Salford (Peel Park Quarter Accommodation)
£3 Members £6 Non Members

Always wanted to try Salsa or even Capoeira? Here’s the perfect chance for you to try them out!

Join us for a taster class – learn some new moves, meet new friends and have a good time!

*You don’t have to be a student from that particular university to join in the event. Our events are open for all and you are welcome to join our events across the 3 campuses.

This event is cancelled due to Covid-19 outbreak. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Music Quiz Night at MMU campus

Wednesday 18th March 6pm

@ ManMet Uni (Cavendish Hall Common Area)
£3 Members £6 Non Members

Join us for an evening of entertaining music trivia and show off your musical knowledge! 

*You don’t have to be a student from that particular university to join in the event. Our events are open for all and you are welcome to join our events

This event is cancelled due to Covid-19 outbreak. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Games Night: International Teams' Competition

Wednesday 25th March 6pm

@ UMSU (Nest)
£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. 

*You don’t have to be a student from that particular university to join in the event. Our events are open for all and you are welcome to join our events

This event is cancelled due to Covid-19 outbreak. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

International Potluck Meal at Salford Uni campus

Tuesday 31st March 5.30pm

@ University of Salford (Peel Park Quarter Accommodation)
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?

*You don’t have to be a student from that particular university to join in the event. Our events are open for all and you are welcome to join our events

This event has been cancelled due to Covid-19 outbreak. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Photo Scavenger Hunt

Wednesday 22nd April 6pm

@ UMSU (Nest)
£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. 

*You don’t have to be a student from that particular university to join in the event. Our events are open for all and you are welcome to join our events

This event has been cancelled due to Covid-19 outbreak. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

Multicultural Night at Salford Uni campus

Tuesday 28th April 5.30pm

@ University of Salford (Peel Park Quarter Accommodation)
£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. 

*You don’t have to be a student from that particular university to join in the event. Our events are open for all and you are welcome to join our events

This event has been cancelled due to Covid-19 outbreak. We apologise for any inconvenience caused.

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

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