Booking a place

All our events are ticketed and we strongly recommend that you book your tickets in advance to avoid disappointment.

On campus & Online

Our events will be taking place online and in person on campus. This will be indicated on the events information below. 

a big welcome

We would like to welcome you to the start of a new adventure. To meet, share and experience all that this diverse city and its people has to offfer. To create memories that would last a lifetime.

Despite currently living in strange times, we would still like to make your welcome here the very best that it can be, finding new ways to meet and make new friends. To help you settle into your University life here in Manchester, we have put together a programme of welcome events for you.

We understand that these are challenging times but know that we are all in this together and we are here to support you at your new “International Home”.

events

welcome EVENTs

Starting new in Manchester? Join our welcome 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 channels. 

 

21ST SEPT TO 25TH SEPT 5pm TO 7PM

WELCOME TEATIME 1

AT ACADEMY 2, UMSU

Pop to our daily teatime for a hot drink and to chat with new people. Please choose which day and time you would like to attend and click to register below.

FREE FOR EVERYONE

27 SEPTEMBER 3PM

AFTERNOON TEA 1

AT ACADEMY 2, 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 tea.

TICKETS IN ADVANCE: £3 

 

28ST SEPT, 29TH SEPT & 2ND OCT

MEET THE MEMBERS: Q+A WORKSHOP

ONLINE EVENT

These online workshops will give you the opportunity to chat with members and volunteers from the International Society to ask questions about their experiences moving to Manchester and studying here, and ask for any tips or advice they may have for you.

FREE FOR EVERYONE

30TH SEPT, 7TH OCT & 14TH OCT 11AM

VIRTUAL TOUR OF MANCHESTER

ONLINE EVENT

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!

Please choose the day you would prefer and register at the link below. 

FREE FOR EVERYONE

 

5TH & 6TH OCT 5PM TO 7PM

WELCOME TEATIME 2

AT ACADEMY 2 (5TH OCT), ACADEMY 3 (6TH OCT)

Pop to our daily teatime for a hot drink and to chat with new people. Please choose which day and time you would like to attend and click to register below.

FREE FOR EVERYONE

5TH, 6TH & 9TH OCT

MEET THE MEMBERS: Q+A WORKSHOP

ONLINE EVENT

These online workshops will give you the opportunity to chat with members and volunteers from the International Society to ask questions about their experiences moving to Manchester and studying here, and ask for any tips or advice they may have for you.

FREE FOR EVERYONE

11TH OCT 3PM

AFTERNOON TEA  2

AT ACADEMY 2, UMSU

Pop to our daily teatime for a hot drink and to chat with new people. Please choose which day and time you would like to attend and click to register below.

FREE FOR EVERYONE

EVENTS ALL YEAR

Throughout the year, we continue to organise social events for you. Our events are aimed at creating spaces where people from all over the world can meet, make friends and explore each other’s cultures.

BECOME A MEMBER

Membership is FREE to students and staff of The University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University. 

The Intenational Society is open to all. Students and non-students can become members of the Society. There is a fee to join and all members can receive discounts on our trips, events and activities.

As a member, you will get free entry to all member-only events which includes our weeky socials, language exchange, countryside walks and more. 

MEMBER ONLY EVENTS

Our member-only events are free for all our members. You will still need to book a place as places are limited. 

every wed & fri 3pm TO 5PM

ON CAMPUS WED SOCIALS

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

ONLINE FRI SOCIALS

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

ONCE A MONTH

ONLINE LANGUAGE & CULTURAL EXCHANGE

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

 

ONLINE COMMUNITY

Due to the pandemic and social distancing guidelines, we have move most of events online. We have created a space online where our members can meet and still stay connected. 

Join our International Students in Manchester Facebook Group to chat with other members and share tips with each other.

 

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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