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”.
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.
WEDNESDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER 3PM TO 5PM
WEDNESDAY SOCIAL ON CAMPUS
AT NEST, 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.
FREE FOR MEMBERS
WEDNESDAY 29TH SEPTEMBER 6PM
CHALLENGE ACCEPTED GAME NIGHT
AT NEST, UMSU
Join us for our game night and make new friends!
Make your paper plane flight the furthest, stand on one foot and draw an upside-down self-portrait. For this game, you’ll need to be the best to complete a series of individual challenges to gain points and be the ultimate winner!
£3 MEMBERS £6 NON MEMBERS
FRIDAY 1ST OCTOBER 3PM TO 5PM
LANGUAGE AND CULTURE 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 language and culture exchange to learn from each other and make friends while there.
FREE FOR MEMBERS
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.
The International 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.
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.
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.
0161 275 4959
c/o UMSU, Oxford Road,
Manchester, M13 9PR
Our offfice is located at the ground floor of University of Manchester’s Students’ Union.
The International Society is a registered charity. Our Charity Commision number is 521248.
© International Society 2020