Friday, 10 September 2010

Freshers' Week

It's this time of the year again - some of you may be packing for your journey back to Edinburgh, you may be busy moving into a new flat, and others may be just arriving at Edinburgh for the first time. It's definitely a busy time of the year for students, especially those who are just arriving - what's Edinburgh like? Will I settle in? Will I actually make friends with the tons of people I'll be seeing over the next few weeks? How should I get around the university and the city?

The ISC is a student run organisation and we will try and help you make the best out of your stay in Edinburgh. As well as having a lounge open to students during the semester, we organise weekly events and day trips around Scotland along with Coffee/Tea Evenings and Pub Nights. To add to what will be your memorable Freshers' Week, we are organising several events during the week so you can get a feeling of what are services are like.

There are paper copies of our programme available from the airport staff and in the pack you receive upon your arrival over the weekend, but we will have copies at our events as well, so feel free to come and pick one up.

International Day [Sunday, 12th]

Come to the Writing Room in Teviot Row House (George Square) to find out what we do when or for a little chat.

We will be available between 11:00-16:00.

Guided Tours of the University [Monday, 13th and Tuesday, 14th]

Do you want to know way around the campus? Some historical background behind the university buildings? Meet outside the William Robertson Building 5 minutes before, or at the ISC on Buccleuch Place on time to join the tour for FREE.

See you on:

Monday @ 11:00, 14:00 or 16:00

Tuesday @ 11:00 or 16:00

Pub Night [Tuesday, 14th]

Our first of the weekly visits to Edinburgh's local pubs! Enjoying your evening with a pint and new company...what more can you wish? We will meet you outside the ISC on Tuesday at 21:00.

Historical Tours of Edinburgh [Wednesday, 15th and Friday, 17th]

Bring your cameras as we will be walking around the city, registered under the UNESCO World Heritage list. You will be hearing a short history of the things you see and of Scotland - a great introduction to Edinburgh for FREE. Meet outside the William Robertson Building 5 minutes before, or at the ISC on Buccleuch Place on time to join us.

See you on:

Wednesday @ 14:00

Friday @ 13:00 or 16:00

Potluck [Wednesday, 15th]

Why not gather for an evening with our own food to share with others? Chat over your food and drinks and make new friends! Please bring something along to join us at 19:30 at the ISC.

Arthur's Seat [Thursday, 16th]

Come for a climb up Arthur's Seat, an extinct volcano just 10 minutes away from George Square. You might want to take your camera along as you will get a great view of the city from above and make sure you're in good walking shoes! Meet outside the William Robertson Building 5 minutes before, or at the ISC on Buccleuch Place on time. See you at 14:00!

Coffee Evening [Thursday, 16th]

Would you like to visit the ISC for some coffee/tea with cheese and biscuits? Take a look at our lounge and meet so many others for a relaxing evening. It's all for FREE at the ISC - see you at 16:00-18:00.

Volunteers' Evening [Thursday, 16th]

Are you interested in becoming a volunteer at the ISC? Your help will be much appreciated and you will gain a lot of experience working with students from all over the world. We are looking for volunteers in the lounge and in the Trips and Events Committees. If you are interested, come over to the ISC at 18:00 and we will tell you more about it.

Trip to St.Andrews [Saturday, 18th]

Our first trip of the year! Do you want to visit Edinburgh's neighbour, famous for golf and its history? Tickets are available throughout the week at our events listed above - please bare in mind that there is a limit to the number we can take on the tour, so if you are desperate to join the trip, get your ticket early!

Have a great Freshers' Week & hope to see you around!

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