Monday, 6 December 2010

Winter Greetings from the ISC

It is indeed, 19 days till Christmas and the end of the Semester I is fast approaching!

The ISC will be closed from now until the beginning of Semester II in January 2011 but we hope you are all well, working hard through exam preparations and/or essays, looking forward to the winter break. The ISC would like to thank you all for your involvement with the ISC and very much hope that your time with us made your Semester I at the university more memorable.

This is also the sad time of the year when we have to bid farewell to those who are leaving us. We wish you the best where ever you end up - you will be missed! We hope you enjoyed Edinburgh with its rain, wind, occasional sun and snow...and of course, your time at the ISC! :D

The Semester II Schedules for our weekly Trips and Events are now ready as well - their links and thank yous from the committees are also included below:


Hi all!

First of all, thank you very much for filling in our poll - it was great to have so many of you telling us where you'd like to go!
Surely you'll be curious about the outcome & want to know what we came up with for next semester...

So here you go, the Semester 2 Trips Schedule!

Not only will we give you another chance to visit some of our most popular destinations, like St Andrews or Newcastle, we shall also take you to new places - cities, castles and nature trips alike! Don't miss the chance to explore the best of Scotland and Northern England for our cheap prices, and most importantly, the great company of your ISC friends!

Ticket sale times will be announced closer in time, but will most likely be on Monday nights again.
Following some complaints about our ticket sales, we have decided to give out provisional tickets 10-15 minutes before the start of the ticket sale, and hopefully this will reduce the in-vain waiting time for those who can't get a ticket. Those who do will then wait to sign-up & pay to get their real ticket.
I hope you understand that as volunteers, there is not much more we can do to facilitate things, but hopefully this solution will make things easier & more efficient for everyone.

We hope you enjoyed our first semester trips - we did enjoy taking you there!

Good luck with exams, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

ISC Trips Com


Hey everyone!

With a successful first semester running cultural nights taking you from Japan to France, showcasing internationally acclaimed movies such as Persepolis and hosting our very first large-scale event, the International Desserts Night (IDN), the ISC Events Com have a PACKED semster two.

We will take you to even more exotic cultural nights, showcase a series of themed film nights and run several outdoor sports activities in the Meadows during spring! What's more, we will be taking our IDN success further to acknowledge the diversity around us in our next, big event - International Evening (early Feb).

So, here's what the semester will look like:

*All our cultural/film/games nights are held at the ISC Lounge.
*Cultural Nights are ticketed, cost 3 pounds each (unless stated otherwise) and due to the capacity of the lounge, we only sell 30 tickets per night.
*Tickets will be sold a week prior to the event (day tbd).
*Film/Games nights are FREE, snacks provided on behalf of ISC.

We hope the events in first semester have lived up to your expectations! We promise second semester to be even better.
Best of luck with the exams, Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year!

Warm winter wishes,
ISC Events Com


That's it from us this year! =)
We wish you a fabulous winter holiday and a fantastic year 2011 ahead of you!

Hope to see you around xx

EVENTS - Semester II Schedule

Get your calendars ready, here's the list of events we hope to organise during the weekdays in Semeter II, from January 2011! :)

12/1 (Wed) - International Potluck

There is no other way to start the term but with food. And lots of it! Bring your own little something to share with your folks at the ISC!

17/1 (Mon) - Indian Night

As promised from last semester, get a glimpse of the world's largest democracy, it's food, culture and traditions and it's beloved cinema, Bollywood - in one night.

24/1 (Mon) - Bulgarian Night

Featuring our first European cultural night, come along to learn about Bulgarian wines and it's history.

31/1 (Mon) - Swiss Night

Fondue, Swiss Chocolates, Swiss wine (and even swiss knives!) - come along for a night where we showcase the best of all these things, authentic Swiss ofcourse and even more!


Held in the first few weeks of February, the ISC will hold its first International Evening. A night showcasing the different cultural societies and the many international performance groups in our university. A true celebration of diversity.

Watch out facebook, our blog and newsletters for more details!


07/2 (Mon) - Lithuanian Night

Marching into the heart of Europe, come learn about Poland's often forgotten neighbour, Lithuania's food, culture and tradition.

14/2 (Mon) - Indonesian Night

Up for some Kue Dadar? Or maybe feel like some Nasi Goreng? If you either want to try them or want to know what they are, this night is just for you.

21/2 (Mon) - Ghana Night

Skipping over to Africa and featuring our very first African Night, learn more about the land of Kofi Annan and cocoa.

28/2 (Mon) - International Drinks Night

Fancy a break from all those cultural nights and the food and would rather have a drink? Join us for a selection of non-alcoholic and alcoholic tasters from all over the world!

07/3 (Mon) - Thai Night

A highly recommended night featuring awesome food- TOM YAM! PAD THAI! from a magnificent and beautiful country.

14/3 (Mon) - Mexican Night

Finishing the semester with quesadillas and pinatas, join us in celebrating Mexico's renowned cuisine and culture.

21/3 - Games Night

Pre-spring break session where you can drop into the ISC lounge to play some of your favourite games.


*All our cultural/film/games nights are held at the ISC Lounge.

*Cultural Nights are ticketed, cost 3 pounds each (unless stated otherwise) and due to the capacity of the lounge, we only sell 30 tickets per night.

*Tickets will be sold a week prior to the event (day tbd).

*Film/Games nights are FREE, snacks provided on behalf of ISC.

TRIPS - Semester II Schedule

Get your calendars ready, here's the list of trips we hope to organise on each Saturday in Semeter II, from January 2011! :)

15/1 - Deep Sea World & South Queensferry

**Come along and see the sharks in Scotland's National Aquarium and enjoy the an afternoon in a picturesque town by the Firth of Forth, South Queensferry**

22/1 - St. Andrews

**Visit the home of golf and the oldest University in Scotland, famously attended by Prince William**

29/1 - Aberfeldy Whisky Trip

**See how the Scottish Water of Life is being brewed**

05/2 - Dundee

**Want to find out what other Scottish cities look like? Come along to the fourth largest city in Scotland, located at the Firth of Tay**

12/2 - Bamburgh Castle

**Aye, a castle! Need we say more?**

19/2 - Loch Lomond

**Aye, a loch! Need we say more?**

26/2 - Newcastle

**It might feel like a rush, getting to and back to Newcastle in a day, but there is no cheaper way than with the ISC to explore this Northern English city**

05/3 - Go Ape

**release your inner monkey and go wild on our climbing trip**

- Loch Leven

**Are trees not your thing? We've got an alternative for you. Aye, a loch! Need we...?**

12-13/3 - WEEKEND TRIP

**Drum rolls and trumpets - the ISC proudly presents: Carbisdale Castle! Aye, a ca...- wait a minute, we are not just gonna stop by. We will spend a night there. And have a ceilidh. IN a haunted castle. Keep your eyes peeled for more news on this. Not to be missed!**

19/3 - Lake District

**You said you would spend 3 or more hours in a bus to get there, so we shall take you there! A clear majority of votes told us this is THE trip you want, so we shall give it to you!**

**As we had to cancel the Glasgow Trip that was supposed to take place on the 4. December 2010 due to the adverse weather, we will reschedule it to early next semester. Watch this space for more news on that!**

Friday, 3 December 2010


**IMPORTANT**UPDATE - GLASGOW TRIP CANCELLED & postponed to 2nd semester**

because of the weather craziness and incertainty whether trains would be running tomorrow, we decided to cancel this trip for now and have it early next semester instead.
if you bought a ticket, you will have, or will soon receive an email notifying you about the cancellation and with the reimbursement times.
to get your money back, please come to the ISC with your ticket and matriculation card during the following times:
today (Friday 3rd Dec): 15:00-16:00
Monday (6. Dec): 17:30-18:30
Tuesday (6. Dec) 17:30-18:30

We apologise for any inconvenience, I hope you understand the circumstances!

the Trips Com