Tuesday, 27 November 2012

End of term Hoodie Sale!

Need an early christmas present? Or are you just cold in this windy november weather? Get an ISC hoodie or T-Shirt!

Our hoodies will be sold this coming Friday 30th!



Hoodies: £18(£15 for Volunteers)

They will have the University Crest embroidered on the front saying International Student Centre underneath. On the back will be the ISC logo, and the Greenmantle logo will be on the sleeve.

We have 3 sizes (S,M,L) and 8 colours to choose from: Black, Navy Blue, Red, Forest Green, Royal Blue, Sport Gray, Orange and Cardinal Red.

We are selling hoodies between 12pm-3pm, so plenty of time to come by the Lounge, have some coffee or tea and pick up a hoodie (or more) in your favourite colour!
P.S: We are also selling some T-Shirts, which will be £5, or £2 when bought in combination with a hoodie.

Monday, 26 November 2012

Week 11 Happenings 26/11 - 02/12

We have officially made it to the last week of term! Hand in all those last essays, say goodbye to tutorial groups and lectures and get prepared for exam revision. If it gets too much, you can always come by the lounge and have a short break, with some coffee or tea and a friendly chat :)And don't worr: We will still be here after Christmast break, to start the next term with you!

Monday 26/11/2012:
-Event registration for the ISC trip to Glasgow, 6.30pm.Follow the instructions on the link below and if successful in your registration, come pick up your ticket on Wednesday.
https://www.facebook.com/events/116925218468926/
External link for the Eventbrite Online Sign-up:
http://isctriptoglasgow.eventbrite.co.uk/
-Ticket sale for International Desserts Night, 6.30pm @ ISC Lounge.Only £3.00 for a great evening of entertainment and desserts from all over the world!
-Interested in Switzerland? Welcome to ISC Swiss Night! 7.30pm @ ISC Lounge. Come and experience a taste of the culture, the food and a film from Switzerland, the country of chocolate and grandfather clocks.
https://www.facebook.com/events/135375653279123/

Tuesday 27/11/2012:
Last Coffee Evening this term, 4pm-6pm @ ISC Lounge
Chill out, meet tons of new people over free tea, coffee and biscuits.
https://www.facebook.com/events/135375653279123/

Wednesday 28/11/2012:
Ticket collection for the ISC trip to Glasgow, 6.30pm @ ISC Lounge.
https://www.facebook.com/events/355959404499405/

Thursday 29/11/2012:
Last Weekly Pub Night this term, 9pm @ Greenmantle Pub.
Cheap drinks on offer & awesome company from all over the world!
https://www.facebook.com/events/355959404499405/

Saturday 01/12/2012:
ISC trip to Glasgow! Depart 9am from the ISC Lounge. Please note: trip only available to ticket holders.
https://www.facebook.com/events/355959404499405/

Our lounge will be open this week 12pm-4pm on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 12pm-7pm on Tuesday and 12pm-3pm on Friday.

Make the best of your last week!
-Clara Sophie Kantner (ISC Publicity Secretary)

Saturday, 17 November 2012

Week 10 Happenings 19/11 - 25/11



The last week of classes (for most people) is here! So soon, we can chose to not leave our house in this cold and miserable november weather. In the meantime, you can always come by the lounge and have a short break, with some coffee or tea and a friendly chat :)We will also be selling tickets for our next big international event, International Desserts Night, all week during lounge hours!

Monday 19/11/2012:
-Event registration for the ISC trip to Dundee (and Glamis Castle), 6.30pm.Follow the instructions on the link below and if successful in your registration, come pick up your ticket on Wednesday.
Direct link for the online registration will be posted soon!
-The ISC brings you Japanese Night! 7.30pm @ ISC Lounge. Come and experience a taste of the culture, the food and a film from Japan, the country where trains run by the second. 

Tuesday 20/11/2012:
Coffee Evening + Hoodie Sale, 4pm-7pm @ ISC Lounge
Chill out, meet tons of new people over free tea, coffee and biscuits. All while you can buy our beautiful hoodies. Chose from 3 sizes and 8 colors. Price: only £18(£15 for Volunteers)!

Wednesday 21/11/2012:
Ticket collection for the ISC trip to Dundee (and Glamis Castle), 6.30pm @ ISC Lounge.

Thursday 22/11/2012:
Weekly Pub Night, 9pm @ Greenmantle Pub.
Cheap drinks on offer & awesome company from all over the world!

Saturday 24/11/2012:
ISC trip to Dundee! Depart 8am from the ISC Lounge. Please note: trip only available to ticket holders.

Our lounge will be open this week 12pm-4pm on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 12pm-6pm on Tuesday and 12pm-3pm on Friday.

Enjoy your week everybody!

-Clara Sophie Kantner (ISC Publicity Secretary)

Sunday, 11 November 2012

Week 9 Happenings 12/11 - 18/11

Week 9 is here, which means we are on the finish line. The goal: end of term! So for many of us, this is our penultimate week of classes - enjoy it while you still can. In the meantime, you can always come by the lounge and have a short break, with some coffee or tea and a friendly chat :)

Monday 12/11/2012:
Event registration for the ISC trip to Lindisfarne and Bamburgh Castle, 6.30pm.Follow the instructions on the link below and if successful in your registration, come pick up your ticket on Wednesday.
http://www.facebook.com/events/324616137646309/
Direct link to Eventbrite online registration: http://lindisfarneandbamburgh.eventbrite.co.uk/

Tuesday 13/11/2012:
Coffee Evening, 4pm-6pm @ ISC Lounge
Chill out, meet tons of new people over free tea, coffee and biscuits!
http://www.facebook.com/events/293829894067641/

Wednesday 14/11/2012:
Ticket collection for the ISC trip to Lindisfarne and Bamburgh Castle, 6.30pm @ ISC Lounge.
httP://www.facebook.com/events/293829894067641/

Thursday 15/11/2012:
Weekly Pub Night, 9pm @ Greenmantle Pub.
Cheap drinks on offer & awesome company from all over the world!
http://www.facebook.com/events/556074887741885/

Saturday 18/11/2012:
-ISC trip to Lindisfarne! Depart 8am from the ISC Lounge. Please note: trip only available to ticket holders.http://www.facebook.com/events/310347925744983/
-ISC goes to a rugby match: Scotland vs South Africa! Meet 12.45pm @ ISC Lounge (or 12 if you want to get your face painted :)) Only available to ticket holders!http://www.facebook.com/events/296979527068847/

Our lounge will be open this week 12pm-4pm on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 12pm-6pm on Tuesday and 12pm-3pm on Friday.

Enjoy your week everybody!

-Clara Sophie Kantner (ISC Publicity Secretary)

Monday, 5 November 2012

Week 8 Happenings 05/11 - 11/11

November is here in full force and it is just really cold outside. So whether you have time to explore the chilly outdoors or are studying in the warmth of your room, we are always here for you! So just come by the lounge and have a short break, with some coffee or tea and a friendly chat :) Monday 05/10/2012: Guy Fawkes Night with the ISC!Meet @ ISC Lounge at 6.30pm. We will be going to watch the magnificent fireworks together at the Salisbury Crags! http://www.facebook.com/events/426820030711955/
Tuesday 06/10/2012: -Coffee Evening, 4pm-6pm @ ISC Lounge
Chill out, meet tons of new people over free tea, coffee and biscuits! http://www.facebook.com/events/401772663224822/ -Event registration for the ISC trip to North Berwick! 6.30pm.Follow the instructions on the link below and if successful in your registration, come pick up your ticket on Wednesday. http://www.facebook.com/events/456960161021417/ 
Direct link for the ticket registration: http://isctriptonorthberwick.eventbrite.co.uk/
  Wednesday 07/11/2012: -Edinburgh Castle visits, meet @ ISC Lounge at either 12pm or 2pm.
Tickets are only £3 and can still be purchased during lounge opening hours! http://www.facebook.com/events/394915217246731/ http://www.facebook.com/events/200662353401918/ -Ticket collection for the ISC trip to North Berwick, 6.30pm @ ISC Lounge. http://www.facebook.com/events/490432567666253/ Thursday 08/11/2012: Weekly Pub Night, 9pm @ Greenmantle Pub.
Cheap drinks on offer & awesome company from all over the world! http://www.facebook.com/events/512319518787554/ Saturday 10/11/2012: ISC trip to North Berwick! Depart 9am from the ISC Lounge. Please note: trip only available to ticket holders.
http://www.facebook.com/events/298296653614364/ Sunday 11/11/2012 Edinburgh Castle visits, meet @ ISC Lounge at either 11am or 1pm.
Tickets are only £3 and can still be purchased during lounge opening hours! http://www.facebook.com/events/161052197372398/ http://www.facebook.com/events/377099202369409/
Our lounge will be open this week 12pm-4pm on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 12pm-6pm on Tuesday and 12pm-3pm on Friday. Have a glorious week everybody!

-Clara Sophie Kantner (ISC Publicity Secretary)

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Rugby: Scotland vs South Africa


Calling all rugby fans! Tickets for the Scotland vs South Africa are only £10 and on sale now! 
Get them while you can!!











LINK for online ticket purchase:
http://www.epay.ed.ac.uk/browse/extra_info.aspcompid=1&catid=104&modid=2&prodid=882&deptid=79&prodvarid=0


Monday, 29 October 2012

Week 7 Happenings 29/10 - 04/11

Do you feel the shiver? Don't be afraid. It's only Halloween - ghosts and spooky things are lurking in the shadows. Whether you want to dress up or do not celebrate this day at all, the ISC has some cool events organised! So just come by the lounge and have a short break, with some coffee or tea and a friendly chat :)

Tuesday 30/10/2012:
-Coffee Evening, 4pm-6pm @ ISC Lounge
Chill out, meet tons of new people over free tea, coffee and biscuits!
https://www.facebook.com/events/364162350338625/
-Special event! The ISC's Caledonian Brewery Tour and Beer Tasting!! Depart from ISC Lounge at 5.20pm and be on time! Only available to ticket holders!
http://www.facebook.com/events/354887291272183/
-Online registration opens for the Rugbymatch Scotland vs South Africa, 8pm. If you are a fun of this sport or whether it's your first time: this will most definitely be an exciting event. Note: we will be using a new online ticket purchasing system, so if you do not already have one, you will need an account with the University online payment system.
https://www.facebook.com/events/296979527068847/

Wednesday 31/10/2012:
2nd ticket sale for the trip to Dewar's World of Whisky, 6.30pm @ ISC Lounge.
If you haven't managed to buy a ticket yet for this trip, then now is your chance! Follow the instructions on the link below and if successful in your registration, come pick up your ticket.
http://www.facebook.com/events/429240130473037/

Thursday 01/11/2012:
-Weekly Pub Night, 9pm @ Greenmantle Pub. Cheap drinks on offer & awesome company from all over the world!
https://www.facebook.com/events/443805392323349/

Saturday 03/11/2012
ISC day trip to Dewar's World of Whisky! Depart 8.45 from ISC Lounge. Please note: trip available to ticket holders only!
http://www.facebook.com/events/329978793766424/

Our lounge will be open this week 12pm-4pm on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 12pm-6pm on Tuesday and 12pm-3pm on Friday.

Hope you all have a smashing week!

-Clara Sophie Kantner (ISC Publicity Secretary)

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

Week 6 Happenings 22/10 - 28/10


It's week 6 of this term and many of us have started to call the library a second home - so many essays to write! But don't despair - Halloween will be here soon and there is always the ISC. So just come by the lounge and have a short break, with some coffee or tea and a friendly chat :)

Monday 22/10/2012:
-Online registration opens today for the ISC trip to Dewar’s World of Whisky at 6.30pm.
Follow the instructions on the link below to reserve a ticket online.
-ISC Movie Night, 8pm @ ISC Lounge. Come along for a free movie and snacks!

Tuesday 23/10/2012:
Coffee Evening, 4pm-6pm @ ISC Lounge
Chill out, meet tons of new people over free tea, coffee and biscuits!

Wednesday 24/10/2012:
Ticket collection for the ISC trip to Dewar’s World of Whisky, 6.30 pm@ ISC Lounge.
Please note that having registered online does not guarantee you a ticket!

Thursday 25/10/2012:
-Weekly Pub Night, 9pm @ Greenmantle Pub.Cheap drinks on offer & awesome company from all over the world!

Saturday 27/10/2012 - Sunday 28/10/2012:
ISC weekend trip to the Highlands! Depart early morning from the ISC Lounge and return on the following day early evening.Please note: trip available to ticket holders only! http://www.facebook.com/events/121617887988564/

Our lounge will be open this week 12pm-4pm on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 12pm-6pm on Tuesday and 12pm-3pm on Friday.

Hope you all have a smashing week!

-Clara Sophie Kantner (ISC Publicity Secretary)

Week 5 Happenings 15/10 - 21/10


Week 5 is rolling in and some of us already have mid-terms to study for! Fortuately, the ISC is always there - come by the lounge and have a short break, with some coffee or tea and a friendly chat :)

Monday 15/10/2012:
-Online registration opens today for the ISC trip to Newcastle at 6.30pm. Follow the instructions on the link below to reserve a ticket online.
-Welkom bij nederlandse nacht! (=welcome to Dutch Night), 7.30pm @ ISC Lounge.

Tuesday 16/10/2012:
-Coffee Evening, 4pm-6pm @ ISC Lounge
Chill out, meet tons of new people over free tea, coffee and biscuits!
-Ticket collection for the ISC's weekend trip to the Highlands, 6.30 pm@ ISC Lounge.Please note that having registered online does not guarantee you a ticket!

 Wednesday 17/10/2012:
Ticket collection for Newcastle trip, 6.30pm @ ISC Lounge.

 Thursday 18/10/2012:
-Weekly Pub Night, 9pm @ Greenmantle Pub.Cheap drinks on offer & awesome company from all over the world!

 Saturday 20/10/2012:
ISC trip to Newcastle! Depart at 8am from the ISC Lounge.Please note: trip available to ticket holders only! https://www.facebook.com/events/162651907207873/

 Our lounge will be open this week 12pm-4pm on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 12pm-6pm on Tuesday and 12pm-3pm on Friday.

Enjoy the week people!

-Clara Sophie Kantner (ISC Publicity Secretary)

Sunday, 7 October 2012

Week 4 Happenings 8/10 - 14/10

Hey guys and girls, here are the exciting things we have planned for this week! If you need a break from studying, why not have it the ISC way - with some coffee and a friendly chat :)

Monday 8/10/2012:
-Online registration opens at 6.30pm for the ISC trip to Culzean Castle! Follow the instructions on the link below to reserve a ticket for this Saturday's trip!
https://www.facebook.com/events/476332845740006/
-Bienvenue to ISC French Night! 7.30 pm @ ISC Lounge. Taste some French treats, enjoy some French culture, and then relax to a French film!
http://www.facebook.com/events/177587732365990/
-Our next cultural event will be Dutch Night, on Monday 15th of October! Tickets are £3 and will be sold on a first-come first-serve basis all week at the lounge.
http://www.facebook.com/events/452022684848995/

Tuesday 9/10/2012:
-Coffee Evening, 4pm-6pm @ ISC Lounge
Chill out, meet tons of new people over free tea, coffee and biscuits!
https://www.facebook.com/events/534089886604814/

Wednesday 10/10/2012:
Ticket collection for Culzean Castle trip, 6.30pm @ ISC Lounge
http://www.facebook.com/events/476332845740006/

Thursday 11/10/2012:
-Online registration for the weekend trip to the Highlands opens at 6.30pm. The weekend trip will be from the 27th - 28th of October, but tickets are being sold this week through Eventbrite. Follow the instructions on the link below to reserve a ticket for this amazing opportunity to visit Loch Ness and other exciting scottish landmarks!!
https://www.facebook.com/events/278530068925744/
-Weekly Pub Night, 9pm @ Greenmantle Pub.Cheap drinks on offer & awesome company from all over the world!
https://www.facebook.com/events/161829190623148/

Saturday 13/10/2012:
ISC trip to Culzean Castle! Depart from ISC Lounge at 8 am.Please note: trip available to ticket holders only!
http://www.facebook.com/events/288146284628178/

Our lounge will be open this week 12pm-4pm on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 12pm-6pm on Tuesday and 12pm-3pm on Friday.

Enjoy the week people!

-Clara Sophie Kantner (ISC Publicity Secretary)

Sunday, 30 September 2012

Photography competition for international students



"A lasting impression: Edinburgh"

Enter the photography competition for international students and you could win a cash prize.
Follow the link below to find out more details!

Week 3 Happenings 1/10 - 7/10

It's already been two weeks of term and time is just flying by. If you need a break from the increasing workload, check out what the ISC is up to this week!

Monday 1/10/2012:
-Ticket sale for French Night, 6.30-7.30 pm @ ISC Lounge. French Night will be on Monday, October 8th at the Lounge. If you cannot make it, don't worry, remaining tickets will be on sale all week during lounge opening hours.
-Mexican Night! 7.30 pm @ ISC Lounge. Delicious food, interesting facts about the country and a film "hecho en Mexico" (made in Mexico) await you! http://www.facebook.com/events/424362720959933/

Tuesday 2/10/2012:
-Coffee Evening, 4pm-6pm @ ISC Lounge
Chill out, meet tons of new people over free tea, coffee and biscuits! https://www.facebook.com/events/364023700349706/
 -Online ticket registration for Scone Palace trip, 8 pm. Pre-register following the link if you are interested in going to the trip to Scone Palace and Perth. https://www.facebook.com/events/453329704706523/

Wednesday 3/10/2012:
Ticket collection for Scone Palace trip, 6.30 pm @ ISC Lounge
https://www.facebook.com/events/476291335724231/

Thursday 4/10/2012:
Weekly Pub Night, 9pm @ Greenmantle Pub.Cheap drinks on offer & awesome company from all over the world! http://www.facebook.com/events/431299703574667/

Saturday 6/10/2012:Your chance to visit the beautiful Scone Palace and the charming small town of Perth! Depart form the ISC Lounge at 8.15 am.Trip available to ticket holders only! Please note: tickets need to be reserved online through Eventbrite! Follow the instructions here:http://www.facebook.com/events/363169083761487/

Our lounge will be open this week 12pm-4pm on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 12pm-6pm on Tuesday and 12pm-3pm on Friday.

Let's make this week a good one people!

-Clara Sophie Kantner (ISC Publicity Secretary)

Semester 1 Trips Schedule

Hi guys, this is what you have been waiting for all this time - the schedule for the exciting trips that we have planned for this semester!

Please note: This schedule is subject to change.

Week 3: Oct 6th – Scone Palace

Week 4:Oct 13th – Hiking&Rafting

Week 5:Oct 20th – Culzean Castle

Week 6:Oct 27th-28th – Weekend trip to the Highlands

Week 7:Nov 3rd – Whiskey Distillery

Week 8:Nov 10th – Lindisfarne and Bamburgh Castle

Week 9:Nov 17th – North Berwick

Week 10:Nov 24th – Glamis Castle and Dundee

Week 11:Dec 1st – Glasgow/ London (1-3 December)

Week 2 Happenings 24/9 - 30/9

Here are the happenings of Week 2 in the ISC - the fun continues!

Monday 24/09/2012:

Skittles and Food at the Sheep Heid Inn, 7.30 pm - 10.30 pm. And no, we are not talking about the candy - this is an evening in what is quite possibly the oldest pub in Scotland, with good food and the traditional bowling game of skittles! If you don't know where it is, meet at the ISC Lounge at 7 pm and some volunteers will walk there with you.http://www.facebook.com/events/281905735242934/

Tuesday 25/9/2012:
Coffee Evening, 4pm-6pm @ ISC Lounge
Chill out, meet tons of new people over free tea, coffee and biscuits! http://www.facebook.com/events/160285934109651/

Wednesday 26/92012:
Your chance to buy a ticket for the ISC's first culture night of the year: Mexican Night! Tickets can be bought from 3pm-4pm at the ISC Lounge. https://www.facebook.com/events/424362720959933/

Thursday 27/9/2012:
Weekly Pub Night, 9pm @ Greenmantle Pub.Cheap drinks on offer & awesome company from all over the world! http://www.facebook.com/events/385610451508524/

Saturday 29/9/2012:
Come join the ISC on our magnificent trip to Stirling and Linlithgow! Depart form the ISC Lounge at 9 am.Trip available to ticket holders only! Please note: tickets need to be reserved online through Eventbrite! Follow the instructions here: http://www.facebook.com/events/105606042928011/

Our lounge will be open this week 12pm-4pm on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 12pm-6pm on Tuesday and 12pm-3pm on Friday.

Enjoy the second week of term everyone!

-Clara Sophie Kantner (ISC Publicity Secretary)

Week 1 Happenings 17/9 - 23/09

Welcome to the start of term! Here are the happenings of Week 1- 17/9/2012 to 23/9/2012

Tuesday 18/9/2012:
Coffee Evening, 4pm-6pm @ ISC Lounge
Chill out, meet tons of new people over free tea, coffee and biscuits! http://www.facebook.com/events/282498781849557/

Wednesday 19/9/2012:
-Ticket sale for the upcoming Loch Lomond trip (which will be on Saturday September 22nd) will be running from 6pm at the ISC Lounge. We suggest that you get there early as we will selling them on a first come first serve basis! Remember to bring your student card! https://www.facebook.com/events/151942914946655/

Thursday 20/9/2012:
-Second Volunteer Sign-Up Night, 7pm @ ISC Lounge. Come along for a chance to volunteer with us! http://www.facebook.com/events/355105434588821/
-Pub Night, 9pm @ Greenmantle Pub.Cheap drinks on offer & awesome company from all over the world! http://www.facebook.com/events/445553655485688/

Friday 21/09/2012:
-We will be having a ticket sale for the Exchange 360 trip to the Edinburgh Zoo! If you haven't been, this is a fantastic opportunity to visit it and get to know Exchange 360. Tickets will be sold from 5pm-7pm in our lounge on a first come, first serve basis. Remember to bring your student card! http://www.facebook.com/events/185604164907248/

Saturday 22/9/2012:
- The Loch Lomond trip will be running today to ticket holders only! Depart at 9am from the ISC Lounge. http://www.facebook.com/events/181214095347621/

Our lounge will be open this week 12pm-4pm on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 12pm-6pm on Tuesday and 12pm-3pm on Friday.

Have a good first week everyone!

-Clara Sophie Kantner (ISC Publicity Secretary)

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

Fresher's Week 2012

Welcome to another year at Edinburgh University! And for all you student's who are coming here from abroad, whether you are a returning student or if this is your first time, the ISC is ready for you!

We will be open everyday of Fresher's Week from September 6th for everyone who will be arriving early, so drop by our lounge for a friendly chat with us and other international students, and to take advantage of our free tea and coffee.


Below is a run through of what the ISC will be getting up to during Fresher's Week :)



Thursday September 6th 2012

Free tea and coffee at the ISC lounge, which will be open from 12pm to 4pm.

At 1pm on-wards the Edinburgh University Student's Association (EUSA) and the ISC will be hosting a photo scavenger hunt around Edinburgh. Pre-registration is required: http://www.eusa.ed.ac.uk/global/tours/


Friday September 7th 2012


Free tea and coffee at the ISC lounge, which will be open from 12pm to 4pm.


At 1pm on-wards the Edinburgh University Student's Association (EUSA) and the ISC will be hosting a 'Get to know Edinburgh' practical city tour. Again pre-registration is required: http://www.eusa.ed.ac.uk/global/tours/


Saturday September 8th 2012


Free tea and coffee at the ISC lounge, which will be open from 12pm to 4pm.


International Cafe will be taking place in the David Hume Tower from 10am to 4pm. More information can be found about it at http://www.eusa.ed.ac.uk/events/7856/1668/


Sunday September 9th 2012



Free tea and coffee at the ISC lounge, which will be open from 12pm to 4pm.

Today is also the Edinburgh University Student's Association's International Day! This is the main welcome event for international students arriving in Edinburgh. Drop by Appleton Tower, Teviot Row House and Potterrow  between 10.30am to 4pm to get advice from EUSA for new international students. More information can be found at http://www.eusa.ed.ac.uk/events/7856/1655/


Monday September 10th 2012



Free tea and coffee at the ISC lounge, which will be open from 12pm to 4pm.

International Cafe will be taking place in the David Hume Tower from 10am to 4pm. More information can be found about it at http://www.eusa.ed.ac.uk/events/7856/1668/


Tuesday September 11th 2012



Free tea and coffee at the ISC lounge, which will be open from 12pm to 4pm. Tuesdays are also the ISC's coffee evening, this means we will be open until 6 AND we will be providing free snacks and cookies! (This will happen every Tuesday throughout the rest of the academic year)

International Cafe will be taking place in the David Hume Tower from 10am to 4pm. More information can be found about it at http://www.eusa.ed.ac.uk/events/7856/1668/


Wednesday September 12th 2012



Free tea and coffee at the ISC lounge, which will be open from 12pm to 4pm.

International Cafe will be taking place in the David Hume Tower from 10am to 4pm. More information can be found about it at http://www.eusa.ed.ac.uk/events/7856/1668/


If anyone is interested in a historical tour of Edinburgh, we will be running an hour and a half long tour starting at 1pm. No registration necessary, but be outside the ISC lounge at 1pm


Ticket sale for the upcoming St. Andrews trip (which will be on Saturday September 15th) will be running from 4.30pm at the ISC lounge. We suggest that you get there early as we will selling them on a first come first serve basis!! For more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/274058669372209/


To celebrate the diversity we have here at the ISC, we will be having a potluck dinner. For those who are unfamiliar with the concept- bring some food (any portion you can manage) from your country (or any others, really) to share with everyone else. Other guests will do the same and that way you get to sample many different things in one night! Potluck will start in our lounge at 7pm.


Thursday September 13th 2012



Free tea and coffee at the ISC lounge, which will be open from 12pm to 4pm.

International Cafe will be taking place in the David Hume Tower from 10am to 4pm. More information can be found about it at http://www.eusa.ed.ac.uk/events/7856/1668/



If you are interested in helping out and volunteering with the ISC, whether it be serving tea or coffee with a friendly face at the lounge or helping to organise trips and events, come to this meeting! Volunteering for the ISC gives you an amazing platform to make new friends, learn transferable skills which will enhance your CV and most of all- to have fun! The sign up meeting will be between 7pm to 9pm, drop by when you have the opportunity, but don't worry if you cannot make it because at the same time next week, there will be another chance for you to sign up.
Every Thursday at 9pm the ISC will be hosting a weekly pub night. Tonight however will be a meet an greet pub night at the Pear Tree, for those of your who don't know where to find it, we will be meeting outside the ISC lounge at 9pm to make our way there together. An important reminder for those of you who will be going to the pub night is that ID checking will be very strict!! Most pubs in the UK ONLY accept driver's license or passport as identification, other forms of photo identification may not be accepted.

Friday September 14th 2012

Free tea and coffee at the ISC lounge, which will be open from 12pm to 4pm.

International Cafe will be taking place in the David Hume Tower from 10am to 4pm. More information can be found about it at http://www.eusa.ed.ac.uk/events/7856/1668/

If anyone is interested in a historical tour of Edinburgh, we will be running an hour and a half long tour starting at 1pm (this tour will be exactly the same as the one run on Wednesday). No registration necessary, but be outside the ISC lounge at 1pm

Saturday September 15th 2012

The St. Andrew's trip will be running today to ticket holders only! Depart at 9am from the ISC Lounge. https://www.facebook.com/events/274058669372209/ for information on the event.

Sunday September 16th 2012

For those of you who haven't already been at one with Edinburgh's beautiful landscape, we will be hosting a walk up Arthur's Seat at 2pm. So if you're interested meet us outside the ISC lounge at 2pm, don't forget to bring a camera and sturdy footwear!


Hope to see you all soon!

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Professor Tony Lynch: The Importance of Listening to International Students

This Inaugural Lecture should be of interest to all International Students:

Professor Tony Lynch: The Importance of Listening to International Students

http://www.business-school.ed.ac.uk/about/school-events/?a=43641

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Closing time and Garment Sale!

Dear All

The ISC has now CLOSED for this year. Thanks for a great year!

While all our normal activities (trips, events, lounge, pub night etc. etc.) will be suspended a few things will still happen. Keep an eye out here and on our blog!

With that in mind our first thing will be a Garment Sale - http://www.facebook.com/events/359087834141613/?context=create

Also we hope that where ever you might find yourself this summer that you will write us a postcard and send it to - ISC, 22b Buccleuch Place, Edinburgh, UK.

Have fun!

- Rasmus

Monday, 2 April 2012

It's the last week of term, but the ISC is still running most of its weekly activities and the lounge is still open at the usual times!


Monday 2/4/2012: Registration for Trip to Berwick-upon-Tweed and St Abbs Head Nature Reserve which is on 7/4/2012 : 6.30pm @ ONLINE


To attend the Trip to Berwick-upon-Tweed and St Abbs Head Nature Reserve this Saturday you MUST register at : http://iscberwickupontweed.eventbrite.com/


Ticket collection is at the ISC Lounge on Wednesday 4th April 6.30-7.30 pm. Please also bring 10 pounds and your matric card for ticket collection. For more information: http://www.facebook.com/events/359293860781352/


Tuesday 3/4/2012: Coffee Evening, 4pm-6 pm @ ISC Lounge


This is our weekly coffee evening- every week we have coffee evening on Tuesdays at 4pm. Free tea, coffee and biscuits (sometimes cheese!) are always served. This is a fabulous opportunity to meet lots of people from around the world!


Wednesday 4/4/2012: Trip to Berwick-upon-Tweed & St Abbs Head Nature Reserve ticket collection, 6.30-7.30 pm @ ISC Lounge


Ticket collection for Berwick-upon-Tweed trip: £10 cash only and don't forget your matric card!


Thursday 5/4/2012: Pub Night, 9 pm - 1am @ Greenmantle Pub


Our weekly pub night. Fabulous drinks and food deals are available, simply mention you are from the ISC! Address: 44 West Crosscauseway


Saturday 7/4/2012: Trip to Berwick-upon-Tweed & St Abbs Head Nature Reserve, 9.00am - 6.00pm


Only available to ticket holders! Depart 9am from ISC Lounge 22b Buccleuch Place. For more information : http://www.facebook.com/events/359293860781352/


WE ARE ALSO SELLING ISC CLOTHING- HOODIES ETC WHEN THE LOUNGE IS OPEN!!


Our lounge will be open this week 12pm-4pm on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 12pm-6pm on Tuesday and 12pm-3pm on Friday.


Note: no board games night on this week!

Friday, 30 March 2012

EUSA Election Campaigning

Dear All

It has recently come to our attention that the ISC was featured in James McAsh's presidential campaign video. In the video Aurora Adams (International Students Convenor) stands outside the ISC with the ISC's banner in the background talking about International Students Issues. This was done without the ISC's consent and neither James McAsh nor Aurora Adams are in any way affiliated with the ISC.

While we understand McAsh's wish to focus on International Students we wish to make the ISC's position absolutely clear:

The ISC did not support McAsh's campaign and neither will the ISC in the future (as per 7.2 in our newly ratified constitution) support any one candidate over others in EUSA elections.

McAsh had in fact been in contact with us asking executives to feature in his video but was told that this was not possible due to the ISC's policy. Furthermore he was also told that the ISC does not wish for candidates to campaign on our premises.

We therefore consider this a gross violation of the ISC's wishes and hope nobody was under the impression that the ISC supported his candidacy.

We are aware that this is after the fact, the election is over, unfortunately we were unaware of this earlier.

All the best, On Behalf of the ISC Committee,

Rasmus Dall
- President 11/12

Monday, 26 March 2012

Happenings of Week 11- 26/3/12- 1/4/12

Monday 26/3/2012: ISC AGM, 7.45-9.30 pm @ Appleton Tower Lecture Theatre 1


Be part of ISC history-making as we host our first-ever AGM! Contribute to the future of the ISC by electing our new committee! All of the statements of the people running for the posts can be found here: http://isced.blogspot.com/2012/03/isc-candidates-and-location.html

For event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/177162639067340/


-Registration for Trip to Loch Katrine which is on 31/3/2012 : 6.30pm @ ISC Lounge

To attend the Trip to Loch Katrine this Saturday you MUST register at : (URL TBC)

Ticket collection is at the ISC Lounge on Wednesday 28th March 6.30-7.30 pm. Please also bring 10 pounds and your matric card for ticket collection. For more information: http://www.facebook.com/events/196221660492053/


Tuesday 27/3/2012: Coffee Evening, 4pm-6 pm @ ISC Lounge


This is our weekly coffee evening- every week we have coffee evening on Tuesdays at 4pm. Free tea, coffee and biscuits (sometimes cheese!) are always served. This is a fabulous opportunity to meet lots of people from around the world! We are also trying to promote people baking their own cake, so coffee evening can have a different flavour every week!


Wednesday 28/3/2012:


-Trip to Loch Katrine ticket collection, 6.30-7.30 pm @ ISC Lounge


Ticket collection for Loch Katrine trip: £10 cash only and don't forget your matric card!


Thursday 29/3/2012: Pub Night, 9 pm - 1am @ Greenmantle Pub


Our weekly pub night. Fabulous drinks and food deals are available, simply mention you are from the ISC! Address: 44 West Crosscauseway


Saturday 30/3/2012: Trip to Loch Katrine, 9.30am - 6.00pm


Only available to ticket holders! Depart 9am from ISC Lounge 22b Buccleuch Place. For more information : http://www.facebook.com/events/196221660492053/


- Board Games Night, 6pm-10pm @ ISC Lounge


With the addition of our new House Manager, Clemens, comes our weekly board games night which will be hosted by him! There are various European style board games available in addition to your standard ones.


WE ARE ALSO SELLING ISC CLOTHING- HOODIES ETC WHEN THE LOUNGE IS OPEN!!

Our lounge will be open this week 12pm-4pm on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 12pm-6pm on Tuesday and 12pm-3pm on Friday.

Tuesday, 20 March 2012

INTERNATIONAL EVENING

If you're hungry tomorrow night (Weds 21st March) - and all of you should be- come to the International Student Centre's INTERNATIONAL EVENING at 8pm! For ONLY 3 POUNDS you get to feast like a beast on food from more than 10 different countries around the world and also watch performances from all sorts of cultures!

Tickets sold at the door tomorrow- 8pm, Potterow!

ISC Candidates and Location

Dear all

The International Student Centre's first ever AGM is to be held on March 26th at 7.45pm in APPLETON TOWER LECTURE THEATRE 1!

NOTE - New starting time (7.45pm) this is due to the fact that we must be done at 9pm latest (AT closes at that time).

Any student at the University of Edinburgh can vote!
Here are our Candidates - remember for each position you may also vote Re-open Nominations if you believe a better candidate did not get to run:

President:

Max Palmer O'Connor:
There are many ways to state ones intent, the majority of which you will find heaped full of promises of suitability with an over-moderate splash of credentials. I will for mine deviate from this tried and true method and produce more auto-biographical account of my time with ISC in a hope that it will help motivate peoples understanding to why I’m here and why I am stating my intent for Presidency. I also write this statement on the assumption that if you are reading it; you are already familiar with what it is we do here.

I myself am not an international student all though by no definition am I native to Scotland. Over time I’ve become familiar with Edinburgh and indeed call it my home, three years ago was a very different story. I like to see my first year in Edinburgh as a toned down version of what many international students if not all of them feel when first arriving. Arriving at a new place to make new friends and experience new things is something that I myself went through in my first year when I reflect on the difficulties I had in comparison to what it must be like for those who travel across the world to go through the same experience I am nothing but sympathetic. My time at the ISC has given me a new found respect for people who study abroad, if I found it scary travelling 300 miles within the same kingdom how must it be to travel 1000, 3000, 5000 miles to do the same thing. Hence my interest in fostering a greater support network and international community was born.

The ISC is just that in my eyes. It captivates my desire to for better integration for international students, for greater interactions (socially) between international students, to me it’s an institution designed to enhance studies abroad and help reduce some of the hardships that going-it-alone in other countries might bring.

I’ve taken on a fair few roles at the ISC starting as a more than frequent visitor, a weekly volunteer and now a member of the Core Committee. It is the best example I hold of having worked my way up from the bottom and running for President in my eyes is the next logical step. This year I’ve had my fingers in several pies I’ve worked closely with other Core-Com members in an attempt to shape the direction we see as beneficiary for international students and the ISC itself. This has included among many things writing a constitution to ensure properties that ISC possesses remain, problems with the ISC disappear and the opportunity of expansion is kindled. These are processes we’ve all started this year and in my eyes are processes which need to continue next year – Hopefully under the guidance of someone who helped create them.

There are many ideas I have concerning the ISC’s future which like any will be subject to trial and error, I couldn’t even begin to list them all here but generally speaking I want the ISC to continue along its path of expansion and I want it to gain firmer footing within the University. The ISC to this day still remains a relatively unknown gem in Uni life this is something we have started to change and something I wish to continue. – This may seem a bit vague I’m going to leave the small print for my speech at AGM.

-Max

Vice-President:

Elina Jacobs:
Hi there,
My name is Elina, and even though you haven’t seen me around this year, I am an international student at Edinburgh University, I am just currently away on my exchange year (in Sydney, Australia) ☺
I have been involved with the ISC in my first two years, and I would love to continue with that when I get back next year in my fourth year!
First of all, having served in the Core Committee since my second semester in first year until the end of my second semester, I think I have the right experience to serve as the president’s second-help – I have seen how things are supposed to be run, I have shown commitment previously, and I would be happy to help out with the ISC wherever I can.
I am particularly interested in strengthening our links with EUSA and their commitments towards international students. I think I will be the right person to do this, considering it was me, alongside Kasifa, who first met Johanna (from EUSA) in my second year during Fresher’s Week as a Freshers Week volunteer, and I immediately told her about the ISC and suggested we should work together. It was during my second year that we started trying to establish bonds with EUSA, and I would be keen to keep working on that by attending the International Round Table meetings and working together with the various cultural and international societies at our university. Having been an exchange student myself also puts me into a great position to liaise with Exchange 360, a very successful society with which it would be great to cooperate. There are many great societies out there, and we are all working towards the same goal: ensuring international students feel welcomed and taken care off, and I certainly think it will be both our, the ISC’s, as well as their benefit to work together to achieve that.
Secondly, I think I am the ideal person to serve as the Trips Coordinator’s second-help. I did Trips during my first two years and I was the Coordinator myself in my second year, and this provides me with ample experience about how things are organised within the Trips Team, and I understand very well how demanding the workload of the Coordinator is. I will be honest at this point and say that I can’t promiss that I will be at all of the Trips meetings, however I can promiss that I will support the Trips Coordinator and keep up with what the Trips Team is doing through keeping in touch with the Coordinator and keeping up with the minutes of the meetings I can’t make. I loved doing Trips and would want to help out anyway, and I would say that it’s not the physical presence of the VP at the meetings that will be most important to the Coordinator, but the fact that there is someone who knows exactly what they are going through and can help in any aspect that is needed, and I can be that person without a doubt.
Finally, I will also be more than happy to help the Events Coordinator with the major events of the year. As Kasifa can hopefully confirm to you, I already did that anyway in my second year to a certain extent. I am the kind of person to get involved in lots of things, ie in a lot of societies, which means that I know a lot of people, which means that I am a great networker. When we first started International Evening in my second year, I brought in about a third of the performing societies and set up a Finnish stall with a few friends (even though there isn’t even a Finnish society). I hope this provides enough evidence that I’d probably do a great job at recruiting societies and helping out with the Events Team!
Altogether, I’d say my experience, drive and commitment provide me with all the qualities needed for this position, and I am very motivated to make the most out of this position. Having been involved in a lot of volunteering, various committees and teams, I have also developed the necessary leadership and teamwork skills needed for this position.
Please also read below further general reasons on why I should be in the core committee, which don’t specifically relate to a particular position! Thanks ☺
[The second part is under House Manager with a focus on that position]

Aurimas Nausedas:
I am a 3rd year undergraduate (again xD) doing BSc Chemistry in Edinburgh Univerity and am a lithuanian, which is one of the reasons you should vote for me. Also, as I will be a member of the council of Lithuanian Society thats is this even more reason to vote for me as it wold definately bring lithuanians closer to ISC.

I would like to apply for veice-president (MAIN), or secrear. During my yet short life, while being in Lithuania I had been one of the founders of Public Youth Club (VJK), which had activities ranging basically in event organizations, but more based on discussions. While beign an active member of VJK, I with couple of members were responsible for organsing forum with high government offiials, of which mainly involved student discussions with Lithuania''s prime minister or education minister about rights improvement for students and how could school education in LTU be improved, etc. whilie speaking not only with students, but also school administrations and teachers. The events organized usually had been based on discussion followed by questions type. It mainly was concentrated to politics, however some of the officials we had in forums involved university deans or representatives for the athlethics or team sports depending on what that week was the major topic chosen (if anyone has any question of how the VJK worked, what other topics were discussed and how were they discused - please contact me). Also, I was an active member of Civil Academy "Civitas", which mainly concentrated on talks with officials from different fields mainly involving arts and economics, but also science, education, business. Unfortunately, for the 1st 2 years, while being in university I did not belong to any of the social culbs or societies, event though in the 1st year I belonged to basketball club, while transferring to rowing club in my 2nd year. However, not doing (being an active person) activities like organizing stuff or arranging forums or talks and basically being active, are one of the things I miss enormously and cannot forgive myself for not going to ISC earlier while being in uni then now. Hopefully that is not a big deal. As I am a Lithuanian, I would also like to represent not only my home country, but aslo the other small baltic sea states: Estonia and Latvia. We, 3 of us, have a lot in common and the major problems why there are quite just a few of us in ISC is mainly to do with our pride and being afraid of all the big nations (yes, I agree that sounds silly, but we kind of have that unpleasant feeling). Hope that is not going to affect the voting as if I would be selected that would be immense to the ISC in whatever position I can be elected even though, I could best receal myself inn VP. I am definite about it. Just for fun: as part of a member I could easily intoduce you to the amzing cuisine of Lithuania (majorly), Latvia and Estonia. Hope international students find it interesting. Also, in 2012 - 2013 academic year I will have a lot of free time in 1st semester as I have already finished all of the coursework for the 1st semester (if anyone is interesed why please feel free to comtact me and ask it or anything else) so meetings and orgaizational activitis would be easily managed by me as I basically I baically have free 1st semester ev
en though I am 3rd year student. Also, I think some of you might find interesting that for 2 years I have been a member of Lithuanian School Student Union with positions of regional and city coordinator, council member and treasurer (however it should be mentioned that it was done if I recall corretly for a month oly as the guy responsible for it had to live country for unexoected reasons). Hope this helps and please let me know if you have any qeustions and if you would like to at least see me - we can try arranging skype call as at the moment I am in my rehab facility in Vilnius, Lithuania (the main reason, why I could not show myself to you guys).

Kyle Ng:
To Whom It May Concern:

I would like to put my candidacy for Vice President.

I first came to the ISC in the beginning of my second year and have grown very attached to the place where I have made so many friends. I would like to give back to the community that has given me so much. Previously, I had been active in the events sub-committee and as a lounge volunteer, but I wish to have the opportunity to do more for the ISC.

I believe I have the skill required to undertake this position. I am highly reliable and have been a part of almost all of the services the ISC provides, with the Trips committee being the exception. In addition, I work well in a team and believe I would be a valuable asset to the new committee. Furthermore, I have done many similar roles in the past, such as being the co-coordinator for underclassmen camping trips in my high school and as the class representative for Accountancy 1 in my first year. Undoubtedly these experiences would prove helpful in this role.


Treasurer:

Kyle Ng:
To Whom It May Concern:

I would also like to put my candidacy for Treasurer.

I first came to the ISC in the beginning of my second year and have grown very attached to the place where I have made so many friends. I would like to give back to the community that has given me so much. Previously, I had been active in the events sub-committee and as a lounge volunteer, but I wish to have the opportunity to do more for the ISC.

I believe I have the skill required to undertake this position. I have experience with mathematics and accountancy due to my degree of study (Joint Honors in Economics and Accounting), which means auditing the ISC budgets would be easy for me. In addition, I work well in a team and believe I would be a valuable asset to the new committee. Furthermore, I have done many similar roles in the past, such as being treasurer for my high school magazine and as the class representative for Accountancy 1 in my first year. Undoubtedly these experiences would prove helpful in this role.



Trips Coordinator:

Jaap van Leeuwenstijn:
Hi,

My name is Jaap van Leeuwenstijn and I am running for the position of Trips coordinator. I want to run for this position because I have been involved at the ISC before as part of the Events committee and I would like to adapt my skills to lead the Trips committee next year. I am an organized person and I have got previous experience in running committees. I love working with people and the fact that I study engineering has given me the ability to solve problems easily as they come up. Finally, I would love to put my time and effort into the Trips committee for next year!

Events Coordinator:

Ivo Zoller:
My name is Ivo Zoller and I have been on the events committee for over a year and have been attending and helping on events for over two. Being centrally involved in the planning of a multitude of events ranging from Monday Cultural Nights to the larger International Desert Nights and International Evenings, I am more than sufficiently qualified to take the ropes and hopefully improve on what was another successful year. As a motivated and organized individual, I believe I can make a difference and a great Events coordinator. The success of the ISC is already of great significance to myself and will only be more so if I receive the honor of doing this position. I already have various ideas on future events and extensions to current events and would like to test the possibility of an online ticketing resource and a simplified model for reimbursement of those hosting the events. My technical inclination means that I aim to push for modernization of the equipment used in Monday nights, but also of equipment in general.
As Event’s Coordinator I hope to also work together with the other ISC team members to continue making the ISC a friendly place to visitors and regulars alike. I also hope to further pursue the many new ideas and suggestions I have had the pleasure to discuss with the current committee, such as the possibility of a larger room.

I hope I have your vote for the position of Events Coordinator!

Secretary:

Disi Chen:
The International Student Centre has successfully brought together students from across the globe, and I would like to be given the opportunity to be a part of the committee and continue the smooth running of this community.
I want to pursue the role of the secretary, as I am by nature an extremely organised person and am able to prioritise issues accordingly. Furthermore, I frequently check my emails and will therefore always be up to date with correspondences.
Another reason I should be elected onto the committee as secretary is the fact that English is my first language, and I am therefore able to reply emails in a professional and concise manner. I will ensure that meeting minutes are also accurately typed out and distributed at the end of each meeting, keeping all committee members well informed on what’s happening.
Finally, as I am also currently running for the International Students Welfare Council Representative, being a committee member would greatly benefit other international students and the ISC itself. As I would be able to bring up issues the ISC has regarding events or other welfare matters when attending EUSA meetings.
As I am frequently at the ISC, it would make sense for me to dedicate a greater portion of my time to aid in running the ISC.

Aurimas Nausedas:
See under Vice-President.

Publicity Secretary

Clara Sophie Kantner:
Why I want to be Publicity Secretary:
I know that I would do a great job as Publicity Secretary because it is about advertising and promoting the ISC, something I have been doing all this year already without even noticing. I constantly tell all the people I know about events, trips and other things that are happening and I would love to do this on a more professional basis, posting on Facebook or putting up posters and handing out flyers. Right now, I am volunteering at the lounge and on the events committee, which I have enjoyed very much.
I feel that the ISC already has a very well established presence on campus and online, but I would like to increase the awareness among students as well as maintaining the current image. I am great at communicating on various levels, be it talking to people, emailing, calling or posting online. I really enjoy talking to new people and inform them about the current events and on-goings of the ISC.
But most, I would love to be on the core committee and contribute to preserve the greatness of the ISC. I feel like it is a small community that can do so much for Edinburgh University students and I would like to be more than just a volunteer. I want to contribute in the decision making process and support the core committee and our president with my personal input.
I hope to be there for next year and make it a great one.
Please vote for me.

Lounge and Socials Volunteers Coordinator

Jois Gonzales:
To whom it may concern,

I would like to put my candidacy forwards for the position of Lounge coordinator.

This is my first year at university and even though I already knew some people in the city before moving in, during Freshers Week I got introduced to the ISC and the people who run and visit it. They introduced me to the city, the university and helped me settle in. The ISC provided a great social environment where I have met most of my friends and they all were as welcoming as could be, and ever since, I have hung out at the ISC almost every day, even having three different shifts in the lounge (though shift or no shift I’m probably there in my spare time). Furthermore, I’m also in the events committee, helping Adam out organize events (such as the Mexican night) or simply helping out wherever and however I can. This enables me to get involved with the ISC outside the lounge and aids in my understanding of how the committee. Hence, I would like to run in the core committee to help create a friendly environment and social gatherings for everyone, as I would like others to have an even better time than I did.

I think I am a good candidate for this position as I believe I am an outgoing person who is easily approachable and can easily provide a nice atmosphere where people can feel at ease. Moreover, I can organize myself in such a way that I could easily keep track of the lounge volunteers and since I am at the ISC a lot of the time, can also keep track of who actually turns up for their shifts or not. I want the ISC to keep being the friendly and easy going place in which everyone can have a good and relaxing time.

Also, since I am a volunteer now and still don’t know other volunteers who turn up when I’m in tutorials or lectures, I think that it would be a nice change if there would be more social gatherings for the volunteers to know each other better, asides form the end of the year volunteer party.

Jois

Alexia Petri:
When I came to Edinburgh it was a completely new experience, I didn’t know anyone and was slightly apprehensive about starting law school. I stumbled upon the ISC through one of their freshers week events and haven’t left since. Last term I was a lounge volunteer and this term a events volunteer. I spend a large portion of my time at the ISC and feel that I could be an asset as the lounge coordinator. Having spent so much time at the ISC I feel that I know how the lounge is supposed to run and would be able to continue the tradition of smooth sailing. Furthermore, I love meeting new people and introducing them to the ISC and as such I feel I would be able to recruit the volunteers needed to keep the lounge running. In high school, I was the captain of my football team as well as a class representative, which show both my organizational qualities and my confidence. My main motivation for running for this position is mostly a selfish one: I love the ISC and how its become almost a second home and don’t want to see that change next year. The addition of social coordinator is a wonderful idea, which I wholeheartedly support and I think I would be able to find and plan activities, which would foster a sense of community within the lounge volunteers and the other voluntary sections. These would include but are not limited to football games in the meadows, pub nights and game nights among others. For those of you that know me, you already know that I’m sociable, motivated, confidant and outgoing, the essential qualities for this position. For those of you who don’t I look forward to getting to know you and proving that I not only posses these qualities but will put them at your service. Lastly, I feel that I would be perfect for the position, as I understand what it entails and am willing and ready to take on that commitment.

House Manager:

Ivo Zoller:
See Under Events.

Clara Sophie Kantner:
Why I want to be House Manager:
When I first started thinking about running for a position on the ISC committee, I thought that House Manager would be the good fit for me. I am fairly efficient when it comes to checking and replenishing stock and doing inventory, which I had to do at my last job as well. I generally like things to be organised and I have cleaned up and stored things away at the ISC on more than one occasion – cups, coffee filters or even pillows in the corner. I know I would do a good job at buying the regular necessities: coffee, tea, milk as well as food for coffee evening and staying within the given budget. When it comes to recycling, I feel that we can still do more to raise awareness, put up some signs or introduce a battery recycling box.

Alexia Petri:
When I came to Edinburgh it was a completely new experience, I didn’t know anyone and was slightly apprehensive about starting law school. I stumbled upon the ISC through one of their freshers week events and haven’t left since. Last term I was a lounge volunteer and this term and an events volunteer. I spend a large portion of my time at the ISC and feel that I could be an asset as the house manager. Having spent so much time at the ISC I feel that I know how the lounge is supposed to run and would be able to continue the tradition of smooth sailing. When tasks are set to me I always accomplish them, even if its just getting more milk and coffee. In high school, I was the captain of my football team as well as a class representative, which show both my organizational qualities and my confidence. My main motivation for running for this position is mostly a selfish one: I love the ISC and how its become almost a second home and don’t want to see that change next year. For those of you that know me, you already know that I’m motivated, confidant, organised and coordinated, the essential qualities for this position. For those of you who don’t I look forward to getting to know you and proving that I not only posses these qualities but will put them at your service. Lastly, I feel that I would be perfect for the position, as I understand what it entails and am willing and ready to take on that commitment.

Elina Jacobs:
Hi there,
My name is Elina, and even though you haven’t seen me around this year, I am an international student at Edinburgh University, I am just currently away on my exchange year (in Sydney, Australia) ☺
I have been involved with the ISC in my first two years, and I would love to continue with that when I get back next year in my fourth year!
[See under Vice-President for first half with focus on VP]
As I mentioned above, I have been part of the Core Committee for about a year and a half, and I have proven to be committed and willing to help out at whatever needs to be done at the ISC.
My classes will be based in George Square, which means that I will be around a lot, which again means that I will easily be able to check up on the ISC and make sure everything is stocked up during the week and for various events. I have shown that I am reliable and can be trusted with money, which is an essential attribute since it would be my job to buy things for the ISC. I am also by nature a tidy person and thus would certainly make sure the place stays tidy, as that is an important part of making a place feel welcoming. I am also a bit of an environmentalist, and thus I would be sure to be taking very good care of the recycling.
In general, I have a lot of experience with the ISC that I can contribute to decision makings and alike.
For further comments what I can contribute to the Core Com, please see below!
Further attributes I can contribute to the ISC Core Committee
I am very enthusiastic, reliable and organised. Being on exchange has been a great experience so far, and in a way it is also further motivating me to want to make sure all international students at Edinburgh, be it full time students, exchange students or postgrads, get a good welcome to our uni, which is one of the core missions of the ISC.
At the same time, having done an amazing volunteer program here at UNSW inspires me and has given me a lot of ideas that I think we can adopt in Edinburgh at the ISC, too – particularly to ensure that the whole process of volunteering for the ISC is as rewarding and fun as possible. As such, I would be happy to liaise with the Lounge/Social Coordinator to share ideas on how to make sure that volunteering for the ISC really is a great experience. I know you probably want examples, but I think that’s going to make my whole statement a little bit too long, so you’ll just have to trust me with my enthusiasm on that one.
I hope I have provided enough reasons on why should vote for me. Thanks for taking the time to read this, and thank you for voting for me, should you decided to do that, which I obviously very much hope you will. Thanks


[Apologies to candidates for slight text edits to fit the format of this post]

So without further ado, I hope to see you all there!

Rasmus Dall
- President