First of all- a message from Rasmus Dall, president of the International Student Centre:
If you have just arrived - Welcome to the University of Edinburgh and the International Student Centre! If you are returning - Welcome back!
We have a whole range of exciting things happening at the ISC this semester, pop down the lounge at 22b Buccleuch Place for a cup of coffe or tea and we'll fill you in personally (every day 12-16).
Else you can also keep yourself updated by following the blog or joining the facebook group where we will make a weekly newsletter like this to let you know what is happening.
So without much further ado - have a look at what we have to offer this first week of term. We've made an extra effort this first week and in collaboration with the Exchange360 society can offer you something every day of the week!
Enjoy your time!
Happenings of Week 1- 16/1/12 - 22/1/12
Monday 16/1/2012: International Potluck Dinner : 7-11 pm @ ISC Lounge
To celebrate the diversity we have here at the ISC, we will be having a potluck dinner for our first event. 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 on that night!
Event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/152218824890824/
Tuesday 17/1/2012: Coffee & Movie Evening, 4pm-11 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 in a relaxed environment. As this is the first week of the semester we are also showing 2 movies after the coffee evening is over in 2 different rooms so you can take your pick of the movies. This week we are screening:
A mother's last wishes send twins Jeanne and Simon on a journey to Middle East in search of their tangled roots. Adapted from Wajdi Mouawad's acclaimed play, Incendies tells the powerful and moving tale of two young adults' voyage to the core of deep-rooted hatred, never-ending wars and enduring love
Hors de Prix:
On the Riviera with her elderly provider to celebrate her birthday, Irene slips down to the hotel bar when he falls asleep on her. She mistakes barman Jean for a well-healed guest and he encourages the deceit by taking her up to the Royal Suite for the night. A year later the same thing happens but this time her lover finds out and disowns her. Now knowing Jean is indeed a barman of little means doesn't stop her from continuing to live in style until his money is gone. He soon finds himself in Irene's business with older and worldly-wise Madeleine, and though Irene also takes up with a new paramour the two of them keep in increasingly close touch.
Event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/350148618329948/
- Registration for St. Andrews Trip which is on 21/1/2012 : time TBC
To attend the St. Andrews Trip this Saturday you MUST register at : http://iscstandrews.eventbrite.com/ . Following registration, you must pay 8 pounds and pay for your ticket at the ISC Lounge on Wednesday 18th January 6-7 pm. Ticket price includes bus, castle and Cathedral entrance.
For more information: http://www.facebook.com/events/186501021448512/
Wednesday 18/1/2012: St Andrews Trip ticket collection, 6-7 pm @ ISC Lounge
If you have successfully pre-registered online for the St Andrews Trip, you MUST come to pay for and collect your ticket at the ISC Lounge!
Thursday 19/1/2012: Volunteers Recruitment Evening, 7-8 pm @ ISC Lounge
If you are interested in volunteering for 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!
Event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/133295653454722/
Friday 20/1/2012: Pub Night, 9 pm - 1am @ Greenmantle Pub
Weekly pub night for the ISC held at the Greenmantle at 44 West Crosscauseway- but the timing will be different next week so watch for the next newsletter! Chill out with old or new friends, with special offers on drinks and food courtesy of the International Student Centre and the Greenmantle. There are also wine deals, with 7.50 pounds on a bottle, 3 pounds for a large glass of wine and 2 pounds for a small glass of wine.
Event page: http://www.facebook.com/events/174281356007308/
Saturday 21/1/2012: St. Andrews Trip, 9am- 6 pm
Only available to ticket holders! Depart 9am from ISC Lounge 22b Buccleuch Place. For more information : http://www.facebook.com/events/186501021448512/
Sunday 22/1/2012: Walk up Arthur's Seat, 2- 4 pm
Free of charge. We depart from 22b Buccleuch Place (ISC Lounge) at 2pm.
Event page : http://www.facebook.com/events/307874569247864/
Our lounge will be open this week 12pm-4pm on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday, 12pm-6pm on Tuesday and 12pm-3pm on Friday.