for international students in Southampton and Winchester

International Women’s Club

Ladies Chatting after the IWC meeting
Ladies Chatting after the IWC meeting

The International Women’s Club , IWC, is linked to the University of Southampton, and is run by volunteers connected to the University. IWC meets on Wednesdays in term time, from 10am to 12 noon, at 58 Chamberlain Road. These meetings are friendly, relaxed and informative, with a programme of talks and demonstrations. Children are welcome but are the responsibility of the mothers at all meetings.  The group offers:

Trip to pick strawberries in Summer
Trip to pick strawberries in Summer

• a social meeting place for women of all nationalities
• help with English conversation
• a friendly atmosphere and the chance to meet new people
• opportunities to learn about other countries
• information about schools, transport, health and other topics
Email: iwclub@soton.ac.uk

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The programme is usually very varied, and includes some outdoor activities, such as this gardening morning

In the Autumn and Spring terms, there is also a group for English Conversation on Monday mornings, from 10.30 to 12.00, at 58 Chamberlain Road. In the summer term there are Monday coffee mornings at members’ houses.

In addition, the club organises social outings and a Christmas party, when husbands, children and friends are welcome to come and join too. IWC is mostly made up of ladies who are the wives of postgraduate students or staff, but female students are also welcome to join.

International Women’s Club Autumn 2017 Programme

Activities and programme for Autumn 2017 at 58 Chamberlain Road, 10am to 12 noon on the following Wednesday mornings:

Date Activity Organised by
Wednesday 6 September 2017 In September we will be holding coffee mornings each Wednesday  (10:30 am – 12:00 noon) starting this week, 6 September.   You are very welcome to come and bring your pre-school children.If you meet or hear from new internationals arriving at Southampton University please bring them along or invite them to our meetings as well.
Wednesday 13 September coffee morning each Wednesday  (10:30 am – 12:00 noon)
Wednesday 20 September coffee morning each Wednesday  (10:30 am – 12:00 noon)
Wednesday 27 September coffee mornings each Wednesday  (10:30 am – 12:00 noon)
Wednesday 4 October Programme starts – details will be confirmed soon – 10am for coffee/tea, 10.30am for start of programme
Wednesday 11 October
Wednesday 18 October
Wednesday 25 October Half term: coffee and games  Elé
Wednesday 1 November
Wednesday 8 November
Wednesday 15 November
Wednesday 22 November
Wednesday 29 November
Wednesday 6 December
Wednesday 13 December
Wednesday 20 December

Pre-school children are welcome at these meetings – toys are available to play with.  Please note: mothers are responsible for their children at all times.

International Women’s Club English Conversation Group – Autumn 2017 Programme

On Monday mornings from 10.30am to 12 noon, from the start of the Autumn term, there is an English conversation group at 58 Chamberlain Road. The programme for this term is still to be confirmed, but will start in October.

Date Topic Leader
September: no meetings English Conversation at 58 Chamberlain Road
October:  start date to be confirmed;   Monday 2, 9 16, 23, 30 English Conversation at 58 Chamberlain Road
 November: Monday 6, 13, 20, 27 English Conversation at 58 Chamberlain Road
December:  Monday 4, 11, 18  English Conversation at 58 Chamberlain Road

Members are welcome to bring their pre-school children. Toys are provided. However mothers are responsible for their children at all times.

58 Chamberlain Road