for international students in Southampton and Winchester

International students and visiting scholars are welcome to join us at any of our events.  We organise a programme of events for those studying in both Winchester and in Southampton.  There are opportunities to meet local people, make friends, and learn about British culture, customs and beliefs.

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Update

We hope that you and your families, both here and around the world, are well.

The current Government Guidelines as of Monday 11th May can be found in full on the Government Website and is as follows:

We can all help control the virus if we all stay alert. This means you must:

  • stay at home as much as possible
  • work from home if you can
  • limit contact with other people
  • keep your distance if you go out (2 metres apart where possible)
  • wash your hands regularly

Do not leave home if you or anyone in your household has symptoms.

The reasons you may leave home include:

  • for work, where you cannot work from home
  • going to shops that are permitted to be open – to get things like food and medicine
  • to exercise or spend time outdoors
  • any medical need, including to donate blood, avoid injury or illness, escape risk of harm, or to provide care or to help a vulnerable person

These four reasons are exceptions – even when doing these activities, you should be minimising time spent outside of the home and ensuring you are 2 metres apart from anyone outside of your household.

Full guidance on what you can an can’t do

Please do contact us if you need any advice about how to manage in these next weeks and do join us for some of our “online events”.

Regular Events

  • iCafe 

Students studying in Southampton are welcome to join Southampton University Christian Union for iCafe, every Monday and 2pm and 7:30pm. Join us on Zoom by logging into Zoom at 2pm or 7:30pm and entering the Meeting ID, here are the details: Meeting ID: 267 055 236 Password: SUCUiCafe

  • Conversation Cafe

Winchester School of Art students are welcome to join us for Conversation Cafe, every Tuesday, at 2-3:30pm and 6-7:30pm. Join us on Zoom at 2pm or 6pm, here are the details: Meeting ID: 226 442 952 Password: WSAcc    

  • iExplore 

iExplore gives you an opportunity to explore the Bible and what Christians believe. iExplore will the run on Zoom every Wednesday at 8pm. To join these meetings, you will need to log in to Zoom and enter these details:  Meeting ID: 947 998 073 Password: iExplore20


English History, Culture and Beliefs Course 3 Online

Join us at 7pm on Friday 5th June with Richard and Margaret on Zoom! This will be an opportunity to learn more about English culture, history and beliefs.  There will be a presentation and a talk from Richard on Sometimes Friends, Sometimes Enemies – England, Scotland, Ireland. This event is free, but booking in advance…