for international students in Southampton and Winchester

International students, postgraduates and scholars are welcome to join us at any of our events.  We organise a programme of events for students in both Winchester and in Southampton.  There are opportunities to meet local people, make friends, and learn about British culture and customs.  This page lists all the events in Southampton and Winchester.

For events for especially for Southampton students, see the Southampton Events page. For students see the Winchester Events page  (and please feel free to join the Southampton based events). Trips listed below are for students from Southampton and Winchester.

Regular events – Autumn 2018

  • Every Monday International Café 8-10pm, see event page for venue
  • Alternate Mondays Global Café Central at Lighthouse Church, fortnightly from Mon 24 September
  • Every Tuesday Winchester School of Art (WSA) Conversation Café 6-7pm at WSA Cafe (Eastside)
  • Every Wednesday iExplore, 7.30pm, from 3 Oct to 12 Dec at Highfield Church Centre

Visit to Oxford

Update:  Please note that due to low numbers booking we will now be travelling to Oxford by car. If you would like to join the group, please contact Susan Caddy. The cost for the trip is £15 to cover transport and the Bodleian Library talk and visit. Tour of Oxford After arriving in Oxford, we…

Global Café Central

Global Café Central in the City Centre, 7-9pm at Lighthouse Church, St Mary’s Road, SO14 0BB Global Café Central in the City Centre, 7pm to 9pm at Southampton Lighthouse International Church, St Mary’s Road, SO14 0BB. Global Cafe Central at Lighthouse is run by Lighthouse Church and Friends International volunteers, for students from Solent University…

iCafe – every Monday in term time

International students are invited to come to iCafe, hosted by students from the iCafé team, from Southampton University Christian Union.   (NB This is not a Friends International Event) Southampton University Christian Union students organize iCafé, which meets every Monday in term time, and welcomes new (and returning) international students. There is no need to…

WSA Conversation Café

Winchester School of Art (WSA) Conversation Café 6-7pm in WSA Café, Eastside Building  International Students at Winchester School of Art are invited to join us tonight as we start our weekly discussion group. Each week we will discuss a different topic for example “Is honesty always the best policy?” and tea and coffee and snacks will be provided. No need to book,…

iExplore

iExplore gives international students and visiting academics an opportunity to explore the basics of Christianity and runs each term on Wednesday evenings close to the main university campus, at Highfield Church Centre, Highfield Lane, Southampton, SO17 1RL, 7.30pm to 9.30pm. The evening starts with a free meal, followed by a short talk about the bible or film…

Pizza Evening

Pizza is a traditional food that originated in Italy but is now eaten all over the world. Join us for an evening of making and eating pizza with friends, old and new. This event is free, but booking in advance is essential, as numbers are limited to 40 people.  Free tickets will be available online…

Philip Project

The Philip Project is a Friends International discipleship course for Christian international students and professionals, and will be running in Southampton from October 2018 to June 2019, one Saturday each month, starting on Sat 27 October.   You can see our Philip Project website for more details and to register to join the course if…

Shawford: Walk and Tea & Cake

1.30pm to 5.30pm Meet Outside Tourist Information Centre, Winchester Guildhall, High Street, SO23 9GH. 12 places available. Walk to Shawford and tea and cake in a local home for students who live in Winchester. Meet at 1.30pm at the Tourist Information and return from Shawford on 17.19 train arriving at Winchester Station at 17.24. Booking…

Bonfire Night Meal

Join us to celebrate Bonfire Night for the evening, which is being held and hosted by Central Baptist Church, Devonshire Road, SO15 2GY (near the city centre), from 7.30-9.30pm.  Come and find out why we celebrate with fireworks and a bonfire at the start of November each year (sometimes known as Guy Fawkes Night). We will…

Visit to a local (Winchester) working farm

This visit is for students living in Winchester.  Time to be confirmed.  Booking on eventbrite will be available once time is confirmed Join us for a visit to a local working farm, followed by tea in the farm kitchen. We will provide transport in local volunteers’ cars, and have up to 20 places available.  Pick ups will…