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 events for Winchester students please go to the Winchester Events page

iCafe Welcome Meal and Ceilidh (traditional Scottish dancing)

International students are invited to come to a welcome meal, hosted by students from the international café team (iCafé) –  part of Southampton University Christian Union.  (NB this is not a Friends International event) Each year the Southampton University Christian Union iCafé student team organize a free meal to welcome new (and returning) international students.…

iCafe – with British puddings

International students are invited to come to a welcome evening, 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…

English History, Culture and Beliefs Course

Dinner and discussion at the home of Richard and Margaret Blake, and an opportunity to learn more about English culture, history and beliefs. A hot meal (with vegetarian options available) is followed by puddings, and then a talk from Richard. This event is free, but booking in advance is essential, as it is very popular,…

Open Home: Winchester

Join us in a local home for snacks and chat and to explore what’s different about British culture. Pick ups at Winchester University and at the School of Art 7:45 PM. Booking essential. (maximum 16 people).  A link to book here via eventbrite will be available shortly.

Guided Tour of Historic Winchester, including Great Hall and Winchester Cathedral

Guided tour of Winchester including a few of the city landmarks, starting at Winchester Train station. This trip is for the morning only.  Winchester is the former capital city of England, and has many historical buildings and places of interest, including the Cathedral, Wolvesey Castle and Palace, the Great Hall and the river and watermeadows. You will need…

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…

Titanic Walk, with afternoon tea

The titanic set sail from Southampton on 10 April 1912 on her maiden voyage to New York; but just a few days later she sank in the North Atlantic Ocean, on 15 April 1912, after colliding with an iceberg. More than 1,500 people died, including 549 people from Southampton, who were on board as crew.…

English History, Culture and Beliefs Course – 2

Dinner and discussion at the home of Richard and Margaret Blake, and an opportunity to learn more about English culture, history and beliefs. A hot meal (with vegetarian options available) is followed by puddings, and then a talk from Richard. This event is free, but booking in advance is essential, as it is very popular,…

Open Home

Your chance to visit a local home, and to join us for an informal evening of tea/coffee and chatting. We are invited to the home of Professor Ian Castro and his wife Lucy, who live near to the main Highfield campus – about 2 minutes walk from University Road/Burgess Road. We look forward to welcoming…

Woodland Walk: Winchester

A two hour walk through woodlands near Winchester – enjoy the falling golden leaves and look for colourful fungi. Followed by a cup of tea and cake in a local home. Pick ups at Winchester University and at the School of Art 2:15 PM. Booking essential. (maximum 20, please wear appropriate shoes and clothing –…