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Saturday 18 November

Visit South Wales and experience two very different venues in one day! In the morning we visit the Big Pit - The National Coal Museum of Wales. Big Pit is a real coal mine and one of Britain’s leading mining museums. Descend 92m underground for a guided tour with a real miner! The miners, now retired, are extremely friendly and have wonderful stories to share. The exhibitions are also well worth visiting; and the miners’ café with a delicious café menu is a great place to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee and a Welsh cake. In the afternoon we visit the elaborately decorated Cardiff Castle, which dates back nearly 2000 years. Enjoy a guided tour, visit the ‘interpretation centre’, then explore the grounds with your own multi-media guide, plus free time to explore the capital city. Leave BISC 8.00am, UWE 8.15am, return by 7pm. Costs £29 and includes return coach fare and entry fees. BOOK SOON!!

Term Programme

Each term BISC arranges a programme of events and activities for international students in Bristol to enjoy. We believe that it is important to take a break from your studies to explore the country that you are studying in and BISC provides the perfect opportunity to explore historic cities and places of interest, as well as promoting cross cultural understanding and exchange through weekly events and cultural evenings.

Our trips and events are open to all international students studying at any of Bristol's Universities, colleges or language schools. Whilst we do invite others to join in our events (including husbands/wives, visiting family or friends of international students), priority is always given to international students studying in Bristol.

Our trips are also very popular, so booking early is highly recommended. If you book on-line, you will receive an email to confirm your booking. You must pay within 7 days of booking to confirm your place or we may offer it to someone else. We accept cash or cheque only. You can pay at the BISC office (Mon-Fri between 1-5pm) or at International Cafe (Thur 12-2pm at The Octagon, UWE Frenchay Campus). During the last week before an event, all tickets become available and are sold on a first come, first served basis.

We hope you enjoy the activities and trips that we have arranged. If there are any places that you think we should arrange a visit to, or if there are other activities you'd like to do, then please let us know!

Weekly Events

During university term time, BISC hosts a Monday tea, Wednesday lunch and Friday lunch at the BISC Centre.
Also, International Cafe is held at the Octagon, UWE Frenchay Campus on Thursday lunchtimes.

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