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Online Tea and Tales

Wednesdays 22nd April, 20th May, 10th June 3pm – 4.30pm

Open discussions and an opportunity to look at Bible stories with BISC friends. All backgrounds and viewpoints are very welcome! Come and join in a Zoom chat room for a fun, interesting and relaxed atmosphere. Register HERE!

The Alpha Group continues online!

Wednesdays 22nd April -10th June 6.45pm – 8pm.

The search for the meaning of life continues this term. After the very stimulating Alpha Course, we continue to meet online to study the Bible. Anyone is welcome, even if you did not do the Alpha course during the Spring Term. We meet Wednesdays via Zoom 6.45pm – 8pm. Evenings include reading the Bible and time for discussion. All opinions are welcome!! REGISTER HERE!

Online Quiz on the topic of the Musical: Les Misérables

Friday 24th April 6.30-7.30pm

Join us for an online Zoom Quiz with questions about the epic story and production of ‘Les Misérables’. Don’t forget to do your research to get the inside knowledge on this world-famous theatre extravaganza and play in a team against others to win! Don’t miss this great evening with BISC friends. REGISTER HERE!

Online Meal with a message: Students Talk Faith

Monday 27th April Starts 6.30pm

Come and enjoy this social online event in the comfort of your own lounge! The evening will be about exploring the topic of The importance of Community. Share your own ideas as we talk, listen, and explore together. All opinions and viewpoints are very welcome! This wonderful evening is hosted in partnership with the Christian Union of UoB. online. REGISTER HERE!

Online Quiz on the topic of Cotswolds

Friday 8th May 6.30pm-7.30pm

Test your knowledge about the beautiful British Cotswolds countryside. With questions on the Corinium Museum in Cirencester, Britain’s second biggest Roman town, as well as the picturesque villages of Bourton-on-the-Water (voted prettiest village in England) and Stow-on-The-Wold. and play in a team against others to win! Don’t miss this great evening with BISC friends. REGISTER HERE!

Online Baking Lesson with Barb!

Thursday 7th May 3.30pm

We’ll send the recipe; you buy the ingredients! Why not set yourself up in your kitchen or just sit back in your chair ready to join BISC’s head baker, Barb, who will be live streaming in our Zoom chat room from her kitchen where she will show us how to bake a traditional British cake! It’s a great way to join other BISC friends in a fun and new way! REGISTER HERE!

Online Afternoon tea

Friday 22nd May 3.30pm

We join our bakers again as they teach us how to prepare a traditional British Afternoon Tea. We’ll send the recipes; you buy the ingredients! Why not set yourself up in your kitchen or just sit back in your chair ready to join BISC’s bakers, who will be live streaming in our Zoom chat room as we prepare mini sandwiches and bake scones together, which taste delicious with strawberry jam and clotted cream! Don’t miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity to join other BISC friends in the kitchen! REGISTER HERE!

Summer Party

Friday 5 June 6pm @BISC

‘So long, farewell, auf widersehen, goodbye…’ However you want to say it, come and say it at BISC. Join us and say your goodbyes before you leave Bristol. Prepare yourself a picnic and eat with others, we will also have a short farewell talk and some fun games. Relax while reminiscing about your time here in Bristol. REGISTER HERE!

International Feast

Tuesday 9 June, 6.30pm @ BISC

Enjoy a fabulous evening sharing your recipes with others so we can all experience different international cuisines, with a variety of very entertaining games provided by the University of Bristol CU!! REGISTER HERE!

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 The Octagon, Community Hub on Frenchay Campus (Thur 12-2pm - only if student has booked online by the day before). 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.

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