Breakfast in the Global Lounge

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In collaboration with the Student Inclusion Team we will be hosting a tasty continental breakfast here in the Global Lounge. If you would like to chat with fellow Bristol students and enjoy some free food and drink, why not come along and join us?

 

Breakfast items on tableWhile you enjoy your delicious free breakfast you will have the chance to:

  • Chat with students from different countries
  • Make new friends and make plans together

You’re welcome to stay in the Lounge afterwards, or visit during our opening hours for unlimited free tea, coffee and biscuits.

Weird British Festivals with tea and cake in the Global Lounge

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In collaboration with the Student Inclusion Team, the Global Lounge is proud to host an event about unusual British traditions! Find out some fun facts about UK culture including cheeserolling – just one of the many quirky festivals that we’ll be taking a look at. 

 

People chase cheese down hillOur Student Inclusion Officer, Carly, grew up in a city called Gloucester, which proudly hosts a yearly cheeserolling competition. During this fun and friendly event we’ll be watching a 30-minute Netflix documentary all about cheeserolling, featuring some brave cheese chasers! We’ll also take a look at lots of other strange British traditions, some of which even UK students may not have heard of.

Afterwards we will be holding a Q and A, where you can ask questions about the more surprising events you might come across here in the UK.

There will be free tea and cake, and all University of Bristol students (home and international) are welcome.

Photo Credit: Getty Images 2005

Pizza and board games in the Global Lounge

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Enjoy free pizza, refreshments and board games in the Global Lounge. All students are welcome, home and international.

 

pizzaIn collaboration with the Student Inclusion team, join us at the Global Lounge for free pizza, tea and coffee. Play board games and meet up with other students who have stayed in Bristol over the Easter break. You can stay in the lounge afterwards if you like, or visit during opening hours (see our home page for details) for unlimited free tea, coffee and biscuits.

Mental Fitness Training by PROJECT:TALK

 

PROJECT:TALK logo

Want to take a more proactive approach to your wellbeing?

Come and join us in the Global Lounge to listen to Frankie, Cam, Vanessa and Divya introduce the concept of mental fitness (including its relationship with race, ethnicity and culture).

They’ll also be discussing how to recognise someone in need, and sharing some tips on how to start a conversation about mental health.

It will be an interactive session, and whilst they encourage audience discussion, no one is expected to share anything. They’ll also be offering a selection of tea and cake!

Graphic of a happy brain

Frankie, Cam, Vanessa and Divya make up the TOOLS TO:TALK team. Their team is a a branch PROJECT:TALK, a society that promotes Mental Fitness, ensuring the UoB community has the knowledge, skills and resources to be proactive and equipped to manage their own mental wellbeing and look out for those around them. They represent the society version of the community interest company (CIC) PROJECT:TALK. 

Important: lateral flow testing required

  • You must take a lateral flow test on the day of the event.
  • You must take a test whether you have been double vaccinated or not.
  • Lateral flow tests will be available at the sign-in desk on the day. Anyone who has not done a test already will be asked to take one and wait for the result before entering.
  • If you experience symptoms of Covid-19 or receive a positive lateral flow result, please protect others and do not attend the event.

As in accordance with other national and University rules, masks are compulsory when moving through the building, unless exempt.

Location: The Global Lounge, Floor 01, Senate House, Tyndall Avenue, Bristol, BS8 1TH

Volunteering Week: Create great educational resources

 

The Global Lounge are pleased to be hosting an event organised by the SU Volunteering and Bristol Hub teams – as part of the Volunteering Week programme.

 

Join us for an interactive workshop run by Bristol SU Volunteering and Bristol Hub where you will be guided through ways to structure and create great resources for use in schools or education settings. You will learn about learnings styles, lesson structure and volunteering opportunities in education with lots of interactive activities.

A must for anyone interested in volunteering or working in education.

Get your FREE ticket to let us know you are coming.

 

Register to attend this free in-person event

 

Important: lateral flow testing required

  • You must take a lateral flow test on the day of the event.
  • You must take a test whether you have been double vaccinated or not.
  • Lateral flow tests will be available at the sign-in desk on the day. Anyone who has not done a test already will be asked to take one and wait for the result before entering.
  • If you experience symptoms of Covid-19 or receive a positive lateral flow result, please protect others and do not attend the event.

As in accordance with other national and University rules, masks are compulsory when moving through the building, unless exempt.

 

OTHER EVENTS DURING VOLUNTEERING WEEK

Student Volunteering Week, 7 – 11 February 

Get involved in Student Volunteering Week with a range of activities and opportunities focused on our themes of Health, Education and Environment. Find out more and sign up here. Don’t miss the flagship event, the Volunteering Fair in the Anson Rooms, 9th Feb 4:30 – 6:30 Find out more and sign up here  

The full programme can be found at >>> https://www.bristolsu.org.uk/events?event_type=volunteer-week
 

Volunteering Fair 9th Feb(for staff and students) 

The Bristol SU Volunteering Fair is back! Head to the Anson rooms in the Richmond Building on Wednesday 9th February 2022 between 4.30pm and 6.30pm to meet over 35 organisations, and find out how you can get involved in a wide range of volunteering opportunities across Bristol. Full event information can be found at >> https://www.bristolsu.org.uk/events/volunteering-fair-bd74 

Conservation one-off volunteering 11th Feb 

Are you interested in wildlife? Love spending time outdoors in the fresh air? Join experts from Friends of Troopers Hill, Forest of Avon Trust and The University Gardens and Grounds team to learn more about improving habitat for wildlife as well as woodland conservation. No experience necessary. There are three, short, one-off events to choose from, all great for mental and physical wellbeing:

Troopers Hill – sign up here 

Royal Fort Gardens – sign up here 

Splatts Abbey Wood – Sign up here 

 

 

Create great educational resources at The Global Lounge 8th Feb

 

Join us for an interactive workshop run by Bristol SU Volunteering and Bristol Hub where you will be guided through ways to structure and create great resources for use in schools or education settings. You will learn about learnings styles, lesson structure and volunteering opportunities in education with lots of interactive activities. A must for anyone interested in volunteering or working in education.

 

Sign up here. 

 

 

Charity Sector Networking Evening 10th Feb

 

This will be a great opportunity to network with alumni working in the third sector.

 

Sign up here

 

 

Bristol PLUS Award introductory talk @Student Volunteering Week 8th Feb

 

Registration for the Bristol PLUS Award is open until 13th Feb. Get the process started by coming along to this talk to find out more.

Sign up here 

 

 

Volunteer in Healthcare Info Session 7th Feb

Come along to the Bristol SU Loft in Senate House on Monday 7th February between 1pm and 2pm for a cup of tea and a chat about how you can get involved with healthcare volunteering.

 

 

 

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Twitter: @StudentVolWeek    

Facebook: /StudentVolWeek   

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Student life webinars: living in the UK – 20 January

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Settle into your new and exciting life in the city of Bristol, with the help of our ‘Student life’ webinars!

Begin to understand British culture and all its quirks, and learn about academic practices during this insightful session. You’ll discover how to navigate your way through stereotypes about the UK, and most importantly, discuss practical ideas of how to immerse yourself in a brand-new culture.

Events are free and open to all students at the University (home and international). Head to our Student life homepage for more info.

Please tag us in your Student Life pics 🔍 📷 #BrisolUniGlobalLounge

Booking for this event is now open to all students studying at the University of Bristol – availability is limited and booking is essential.

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Student life webinars: eat and shop in Bristol – 19 January

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Settle into your new and exciting life in the city of Bristol, with the help of our ‘Student life’ webinars!

Hop aboard this virtual tour of Bristolian food and shopping culture, as students guide you through foodie-shopper haven! Not only will your mouth be watering, but you’ll learn how to become a savvy shopper with student discounts from local, and chain stores. As well as tips on where to eat and shop, you’ll get to hear about typical eating culture in the UK; learn something new about UK eating habits, or if you’re a home student, impart your own wisdom to others in the chat!

Events are free and open to all students at the University (home and international). Head to our Winter welcome programme homepage for more info.

Please tag us in your Student Life pics 🔍 📷 #BrisolUniGlobalLounge

Booking for this event is now open to all students studying at the University of Bristol – availability is limited and booking is essential.


 

Student life webinars: explore the city of Bristol – 18 January

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Settle into your new and exciting life in the city of Bristol, with the help of our ‘student life’ webinars!

Experience Bristol from the comfort of your own home! Discover famous landmarks, popular destinations, and hear from current students about how to make the most of living in this vibrant and lively city! You will be able to ask student presenters anything you like about their time here so far.

Events are free and open to all students at the University (home and international). Head to our Winter welcome programme homepage for more info.

Please tag us in your Student Life pics 🔍 📷 #BrisolUniGlobalLounge

Booking for this event is now open to all students studying at the University of Bristol – availability is limited and booking is essential.

 


Register now to attend this event!

Student life webinars ‘living in the UK’ – 23 September

Settle into your new and exciting life in the city of Bristol, with the help of our ‘Student life’ webinars! 💻 👋

Begin to understand British culture and all its quirks, and learn about academic practices during this insightful session. You’ll discover how to navigate your way through stereotypes about the UK, and most importantly, discuss practical ideas of how to immerse yourself in a brand new culture. (more…)

Student life webinars: ‘eat and shop in Bristol’ – 22 September

Settle into your new and exciting life in the city of Bristol, with the help of our ‘Student life’ webinars! 💻 👋

Hop aboard this virtual tour of Bristolian food and shopping culture, as students guide you through foodie-shopper haven! Not only will your mouth be watering, but you’ll learn how to become a savvy shopper with student discounts from local, and chain stores. As well as tips on where to eat and shop, you’ll get to hear about typical eating culture in the UK; learn something new about UK eating habits, or if you’re a home student, impart your own wisdom to others in the chat!

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