Travel the World: Nigeria


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Be inspired, learn about other cultures and enjoy free refreshments and traditional treats at the Global Lounge’s Travel the World events!

On 22 February, we’ll be hearing about Nigeria!

Nigeria nature

You will have the unique opportunity to be guided through Nigeria with our two Nigerian speakers,  postgraduate student in International Commercial, Loaw Toluwalase Victor-Ogbara and postgraduate student in Education (Leadership and Policy), Oluwaseun Adeolu! Toluwalase will share her cultural insights about Yoruba, one of the largest ethnic groups in Nigeria. Oluwaseun will focus his presentation on Lagos, one of the major Nigerian cities, often seen as the cultural capital of the country.

Yoruba

Brought to you as an interactive presentation, you’ll have the chance to ask any questions you may have at the end! The speakers will share some fascinating stories and tell you the most useful travel tips before you visit Lagos and the rest of Nigeria.

This is a fantastic chance to broaden your cultural knowledge, learn something new and be inspired to visit new places in the future. Not only will you get to learn something new, but you’ll get to meet new people and enjoy some refreshments after the 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.

 

Want to become a Travel the World volunteer?

 

If you’re interested in volunteering and sharing your knowledge of a particular place; be it a country, county, city or region then please visit our volunteering page to find out more!

The information presented in this event represents the personal views, observations and experiences of the speaker. We welcome your diverse range of questions with cultural sensitivity in mind.

View all of our otherupcoming Travel the World events.

 

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

Travel the World: Mexico

 


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Be inspired, learn about other cultures and enjoy free refreshments and traditional treats at the Global Lounge’s Travel the World events!

 On 8 February, we’ll be hearing about Mexico!

Mayan Pyramid

We’ll be joined by postgraduate student in Biomedical Sciences Research, Paulina Govea Alvarez. She’ll be guiding us through her home-country of Mexico, sharing her favourite travel tips and best cultural insights about this multicultural nation.
Brought to you as an interactive presentation, you’ll have the chance to ask any questions you may have at the end!

Mexico

This is a fantastic chance to broaden your cultural knowledge, learn something new and be inspired to visit new places in the future. Not only will you get to learn something new, but you’ll get to meet new people and enjoy some refreshments after the talk.

 

 

Want to become a Travel the World volunteer?

If you’re interested in volunteering and sharing your knowledge of a particular place; be it a country, county, city or region then please visit our »volunteering page to find out more!

The information presented in this event represents the personal views, observations and experiences of the speaker. We welcome your diverse range of questions with cultural sensitivity in mind.

View all of our otherupcoming Travel the World events.

 

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.

 

Mexico beach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Student life webinars: travel in Bristol and beyond – 21 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!

Learn how to move around Bristol hassle-free as we help you make sense of public transport in the city. If you’re an explorer who loves travelling, this session is for you! Discover how to travel across the country easily, and cheaply, whilst finding out about popular travel destinations from Bristol.

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

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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: 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.

 


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Travel the World: Traveller, not a Tourist

 


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On 23rd November, Global Lounge takes a look at the alternate side of travelling, and the enriching experience of exploring off-the-beaten-path locations.

After having spent the last year travelling whilst studying, two University of Bristol students will share their insights on what they have learned from this experience.

Matt Collins, a final year languages student and polyglot will discuss travelling to learn languages and the professional benefits.

Omar Hamed Beato, a final year Politics and Economics student, on the verge of releasing his first travel documentary, will share insights on the myths of travel and understanding culture.

 

Instead of simply telling travel stories, or sharing photos of places they have seen, their presentation serves to enlighten and inspire people on how travel shapes your character and identity, widens your cultural margins and how travel could be a key investment even for a professional career, especially in light of the recent global changes and developments.

Rather than to inform, this presentation serves to inspire. It is also brought to you as an interactive presentation, so you’ll have the chance to answer any questions you may have at the end.

This is a fantastic chance to broaden your cultural knowledge, learn something new and be inspired to visit new places in the future. Not only will you get to learn something new, but you’ll get to meet new people and enjoy some refreshments after the talk.

View all of our other upcoming Travel the World events.

Travel the World: Slovakia

 


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Be inspired, learn about other cultures and enjoy free refreshments and traditional treats at the Global Lounge’s Travel the World events! Every Tuesday from 1 pm to 2 pm during term time.

 On 16 November, we’ll be hearing about Slovakia!

We’ll be joined by second-year students Adam (who has a passion for hiking) and Alex (who loves cycling). They’ll be guiding us through their home-country of Slovakia, a nation known for having the highest number of castles and chateux per capita!

They’ll be telling us about Slovakia in general, its traditions, a bit about the history and nature. Interested in travel? Don’t worry, they’ll also be sharing some of their experiences of travelling in Slovakia, as well as interesting facts. Brought to you as an interactive presentation, you’ll have the chance to ask any questions you may have at the end!

This is a fantastic chance to broaden your cultural knowledge, learn something new and be inspired to visit new places in the future. Not only will you get to learn something new, but you’ll get to meet new people and enjoy some refreshments after the talk.

 

Want to become a Travel the World volunteer?

If you’re interested in volunteering and sharing your knowledge of a particular place; be it a country, county, city or region then please visit our »volunteering page to find out more!

The information presented in this event represents the personal views, observations and experiences of the speaker. We welcome your diverse range of questions with cultural sensitivity in mind.

View all of our other upcoming Travel the World events.

Diwali

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Namaste! Celebrate Diwali with Bristol SU’s Indian Society in the Global Lounge! Join in with fun activities and find out a bit more about the ‘Festival of Lights’.

Attendees will hear from society members about how Diwali is celebrated in different parts of India, meet new people and enjoy a fun evening in the Lounge! On the day, you can enjoy:

  • presentation about how Diwali is celebrated in different parts of India
  • crafting (including diya lamp painting and colouring Rangoli)
  • Bollywood dance performance
  • DIY henna tattoos
  • free traditional Snacks

 

Register now to book your place