Travel the World: Michigan and Midwestern United States

Sit back, relax, and discover new places and destinations with our Travel the World series!

Every Tuesday from 1 pm to 2 pm during term time, only at the Global Lounge.

Experience different parts of the world as fellow student and staff volunteers share insightful stories about locations across the globe, from famous landmarks to local hotspots. This is an exciting opportunity to learn about new cultures, including local traditions, celebrationsetiquettefood and much more!

On 5 October, we’ll be hearing about Michigan and Midwestern United States!

Register to attend this free in-person event.

You will have the unique opportunity to be guided through the state of Michigan, exploring it through our speaker, postgraduate student in Musicology John Vandevert. John will share some insigtful stories about his beautiful US state which is the home of the automobile and hosts the largest population of Arab-Americans in the country. You will learn about the Midwestrn American culture and top tips for visiting the US.

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.

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.

 

Travel the World: Lithuania

Sit back, relax, and discover new places and destinations with our Travel the World series!

Every Tuesday from 1 pm to 2 pm during term time, only at the Global Lounge.

Experience different parts of the world as fellow student and staff volunteers share insightful stories about locations across the globe, from famous landmarks to local hotspots. This is an exciting opportunity to learn about new cultures, including local traditions, celebrationsetiquettefood and much more!

On 28 September, we’ll be hearing about Lithuania!

Register to attend this free in-person event.

You will have the unique opportunity to be guided through Lithuania, exploring it through our speaker, the Global Lounge Coordinator Rokas Buciunas. Brought to you as an interactive presentation, you’ll have the chance to ask any questions you may have at the end!

Rokas will share quirky facts about this undiscovered country, recommend you must-see places in Lithuania, and help you plan your next adventure in Eastern Europe.

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.

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.

 

Student life webinars: ‘travel in Bristol and beyond’ – 24 September

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. (more…)

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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Student life webinars: ‘travel in Bristol and beyond’ – 17 September

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. (more…)

Student life webinars ‘living in the UK’ – 16 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’ – 15 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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Student life webinars: ‘travel in Bristol and beyond’ – 10 September

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. (more…)

Transitioning to a new place – online workshop

Equip yourself for a global future.

REGISTER NOW TO ATTEND THIS EVENT

Transitioning to a new place is an interactive, virtual workshop brought to you by Student Inclusion and Kynfolk, for all students, home and international (students from the UK will have the opportunity to explore their own intercultural skills during the session, and offer personal insights).

Going to university can be a big transition, and you may experience a lot of emotions in the process and worry about your ability to cope with your new life and environment. This session will give you a chance to meet with others who are also new to university and will give you space to share and listen. You will have the opportunity to co-create a list of ideas to help you, and those around you, thrive in your new environment.

During this workshop we will:

  • talk about how you are feeling about being at the University of Bristol
  • share some of your hopes and the challenges you face in leaving where you’ve come from and adjusting to a new environment
  • reflect on what keeps us well, and reminded ourselves to be patient and kind to ourselves and others
  • be reminded of the University support services that are available

This is the second of two workshops, which aims to help students navigate their way into a new culture via interactive presentations and discussion.

Booking instructions:

Capacity of this event is limited. To join in please register via this link