Thanksgiving in the Global Lounge

Places are limited – you must register to attend. More info coming soon.


The Lounge is pleased to host a Thanksgiving celebration, brought to you by the USA Society Committee!

Join us for games, free dinner – including traditional Thanksgiving foods, and a brief history of Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving is a holiday that many people around the world will have heard of – due to the ubiquity of American culture – yet if you’re not from the U.S, you probably don’t know much about its history. Come along and we guarantee you’ll learn something new and interesting about this well-known holiday!

A guest speaker and historian will be sharing a brief history of this annual celebration, and after the talk there will be lots of American-themed games and activities for you to get involved in, plus an array of delicious (free) traditional foods for you to try, including turkey with cranberry sauce and pumpkin pie – yum!

‘A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving’

Event programme:

  • 5:30 pm – Welcome from the USA Society Committee and introduction to the guest speaker
  • 5:35 pm – Guest speaker and historian gives a history of Thanksgiving 
  • 5:55 pm – USA Society round-up
  • 6 pm to finish – dinner and activities

Travel the World: Ecuador


Register to attend this free in-person event.

 

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 9 November, we’ll be hearing about Ecuador!

You will have the unique opportunity to be guided through Ecuador with our speaker, Veterinary School staff member, Carlos Ayala. Ecuador is where the equatorial line starts and ends! With 13 nationalities co-habiting within this incredible country, with mountains, stunning beaches (including the Galapagos) Islands), jungle and cloudy forest, Ecuador is one of the most biodiverse countries in South America!

Brought to you as an interactive presentation, you’ll have the chance to ask any questions you may have at the end! Carlos will share some key fascinating facts and figures, recommend 10 top places to visit, and tell you the most useful travel tips before you visit Ecuador.

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.

Travel the World: the hidden beauty of Northeast India


👉 Register to attend this free in-person event.

 

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 2 November, we’ll be hearing about the hidden beauty of Northeast India!

You will have the unique opportunity to be guided through Northeast India with our speaker, 2nd Year Law student Aryan Mandal. Aryan’s passion for reading, public speaking and travelling will become apparent in his presentation about his home country.

Remote North East India has been cut off from the rest of the world for a long time, and so it is one of the rare places in the world where you can meet authentic tribal people who live a very different way of life. Northeast India is one of the most culturally diverse areas of the world. It is home to 200 tribes including the fascinating opium smoking, headhunter tribes in Nagaland and the facially tattooed, sun and moon worshipping Apatani tribe in Ziro Valley, Arunachal Pradesh. Come along and join Aryan to decode the Northeast and the diverse beauty it possesses, both culturally and otherwise.

Not only will you get to learn something new at this event, 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.

Travel the World: South Africa


👉 Register to attend this free in-person event.

 

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 26 October, we’ll be hearing about South Africa!

You will have the unique opportunity to be guided through South Africa by our speakers: Global Lounge Coordinator, Jacqueline Conradie-Faul and her husband, professor of Materials Chemistry,  Charl FJ Faul. Brought to you as an interactive presentation, you’ll have the chance to ask any questions you may have at the end! Jacqueline and Charl will share some insightful facts about their home country, including culture, travel tips and must-see places. 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.

 

Travel the World: the Philippines


👉 Register to attend this free in-person event.

 

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 19 October, we’ll be hearing about the Philippines!

You will have the unique opportunity to be guided through Indonesia with our speaker, International Office staff member, Ralph Buiser. Brought to you as an interactive presentation, you’ll have the chance to ask any questions you may have at the end! Ralph will share insightful stories about his beautiful home country, tell you the best travel tips and get you excited about exploring the Philippines.

This is a fantastic chance to broaden your cultural knowledge, learn something new and be inspired to visit new places in the future. You’ll also 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.

 

 

 

Travel the World: Lanzarote

 

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 12 October, we’ll be hearing about Lanzarote!

You will have the unique opportunity to learn about Lanzarote, one of the most beautiful Canary islands off the coast of West Africa. Our speakers, Biology student Carlos Shanka Boissy Diaz and Economics and Mathematics student Xinyan Zheng Zhang will let you in on the most fascinating secrets of this magnificent island.  Brought to you as an interactive presentation, you’ll have the chance to ask any questions you may have at the end! Carlos and Xinyan Zheng Zhang will share insigthful stories about their beautiful home country, recommend you must-see places and inspire you to learn more about Lanzarote.

 

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: 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.

 

Navigating University as an East Asian Student

Please note that Alternative Asians was initiated to support East Asian students, but all Asian students are welcome to attend.


Studying at Bristol as an East Asian student can be an exciting, but challenging time: you get to experience new cultures, but face cultural differences; you learn to be independent, but battle loneliness.

In this session, run by Student Inclusion, you’ll discuss the trials and tribulations of adjusting to another culture, and learn how to navigate potential racism and Xenophobia in a foreign country. Come along to the first Alternative Asian session of the year, and find out how you can not only survive – but thrive at Bristol!

Register to attend this event

 

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…)