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.

 

Travel the World: Mexico

 


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!

 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.

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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: 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.

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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.


 

Festive breakfast at the Global Lounge

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There is nothing better than coming together for a free meal and to make new friends who will also be in Bristol over the winter closure period! Come and join in the festive fun!

Breakfast is said to be the most important meal of the day – with this in mind the team invites you to join us, and fellow Bristol students, to start your day with a hot drink, pastries, fruit, yoghurt, plus some festive treats and activities in the Global Lounge! Make your own Christingle and other Christmas decorations, play a festive game of charades and send a postcard home!

This event is a perfect opportunity to make friends and plans for festive season, if you are staying in Bristol over the holiday period.

Please email global-lounge@bristol.ac.uk if you have any special dietary requirements.

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Booking for this event is now open – availability is limited and booking is essential.

Treasure hunt – Whiteladies Road and the Downs

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Make new friends and familiarise yourself with the treasures of our city – exploring the popular area of Whiteladies Road and the Downs through this fun and exciting treasure hunt!

You will need to register to join in with this event, after which you will be allocated a team, of no more than 6 students. You’ll receive instructions before the treasure hunt, and will need to download an app, which will guide you through the map of treasures. Global Lounge Ambassadors will be there to set you off and to guide you in how to find that final treasure!

As well as getting to explore Bristol with old and new friends, there is a fantastic prize for the winning team – a £15/head meal voucher which will enable you to meet with friends during the winter closure time, or shortly thereafter!!

As you will be doing outdoor walking during this activity, please wrap up warm and wear comfortable shoes!

Please tag us in your Treasure Hunt pics 🔍 📷 #BrisolUniGlobalLounge

Booking for this event is now open – availability is limited and booking is essential.

Treasure hunt – Brunel and Clifton Village

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Make new friends and familiarise yourself with the treasures of our city – exploring Clifton Village and surrounding areas through this fun and exciting treasure hunt!

You will need to register to join in with this event, after which you will be allocated a team, of no more than 6 students. You’ll receive instructions before the treasure hunt, and will need to download an app, which will guide you through the map of treasures. Global Lounge Ambassadors will be there to set you off and to guide you in how to find that final treasure!

As well as getting to explore Bristol with old and new friends, there is a fantastic prize for the winning team – a £15/head meal voucher which will enable you to meet with friends during the winter closure time, or shortly thereafter!!

As you will be doing outdoor walking during this activity, please wrap up warm and wear comfortable shoes!

Please tag us in your Treasure Hunt pics 🔍 📷 #BrisolUniGlobalLounge

Booking for this event is now open – availability is limited and booking is essential.

Treasure hunt – Street art and Stokes Croft

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Make new friends and familiarise yourself with the treasures of our city – exploring the vibrant street art of Stokes Croft through this fun and exciting treasure hunt!

You will need to register to join in with this event, after which you will be allocated a team, of no more than 6 students. You’ll receive instructions before the treasure hunt, and will need to download an app, which will guide you through the map of treasures. Global Lounge Ambassadors will be there to set you off and to guide you in how to find that final treasure!

As well as getting to explore Bristol with old and new friends, there is a fantastic prize for the winning team – a £15/head meal voucher which will enable you to meet with friends during the winter closure time, or shortly thereafter!!

As you will be doing outdoor walking during this activity, please wrap up warm and wear comfortable shoes!

Please tag us in your Treasure Hunt pics 🔍 📷 #BrisolUniGlobalLounge

Booking for this event is now open – availability is limited and booking is essential.

Festive tea time at the Global Lounge

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Are you interested in anything quintessentially British, the festive season itself, or do you simply enjoy eating delicious, free food? Then our festive afternoon tea is perfect for you!

Join the Global Lounge team and student ambassadors for an afternoon tea with a difference, to include fresh scones (with jam and cream), mince pies, Hannukah treats and fun activities such as making your own Christmas cards and decorations! A short presentation will explore the way we celebrate Christmas and Hannukah in the UK, followed by the traditional festive quiz and a quiz prize for the winning team!

Please email global-lounge@bristol.ac.uk if you have any special dietary requirements.

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Booking for this event is now open – availability is limited and booking is essential.