So you’ve arrived, unpacked, been to Tesco and had Freshers Week. The start of university probably doesn’t feel that much of a shock and is just a lot of fun but there is the awareness that lectures start on Monday… but then our welcome party is happening! We are looking forward to having as many international students as possible fit into the Hillside Restaurant on campus from 6pm to 10pm. There will be live music, pizza and soft drink and a presentation about all the things you can get involved with through Friends International.
We’ve had a busy couple of weeks meeting you all at Tesco and at the International Information Fair on campus and we’ve had a lot of new sign-ups to our mailing list. We’ve given out over a thousand leaflets for both our welcome party and events for the autumn term and we’re looking forward to getting to know as many international students as possible over the next few months.
Friends International isn’t just about events though, we are about making friends. To do that we want to spend time with you! We have volunteers who open up their house and put on a meal for students, if you are interested click this link to go to local link. Our staff worker, Phil is also available for a cup of coffee throughout the week, but will always be on campus on a Wednesday. As an alumni of Surrey University, he knows his way around and the services available to you if you need them. You can get in touch through the contact us page.