BISC Booking Procedure & Refund Policy

Each term BISC arranges a programme of events and activities for international students in Bristol to enjoy. We believe that it is important to take a break from your studies to explore the country that you are studying in and BISC provides the perfect opportunity to explore historic cities and places of interest, as well as promoting cross cultural understanding and exchange through weekly events and cultural evenings.

We publish a different coloured programme for each term : Autumn (red), Spring (green) and Summer (blue). These are widely distributed within the Universities and colleges and are always available at BISC, or you can view up to date information right here on our website.

Our trips and events are open to all international students studying at either of Bristol's Universities or colleges or language schools. Whilst we do allow others to join in our events (including husbands/wives, or visiting family or friends of international students), priority is always given to international students studying in Bristol.

Our trips are also very popular, so booking in advance is highly recommended. If you book on-line, you will receive an email to confirm your booking. Your must pay within 7 days of booking to confirm your place or we may offer it to someone else.

We hope you enjoy the activities and trips that we have arranged. If there are any places that you think we should arrange a visit to, or if there are other activities you'd like to do, then please let us know!

Autumn Term 2005 Programme

Saturday 15th October
Our first BISC trip of the term takes us into the heart of England’s capital city. In the morning there is a guided sightseeing coach tour with a professional tour guide. In the afternoon there is free time to explore London. Leave BISC at 7.30am, UWE at 7.45am, return by 9.30pm. Costs £14. Please book at BISC or online.
Book online.

International Reception
Saturday 22nd October @ 7.30pm
Woodlands Centre, Belgrave Rd, Clifton

A multi-cultural evening with the opportunity to meet students from all over the world as well as local people. Includes food, drink, live entertainment & an official welcome from Rob Scott-Cook, Chairman of BISC Trustees. Not to be missed! 450+ students expected, don’t be late! FREE ENTRANCE!! No need to book.

Skittles Evening
Wednesday 26th October @ 7pm
Anyone for a game of skittles? Imagine ten pin bowling without the technology! Help make up a team to represent BISC against the Bristol Rotary Club for our annual match. Only 15 places available so please book early. Bar snacks & transport provided. Costs £3. Depart from BISC at 7pm. Please book at BISC or online.
Book online.

Friday 28th October, 7.30pm @ Globe Cafe
Globe Café - with a difference! An opportunity for you to perform in front of a world wide audience, or just sit back and enjoy the evening. Live Music! Live web cam! Food & Drink! Chilled atmosphere! Return transport from BISC provided at 7pm. Free entry. Book in advance .
Book online.

Saturday 5th November
Windsor Castle is an official residence of The Queen and the largest occupied castle in the world. Our visit includes access to the State Apartments, Queen Mary's Dolls' House, the Drawings Gallery plus much more. Free time to explore the town. Leave BISC at 8.00am, UWE at 8.15am, return by 7pm. Cost of £19 includes castle admission & return coach fare. Book online or at BISC.
Book online.

Saturday 5th November
Join in this great British tradition of having a bonfire and learn some history about Guy Fawkes’s failed attempt to blow up the Houses of Parliament! Meet at BISC for soup and rolls around the bonfire & try lighting a sparkler too! Afterwards, we will walk up to Clifton Downs together for a spectacular firework display. Starts at BISC at 4.30pm. Cost £3, plus approx. £3 entry to pay at the Downs. Please book at BISC or online.
Book online.

Wednesday 9th November 6.30pm @ BISC
Enjoy food from all over the world! Bring a main course or dessert from your country for us all to try. No charge because you bring the food! Booking essential due to limited numbers. Please book at BISC or online. Starts at BISC at 6.30pm. Why not stay on afterwards for the BISC Lecture Series…?
Book online.

Wednesday 9th November 8.15pm @ BISC
Follows the ‘International Feast’.

'The Design & Origin of Man'
Ever wondered about the origin of mankind and how we were designed? Did we descend from apes or were we created by God or were we part of a big bang here by chance? Examine the issues with Dr Stuart Burgess, BSc (Eng) PhD CEng FIMechE FRAeS, Head of Department of Mechanical Engineering Bristol University.
Prepare to be challenged with this thought provoking lecture! Free entry, but please book in advance. Refreshments provided. Starts at 8.15pm.

Book online.

Christianity Explored
starts Wednesday 16th November
Christianity Explored is an informal course for people who would like to investigate Christianity. It explores who Jesus was, what his aims were, and what it means to follow him. You're not asked to pray, sing, or read aloud, and you can ask any question you like. Or, if you prefer, you can come along and simply listen. We meet on Wednesday evenings at 6.30pm with a meal, talk and discussion. Starts Wednesday 16th November. The course runs over 10 weeks; 5 weeks this term and 5 the next term. We start with a meal together, then have a short talk before a time of group discussion where you can ask questions. It costs just £2 each time for a 2 course home cooked meal.
Book online.

Stonehenge & Salisbury Cathedral - FULLY BOOKED!
Saturday 19th November
In the morning we visit Stonehenge, Britain’s famous ancient stone circle, for an audio tour of the mystical stones. Then we journey to Salisbury for a guided tour of the Cathedral –one of the finest Medieval Cathedrals in Britain, with the tallest spire in England! Includes free time to explore the city. Leave BISC at 8.30am, UWE at 8.45am, return by 7pm. Cost £15. Please book at BISC or online.
Book online.

Lord of the Dance
Tuesday 22nd November
Enjoy a trip to the theatre to watch Michael Flatley’s award winning ‘Lord of the Dance’ -a Celtic dance and music extravaganza, based on Irish folklore. This spectacular and energetic show, featuring contemporary Irish dance, is not to be missed! We have tickets in the front row of the Upper Circle. Price £25 (usually £32.50!). Book early to avoid disappointment. The show starts at 8.00pm at the Bristol Hippodrome. Meet beforehand for a pre-show drink at 7pm outside the Bristol Hippodrome Theatre (optional), or just arrive for the show.
Book online.

‘JAMES BOND’ Evening
Saturday 26th November @ 7.30pm
“The name’s Bond, James Bond.” Experience an English evening - come dressed as a character from the Bond films. Enjoy a three course meal, dancing, games and surprises. Organised by Globe Café. ‘Agents’ must log onto website for the secret password. Starts at 7.30pm at Ebenezer Church, Horfield (Globe Cafe Venue). Return transport from BISC provided at 7pm. Tickets only £5. Please book at BISC, Globe Café, or online.
Book online.

Christmas Celebration Dinner
Saturday 3rd December @ 7pm
@ Alma Church Hall, Alma Road, Clifton

Experience Christmas the English way! Enjoy a traditional English Christmas dinner of roast turkey and all the trimmings plus Christmas pudding with brandy butter. The evening also includes mulled wine, mince pies, carol singing and a short talk about Christmas. Bring your own bottle (optional). Costs £8. Book at BISC or online.
Book online.

Pre Christmas Weekend Away
Friday 9th - Sunday 11th December
Enjoy time away in the Somerset countryside and have the opportunity to discover the real meaning of Christmas. Includes en-suite accommodation, all meals, activities and return transport from Bristol. Limited places available. For full details, ask for a separate brochure and booking form or download the brochure online.
Book online.

Guided Walking Tours
Get to know Bristol! Learn about the city’s history! Do some sightseeing! Make new friends!
If you’d like to get to know a bit more about Bristol and meet some other people whilst doing so, why not join us for one of the guided walking tours below? The walks are free, but you must book your place in advance as there are limited places available. Book through the BISC office or online.

Monday 12th September - Bristol walk
Thursday 15th September - Clifton walk

Wednesday 21st September - Bristol walk
Thursday 22nd September - Clifton walk

Wednesday 28th September - Bristol walk
Thursday 29th September - Clifton walk

All walks start promptly from BISC at 5pm and last approximately 1½ hours.
Book online.

Jazz Walks
Do you like jazz?
Each month BISC runs a ‘Jazz Walk’ to listen to live jazz music at ‘The Old Duke’ pub. Why not join the Jazz Walk, which takes place once a month, on a Monday evening. Great music and a great way to meet new people!

Monday 12th September
Monday 17th October
Monday 21st November
Monday 12th December

Meet Elvyn outside the BISC steps at 7.45pm. Sign up at BISC or online.
Book online.

7th - 15th April 2006
BISC is planning a nine day holiday to Scotland visiting castles, famous cities, historical sites and glorious scenery.
Click here for full details.

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