A Great Start to 2015

January Welcome and Orientation

We can’t believe we are already coming to the end of January. This has been another very busy month for the ISAS team as we welcomed around 600 students to the University with a programme of events run in collaboration with Visiting Student Offices in the Colleges of Humanities and Social Sciences and Science and Engineering, EUSA, the Induction team and the International Student Centre.

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International Arrival Lounge

We kicked things off on Tuesday 06 January with the International Arrival Lounge in Teviot. New and returning students had a chance to mingle, play games and enjoy a coffee and a pastry. Were you at this event? If so, we’d like to hear from you – let us know what you think!

On Wednesday, Jo was at Edinburgh Airport along with an excellent team of student ambassadors greeting around 200 new international students and assisting them with their onward travel to their accommodation. In the evening, Ali and Euan were at the Welcome Dinner. Around 500 students came along to meet our staff and other students, and enjoyed traditional Scottish food. 

Our team was also at the very well-attended Services Fair! Did you see the ISAS stand? Did you get a chance to to and speak to us?

Coming up in 2015

The team are looking forward to connecting with you! Our series of events starts with a very special Lunar New Year celebration (16 February, Dining room, Teviot – grab your free ticket here). Come and share your Lunar New Year traditions, or discover what the event is all about! We will be there along with our colleagues from the Chaplaincy, the International Student Centre and EUSA Global.




We also have something very special prepared for Gather Festival and International Women’s Day. And don’t forget Go Connect – stay tuned for find out about our first networking event. If you’d like to meet a local person or family, you should register your interest here

To keep up with more announcements about what we will be offering in 2015, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter!




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