International societies' contact details
Societies are an important part of the University of Manchester Students' Union (UMSU). They help students settle into their new surroundings quickly and easily.
It is a good idea to contact any societies you are interested in. They will be able to give you advice in your own language to help you settle into life in Manchester. You can contact many of our societies by email or by looking at their websites.
This is not an exhaustive list. For further information about the wide range of societies at The University of Manchester, please contact the Students' Union:
If you want to contact a student from your own country at Manchester, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
African Caribbean Society
The African Caribbean Society (ACS) is a community of students who identify with or appreciate the African Caribbean cultures and lifestyles.
The Arab Society aims to help Arab and non-Arab postgraduate students to meet, interact, know each other and have fun through different social, sport and cultural activities.
This society is for the welfare of Bangladeshi and Bengali students in order to enhance the cultural spirit of all students.
You can find out more about the students' union's thriving and very popular Buddhist Society by emailing Gabriel Hassan.
Students coming to the University from Brunei may find it helpful to email this society, which links together fellow students from the same country.
Chinese Students and Scholars Association
The Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA) website is a good resource for Chinese students. You can also contact the CSSA by email.
The Christian Union provides the opportunity for students to be welcomed by and meet with other Christian students in Manchester.
Students coming to Manchester from Cyprus can find out more about what the University can offer them by emailing Xaris Papaetis.
Eastern European Society
The Eastern European Society is open to anyone interested in discovering Eastern European cultures. Its aims are to promote the values of Eastern Europe among other students, and to provide support and information to students from eastern European countries.
If you are coming to the University from Estonia, the Estonian Friends Society will help you settle into your new surroundings.
The University's Hindu population continues to grow and is supported by the National Hindu Students Forum (NHSF). You can contact the NHSF by email before you arrive in Manchester.
The Indian Society provides its members with fun events and a platform for new international students to make friends, settle in Manchester and enjoy University with a touch of Indian culture and tradition.
A place for Japanese people and those who are interested in Japanese culture to meet and have fun together.
Manchester has a very large Jewish population and that is reflected in its thriving students' society.
A society that unites all Lithuanians, their friends and all the people that are interested in Lithuanian culture.
Students from Malaysia are directed towards the Malaysian Students Society Manchester (MSSM), which offers support and advice to those who are about to come to Manchester or who are settling into Manchester life.
The University's population of Mexican students is looked after by the Mexican Society. They can be contacted by email before you come to Manchester.
The Mauritian Society welcomes any students to become a member. The committee members organise events to promote Mauritian culture and ethos, and to facilitate networking and communication.
The North West of England has a very large Pakistani population, making Manchester a very popular destination for students from the country. The Pakistan Students Association has its own web forum for members.
The University is home to a Persian Society, which helps students from the country settle into their new surroundings. You can email the society before your studies begin.
The main goals of the Polish Society are to provide opportunities to socialise and to support new and existing Polish students.
The Romanian society aims to promote Romanian cultures and traditions in the broader context of sharing universal values.
Russian Speaking Society
The Russian Speaking Society is aimed at gathering Russian speakers and those who are interested in Russian-speaking countries and exploring the culture.
Manchester's thriving Sikh community is served by a society that provides support and advice for followers of the faith who are new to Manchester.
Singapore Students Society
The Singapore Students Society aims to bring Singaporeans and friends of Singapore together for activities involving fun, food and friendship.
Sri Lankan Society
The Sri Lanka Society aspires to unite students wishing to celebrate and share Sri Lankan culture and a passion for food, music and sports.
The Syrian Society offers a helpful point of contact for Syrian students coming to Manchester.
The Thai Society aims to unite Thai students, promote Thai culture and exchange multicultural experiences with foreigners universally.
The Turkish society is a cultural exchange environment which aims to help bring together Turkish students and all other students who are interested in Turkish culture.
The Vietnamese society was founded to promote friendship and fellowship among Vietnamese students and to encourage a better understanding of the Vietnamese culture.