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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 international@manchester.ac.uk

Societies

African Caribbean Society

The African Caribbean Society (ACS) is a community of students who identify with or appreciate the African Caribbean cultures and lifestyles.

Email: char_b@hotmail.com

Arab Society

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.

Email: mohamed.karamohamed@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk

Bangladesh Society

This society is for the welfare of Bangladeshi and Bengali students in order to enhance the cultural spirit of all students.

Email: md.abbas.uddin@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk
Website: www.umsu.manchester.ac.uk/bss

Buddhist Society

You can find out more about the students' union's thriving and very popular Buddhist Society by emailing Gabriel Hassan.

Email: gabriel.hassan@student.manchester.ac.uk
Website: www.umsu.man.ac.uk/mubs/

Bruneian Society

Students coming to the University from Brunei may find it helpful to email this society, which links together fellow students from the same country.

Email: brumanch@gmail.com

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.

Email: cssa_man@manchester.ac.uk

Christian Union

The Christian Union provides the opportunity for students to be welcomed by and meet with other Christian students in Manchester.

Email: info@umcu.org.uk

Cypriot Society

Students coming to Manchester from Cyprus can find out more about what the University can offer them by emailing Xaris Papaetis.

Email: harris.papaetis@student.manchester.ac.uk

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.

Email: andrei.voicu@student.manchester.ac.uk

Egyptian Society

Email: mahmoud.abdelrahman@postgrad.mbs.ac.uk

Estonian Society

If you are coming to the University from Estonia, the Estonian Friends Society will help you settle into your new surroundings.

Email: tiina.annus@yahoo.com

Hindu Society

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.

Email: manchester@nhsf.org.uk

Indian Society

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.

Email: karanvir.bajaj@student.manchester.ac.uk
Website: www.theindiansociety.org/theindiansociety.org/index.html

Japanese Society

A place for Japanese people and those who are interested in Japanese culture to meet and have fun together.

Email: japasosa.1011@gmail.com

Jewish Society

Manchester has a very large Jewish population and that is reflected in its thriving students' society.

Email: president@manchesterjsoc.com

Lithuanian Society

A society that unites all Lithuanians, their friends and all the people that are interested in Lithuanian culture.

Email: manchesterlithuaniansociety@googlemail.com

Malaysian Society

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.

Email: committee@mssm.man.ac.uk
Website: mssm.man.ac.uk

Mexican Society

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.

Email: mexsoc@umu.man.ac.uk
Website:  www.mexsoc.manchester.ac.uk/

Mauritian Society

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.

Email: mrusoc@umu.man.ac.uk
Website: www.mrusoc.man.ac.uk/index.htm

Pakistani Society

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.

Email: Manchester_pakstudents-owner@yahoogroups.com

Persian Society

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.

Email: info@umps.co.uk
Website: www.umps.co.uk

Polish Society

The main goals of the Polish Society are to provide opportunities to socialise and to support new and existing Polish students.

Email: polsoc.manchester@gmail.com

Romanian Society

The Romanian society aims to promote Romanian cultures and traditions in the broader context of sharing universal values.

Email: laurentiusterie@aol.com

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.

Email: daria.savilova@student.manchester.ac.uk

Sikh Society

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.

Email: sikhsoc@hotmail.com

Singapore Students Society

The Singapore Students Society aims to bring Singaporeans and friends of Singapore together for activities involving fun, food and friendship.

Email: sssm.uk@googlemail.com
Website: www.sssm.org.uk

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.

Email: amalan34@hotmail.co.uk

Syrian Society

The Syrian Society offers a helpful point of contact for Syrian students coming to Manchester.

Email: mustafa.sajih@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk

Thai Society

The Thai Society aims to unite Thai students, promote Thai culture and exchange multicultural experiences with foreigners universally.

Email: manthaisoc@yahoo.co.uk
Website: www.tsm-uk.org/node

Turkish Society

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.

Email: fahri.ozturk@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk

Vietnamese Society

The Vietnamese society was founded to promote friendship and fellowship among Vietnamese students and to encourage a better understanding of the Vietnamese culture.

Website: vietsocman.org.uk/