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Social Programme

As an integral part of our programmes, we include field trips and cultural visits to locations of social, historic and cultural interest to enable participants to enjoy a wide and diverse range of experiences during their stay in Britain. 

We visit locations such as London, Oxford, Bath, Portsmouth, Arundel, Chichester and Brighton as well as nearby villages in Sussex. 

Visits are fully prepared beforehand to allow participants to make the most of their experiences. 

Participants are given a briefing on the history of the destinations, suggestions of what to do or look for, and details of websites for further information and to follow up their own interests. 

Maps and other relevant information are provided. 

Cultural Activity Programme

We want participants to enjoy the experience of living and studying in Britain. 

Programmes include a full schedule of cultural activities, such as talks by invited speakers, cultural evenings and social occasions. 

Participants will have opportunities to meet British people and people from other countries, and gain insights into British life and to meet and interact with other international teachers at the University. 

Recent cultural events have included:

  • Visit to an 18th Century Village Pub once frequented by the English Poet, Artist and Mystic, William Blake
  • International cultural evening
  • Barn Dance with live musicians and attendance by local Morrismen (a very old form of traditional English village dancing)
  • Evening talks by visiting speakers
  • Live band evening
  • International quiz evening
  • Theatre visits
  • Visit to Gunwharf Quays, a designer goods discount outlet and marina complex near Portsmouth
  • Visit to the Chichester Arts Festival
  • Scone making