One of the things that really seems to enrich our student’s experience is the wide variety of trips and social events we put on at New College Manchester. Whether it’s a trip to Manchester’s famous (and free!) museums or getting your voice heard in the Conversation Club, we understand that a fulfilling English language course is about sharing and practising your new found skills outside of formal lessons.
We also know that each of our students has unique interests. If you want to join us on our football nights, then fantastic, but if sports are the last thing on your mind then we have plenty more cultural events, trips and Manchester tours to keep you entertained! Please take a look at our social events calendar to see exactly what we’ll be doing over the coming months, we’re sure there will be something you can’t wait to try during your time in the city!
In the meantime we’ve highlighted some of the reasons why ‘getting involved’ goes beyond having fun and practising your language skills. Of course meeting new friends is a fantastic element of our social events, but taking part in extra-curricular activities can really bolster your CV and university applications too.
You may be feeling nervous before coming to Manchester, but at NCM all of our students are in exactly the same position, so it shouldn’t take too long at all to make some fantastic new friends! Socialising is probably one of the most effective ways to combat any homesickness and with events and activities taking place practically every day of the week, you can start socialising with your class-mates almost as soon as you arrive. Remember, missing home during your first few weeks in Manchester is perfectly normal, so please share any worries or concerns you may be having with our friendly staff or a trusted friend, chances are they’ll know exactly how you’re feeling!
We may love Manchester, but our little Island has so much to see that we thought it worth taking Saturday trips to some of the most popular destinations! From visits to North West seaside towns (take in the Victorian piers) to countryside excursions, appreciate the best the UK has to offer without venturing too far away from Manchester.
Employers and universities have come to expect more than just academic qualifications from prospective students and including those extra ‘bonus’ activities on your CV can really make you stand out. Took part in the Conversation Club? From a university admissions perspective this will show you’re a confident speaker and can form a cohesive and fair argument; all useful skills when it comes to carrying out your assignments!
We hope that’s introduced you to our fantastic range of social activities and demonstrated how you can make the most of the city (and country!) during your time with us. For more information about any of our courses or social events then please get in touch with our friendly team for help and advice.