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The International Friendship Club is designed to give international students a chance to have first-hand experience of the local culture and way of life, in addition to life on campus.

International Friendship Club

Welcome to ‘International Friendship Club’ at Edinburgh Napier University!

Whether you are new, home or international, undergraduate or postgraduate, through the Friendship Club you can meet and interact with people from all over the world.

The club matches new students with staff or students, allowing them to spend time together doing things that are of mutual interest or learning about different cultures.  The club also runs regular activities designed to create new friendships, experience the best of Edinburgh and beyond, and to make every student's time in Edinburgh an unforgettable one. We believe that the club can positively contribute to the student experience, offering a valuable opportunity for individuals to develop themselves.

Throughout the year, the club organises themed events representing different countries, trips around Scotland, movie nights and pub nights and lots more. You can sign up before you come to Edinburgh or once you arrive.

To find out more click here​​.

Events

We run a number of International Friendship Club events throughout the year, where you'll be able to meet new people and make friends with students from all over the world. Keep an eye out for events coming up, or get in touch with friends@napier.ac.uk to ask what's going on.

Wednesday 13 November

International Friendship Club Pizza and Quiz Night
7pm, Bainfield Common Room
Eager for an opportunity to put your general knowledge to the test? Come along for a pizza and quiz night at Bainfield Student Accommodation. It's your chance to have fun, snack on some free tasty treats and make new friends from all over the world! You don't need to be living in Student Accommodation to join in - just come along on the night! Find out more on Facebook​.​

Thursday 5 December

Christmas Festivities
4pm-6pm, Horizon Suite (LRC5), Sighthill Campus
Design a Christmas stocking to take home and enjoy during the festive period. This event will allow you to create a festive winter stocking to hang in your home whilst enjoying the holiday spirit!Sign up here​.

FA​Qs

As a student, why should I join the programme?

​A Friend can serve as a really valuable connection point, and resource for you throughout your time at Edinburgh Napier. They help introduce you to your new surroundings and culture. It also offers a great opportunity for cultural exchange where you can share your own culture and background about life in your home country.

How should I join?

You can join the club either before you come to Edinburgh or once you arrive. It can take time to pair friends due to application numbers.

Email friends@napier.ac.uk or apply here​. 

What do students and Friends do together?

Activities can be anything that is agreeable for example, visiting museums, meeting for a coffee, going for a walk, attend local events, or attend the International Friendship Club events. We encourage friends to try new things but the activities can be discussed and decided between the individuals according to their interests.

Some of our existing members have attended local food markets, attended ENU events and hiked up the Pentland Hills.

How are Friends and students matched?

We consider preferences and interests expressed in the application from both parties and match Friends to students accordingly. We also take into account preferences made in your application such as with/without children or pets, smokers vs. non-smokers, and anything else you'd like us to take into account. We will also try our best to match students with either staff or students, please ensure to include this preference in your application.

Due to application numbers, references cannot always be guaranteed.

What if I have concerns or the situation is not working out?

You have the right to leave the programme at any time – please let us know if you wish to do so by contacting friends@napier.ac.uk​

If any problems occur, please contact friends@napier.ac.uk immediately.​​​​​​​

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