International Students Network

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The International Students Society (ISS) is a student-run society at Birkbeck, University of London.

The society is open to undergraduates and postgraduates at Birkbeck, University of London. It aims to provide support for International Students and create an international community within Birkbeck by hosting social activities and events for international students throughout the academic year. This society has no official affiliation with the International Students Office.

The International Students' Officer will be part of the Society, so they can raise concerns and provide feedback to the College about things that International Students at Birkbeck could do with more support in. As international students our student experience is often impacted by factors that are unique to our circumstances. Fees, travel, visas, housing & employment are just a few of the areas that often present unique challenges for international students and our university is yet to reassure us since the Brexit vote & the impletmentation of the Government's Teaching & Excellence Framework. Many of us will be new to the UK, many of us will be far from our families/support systems, a few of us will never understand the appeal of Marmite.

For all these reasons and many more, it's important that we have a space to share our experiences and decide how we want to tackle the issues that face us, whether that's by standing up for our rights or sitting down for a drink (or two?).

Terms and conditions

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Birkbeck Students' Union groups are only open to full membership for enrolled Birkbeck students. Other membership categories may exist depending on the group's constitution and the approval of the SU's Executive Committee.

In additional to the general term and conditions for Birkbeck Students' Union organised and managed events, all our Clubs, Societies, Networks and Projects may apply additonal conditions on attendance. Examples can be, and not limited to, membership of a club or society, students from one programme or class, self-organised groups and liberation campaigns limited to participants on a self-defining basis into the group membership (e.g. LGBTQ+ students or women only).

All attendees at an event must register in advance and ensure they bring along a copy of their e-ticket and their Birkbeck student ID.