Weekend twinning to Wroclaw, Poland

From Friday 5th until Monday 8th of February, a bunch of members of LC Glasgow went on a weekend trip to Wroclaw, a small city in south-eastern Poland. We were so lucky as to be met at the airport (after our Columbian finally made it through passport control) by the lovely Ewa and Zuzanna, who got us on to the right bus and brought us to our hostel.

After dumping our things in our room we headed out to socialise with the local committee. We ate amazing (greek..) food before heading to Czupito, a very colourful and inventive shot bar. We tried out some fancy looking (but somewhat less fancy tasting) shots and went to another bar to have a few drinks and chat. A good first night in Poland!

The next day Magnus had arranged a walking tour with a lovely man called Lucas who walked us around the city centre, pointing out some of the 300+ little dwarf statues that Wroclaw is famous for. We also stopped for beer and food, went to the market and visited the Cathedral of St John the Baptist for a great view over the city. We had pirogi for lunch before a short break at the hostel. Later that night we went to the local karaoke bar, and we all sang our hearts (and voices) out! It ended up being quite late for some of the crew, evidence of a good time!

Sunday morning we had an early start, catching a train to Walbrzynch to walk around at the Ksiaz castle. After a nap on the train and a walk in the fresh air we felt almost awake from the night before, and enjoyed a guided tour through the halls and rooms of the stunning building. Later we had local food for lunch and took the train back to Wroclaw. After a quick rest and dinner we went to a bar and spent the evening talking, singing and learning to dance the Polonez. The sweet bar lady kept the place open until well past 3am for us, and we had such a fun time!

The Passing of the Torch

Last Tuesday, 29 September, the presidency of IAESTE Glasgow was passed on from Jack Byres to Sam Williamson. The LC thanks Jack for a great and productive year as president, and we’re looking forward to another excellent year with Sam in control.

Other committee posts were filled as well, with Hannah Gibson as Secretary, Harriet Turnbull as Treasurer, Heidi Brede as Media Officer and Jack Byres as Social Convenor. We are all excited about the coming year and hope it will be long and prosperous.

The first meeting with the new president and committee will be held on Tuesday 6 October from 7pm in room 2.15 in Royal College Building at the University of Strathclyde. Afterwards we’ll head down to Bar Home for some social chat, free food and a few beers. Anyone and everyone are very welcome to attend both, hope to see you there!

Next Meeting – 2/12/14

Business as usual this week, we will be meeting in Starthclyde Uni’s Royal College Building, room 2.13 at 7pm to discuss all things IAESTE.

With the application process just closed we will be focusing on the upcoming summer and any events we have organised in Glasgow or internationally.

As always we will move to Bar Home on Albion St at 8pm for some food and a general chat, hope to see some new faces there.

Results of the AGM

On Tuesday night we held our AGM and appointed a new board for the coming academic year. The positions filled were:

  • President: Jack Byres
  • Treasurer: Emma Doran
  • Secretary: Sam Williamson
  • Social Coordinator: Laura Cowan
  • Social Media Officer: Junaid Ahmad

We feel this board will serve us and the whole of the IAESTE program in Glasgow well over the coming year. Well done to all of them.

Next Meeting – 22/04/14

Next committee meeting is tomorrow (Tuesday the 22nd) meeting will be in the usual place in Room 2.13 of Strathclyde Uni’s Royal College Building. will be reviewing the recent Connect conference in Denmark as well as talking about plans for the Summer Reception that we will be hosting here in Glasgow for all the incoming trainees. If you’ve never been to a meeting before come along and find out what we are all about and even get some free food  at Bar Home on Albion Street from 8pm