The Society of Luxembourg Students in Britain was founded in December 1992 by a few Luxembourg students, who thought it was about time Luxembourg people were encouraged to consider university education in the United Kingdom and in Ireland. Today the club counts almost 300 students, former students and honorary members. The two main aims of the society are to provide information on British university courses and student life to prospective students and to represent our members and defend their interests with the Luxembourg and British authorities.
Our information effort has three main components. Before the summer holidays, we visit secondary school classes in Luxembourg to speak to students about the British university system.
In November, our society hosts a stall at the 'Foire de l'Etudiant', where students are able to gather information on various British and other universities. Each year, we produce our guidebook in cooperation with CEDIES. The aim of the guidebook is to give prospective students an insight into undergraduate and postgraduate studies on the British Isles. It includes articles written by current and former members of the SLSB and it is a product of people’s personal opinions and experiences. We believe that this makes our guidebook an honest, if subjective, source of information.
As far as our members are concerned, the SLSB has brought Luxembourg and British students from all over England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland into contact with one another. We have been able to meet on numerous occasions in Luxembourg for activities like a barbecue party, dinners, cultural visits, etc. We also participate at the 'Tournoi de Noël' organised by the LASEL. During term time we have regular socials in the UK too. These have in the past included anything from simple get togethers over food and drink or theatre visits to an expedition to Ben Nevis, the highest 'mountain' in the UK. The main event though is our annual UK convention, which is usually held at the end of February at one of our member's universities; past locations include Manchester, Edinburgh, London, Cambridge and Brighton.
In order to bring the UK student life closer to continental students, the SLSB hosts the European Weekend once a year in one of the UK's major cities. The European Weekend has previously been held in Liverpool, Glasgow, Dublin, London and many other cities and unites around 40 Luxembourg students from all over Europe.
To keep in touch with its members throughout the year, the SLSB has its own newsletter, which is published monthly. Furthermore, we run an email list to keep our members up-to-date as far as our events are concerned and also to pass on information of a general concern.