28 Sep 2012

A Delegation from Lithuanian Embassy in UK Visits EULS

On the 27th of September EULS held an exciting and outstanding event – a seminar with Ambassador of Republic of Lithuania in the UK Dr Oskaras Jusys together with Minister Counsellor Sigitas Mitkus and Culture Attaché Rita Valiukonytė. And driver Mr Venckus.

During the visit in Edinburgh throughout the day, Dr O. Jusys had meetings with members from many Scottish government and cultural institutions. Main topics of the visit were Lithuanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and an establishment of Embassy of Republic of Lithuania in Edinburgh.

After the meetings, the delegation arrived to Lorimer Room in Old College to meet the Lithuanian students at the University of Edinburgh. Many issues have been discussed during this seminar – the financial crisis, comparisons of UK economic policies a few years ago and now, an establishment of Embassy of Republic of Lithuania in Edinburgh. Delegation were also evaluating and  sharing their insights about the Scottish independence program: pros and cons, Holyrood and London negotiation and controversies. Lithuanian Parliamentary Election 2012 and youth involvement in it were also extensively discussed.

Members of the delegation stayed for a chat after the seminar. The seminar was very successful and was beneficial for both students and the delegation. 

Thank you for coming and good luck in your studies!


Text: Kornelija Suveizdytė

Photos: Lukas Lastas, Kornelija Suveizdyte
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22 Sep 2012

EULS Pub Crawl

Hello everyone and welcome to EULS, a Lithuanian family!

Once in a while everyone face a life changing events and so coming to Edinburgh is one of them! We are glad to see new faces around. All look culturally shocked after being confronted with men in tartan skirts and bagpipes, cold winds and the hilly capital city. You have just joined a family that will help to settle and support!

On the 21st of September EULS held Pub Crawl  the first ice-breaker event in this academic year in order to greet everyone.

It all started in the New Amphion, Teviot Row House. It was such a pleasure to meet old friends, and meet new ones, chat about the summer – trips, adventures or even internships. EULS President Lukas Lastas welcomed all members and encouraged joining the society.

In a meantime we moved to a new spot – Billiard Room – to play table football, Guitar hero, billiard and air hockey. A need for more booze 'moved' us to Bar50 later. Lukas and Elena were constantly taking photos throughout the night. Our night ended at Tron. 

Thank you all for coming! It was absolutely amazing to see so many faces turn up to chat the night away. It's been a while since we've all seen each other, some of us haven't even met since May when we were all hyped up on caffeine in the library!

Good luck with your studies and see you next week!


Text: Kornelija Suveizdyte
Photos: Lukas Lastas
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