iQ Elgin Place, Glasgow
7th September 2023
In September, we had the pleasure of joining the vibrant atmosphere at Elgin Place to connect with a dynamic community of students in Glasgow and introduce them to the exciting world of Banana Monkey Global! Our mission was clear: extend a warm welcome to international students and immerse them in all things Glasgow – from thrilling activities to hidden gems in the culinary scene, we had it all covered!
Interacting and Bonding with the Next Generation
Once the stall was radiant and ready, we faced our biggest challenge – enticing sleepy students to interact with us. After all, waking students up early is like asking a cat to indulge in a casual swim. Equipping ourselves with a series of icebreakers, compelling stories, and well-timed jokes, we embarked on our mission to connect with the younger generation.
Our strategy was straightforward: engage with humour, exit with a new friend. It was as effortless as preparing a pot noodle, minus the hot water and with an added dose of laughter. The outcome? A combination of conversations, peppered with roars of laughter and positive vibes.
Handing Out Prizes in Elgin Place
The distribution of prizes at our stall had more magnetism than a free drinks night at the student union bar. Who would have thought that student pens and notepads could spark such delight? A comfy pillow or a year’s supply of sweeties were like treasures. Watching the victorious faces as we handed over their loot was a spectacle. It was like witnessing the pure joy of a five-year-old unwrapping a much-coveted toy, minus the tinsel and the fairy lights. As for us? Well, we felt like the Oprah of student giveaways – you get a prize, and you get a prize, everybody gets a prize! Safe to say, the prizes were a hit.
The Send-Off – A Fond Farewell
As the sun began its descent, marking the end of our hootenanny at iQ Elgin Place, we found ourselves brimming with a bittersweet feeling of fatigue and satisfaction. As we packed away the leftovers of what was once our buzzing stall, we reflected on the day’s antics. Our cheeks ached from laughter, our voices had dropped an octave from constant chit-chat, and our hands were littered with paper cuts from giving out brochures. But the sight of students toddling off with their prizes, grins plastered on their faces, and our advice hopefully tucked away in their brains, was a sight more rejuvenating than a power nap. All in all, the day was as exhausting as a marathon but as satisfying as a well-made cuppa. To all our dear student friends, it was a cracking’ day, and here’s to many more.