One of the real pleasures of being the activities and opportunities officer at uea(su) is getting to see the new and exciting things our clubs and societies get up to.
We asked clubs and societies to tell us what they're doing this month and the responses were fantastic. Here's just a selection of the different events, socials, trips and news that they have for you.
Norwich Pre-Hospital Care Programme are putting the finishing touches to their National Undergraduate Pre-Hospital Care Conference, being hosted at UEA 17-18 March 2018. This event will teach attendees from all backgrounds and walks of life about responding to medical emergencies outside of hospital, and this year focus on pre-hospital care at music festivals. Tickets for the conference can be found here.
Triathlon Club launched their new kit, sponsored by local business Tofurei, and took a team to Birmingham to compete in an inter-university aquathalon. They're busy planning a 24hr triathalon in aid of Sport Relief.
UEA History Society are busy planning a historical pub tour of Norwich. This event will include a guided tour on the routes to each pub with a guide who will give a brief history of Norwich - focusing around the 'bloody and gory' parts of the city's history. There will then be a chance to go into the historic pubs for a drink after.
Students for Global Health UEA have been really busy this year with events focusing on human trafficking, war crimes and health empowerment. They've collaborated with other societies on campus and invited speakers from different parts of the UK to deliver interactive and engaging sessions. This month, they organised an event on health empowerment and had Angela Gorman (CEO of Life for African Mothers) talk about maternal health. They also collaborated with OBGYN Soc who held a thought provoking workshop on designing campaigns.
The Physiotherapy Society are planning several events over the coming months. Those members who have Sports Massage Therapist qualifications will be attending the Norwich Half Marathon in April to fundraise for charity.
Southeast Asia Society have been very active this term and have hosted a number of successful events. They hosted their first 'Food Crossover' event, in collaboration with Italian Society, where they taught attendees how to make 'tom-yum soup' and learned how to make 'tiramisu' from Italian Soc. They've also hosted a Do Something Different ceramic painting session, sports sessions, games nights, pancake decorating competitions and Lunar New Year celebrations.
The Assassins Society headed up to Durham for the Assassins Varsity last weekend and are planning a 'versus' event with the laser society.
Ladies Hockey have had three of their members selected for the East Region young Umpires Action Group.
Squash club have been really pleased with turnout this year, having very high numbers coming to their sessions, which is good news as they're looking to enter 3 new BUCS teams next year. They've also been hosting weekly women's training sessions to try and attract more female players to the sport. Squash are busy planning their yearly trip to the PSA event in Canary Wharf and are looking forward to a joint social with tennis and badminton clubs.
The Norwich Undergraduate Surgical Society hosted a 'Women in Surgery' event, which explored the issues women face being in the surgical field. They also had an 'Advanced Suturing' course where core surgical trainees came to university to teach our members how to carry out suturing skills beyond what is taught at medical school. They'll also be running a 'Surgery in School' session on the weekend where school children will be taught basic suturing skills and have the opportunity to talk to medical students about their university experience.
In their first year as a society, Feminist Book Club have already hosted discussions and taken part in the Book Fair. They're organising a trip to London this weekend for a bookshop crawl; exploring independent bookshops in the capital.
The Filmmaking Society are hard at work on their latest productions and are planning to make four short films this semester. They've also made a new website and film blog.
One of our newly established societies, the Northern Society, are planning a chips and gravy social on April 19th and a joint social with the Welsh Society.
African Caribbean Society plans to do an open mic collaboration with Spoken Word Society and a mental health session to give their members a creative and comforting atmosphere whilst preparing for assessment season. They're also busy preparing for their ball in late April and have hosted a number of speakers, debates and events this term.
TEDx Soc hosted their first sold-out TEDx event which was a great success, featuring 12 speakers from across the UK.
The Islamic Society hosted an 'Islam and Knowledge' event at the weekend. This event, open to Muslims and non Muslims, aimed to highlight the significance of knowledge in Islam and the impact the religion has had on the western world.
Baking society and Literature Society hosted a joint 'great Gatsby' themed social in the city on Monday, bringing 1920's glamour to Biddy's tea room.
Enactus UEA have been making a dog bed prototype as part of the Pawject project. The society will be going to 'Under1roof' for 5 weeks to teach beneficiaries basic sewing and how to make a dog bed. In a month's time 5 selected members are representing the Enactus UEA to attend the regional Enactus competition to showcase their projects (including the Pawject) and how they have made a difference to the world!
These are just some of the great things that our societies and clubs have been up to and will get up to this semester. You can join societies and clubs at any point in the year via the SU website here https://www.uea.su/opportunities/