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What is Do Something Different?

Do Something Different is an extracurricular programme delivered by uea(su) and UEA, to enhance your time at university. Whether you want to try out a new activity, explore somewhere new, or take a break from your studies, there is a Do Something Different activity that will work for you.

Stay up to date with upcoming Do Something Different events and news from the Students' Union by joining our mailing list, and be in with the chance of winning some freebies! 

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Do Something Different calendar

Wed 20th October

UEA Students' Union DSD Art Club
20th October 5pm - 7pm
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Join the weekly free art group!
UEA Students' Union Mosaic Tiled Plant Pots
20th October 6pm - 9pm
SU Hive Exhibition Space
Do Something Different!

Fri 22nd October

UEA Students' Union 1.5 Day Leadership Seminar
22nd October 9:30am - 4pm
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Develop your personal leadership skills and adopt a GROWTH Mindset.

Sat 23rd October

UEA Sport Navigate Norfolk: Thetford Forest Day Trip
23rd October 11am - 4pm
Meet at UEA Megabus Stop
Come and enjoy the beautiful woodland that Norfolk has to offer with this day trip. Enjoy a walk around the largest pine forest in Great Britain!
Squash Squash Beginners Coaching 13:00-14:20
23rd October 1pm - 2:20pm
Sportspark Squash Courts
A coaching session for newcomers to the sport. Run by our amazing coach David.

Sun 24th October

Squash Squash Women's Session 12:20-15:00
24th October 12:20pm - 3pm
Sportspark Squash Courts
A session for all female and female-identifying members of UEA Squash. Welcoming of any ability or experience.
Ballroom and Latin Dance Beginners Lesson - 24 Oct. 2-3pm
24th October 2pm - 3pm
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Join us for our beginners lessons in Blackdale 0.08!
Ballroom and Latin Dance Beginners Lesson 2 - 24 Oct. 3-4pm
24th October 3pm - 4pm
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Climbing Climbing Taster Session 24th Oct 4pm
24th October 4pm - 5pm
Sportspark climbing wall
Come and give climbing a go!
Ballroom and Latin Dance Silver Lesson - 24 Oct. 4-5pm
24th October 4pm - 5pm
Blackdale 0.08
Come and join us for our Silver lesson in Blackdale 0.08!
Climbing Climbing Taster Session 24th Oct 5pm
24th October 5pm - 6pm
Sportspark climbing wall
Come and give climbing a go!
Ballroom and Latin Dance Gold Lesson - 24 Oct. 5-6pm
24th October 5pm - 6pm
Blackdale 0.08
Join us for our Gold lesson in Blackdale 0.08!
Ballroom and Latin Dance Intermediate Lesson - 24 Oct. 6-7pm
24th October 6pm - 7pm
SP Dance Studio
Our Intermediate lessons are held in the Sports Park Dance Studio.

Mon 25th October

UEA Students' Union DSD Does Halloween: Hocus Pocus Free Film Screening
25th October 5pm - 8pm
Lecture Theatre 2

Tue 26th October

UEA Students' Union DSD Does Halloween: Pumpkin Carving
26th October 11am - 4pm
Exhibition Space (in Union House, near Unio)

Wed 27th October

Squash Squash Social Session - 12:20-17:00
27th October 12:20pm - 5pm
Sportspark Squash Courts
A Social Session for both casual and dedicated squash players.
UEA Sport Wellbeing Dog Walk
27th October 2pm - 3pm
Meet at UEA Security Lodge
Explore the outdoor green spaces on our beautiful campus and see the 'pawsitive' effect the lovely doggos can have on your wellbeing. You can book tickets up to 2 weeks in advance.
UEA Students' Union DSD Art Club
27th October 5pm - 7pm
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Join the weekly free art group!
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Run Your Own Do Something Different Event!

All clubs and societies can run their own Do Something Different event, and can apply for up to £50 of funding to help put this event on. If you want to run a Do Something Different event, the event has to be open to all UEA students, not just your members. Follow the steps below to help you put on your event.

Step 1: Complete and submit your documents

To ensure your Do Something Different event is approved by the Union, you must:

Step 2: Promote your event

The best way to promote your event to students is by creating an event on the SU website. For help on making the event on the SU website, see this guide. Make sure you tag your event with the DoSomethingDifferent button to ensure it shows up on the Do Something Different calendar. We can also promote your event on the DSD Instagram via Instagram stories. If you tag @uea_dsd and @uea_su we will repost it.

Step 3: Run your event!

Now it's time to run your event! Make sure when running your event you implement all the measures you included on your risk assessment. You should also make sure you’ve got everything you need to run the event a few days prior to ensure you're prepared and ready to go.