What we do:
Baking society is a very relaxed place for people who love baking to chat and share recipes! Whether you have just started or you are a professional we don't mind! We bake at home for different themes and then we share what we've made with other people in the society. Unfortunately we can not teach people to bake as the university does not have any feasible rooms where we could do this but we are hoping to organise several baking and cooking classes with professionals throughout the course of the year.
When we meet:
From January 2018, we will be meeting every other Thursday evening from 6:30-8:30pm in the Julian Study Centre for our themed baking socials on campus. We also have some exciting baking and cooking themed events planned in and around Norwich, last year these included a cocktail crawl and a cake crawl!
Themed weeks and socials:
Schedule so far (all events subject to change):
Wednesday 17th January: Baking Society stall at the Refreshers societies fayre in the LCR from 12-6pm.
Thursday 18th January: First social of the semester- Packet Mix Week from 6:30-8:30pm in JSC 2.02.
Saturday 27th January: Coffee, cake and cocktails social at Aroma cafe in Norwich. (*Places will be limited)
Thursday 1st February: Bite-sized bakes week
Saturday 10th February: Trip out for pancakes to celebrate pancake day
Thursday 15th February: International bakes
Wednesday 28th February: Baking Soc cake stall at the Lit Soc charity book fayre- Baked donations needed (drop donations off in the LCR from 10am on the day)
Thursday 1st March: Free- from week
Monday 5th March: Great Gatsby themed tea party in collaboration with Literature Society at Biddy's tea room, Norwich from 7-9pm. (Scroll down to the 'events' section below for more details)
Monday 12th March: Easter themed week (Rescheduled from the 15th of March)
Thursday 15th March: Informal trip to hear Ruby Tandoh from Bake Off speak about her new book, 'Eat Up' in the City Centre, please contact us via our Facebook page or email for more information.
After Easter: We already have lots of exciting ideas for baking themed weeks and socials for after Easter thanks to all of your suggestions at our meetings so far but if there is anything in particular you would like to see baking soc do then please drop us an email or contact us via our social media accounts before the Easter break so that we can potentially add it in to our schedule for Summer!
Wednesday 16th May: 3pm The Hamlet Tea Party in Union House, bookable room 6 - Please bring cake and if you are able to make a donation on the door to charity! There will be tea, cake and lots of lovely people from The Hamlet, SocieTEA and Lit Soc as well as a touch of Alice in Wonderland themed magic!
President: Rosie Burgoyne
Treasurer: Izzy Evans
Secretary: Katie Smith
Social secretary: Amelia Oatley
Heath & safety and equality & diversity officer: Heather Dagnall
First year rep: We are still looking for a first year rep! This role doesn't require much commitment but will offer you an insight into being on a committee for a society at UEA which will look great on your CV! All you need is to attend baking soc regularly and to be enthusiastic about spreading the word about our society to other first years! If this sounds like something you'd be interested in please send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
*2018 COMMITTEE ELECTIONS*
If you are interested in running to be a committee member for Baking Society for the academic year beginning September 2018, watch this space as nominations will be opening on the 19th of March!
Being a committee member is a great way to get more actively involved in the way that the society is run and can be a really rewarding experience, offering you the chance to meet new people, learn new skills, gain experience that can be used on your CV, and plan events without having taking too much time away from your studies!
If you would like to know more or chat to a current committee member about being on the committee for a society, please contact us through one of our social media accounts or send us an email at email@example.com.