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Let's go score some chicks/dudes, guys!!!!!!!!!!!
Much, much too cool.
What definitely isn't allowed are people who worked on student radio.
I was Head of Specialist Music like a super nerd.
I won an award for my radio show.
I really miss it.
I miss doing my weekly radio show.
last-minute nerves (and living off-campus, v. slightly)
none of the societies check if you are actually a paid member when you go along to their events
I'd post in here but I'm not really into this sort of thing
ah shit, look what I've done
I got so much free drink/ food/ stuff being part of societies. OUWRFC was particularly good, as was the Union (free dinner and drinks every Thursday throughout term-time).
It was basically twinned with the strippers society.
But I also dropped out after a year, I could use some guidance about whether this is the thread for me or not
its the only place where you can 'network' and find something to do afterwards
pretty sure I'd have got all the dudes were it not for my already taken status
Though I agree some societies are a bit crap and many have their share of hyper-aficionados and boring teatotallers.
make a load of sandwich thins with nice fillings and invited everyone in to chow down on them.
i hate both of you
went to the Societies' Fair in my first week though, soz.
as I was led to believe that it would be full of nice people who I could then go on a discount ski holiday with.
There were plenty of nice people but rather a lot of dicks too. I went and ended up teaching loads of the people who joined who had never been before as I was the only one in the society with relevant qualifications. I only got to do about 8 runs the whole week. :-|
this isn't the shitty society anecdote thread.
and didn't even know if they liked!?
We've all had the chance to get masses of experience ski and snowboarding. I know I had.
Bit different to actively join a society though. I suppose most of the weirdness around it was that most were more interested in getting pissed, which is fine. but then when we did go over, that was still all they did.
they were going on the PISTE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I will let him ex plain.
I bet he's never even been 'On The Slopes' EMO!!
Then he'll expect me to teach him! What a shit filled urethra.
but I also kind of did.
Great bunch o' lads and lasses
to win free gig tickets off those suckers using our superior music knowledge.
Never actually joined the gang though.
was on the committee and tried to get them shut down. Nice one for winning the tickets though yeah
and the airsports society.
So although I did not get laid as a student, I did get discounts for chinese food.
but it was mainly by accident cos the pool table was busy and it was a way to have a game.
balonz get a grip of your thread
FUCKING HELL my blood is boiling even remembering those UTTER BALLBAGS
but it does sound incredibly pretentious and theatre-based. Or is that just the procedural shit you have to go through if you wanna be in a Tarantino film or something?
Wine Soc was disappointing.
But it wasnt the pretentiousness so much as the way they were for the most part diabolically uninteresting people, but because they were a group, they thought they were WILD and OUTRAGEOUS because they MADE OUT WITH PEOPLE OF THE SAME GENDER AT PARTIES, WOAHHH!!! and they'd take pictures of it for MASSIVE BANTS!!! they tried to foist all their shitty in jokes on everyone else, were generally really loud and obnoxious and spoke of nothing but their CRAYYYZAYYY DRAMA SOC EXPLOITS. God they were absolute fucking cretins. So much bile for them.
which should be the point of them really. Quite a lot of them only have 1 or 2 social events a term which is quite pathetic. And loads of stupid, unsocial, non-drinking activity-based stuff which is the actual point of them. There's this unspoken assumption that the people you live with are supposed to be your main friends.
I think one was the rock one, never went to anything. Never even saw anything put on by them. Nice in theory, it would be great for me now, but as an 18 year old who just wanted to get drunk and who found friends already - not so great..
that required a lot of time working by myself in a dark room.
So, no, I didn't need them. I only went to the uni bar once...it was horrible.
joined the photography society (PhoSoc?) with my mate in the first year. Went out and took loads of photos one day, went to the dark room and tried to develop them. Fucked it up, mixed up all the chemicals, locked the door and never returned.
they had a fair at the start of my first year at Cambridge, think I had to queue up for like half an hour to even get it, had a look round and had a negative amount of interest in joining any, left asap. didn't even bother going to any fairs or whatever when I jacked Cambridge in and went to imperial instead.
went to our uni's rock society club night once (cause our neighbours were big in that soc's administration or whatever it was); some bloke in combats said we didn't look like "rockers", and someone else said they'd seen Joy Division at Sonisphere the year before
was it always that heavy?
for a time in the eighties
or something like that
Where exactly is Keele? (rhetorical)
massive woods behind campus!
I'm fondly imagining the woods to be like the woods in the film of farenheit 451, with students revising their specialism. :D
start at 3:00 in. Its the pertinant scene and is less of a spoiler. But it may be a bit of a spoiler anyway.
summat to do between lectures and that sometimes; I remember walking through there talking about Burial, and another time just walking around on a sunny day listening to Sparklehorse. There was a lake or something (some body of water anyway), I think I remember that being cool in the Winter being somewhat frozen over... it was cool going pretty deep in there, just the fact there was properly dense woodland behind the union building and the lecture halls and stuff.
I remember, too, one of my first days there. One of my first-year housemates convincing a couple of us to skip the union events and go for the cooler option of some rave thing in the woods. We followed some people half way there, and left back to the union when we found out we were walking down there with a bunch of sixteen / seventeen year-olds from the local secondary school.
Yes mate! KRAP was the absolute worst tbf.
what kind of rock society doesn't dig 'Doin' the Cockroach'? Even if they didn't mega like the song, surely they'd be able to appreciate how in its four-or-so minutes it displays so much of the versatilty of what Brock can do on the geetar
I went to the Nottingham Trent rock society night once (might have fancied a girl who was going? Cant remember..anyway). Got talking to a couple of lads at the bar who said they went to Reading and Leeds that year. I Said ah cool which one? And they said they went to both.....for both weekends.
Just remembered the band the rock soc all loved, the bassist had dyed green dreadlocks (he was white) such a cunt
No societies or clubs. Barely any teaching either.
I'm sure it's just filled with actors pretending to be students
Made friends may talking to and meeting with others, like most normal people do.
Our lecturers told us that we could choose societies and sports teams, or passing our degree(s).
tuturials used to be scheduled for Wednesday afternoons and lectures for 9.00am on Tuesdays and Thursdays, deliberately.
How many contact hours did you have a week in your Architecture course? 20+?
About 14 hours of lectures a week, two of tutorials, anything between two and four hours of crits, and then the rest was studio time, which ranged from about 20 hours a week in first year, to 80 hours a week in sixth.
"Contact hours" at our uni which was just an expression for lectures + seminars.
Doing a Politics degree meant we only had about 8-10 contact hours per week, which was usually 4-5 lectures of an hour each and then about the same number of seminars (which was a tutor/lecturer and 12 or so students talking about that week's lecture + required reading in that module).
What's a crit?
It has a slightly weird, elevated status in architectural education - you pin your work up on the walls and then present your scheme to the tutors and other students, and then (hopefully) the tutors praise your work and offer advice, or (typically) they tear you, and your design, to pieces.
I'm part of Amnesty International society, and do bits for the uni newspaper/radio. Also occasionally put on a 'feminist film night' which is quite good.
Made a few friends through this, but on the whole, most people who are active members in societies/part of the union are insufferable.
I was in the Archaeology Society, the German Society and Live Music Society. Barely went to any of them. I did go out with an auditor from the Live Music Soc for a while though.
Worked in the college bar for a few years so that was my way socialising. I also worked on the college newspaper for a few years but for me that was more about work than fun.
I was too busy going to gigs, buying records from Stephen Pastel, going to the pub and writing the odd essay. Also, I worked part-time for some of the time I was at Uni.
I hereby announce that Balonz is strongly in favour of university societies, and is deeply envious of those who had the good fortune to participate in them.
absolutely awful delegated authoritying.