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Archive 11-12

Term 1 (Autumn 2011)

Date What Description Time
Thursday 13th October (Week 2)
Induction Meeting
Find out all you need to know about the award and our society Meeting Room 4, Keep going past Reception in SUHQ
7pm - 7:30pm
Tuesday 18th October (Week 3)
Induction Meeting
Come along if you can't make our first meeting! Meeting Room 6, Keep going past Reception in SUHQ
7:30pm - 8pm
Tuesday 18th October (Week 3)
Social
Come along and join us in the Terrace Bar for our first social (straight after the second Intro meeting).
Look out for the exec polo shirts!
8pm
Thursday 20th October (Week 3)
Night Hike
The ever popular night hike is back. Come join us for an evening walk in the countryside around campus, followed by some drinks in the pub (Varsity). Meet on the Piazza at 8pm. Facebook event
8pm
Tuesday 25th October (Week 4)
Social
Join us for a meal and drinks in Varsity. A great opportunity to meet other members of the society! Facebook event
7pm
Thursday 27th October (Week 4)
Report Back
The two groups from our expeditions this summer show us their qualifying presentations. Come along to see them.
5.30pm
Wednesday 2nd November (Week 5)
Day Walk
Join us for an afternoon walk in the Warwickshire countryside. The perfect chance to escape from campus, Coventry or Leamington for a few hours.
2.30pm
Thursday 10th November (Week 6)
Drop-in Session
Have any questions about the Duke of Edinburgh's Award? Come along and talk to people who have already completed their Gold. Yvette, who runs the D of E scheme at Coventry Council, will be on hand to give you any help you need. If you have signed up for the Award, we will also be giving out your eDofE packs, and showing you how to use the eDofE service. Meeting Rooms 4&5 in SUHQ (above Costcutter).
6pm
Wednesday 16th November (Week 7)
Social
The D of E Society is going ice skating! Join us as we head to the Skydome in Coventry for what will surely be an entertaining evening. Let us know if you're coming here.
7.30pm
Saturday 19th Novemer (Week 7)
Day Walk
Our final walk of the term. The perfect chance to escape from campus, Coventry or Leamington for the day. We will be walking from Leamington Spa to the pretty town of Warwick, and back. Meet by the church at the bottom of the Parade in Leam for 10:15am. If you're coming from campus, a U1 bus leaves the Arts Centre bus stop at 09:49am (Ryan will be there to meet you). For more details, and to let us know if you're coming, look here.
10am-4pm
Monday 28th Novemer (Week 9)
SSAGO Information Meeting
Looking for some ideas for the Volunteering section of your award? The University of Warwick Scout & Guide Club is holding a meeting in the SUHQ Meeting Rooms, where you can find out about working with a scout/guide group for this section of your award. Let them know if you're coming here.
7.15pm
Thursday 1st December (Week 9)
Christmas Social
What better way to round off the term than with a trip to Leamington for a curry, followed by drinks in the pub! If you are coming from campus, meet us on the Piazza by 19:30, and we will take the U1 to Leamington at 19:40. Let us know if you're coming on our Facebook event.
7.30pm

Term 2 (Spring 2012)

Date What Description Time
Thursday 12th January (Week 1)
Social
Christmas and New Year have been and gone; it's the start of a new term. Whether you've been to all of our events, or you've just found out about us, join us in The Dirty Duck for some drinks and chat!
7pm
Monday 16th January (Week 2)
Refreshers Fair
It's not too late to join the D of E Society! Pop down to our stand in the Atrium and find out all about the award, and what we get up to as a society. Facebook event.
10am-4pm
Thursday 19th January (Week 2)
Intro Meeting
Thinking of starting or continuing your Duke of Edinburgh's Award? Come along to our intro meeting in MR6 (SUHQ) and discover what there is to it. Let us know if you're coming on our Facebook event.
6pm
Thursday 19th January (Week 2)
Night Hike
The ever popular night hike returns for Term 2. Enjoy a short evening walk in the countryside around campus, followed by some drinks in the pub. Meet on the Piazza at 8pm. Let us know if you're coming on our Facebook event.
7pm
Monday 6th February (Week 5)
Night Hike
A Night Hike with a difference! We've hired a minibus and are going to travel somewhere new to do our walk. Meet on the Piazza at 6:30pm.
6.30pm
Thursday 9th February (Week 5)
Training Session
The first of our training sessions. Compulsory if you're coming on the expeditions this summer.
5pm-7pm
Thursday 16th February (Week 6)
Real Ale Social
Instead of having a Training session on Thursday we have teamed up with Warwick Mountains to celebrate reading week by heading over to the largest student run Real Ale Festival in the country. It's guaranteed to be a brilliant night with over 100 beers, fruti wines, ciders and mead, as well as plenty of soft drinks (we won't all be drinking). Come and find us in the Dirty Duck from 6:30pm, or meet on the Piazza at 7:30pm before we head inside! More details on Facebook.
6:30/7:30pm
Thursday 23rd February (Week 7)
Training Session
The second of our training sessions. Compulsory if you're coming on the expeditions this summer.
5pm-7pm
Thursday 1st March (Week 8)
Training Session
The third, and final, training session. Compulsory if you're coming on the expeditions this summer.
5pm-7pm
Saturday 3rd - Sunday 4th March (Week 8)
Training Weekend
We're heading to the Peak District for the weekend. Over the course of the weekend, you'll be shown how to camp and cook, and will be able to show off your newly-learned First Aid skills from the training sessions. You need to attend if you're coming on the expeditions this summer and haven't had any experience before; highly recommended for everyone else. All weekend
Thursday 8th March (Week 9)
Elections Social
It's that time of year again when we vote for the new Duke of Edinburgh Society exec for the coming year. Come along and choose who will be representing the society over the next 12 months, or even run for a position yourself! Afterwards, we will be going for drinks. 7pm

Term 3 (Summer 2012)

Date What Description Time
Thursday 26th April
(Week 1)
Route Planning
First route planning session. Compulsory for members coming on the expeditions with us this summer. Location: Central Meeting Area, SUHQ.
5pm-7pm
Thursday 3rd May
(Week 2)
Route Planning Second route planning session. Compulsory for members coming on the expeditions with us this summer. Location: Central Meeting Area, SUHQ. 5pm-7pm
Wednesday 9th May
(Week 3)
Day Walk
A chance to escape from revision for the afternoon, and explore the Warwickshire countryside. You'll be able to meet other members of the society, which is especially important if you're going on the expeditions! Meet on the Piazza. 1pm-5pm
Thursday 10th May
(Week 3)
Route Planning Third route planning session. Compulsory for members coming on the expeditions with us this summer. Location: Central Meeting Area, SUHQ. 5pm-7pm
Thursday 17th May
(Week 4)
Route Planning Final route planning session. Compulsory for members coming on the expeditions with us this summer. Location: Central Meeting Area, SUHQ.
5pm-7pm
Monday 25th June (Week 10)
Boating Social We're heading to the Leam Boat Centre. They have motor boats, rowing boats, pedalos, kayaks and canoes, so something for everyone! Meeting on the Piazza at 1pm, and we'll get the bus to Leamington. See the Facebook event for more details. 1pm

Expeditions (2012)

Date What Description Time
Saturday 30th June
- Friday 6th July
Practise Expedition
Practise Gold Expedition.
Week after the last week of Term.
tbc
Saturday 22nd September
- Friday 28th Sept.
Qualifying Expedition
Finishes on the Friday before the start of term.
tbc