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Calendar 2012-13

Term 1 (Autumn 2012)

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Date What Description Time

Wednesday 3rd October (Week 1)

Freshers' Fair We'll have a stall all day at Freshers' Fair, to be held in the Copper Rooms. Pop down when you're available to have a chat to our exec and ask them any questions you may have about the Award. 10am-4pm

Friday 5th October (Week 1)

Induction Session Find out all you need to know about the award and our society! To be held in Meeting Room 6, SUHQ (above Costcutter). 7pm-7:30pm

Tuesday 9th October (Week 2)

Induction Session Couldn’t make the first induction session? Then this one is for you! Find out all you need to know about the award and our society! To be held in Central Meeting Room, SUHQ (above Costcutter). 7pm-7:30pm

Monday 15th October (Week 3)

Ice Skating Social Back by popular demand! The DofE Ice Skating social. Whether you are a pro or have never skated in your life join us for what is certainly going to be a fun filled evening. We'll be heading to the Skydome in Coventry, but meet on the Piazza as we will be travelling together. 7:30pm onwards

Thursday 18th 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.

7:30pm onwards

Thursday 25th October (Week 4)

Expedition Report Back Come and watch last year’s expedition participants present back their report on the expedition and a meal afterwards. We will have the presentations and meal at The Fox and Vivian in Leamington. You can either meet us on the Piazza at 7pm and take the bus together or meet us at 7:45pm in the pub. Directions here! 7pm onwards

Tuesday 30th October (Week 5)

Night Hike Join us for another Night Hike in the local country side. Learn some navigation skills and visit the pub with us! Meet on the Piazza. 7:30pm onwards

Monday 5th November (Week 6)

Drop-in Session Have any questions about the Duke of Edinburgh's Award? 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 eDofEservice. This will be held in the room R0.39 from 7pm onwards.
(R0.39 is located in the right half of the Library building when you're standing in front of it. The entrance is next to the new construction site there. You walk into the little road that seperates the Library Building and the Social Science building, you will see a little path on your left after the construction site, where you'll also find the room R0.39.)
7:00pm onwards

Monday 12th November (Week 7)

Night Hike Our last Night hike of the term! Whether you are coming on our weekend trip or not come along for a short walk and some time at the pub! Meet on the Piazza. 7:30pm onwards

16th-18th November (Week 7)

Weekend Hiking Trip Our first weekend walking trip of the year! Come to Snowdonia with us to practice your walking skills and enjoy a break from all that post reading week work! 5:45pm onwards

Thursday 22nd November (Week 8)

Social - Bowling Our penultimate social of the term and a joint social with (or rather against ^^) Warwick Speakers! We'll be meeting on the Piazza at 6:15pm, heading to Leamington to go bowling. Leamington bowling has a £5 deal for students for two games including shoe hire. Afterwards we'll probably head to the jug and jester for a quick drink. If you want to meet us straight there, we should be there around 7:15pm. 6:15pm onwards

Thursday 29th November (Week 9)

Christmas Social Final DofE Event of the year! Come with us to our Christmas social to round off the term. We've booked a table at the Oriental Star, in Leamington. It's a great Chinese all you can eat buffet and we'll head for a few drinks afterwards in Leamington. The meal will cost £12.90 The table is booked for 7pm so we'll be meeting at 6:15pm on the Piazza. Click attending here: https://www.facebook.com/events/309207552528853/ 6:15pm onwards


Term 2 (Spring 2013)

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Date What Description Time

Thursday 17th January
(Week 2)

Induction Session Find out all you need to know about the award and our society! To be held in Meeting Room 6, SUHQ (above Costcutter). 6:30pm-7:30pm

Wednesday 23rd January
(Week 3)

Social - Go Karting We're going Go-Karting this Wednesday, meeting at 2pm on the Piazza. Sign up has closed, but if you're still interested in coming, email us right away and we can see what we can do.
We will go for a round of beer pong on campus afterwards.
2:00pm

Monday 28th January
(Week 4)

Night Hike First night hike of the term! Want to get out of campus for a bit of fresh air and a drink at the pub? Then join us for our night hike Monday Week 4. We'll be meeting on the Piazza at 7.30pm. Check out the facebook event here. 7:30pm

Thursday 31st January
(Week 4)

Training Session

This is our first Training Session where we will teach you all the essentials about navigation, camping and walking in the country side. This session is essential for your preparation for your practise and qualifying expedition this summer. To be held in Meeting Room 4/5, SUHQ (above Costcutter).

5pm-7pm

Monday 4th February
(Week 5)

Social - Laser Quest We’re heading to Coventry laser quest, meeting at 6pm on the Piazza. If you didn’t make the deadline for payment online, don’t worry you can pay on the door. At £10 for 4 20 minute games, it’s a bargain! Check out the facebook event here. 6pm

Thursday 7th February
(Week 5)

Training Session This is our second Training Session where we will teach you all the essentials about navigation, camping and walking in the country side. This session is essential for your preparation for your practise and qualifying expedition this summer. To be held in Meeting Room 4/5, SUHQ (above Costcutter). 5pm-7pm

Wednesday 13th February
(Week 6)

Drop-in-Session We’ll be running a drop in session in room R0.39 from 6pm - 7pm. Similar to the one last term, it’ll be in a computer room to allow us to show you the features of eDofE and ask the exec questions about your award. Feel free to pop in to ask a quick question or whether you want in depth eDofE training! 6pm-7pm

Saturday 16th February
(Week 6)

Night Hike / Day Walk On Saturday Week 6 we will be running our first Day Walk of the year! Get yourselves over to the Piazza at 1pm for a relaxed afternoon walk around the local countryside. This is a great opportunity for you to meet the exec and other members of the society, plus practice all the navigation skills learnt in our Training Sessions so far! Join our facebook event here. 1pm

Tuesday 19th February
(Week 7)

Social - Meal For our third social we are planning to have a nice, tasty dinner meal at Varsity. It's right here on campus, next to University House and the Warwick Business School buildings. Meet us there at 6:30pm. Don't miss out! 6:30pm

Thursday 21st February
(Week 7)

Training Session This is our third Training Session where we will teach you all the essentials about navigation, camping and walking in the country side. This session is essential for your preparation for your practise and qualifying expedition this summer. To be held in Meeting Room 4/5, SUHQ (above Costcutter). 5pm-7pm

Thursday 28th February
(Week 8)

Training Session and Social This is our fourth and last Training Session where we will teach you all the essentials about navigation, camping and walking in the country side. This session is essential for your preparation for your practise and qualifying expedition this summer. To be held in Meeting Room 4/5, SUHQ (above Costcutter).
After the Training Session, join us for our fourth Social of the term.
5pm-7pm

Friday 1st March - Sunday 3rd March (Week 8)

Training Weekend

Our Training Weekend will be a great experience for you to see what you can expect on a practise and qualifying expedition for The Duke of Edinburgh's Gold Award. But also if you have already Gold or are not planning on doing the expeditions, you are more than welcome to come and join us for a great weekend in the Peak District.

Friday, 1st of March, 17:30h – Meet participants and helpers on the Piazza (outside the SUHQ). Load up minibuses and van with kit. Load up people and set off approximately 18:00-18:15.

[... in between: loads of fun ...]

Sunday, 3rd of March, 19:30h – Return to campus.

5:30pm

Thursday 7th March
(Week 9)

AGM & Elections ELECTIONS! The year is almost over, it surely went by so quickly! Join us for our Annual General Meeting in the Mighty Duck from 7pm and elect your new society exec officers for the year 2013-14. We will show a presentation on the year, have elections and then some fun and games! Make sure you put a note in your diary about this as it is certainly not to be missed! Click attending here. 7pm


Term 3 (Summer 2013)

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Thursday 25th April (Week 1)

Expedition Planning

First route planning session. Compulsory for members coming on the expeditions with us this summer. 5pm-7pm. Location: MR4/5, SUHQ.

5-7pm

Wednesday 1st May (Week 2)

Social-Curry

Our first social of the term will be Wednesday Week 2 at Millennium Balti in Leamington! We'll meet on the Piazza at 6:20pm to get the bus to Leamington, or alternatively meet us there at 7pm. It is one of just three socials this term, so make sure you join us before exams start! Click attending here.

6:20pm

Thursday 2nd May (Week 2)

Expedition Planning

Second route planning session. Compulsory for members coming on the expeditions with us this summer. 5pm-7pm.Location: MR6, SUHQ.

5-7pm

Wednesday 8th May (Week 3)

Day Walk

Get yourselves over to the Piazza/CostCutter at 3pm for a relaxed afternoon walk around the local countryside. This is a great opportunity for you to practice all the navigation skills learnt in our Training Sessions so far!

3pm

Thursday 9th May (Week 3)

Expedition Planning

Third route planning session. Compulsory for members coming on the expeditions with us this summer. 5pm-7pm. Location: MR4/5, SUHQ.

5-7pm

Thursday 16th May (Week 4)

Expedition Planning

Fourth route planning session. Compulsory for members coming on the expeditions with us this summer. 5pm-7pm. Location: MR4/5, SUHQ.

5-7pm

Friday, 24th May (Week 5)

Social - Varsity

We will be heading to Varsity to fill our stomachs with the great tasting food that Varsity has to offer. Meet us at 7:30pm at Varsity.

7:30pm

Wednesday, 19th June (Week 9)

Social - Ice-Skating

For our last social of the year :( we will again try our skills on ice. Join us for some fun in the Skydome in Coventry. Meet us at 7pm on the Piazza and we will together take the bus to the ice-rink.

7:00pm

Week 10

Trip to GoOutdoors

In week 10 we are organising a trip to GoOutdoors for you to make some last minute item purchases for your practise and/or qualifiying expeditions.
To see what GoOutdoors has to offer check out their website at http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/

TBC


Expeditions (2013)


Date What Description Time
Saturday 29th June
- Friday 5th July
Practice Expedition
Practice Gold Expedition.
Week after the last week of Term.
Depart: Early morning
Finish: Late morning
Saturday 21st September
- Friday 27th September.
Qualifying Expedition
Finishes on the Friday before the start of term.
Date may be changed if dependant on what the groups prefer.
Depart: Early morning
Finish: Late morning