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Meet the science societies

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Societies are one of the biggest parts of university life, helping you with social events, mentoring and support. Because of this, we decided to give you a run-down of eight science-based societies to help you with from day one.

Aerospace

Image: Warwick Aerospace

Image: Warwick Aerospace

What does the society do?
Launching rockets, building a quadcopter and trips to Aerospace companies and events.
Why should people join?
We’re a small society, so what we do varies year to year based on members; if you have an idea then we’re the place to pitch it!
Any upcoming events?
Beginners Rocketry Workshop: build and launch your own rocket, Monday 10th Oct, location TBC.
Final words of advice?
Join societies, it’s the best thing you’ll do at university.

AstroSoc

Image: Warwick Astronomy Society

Image: Warwick Astronomy Society

What does the society do?

We have talks, workshops, projects, trips and socials all designed to give our members a chance to learn new skills, extend their knowledge and get to know other astronomers.

Why should people join?

We cater for anyone with a passion for astronomy, regardless of experience or degree!

Any upcoming events?

Observing sessions, workshops, socials and more.

Final words of advice?

Don’t be afraid to join, we can teach you the skills you need to observe.

 

BioSoc

Image: Warwick BioSoc

Image: Warwick BioSoc

What does the society do?

We bring together all those on different streams of life science courses or those interested in biology! We provide smashing socials such as bar crawls, exclusive drink deals, queue jumps, our amazing BioSoc ball and tour!

Why should people join?

It’s a fantastic way of making friends and meeting new people.

Any upcoming events?

English vs Sciences bar crawl, all-nighter movies, flat parties and much more!

Final words of advice?

Join as many societies as you can, get involved and simply enjoy first year!

 

ChemSoc

Image: Warwick ChemSoc

Image: Warwick ChemSoc

What does the society do?

We’re a diverse, friendly academic society, supporting chemistry and non-chemistry students academically and socially.

Why should people join?

You’ll benefit from a range of events: course support (student led classes and weekly ChemCafé), volunteering in the schools outreach programme and our Think Science conference.

Any upcoming events?

We run wide range of socials, weekly day trips and a ball.

Final words of advice?

Come and find us at SocsFair or on Facebook.

 

Computing

What does the society do?

The Computing society does many things! Our academic side includes talks from organisations such as the BBC and Google, programming workshops and competitions, and trips. We also have an active gaming and social side, including termly LAN parties and weekly pub trips.

Why should people join?

People should join because we’re an incredibly friendly bunch and have something from everyone, from learning programming to chatting at the pub!

Any upcoming events?

We have Friday night gaming from 8pm until 8am on the 7th of October in the Department of Computer Science; we also have Intro to Java at the same time, run by the exec.

Final words of advice?

Try out as many societies and go to as many events as you can!

 

Engineering Society

Image: Warwick Engineering Society

Image: Warwick Engineering Society

What does the society do?

The short answer is as much as we possibly can. Conferences, talks, careers fairs, a women in engineering forum, balls, formals, a tour, bar crawls, circling, design and make sessions, outreach events, academic support and fundraising!

Why should people join?

Joining a society at university is one of the best ways to make like-minded friends and seize opportunities.

Any upcoming events?

Watch out for the Technology Conference on 9th November!

Final words of advice?

Be yourself and you will meet the right people.

 

Maths Society

Image: Warwick Maths Society

Image: Warwick Maths Society

What does the society do?

We host academic, social and sport events for maths students, and other students with a mathematical interest. These include a weekly talk on maths research by lecturers followed by a Q/A and pizza, and Wednesday snack and support sessions. Socials include a term 1 welcome party, a ball, an end of year BBQ, nights out and board game nights.

Why should people join?

As one of the largest societies, there is definitely something for everyone – be it joining our socials, coming to a London conference or playing in the netball team.

Any upcoming events?

This year we are starting a weekend tour with PhysSoc; we also plan to have weekly yoga sessions.

Final words of advice?

There is plenty of free food and booze at the Integrating Factor!

 

PhysSoc

Image: Warwick PhysSoc

Image: Warwick PhysSoc

What does the society do?

PhysSoc aims to support MathsPhys/Physics students through their course and the transition into university life, be this through academic support or just helping them befriend like-minded people.

Why should people join?

Freshers can join the mentoring scheme, and receive help and support from students in older years. They can also join us on our socials (not all drinking!) to meet new people and unwind from the stresses of physics.

Any upcoming events?

We have lots in store for freshers’ fortnight, including an English vs Sciences bar crawl and a welcome social featuring free pizza.

Final words of advice?

Don’t be afraid to get involved!

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