Term One was a busy time for our new Societies, Sports and Opportunities Executive. Among feeding back on various projects within Student Opportunities they also worked with VP Sport Dom Brown and I to ratify six new student groups. We’ve already had two rounds of ratification and we still have more groups looking to join, which is fantastic news!
There are four new societies and two new sports clubs to get involved with!
This group is looking to bring the carnival vibes to campus! They plan to showcase the best of Brazilian culture, including dance, music, politics and food whilst also bringing together a community of people from many backgrounds. Whilst holding events for speakers and non-speakers of Portuguese, there will also be an opportunity to attend Portuguese lessons as well!
We’ll also be welcoming a new religious group onto campus. Aiming to support those who believe in the humanity, faith and morals taught by the Prophet Muhammed and his holy family, Ahlulbayt Society seeks to create an open space for the dissection of faith, belief and religion whilst providing an opportunity for inclusive discussions with other faith societies. They’ll also be hosting employability workshops and mentoring schemes as well as connecting with other Ahlulbayt groups across the UK!
Foodie Society aims to bring food lovers together. Seeking to discover new food from different countries and cultures, they plan to meet a monthly basis to visit new and exciting restaurants. They’ll also be organising cooking classes as well as potlucks!
This group aims to create an environment that brings together international Indian students, UK students with Indian heritage and those with an interest in Indian culture. They plan to host panel discussions amongst various other events throughout the year. They’ll strive to build links with the Indian National Students’ Union and establish an environment that embraces the themes of secularism and diversity.
Petanque is a sport which is similar to boules and is commonly played in France. It is often best played on hard dirt, but luckily, it can also be played in public areas and grass which makes it perfect for Holloway! The game is extremely relaxed and welcoming to everyone. This inclusive group is looking to build a diverse community, who are keen on trying something new and having fun. In between their core activity, they’ll be running socials to help people connect and make new friends.
This active group is perfect for individuals that may need support in the gym, someone to buddy up with, or who are looking to develop their skills and challenge themselves. They’ll be focusing on the lifting element of gym workouts and creating an inclusive and diverse community of people interested in the gym and lifting. As well as sessions in the gym, the group will be organising talks on a variety of topics and they’ll also be aiming to attend different expos around the country.
It’s also worth noting that the previous dormant groups were revived in term one, so make sure you check them out too!
We hope this news is as exciting for you as it is for us! We would like to say a big thank you for your awesome ideas. Due to these groups only being ratified recently, not all their memberships are on the website yet. We'll have them uploaded and available as soon as possible so make sure you watch this space.
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