A-Z of Societies and Events
By Heather Scott
Never again can any of you say ‘there’s nothing to do!’ Take a look at all the exciting events that are happening over the next couple of months. I’ve even put it in alphabetical order for you, so there’s no excuse!
A – Anime and Games Society
Anime and Games are taking part in Varsity on March 25th where they will be playing against Medway in a variety of video games (the first ever society to do Varsity!)
B – Basketball
The Greenwich Gators are currently competing in BUCS (British Universities & Colleges Sport) and LUSL (The London Universities Sport Leagues), and they are pretty good at winning! Check out www.facebook.com/GreenwichGators for more information.
C – CoppaFeel
CoppaFeel aims to raise awareness among young people about the importance of early diagnosis when it comes to breast cancer, how to properly check for signs of the disease, as well as the dangers associated with this kind of cancer. Get to know your boobs! Are they peachy or doughy, soft or hard, lumpy or smooth?
D – Disabled Students Network
Aims to support all students at the University of Greenwich with any kind of disability – providing peer support, chances to socialise, have fun, as well as providing them helpful advice! Search ‘SUUG Disabled and Dyslexic Students’ Network 2014-2015’ on Facebook to find out more.
E – English Society
Come along to their monthly book club: they’ve already read ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ and ‘Gone Girl’, along with classics such as ‘The Great Gatsby’. Visit @UogEnglish or www.facebook.com/UoGEnglishSociety to find out more.
F – Feminism Society
Aims to support the feminist movement and encourage both members and students outside the society to embrace and support this cause. Visit www.facebook.com/groups/UoGFeminismSociety to keep up to date with all their latest events and campaigns.
G – GRE!
GRE Events regularly holds events at the student’s union bars to entertain those living on campus! Visit www.facebook.com/greevents to find out more, and check out their next event with CoppaFeel!
H – Hockey Club – Great Gatsby Night
The Hockey Club will be hosting a Great Gatsby Night on March 10th at Sparrows, with prizes from Nandos and Brooklyn Bowl! Please call Amy on 07766501461 to book your tickets, or visit www.facebook.com/groups/uoghockeyclub
I – Individual Competitions
Did you know that the Students Union can enter students into individual competitions? To find out what is on offer, visit www.suug.co.uk/sports/compete
J – Jailbreak!
Greenwich Raise and Give Society (RAG) are hosting a range of events in March, including a bar crawl and Jailbreak! Jailbreak is a fundraising opportunity where students must travel as far as possible without spending a penny! For more information and how to join, visit www.facebook.com/GREJailbreak
K – Karaoke Nights!
Every now and then at Sparrows and Bar Latitude you get the chance to show off your skills! With free entry and the kitchen open till late, why not come down and release your inner Beyoncé?
L – Latitude Radio – Party Palooza!
Tune in every Wednesday from 7-9pm as Latitude Radio will supply your pre-drinks playlist. If you’re not dancing, you’re not doing it right! Visit http://latitude.ivydene1.co.uk/ and click the radio link to listen live!
M – Mermaids – Rio Carnival!
The cheerleaders are hosting a fundraising event on Tuesday 24th February at Sparrows. The theme is Rio Carnival and there will be a minibus service to Greenwich Campus/ Daniel Defoe after the event for those living in Greenwich. www.facebook.com/groups/Greenwich.Mermaids
N – Northern Appreciation Society
The society will be hosting a northern food and drinks week from the 16th February. There will be special meals and drinks available at Bar Latitude! www.suug.co.uk/societies/northern
O – O2 Greenwich Student Deals
Just a 10 minute bus ride away, you can enjoy student deals at Cineworld and discounts at restaurants with a valid student card. The Rugby team even have an exclusive offer with Jimmy’s World so get involved!
P – Pink Party
GRE Events will be holding a charity event in support of CoppaFeel at Sparrows on the 3rd March. In true GRE style, the Pink Party will provide jel-o shots, games and competitions on the night (including ‘pass the boob’) as well as a prized raffle!
Q – Queer Bombing
The LGBT Society recently held a ‘Queer Bombing’ night at Sparrows to raise awareness on homophobia and to celebrate the LGBT community! Get involved at www.facebook.com/groups/grelgbt
R – Running and Athletics
The society is participating in the BUCS indoor championships all throughout February! Get fit for 2015 and search for University of Greenwich Running & Athletics Club on Facebook for more information.
S – St Johns Ambulance Service LINKS
Their aim is to teach lifesaving skills to students in order for them to be able to provide First Aid cover at some of the most popular events in London. Visit http://www.suug.co.uk/societies/stjohns
T – Tease and Tassel
Celebrate the female attributes and their empowerment with the Tease and Tassel night on the 8th March! Join in the fun with an array of cabaret and burlesque as a tribute to International Women’s Day. Find tickets here www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/tease-and-tassel-tickets-15035105405
U – UNICEF on Campus
A fun way of raising money and awareness for UNICEF. Take part in a bake sale, treasure hunt, swim-a-thons, carol concerts, street collections and skydives to name a few, all raising money to change the lives of children around the world.
V – Varsity
The annual Varsity event between Greenwich and Medway involves 10 teams from 7 sports competing to be crowned Varsity 2015 Champions. Look out for promotions in March.
W – Womens Hub
Women’s Hub aim to foster gender equality in the workplace and, more importantly, empower women in all industries. Visit www.facebook.com/womenhubgreenwich
X – X Rated Hypnotist Tony Lee
The most anticipated night of the student year, Tony Lee provides a night like no other. Putting students into an XXX rated stance, the results are those not to be missed! Look out for his next night at Sparrows in the summer term.
Y – Yoga
Part of the Health, Wellbeing and Fitness Classes: head in Dreadnought for a completely FREE 8 week Yoga course with the Give It a Go Active scheme. Visit http://www.suug.co.uk/giag to find out more!
Z – Zumba
Also part of the Give It a Go Active scheme, head to Dreadnought for a completely FREE 8 week Zumba course! Visit http://www.suug.co.uk/giag to find out more!