We at Springboards have always worked closely with GeogSoc when it comes to planning and hosting fresher’s events. This year we’ve got a brilliant team headed by Jason who have got exciting ideas for the Society. We asked Jason a few questions and here’s what he had to say…
1. If you were to describe GeogSoc in six words, what would they be?
Every committee member contributed one word and here’s what we got:
2. What events can the fresher’s look forward to in the first semester?
We are currently planning a Welcome Week event, scheduled for Thursday, 22 September 2016 from 5 pm. We’re hoping to host this at the multi- award winning Drapers Bar on campus. To be more specific, let’s just say pizza, karaoke, a treasure hunt, and a pub quiz are just a few ideas to be bounced around.
3. How can the fresher’s join the society? Is there a membership fee?
The best £3 you’ll spend all year. Become a GeogSoc member here and you’ll get access to a wide range of events and will build friendships that last throughout uni and beyond! You can also find us on Facebook !
4. Geography Society is known to have both an academic and social side. Could you tell us a little more about how that works?
As the leading Department of Geography in London and highly regarded both nationally and internationally we are extremely lucky to receive world class teaching by field -leading researchers and lecturers. GeogSoc’s academic side of things is inspired by our exposure to this incredible teaching and both integral to doing well on the course & meeting like-minded student peers, which essentially leads to fantastic social relationships.
GeogSoc has legendary status when it comes to social events. There is literally something for everyone and due to the wide spectrum of diversity here at QMUL, it can lead to some very fun and interesting events! We know this year will include some amazing events – watch this space!
5. How was your experience being in GeogSoc last year?
Adam and the team did a great job. They were very welcoming and I particularly enjoyed the “Pizza Party” and the annual “Bar Crawl”. Personally I have made some great friends from all over the world! We are under no illusions that running GeogSoc is a large beast to tame and hope to carry on the previous year’s brilliant work.
6. If there was one thing you would’ve wished you did as a fresher, what would it be?
Hosted an event at Drapers. It’s a great way to meet new people and create a never ending legacy!
7. Finally, any tips or advice for our fresher’s?
Throw yourself into the deep end, leave your comfort zone and have fun. If you find you’re enjoying the academic and social scenes then learning will be easy. Sign up to a sports team, that is a good way to create new bonds. I say this purely unbiased but become a GeogSoc member.
You will be surprised how quickly time at uni flies so don’t have any regrets!!!