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With the return of students to campus, CivSoc has grown from strength to strength over the past semester, benefitting both old and new members alike.

The easing of restrictions saw the return of the popular Hi-Vis Bar Crawl, with a total of 71 tickets sold! The night started as per usual, in The Duck and Scholar on The Vale, with games taking place in the rain outside of Shackleton. After much fun with the games, we jumped on the bus to Bierkeller in the City Centre, before heading out to Stues. I think it's fair to say everyone had a great time!

high vis social

Semester one also saw a bowling social, which saw many trick-shots being thrown down the lanes, before the traditional Christmas markets visit and Christmas meal!

christmas outing

The return of the year has also seen the return of the RESPECT Scheme which sees students meeting many potential employers. After a virtual event last year, meeting the companies in person was a welcome relief. With the launch of the Scheme having an exceptional turnout, the accompanying ‘Meet the Companies’ event gave all prospective applicants the chance to network and speak with the organisations and professional engineering taking part.

On the sporting side of things, the CivSoc 6 aside football team has enjoyed a successful semester, finishing third in their Tuesday Campus League. Earlier in the semester saw the hotly anticipated engineering derby. MechSoc, turning up in their kit and going through an organised, energetic warmup, fresh off their team trials the week before, were the firm favourites heading into the game against a CivSoc side struggling to get 9 yet alone 11 people together. Under the cosh for most of the first half, CivSoc against all the odds managed to go into halftime 1-0 up, and had it not been for a defensive error late in the game, would’ve clung on. That being said, 1-1 against a society who pride themselves on ‘Football Fridays’ and their Campus League Division 1 Team, isn’t an awful result. Well done team!

We also saw an EGM take place, with the constitution being tweaked for the first time in 8 eightyears. Among changes we’ve launched a new committee position for a Postgraduate Officer, and the previous role of International Representative has been renamed to EDI and Welfare Officer. A First Year Representative, Rebecca Kirby, was also elected. Welcome to the committee everyone and we hope these changes lead to even more fruitful activity in the future.

Overall, it has been a productive and successful term for CivSoc, and with more socials and industrial events planned for the New Year, the Society is only going to get better and better! From myself and everyone at CivSoc, have a great Christmas and see you in the New Year!

Gianluca Abbate
CivSoc President

If you would like to know more about CivSoc visit their society website.

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