With over a dozen events it’s safe to say that NucSoc has had an exciting and successful year and we’re only getting and bigger and better!
As in previous years our highly anticipated BUMS vs NucSoc night at Rosies, and NucSoc at Nightmare on Broad Street provided a great start to the first semester, giving our freshers the chance to socialise with older years and settle into university life. Along with our annual Freshers’ Welcome Party and Games Night, we made sure we organised informal events to bring our students close together, and to help those on our family scheme really get to know each other!
One thing we are particularly proud of is our continuing work to promote inter-society relationships with our fellow EPS societies. This year our events ranged from nights out to Nightingales with oSTEM (celebrating the first night of LGBTQ+ history month), and our very own Casino night with MechSoc. Not forgetting our famous rivalry with our sister society BUMS, we carried on the tradition of NucSoc vs BUMS Charity Quiz Nights, and this year we raised an impressive £240 for MIND, with our biggest turnout yet.
Our largest event this year was without a doubt the annual NucSoc Christmas meal, where 100 of our students and staff visited the Selly Park Tavern for a slap-up three course meal and a night of fun festivities. This was a great way to end the first semester and gave everyone a chance to relax with friends and staff alike.
The grandest night of the year was of course the ever-popular Materials Ball, organised in partnership with BUMS. Over 260 students and staff descended on the University’s magnificent Great Hall where we celebrated our School’s achievements and hard work this academic year.
Amidst the parties and fun, as a student society we also provided our members with opportunities to learn more about the careers opportunities available to them through our partnered NucSoc and BUMS Student Placement Talks and Careers Fair. With a record-breaking turnout of over 150 people, here we enjoyed informative talks from students and employees representing companies such as Rolls-Royce Holdings (Aerospace), QinetiQ (Defence Technology) and the Ministry of Defence, as well as representatives from summer schools and teaching internships.
As well as all of this, our committee has also put a lot of work into establishing an Outreach Scheme with our friends from WISE, spearheaded by our President Amy. Through this work we were able to run training sessions allowing our volunteers to register as STEM Ambassadors and provide strong role models to local school children studying STEM subjects. This Scheme is a chance to give back to the community as well as being a wonderful opportunity for prospective teachers to gain valuable teaching experience. We are very proud of our first year’s work and look forward to continuing next year!
To close our amazing year, I am proud to announce the 2018/2019 NucSoc committee is:
President: Emily Rose Lewis
Vice-President: Sunchi Chen
Secretary: Rob Heymer
Treasurer: Alexandre Souchet
Careers/Outreach Representative: Avery Cunningham
Social Secretaries: Arttu Taipale and Peter Yarnell
After such a fantastic year we’d be so proud to take home a trophy at the EPS Societies' Awards but to do this we need YOUR help! Please nominate us and show the University that NucSoc really is the BestSoc!
Emily Rose Lewis
NucSoc Secretary 2017/2018 and President 2018/19