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Activities to look forward to on campus

Kiera Evans United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
Kiera Evans | Postgraduate History (Modern) Contact Kiera

If you found out you’re going to Warwick earlier this week, congratulations! It’s been a tough year, but you did it!

Personally, I’m about to start my third year, which has come up a lot faster than I ever imagined it would. Yet when I think forward to the coming year, it’s the non-academic activities that I’m looking forward to most, the majority of which just weren’t possible last year.

So, if you’re an incoming fresher or heading into your second year, I thought this would be a good opportunity to talk about some of the things that I loved doing in my first year that I’m hoping might come back this year. Hopefully it’ll give a flavour of what non-lockdown campus life looks like.

Society socials

I only managed to go to one in-person social last year, and it was right at the end of term 3 – meaning that I didn’t meet the freshers until they’d nearly finished first year! Social secs made a huge effort to make online socials fun, and I did enjoy them, but online socials just aren’t the same as in-person ones. I’m really hoping to be able to go to some in-person society socials this year.

Dirty Duck pub quiz

In first year, I always looked forward to Thursday nights. Why? Because the pub quiz was on.

My team never got anywhere near winning, but I loved it. My flatmates weren’t really clubbers, but everyone was up for going to the Duck, getting drinks and chips, and having a go at the quiz (if you haven’t been, the music round is the best round).

This was one of the things I missed most last year, and I really hope it makes a comeback this year.

Student Cinema

The student cinema is absolutely fantastic – when I was in first year, it cost a few pounds to get into the film of the evening. I saw so many films there, from Mean Girls to Pulp Fiction, though I have a horrible feeling that the last film I saw before lockdown may have been Cats.

As far as I remember, there was a film on most days, and I went at least once a week. They showed recent and nostalgic films, and I’ve been looking forward to it reopening for months. When it does re-open, I’ll be straight there.

So that’s what I’m looking forward to (hopefully) doing on campus this year. I hope it’s brought the virtual campus tours to life for you! Even if these things don’t all happen, I’m sure there’ll be lots of things happening to get involved in!

Kiera Evans United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)
Kiera Evans | Postgraduate History (Modern) Contact Kiera

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