Term Two: What to Do?
Christmas has come and gone and week three is around the corner, but are you still wondering what’s on? Term two is packed with so many things to do, see and enjoy but it may be a little overwhelming going through it all, or perhaps underwhelming if you don’t know where to look. So here’s a little insight into what’s in store.
Looking for some sports to take part in? There are free Rock Up sessions of basketball, netball, volleyball, badminton, dodgeball, football, trampolining and so much more that happens every week. If you’re looking to join in with any of these, head over to the Warwick sports website and book a place. But hurry though, there are a limited number of spaces each week and they fill up quickly!
Wanna get moving in a different way? There are various dance societies that hold classes each week such as hip-hop, dancehall, salsa, tango, street dance, classical, folk and more. It doesn’t matter if you’re an absolute beginner or have been dancing all your life; the societies cater to all levels. Some of these classes have a fee of just £2 or £3 per class depending on if you’re a member or not, so if you’re thinking of going, make sure to bring some spare change. You can find all that’s available, including information on other societies, on the SU website.
Maybe sports and dancing isn’t really your speed. In that case, why not relax and go and enjoy a show? In weeks 4, 7 and 9 there will be performances from Warwick’s The Improv Musical, where the cast improvise an entire musical. Impressive right? Their week 4 show will be on the 1st of February, at 8 pm in the Avon Drama Studio. Click here to sign up.
There are other productions which are on such as ‘Constellations’ around week 4, ‘Spray Paint’ in week 9 and ‘The Glass Wall’ in week 9. Later in March too, the Warwick Arts Centre will be presenting a concert called ‘Tonight Belongs To You’ which will raise funds for teenage cancer trust. You can find other performances to watch and enjoy on the Warwick Arts Centre website.
Maybe you’re looking to chill in front of the big screen instead; there’s a student cinema on campus that shows new or tried and true movies almost every day of the week for as cheap as £3. Check out their website to view the movie schedule if that’s something you’re interested in.
‘Tis the term for formal events; if you’re in a society it’s likely that they will be hosting a ball! The members of the exec will have all of the information so don’t be afraid to ask them if they are planning one and when the tickets will be dropping. They sell out fast so make sure to ask soon if you would like to go!
Apart from this, different societies hold their own events such as circling, games nights, and even academic-related talks each week. The SU also facilitate weekly events such as Pop, Skool Dayz and Party Bus to Birmingham – you can find all the information about these on the SU website.
With such a busy term, there’s just too much to do – I know I’m gonna find it hard doing all the things I want to. But I hope this makes it a little bit easier to see what’s out there and makes you more inclined to try something new. Remember that this list isn’t exhaustive and there is still so much for you to try, keep your eyes peeled and ears open for everything else that’s in store!