Weekly Activities Round-Up (February 12th – 19th)

This week you can look forward to some insightful events from FXU’s science-based societies and read about FXU Dodgeball’s hard-fought victory against Plymouth and Portsmouth’s university teams!


Societies

Sci-Fest!

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On the 15th of March, Wild Doc Soc want to celebrate students’ work and ideas in a TED style event!

They will be handing over the mic so students can share their own experiences and opinions on research and the importance of sharing it with the world.

Wild Doc Soc are looking for talks, performances, videos you have made to screen or any other method you can think of to share your ideas and thoughts! The more creative the better!

They are hoping to film and publish these talks to share your ideas with the world and celebrate the power of communication!

Send any ideas or clips to wilddocsoc@gmail.com

Guest Speaker with Wild Doc Soc

Hear about the importance of connecting people with science from one of the best!

Miranda Krestovnikoff has an incredible amount of scientific-media skills tucked under her wing, and being the face of RSPB puts her directly in the spotlight of one of the biggest wildlife charities in the UK!

 

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Education & Outreach Opportunity with Generation Wild

Generation Wild is a student-led group which aims to educate and inspire children about the environment. With lots of outreach sessions in schools and children’s groups lined up over the next few weeks, there are still plenty of opportunities to get involved!

Email generationwild@outlook.com for more information.

FXU Debating Union

FXU Debating Union are holding a debate with every FXU Presidential candidate this Thursday at 5-7pm. They will be discussing NUS membership as well as their individual manifestos, and the floor will be opened to Q&A from the audience. Please come along and get to know your potential future presidents!

Sports

Dodgeball

“Falmouth Falcons dodgeball team further secured their second place position in the South West Dodgeball league with two well fought games.

“The first was against Plymouth Uni, the Falcons controlled the game well and stayed calm under pressure, with the final score being 22-4.

“Our second game was against Portsmouth Purple Cobras where the first half was quite tough as they had some very accurate throwers and made some big catches. However we got into our stride after the first fifteen minutes and took the game to them, using our counter attacking game plan to finish the match 14-4.”

— Theo Durban

Hockey

CSM Ladies’ Hockey team won 4-0 on Saturday against Penzance 2’s in the Cornish Plate semi-final meaning they are now in the final which will take place in April.

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Written by Katy Ross

Team Line-Ups

Devon:
Drustan Durman (captain)
Jamie Goodship (keeper)
Robin Broom
David Brown
Will Maclennan
Ashley Phillips

CSM Gold:
George Wickenden (captain and keeper)
Anya Goodwin
Angus Leigh (loaned from Devon)
Daniel Martin
Heather Tewnion
Luke Wilkinson

Referee Vicky Lipscombe

Match Report

As Devon’s final match of the league, and only a week on from their frustrating forfeit to CSM Blues, this match brought them out in fine spirit. New recruits meant they could not only survive a last minute drop out, but even lend CSM Gold a player to bring both sides up to 6.

A strong team of experienced hands David Brown and Will Maclennan holding the centre meant that Devon dominated the first half, with Drustan Durman scoring four goals and Brown one as Gold struggled to keep the ball in the Devon half for long enough to threaten the refs defence.

The second half started equally badly, with a long shot from Brown off the throw up rolling past George Wickenden and over the line a mere twenty seconds into play.

Golds managed to put pressure on the Devon defence with a little more success for the rest of the half, with Heather Tewnion slipping a shot past keeper Jamie Goodship roughly halfway through, and Wickenden taking to the field to play more aggressively.

Unfortunately, with the Devon defence coordinating nicely to see off further attacks and Durman scoring a further three goals to bring the Devon tally to nine it wasn’t enough, leaving the Reds triumphant and finishing their season on a high note.

Final Score: Devon 9 – 1 CSM Gold

Other Results

Rugby: CSM 42 – 30 Veor

Kernow Ultimate Fribsee:
Bath 2nds 14 – 4 Kernow
Bristol 2nds 3 – 15 Kernow

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