Weekly Activities Round-Up (February 5th – 11th)

The first round-up of this term sees the launch of Don’t DisAbility Week and the beginning of preparations for this year’s Rally4ShelterBox from GeogSoc!

Don’t DisAbility Week is here!

The aim of the week is to encourage inclusivity and collaboration on campus and fundraise for Carrick Mind, our local Mental Health Charity.

Tickets are on sale for Don’t DisAbility Society’s Blind Date night and Inclusivity at University Panel on www.fxu.org.uk

Watch this space for the release of their series of short films about inclusivity within societies in collaboration with The Chorus, Ladies Football and Events Society.

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Hand over the Betty Stogs baton at Bowithick Fords, Bodmin from last year’s Rally4ShelterBox. From Left, Catherine Baldwin, Sarah Slaughter, Sinead Sewell, Hannah Johnson

GeogSoc’s annual charity campaign ‘Rally 4 ShelterBox’ is officially kicking off – and it’s bigger and better than ever before!

Rally4ShelterBox is a non-stop 285 mile relay circuit around Cornwall planned for the 8-10th of June! The event is split into 38 legs which participants either run, jog, row, kayak, cycle or swim!

There is lots of exciting news to come! If you would like to actually take part in the relay, please message @Rally4ShelterBox on Facebook and please attend the launch event on 20th February in the Exchange, 12:00 – 13:00 with a guest speaker from ShelterBox!

CSM Football

Report by Josh Oldridge:

Mawnan 4 – 1 CSM FC (03/02/18)

Despite the referee deeming the pitch to be in an acceptable condition, there wasn’t too much in the way of flowing football at Carwinion on Saturday given that the surface at full-time resembled a piece of heavily used agricultural land. But CSM’s first game back since the Christmas break, after a waterlogged January, did go ahead, and started explosively with three goals in the first 15 minutes. Mawnan were awarded a penalty soon after kick-off when their striker received a slight nudge in the back in the box. They duly slotted home, but the celebrations had barely stopped when CSM top-scorer Ethan Nichols turned smartly and fired home from the edge of the area, catching the keeper out at his near post, to quickly level the score.

But the pitch was already falling into disrepair. A mistake at the back led to a second for Mawnan before a hailstorm of biblical proportions swept in sideways, leaving the players happy to just get off the pitch for half-time drinks. CSM gave it everything in the second half, but on a virtually unplayable pitch, Mawnan managed two more goals – one from a corner and the other from an unfortunate misdirected header from a CSM player in the midfield. A tough match to lose against championship rivals, but there was no shame on behalf of the CSM players – they gave it their all!

Upcoming Events:

Fashion Society – ‘Galentines’ (14th February, FullBloom Tea Room)
Find out more here

HerpSoc & WildDocSoc – For the first time, these two societies have collaborated to bring you their Tabletop Photography Workshop (15th February, 17:00 – 19:00)

FXU Pride Society – Clothes Swap (16th February, The Boardroom at Tremough House)
It will start at 12:00 with Trans and Non-binary students, and then open to all from 14:00 – 18:00. Bring some clothes you don’t want and grab some new ones!

Feccles Drama – Dirk Gently (9th – 11th March)

Astronomy Society – Helston Star Gaze Trip (9th March) & Camping Trip (23rd – 25th March)

English Society – The annual English Society Ball (24th March, Falmouth Hotel, 20:00 til late)