Term 3 Week 9 Newsletter

Mon 21 Jun

We're nearing the end of the term, but newsletters never change! It's the week 9 newsletter!

Good morning! Yes, it's morning because I say it is, even though I'm sending out this newsletter at whatever time I send it out. Anyway... here's this week's newsletter!

Extraordinary General Meeting

Monday 28th June, 6pm

We will be holding an Extraordinary General Meeting (EGM) on Monday 28th June at 6PM to elect a new president for UWCS. The president is in charge of the day-to-day operations of the society, represents the society in an official capacity, and manages the exec committee among other responsibilities. While you can nominate yourself on the day, we welcome nominations ahead of time. You will also have the opportunity to give a short speech on the day. Please contact Anna, our returning officer, via returning-officer@uwcs.co.uk if you wish to nominate yourself for this role.

We will also be presenting a constitution-changing motion at the EGM: Motion to Require the Appointment of a Standing President in the Event of Extended Absence of Resignation of the President. You can view the motion here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1sFINrjXKkp6ntxxgNkNxbCQ-murXj8NtxSbVrWDoHXk/edit?usp=sharing

Voting will follow the STV process and be held on the same voting portal used in the AGM Elections earlier this year. The voting period will last 2 days and will open shortly after the EGM finishes. Results will be announced on Thursday 1st July.

If you were an official member of the society as of Monday 14th June, you will be eligible to vote in this election and on the motion, as well as being eligible to stand for President. Anyone who became a member after this date is not eligible to vote in this election. Please contact Anna, our returning officer, via returning-officer@uwcs.co.uk if you are not sure if you are included in this.

A test vote has been set up on our Voting Portal with all eligible votes added. If you are intending to vote in the upcoming EGM, please do double check that you see and can vote in the test election presented there. You can access the voting portal by heading to https://vote.uwcs.co.uk and signing in with your UWCS website account. If you can't see a vote, or if you have any other issue, please email Anna via returning-officer@uwcs.co.uk as soon as possible so we can ensure this election goes as smoothly as possible.

The EGM will be held on Teams and we will provide a link to join this nearer the time. We will also cross-stream the EGM to our Discord server.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask in #exec in our Discord server, or message one of the exec directly if you'd rather ask in private.

Summer LAN

aka CompSoc plays games and does stuff, aka post exam extravaganza

It's that time of the year again, it's Summer LAN time! Join us Monday to Friday of Week 10, 28th June to 2nd July for a fun-filled week of games, chilling out and just generally doing things.

For those unfamiliar, LAN stands for Local Area Network. In a normal world, we’d normally gather in a large room in the Library, bring our computers and have a fun time chatting, getting to know others, and generally some video games too. Alas, this year, we will be doing the same virtually, with our Discord server replacing the room in the library. The sort of things you can expect to see at LAN include:

A full schedule of the events we will be running this week can be found below:

We'll be running Summer LAN in our Discord server, which you can join here: https://discord.uwcs.uk/ You'll need to download any games you want to play ahead of time, but we will announce what is running each day to give you some notice!

Closer to the time, we'll be moving some channels around in an attempt to recreate the authentic LAN experience a bit.

While LAN is running from Monday to Friday, there's no obligation to stay for the whole time. Feel free to just pop in for a bit of time here and there! Don't fancy taking part in any of the events? No problem at all! We'll still be around to chat and chill or play other games too.

We look forward to seeing you there!

WASD Summer

As many of you may already be aware CompSoc runs WASD (Warwick’s Awesome Speedruns and Demos) - an annual charity speedrunning event that has taken place annually since 2016. This year, we are starting a sister event: WASD Summer, which will take place remotely on the 13th and 14th of August 2021.

When and Where

WASD Summer will take place on the 13th and 14th of August, and will be streamed live to the WASD Twitch account: https://www.twitch.tv/warwickspeedrun


The event is open to anyone, student or otherwise. The only requirements are that you are able to run a game reasonably quickly, and can support a stream of your event. If you are interested, signups are now open over at https://warwickspeed.run/signup

Want to learn more?

To find out more about the event, or find the VODs from our previous events, check out the WASD website: https://warwickspeed.run or check out the WASD Discord server here: https://warwickspeed.run/discord


We’re hoping to do a merch order in the coming weeks! We are looking into offering the following items for everyone to choose from:

Now most of the exec are finished with exams, we are finalising the details for this with hopes to open ordering soon. However, do not fear, you can use this time to think up a world in which you own CompSoc merch!

A message from our sponsor, TPP

TPP will be attending the Summer Careers Fair on the 22nd June. We will be holding virtual booths from 11am to 3pm – be sure to pop in!

This week in UWCS

Here’s our schedule for this week!

This week's important information:

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Hope you all have a lovely week!

Josh (he/they)

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