December is Here! - Term 1 Week 9 Newsletter

Thu 02 Dec Newsletter

It's now Week 9, and we have a very important event lined up this week - find out more in this edition of the newsletter!

Hi everyone! We're in week 9 now, here's your penultimate term 1 newsletter!

EGM Reminder

[Week 9] Friday 3rd, 5pm-7pm, OC1.09, Discord & Teams

Just a reminder that we will be holding an Extraordinary General Meeting tomorrow evening to elect a new Gaming Coordinator for the society. They are in charge of running our weekly Friday Night Gaming sessions, in addition to being the main organiser of our bi-termly LAN events.

Nominations for this role are still open, and you can also nominate yourself on the day if you wish. You will have the opportunity to give a short speech, before answering questions from our members. Please contact our returning officer Matt via if you wish to nominate yourself.

If you were a member of the society as of Thursday 18th November, you will be eligible to vote - if you are unsure whether this applies to you, again reach out to our returning officer, Matt, via

We will also be presenting two constitution-changing motions at the EGM, the details of which you can find here.

The votes for both the election of a new Gaming Coordinator and the constitutional-changing motions will be held on our online voting platform. The voting period will be 48 hours, and the results will be announced on Monday 6th December.

If you haven't already, please do check out the test election set up on our voting portal: If you are intending to vote, please do double check that you see and can vote in the test election presented there, and contact Matt if you have any issues.

As mentioned above, the EGM will be held in-person at 5pm in OC1.09 and we will be providing free pizza.

COVID Requirements: Please note that if you attend in-person, in line with recent University guidance, please wear a face mask unless you are exempt and if possible, please take a lateral flow test before attending. You will be required to use hand sanitiser upon entry and before and after eating pizza, and remain socially distanced from others throughout the meeting. We will also be asking you to sign in upon entry, so please bring a phone that can scan QR codes if possible. Please do not attend if you are feeling unwell or displaying any symptoms. If the room reaches capacity, we will reluctantly ask people to leave so we can maintain social distancing.

For those who cannot make the meeting in person but would still like to watch, we will co-stream the meeting to Teams and Discord. To join the meeting on Teams, please use the following link: In order to access the meeting chat, please join the team using the code xlnaghz. Please contact Josh via email or Discord if you have any issues with this.

If you have any questions, feel free to ask in #exec on Discord, or message one of us directly if you'd rather ask in private. You can also drop us an email.

🎮 Friday Night Gaming - Now with VR!

[Week 9] Friday 3rd, 7pm-12am, Department of Computer Science

Come join us in the ground floor of DCS, as we kick our feet up and relax by playing some games. We'll be putting out our range of consoles, and Steam is up and running for you to use your library, but we also have our very own GamingGet software where you can download and play a bunch of DRM-Free games, no login required. Top it all off, we'll have VR available too!

( As this event is in-person, we ask that you follow the safety precautions outlined at )

Advent of Code

Throughout Advent (1st Dec - 25th Dec), Discord

Advent of Code has returned for 2021! On each day of Advent, there will be a new programming challenge for you to take part in, using any language of your choice! There will be plenty of discussion on each day in our Discord server, and you can also join our private leaderboard to see how you stack up against other members (you can find the code to join this in our Discord server too).

This Week in UWCS!

Here's our schedule for the remainder of this week!

Have a great week,

Harry (he/him)

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