The Interlude - Term 3 Week 2 Newsletter

Wed 04 May Newsletter

Time for a rest... I think?

Y'all better get more enjoyment reading this than I'm getting writing my 3rd year project report...


๐Ÿ•— Literally Right Now until 6pm ๐Ÿ“ CS0.01

In collaboration with the Game Design Society, we're hosting a Scratch Game Jam!

If you wanna let off some steam between the exam periods, come along and try to make either the most cursed or amazing thing you can.

No experience required, because we're using the best engine in the business - time to become a real game developer

๐Ÿ‘• Merch Order Ending on Sunday!

๐Ÿ“… Closes this Sunday 8th May ๐Ÿ”—SU Store

Orders for merch are only open for a little longer! We have ยฃ15 Hoodies, ยฃ5 T-Shirts, ยฃ10 Custom Playing Cards, ยฃ4 Cursed Stickers, and most importantly ยฃ3 Programming Socks !

โžก๏ธ Purchase merch from our SU Store page**
**โ“ Direct any queries to or #exec on Discord.

The prices are genuinely quite good

๐Ÿ–ฅ Programming Mini-Challenge

๐Ÿ•• Ending Friday 7pm ๐Ÿ“ Online

A small, leaderboard-based programming challenge for you all. See if you can get the best score before Friday evening! The format will consist of a starter problem that you can verify your answer for, before introducing the main problem. We'll be providing ยฃ20 in Amazon Vouchers for the top scorer - good luck!

๐ŸŽฎ Friday Night Gaming

๐Ÿ•— Friday, 7pm-12am ๐Ÿ“Department of Computer Science

Join us until midnight in DCS for a stress-free night of fun! We've got a wide range of consoles, from retro to modern, including classics such as Rock Band and Mario Kart 8 Deluxe. Not only that, but our very own Valve Index VR setup, with a wide selection of games (not just Beat Saber)! Also just a chill place to hang out, and celebrate(?) your first week of exams!

๐Ÿฟ Personally, I'm just coming to sit back and enjoy some popcorn watching our new Gaming Officers set this one up!

๐Ÿง  CS262 (Logic & Verification) Revision Session

๐Ÿ•— Saturday, 2pm-4pm ๐Ÿ“ MB0.08 (That's MSB)

Swooping in with a session for the second years, this time we're doing something for logic and verification. Mostly nice content, but a potentially tricky exam if the 2021 paper is anything to go by... we'll be covering some topics, past paper questions, and some problems of our own. Even though the exam is still a bit away, don't miss out!

โšก Lightning Talks: Third Year Project Edition

๐Ÿ“… Wednesday, Week 3

HEY! Did you do a third year project? Was it cool? Fancy talking about it? We want to hear from you!

We're planning for another round of lightning talks - fast-paced 15 minute talks directly society members! And this time, we want to help out the second years in their search for a third year project. What better way to do that than give them an insight into some existing projects? Whether you did something practical, theoretical, or somewhere in-between, we want to hear from you!

โžก๏ธ If you're interested in giving a 20 minute talk, get in touch with our Academic Team (Max, Alia, Samuel) or President (Keegan).

A quick note:

The Talk "Getting started with DevOps for your Projects" has been postponed due to circumstances outside of our control. Hopefully we'll get to host it soon!

Enjoy the exam panic,
Owen [he/him]


**WASD: Speedrunning for Charity

Submissions are Open!**

๐Ÿ“… 18th-20th June ๐Ÿ“In-person, on-campus!

Our charity speedrunning event is back for 2022. This is the largest student-run speedrunning event, which has raised over ยฃ6000 for SpecialEffect.

No matter whether you've never done a speedrun before in your life, or you've managed to nab a few records yourself, wanna help us raise some money for a good cause?

โ„น๏ธ To find out more, visit
โžก๏ธ To submit a run, head over to

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