The Despair - Term 3 Week 5 Newsletter

Mon 23 May Newsletter

With 1st year exams about to start, 2nd year exams starting soon, and 3rd year exams on their way to being over: there's something for everyone to despair about!

**WASD: Speedrunning for Charity

Submission Last Week: Deadline Extended**

Submissions Closing ๐Ÿ“… Saturday 28th May 11:59pm ๐Ÿ“
WASD ๐Ÿ“… 18th-20th June ๐Ÿ“In-person, on-campus!

*Only a week left to submit a recording of a run! This doesn't have to be your best or anything, but we need an idea of what we would get!

Our charity speedrunning event is back for 2022. It is the largest student-run speedrunning event and 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

๐Ÿ‘• Merch Order Update

Merch orders have closed, and we have started ordering! The longest to arrive items will take three weeks or so, so expect collection around week 7-8. If you cannot collect items from around campus at this time, message or email me at EricTheLemur#8899 on Discord or

We do have a few spares, so if you missed out and want some, get in contact also!

๐Ÿง  ES191 & CS131 Revision Sessions

๐Ÿ•— ES191 with ๐Ÿ• Monday 2pm ๐Ÿ“ OC1.06

๐Ÿ•— CS131 Sunday 2pm ๐Ÿ“ MB0.08

Some of our lovely CSE exec are running an Electrical and Electronic Circuits revision session next Monday with EngSoc! We'll be going over some of the more difficult topics, such as filters and AC circuits with some example problems. Come along for free exam advice and free pizza!

For you normal CS lot, we have CS131 Maths for CS 2 (otherwise known as A-Level Further Maths) on the weekend! We'll be going over quite a bit of stuff, not just a drop in!

๐Ÿป Varsity Meal

๐Ÿ•• Monday 6pm ๐Ÿ“ Varsity

Our regular Monday pub trip is heading to Varsity once again, do make sure you get the 5 sides deal! There'll be some good food, good company, and hopefully a good time.

๐ŸŽค Talk: VR in Wider Industries w/ Game Design

๐Ÿ•• Thursday 6pm ๐Ÿ“ OC0.03

Playko CEO Yin-Chein Yeap will be giving a talk on their work on VR, both in and out of the games industry. Playko works on a wide range of VR technology and applications, including experiences, training, and visualization.

๐ŸŽฎ Friday Night Gaming

๐Ÿ•— Friday, 8pm-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)! It's also just a chill place to hang out, and have a little break from the revision grind.

Enjoy the despair,
Owen [he/him]

Disclaimer: neither UWCS nor any associated members of the executive committee condone despair in any shape or form, especially relating to academic activities.*

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