Term has Begun | UWCS T1W1 Newsletter

Mon 03 Oct

Term has begun, but our events haven't slowed down!

Term has Begun | UWCS T1W1 Newsletter

I hope you all enjoyed welcome week, whether you are actually a fresher or not! I think it was the only time in the past few years that I actually needed an afternoon nap, apart from running WASD. Anyway, teaching is beginning, but somehow, our events haven't slowed down! We have our usual social pub meetup (now back to its regular spot) and friday gaming.

Our academic events are no slouch too: follow our Git Good Talk with a Workshop to put it into practice or start our Python course. This course is for complete beginners only -- but if you are fairly experienced, our Rust course is starting next week!

๐Ÿ” Weekly Pub Meal

๐Ÿ•– Mon 3 Oct 7pm - 9pm ๐Ÿ“ Dirty Duck
After the first full day of teaching, how about a meal? Last time, we gave the Phantom Coach staff quite a scare after 40 people descended on them in the late afternoon. So for this week, we're staying on-campus, and going to The Dirty Duck. See you there!

๐ŸŒ xSoc Python Course START

๐Ÿ•– Tue 4 Oct 7pm - 9pm ๐Ÿ“ OC0.03 then OC0.01
Aimed at complete beginners to computer science! Week 1 is kicking off with a talk from us outlining the course and some basic Python concepts, followed by a workshop session to put them in practice. We'll be collaborating on these sessions with Warwick AI and Coding Society.

๐Ÿ’พ Git Good Workshop

๐Ÿ•’ Wed 5 Oct 3pm - 5pm ๐Ÿ“ CS0.01
Following on from our rapid-pace Git Good talk, we will be giving you hands-on experience with Git. You'll get practice on everything in the talk, which really helps understand everything. We'll also have some experienced exec members on hand to answer any of the many questions that arise from your first(?) journey into version control.

๐ŸŽฎ Friday Night Gaming

๐Ÿ•— Fri 7 Oct 8pm - 11:59pm ๐Ÿ“ Department of Computer Science
Join us Friday for a night of fun! With a ton of games and consoles, plus our VR setup. Last week was quite crazy! Loads of you came along, so much so our pizza order cost ยฃ250. There will be our regular pizza order, but our bank account cannot keep it free!

๐Ÿฅณ STEM Social

๐Ÿ•” Sat 8 Oct 5pm - 8pm ๐Ÿ“ Copper Rooms
Party and meet some fellow STEM students! We'll see what BioSoc come up with for you all to do!

Thanks for reading (as far as our sponsors as concerned) issue #1, hopefully campus is not too terrifying,

โ โ€” Owen (he/him) Links: ๐Ÿ’ฌ Discord | ๐Ÿ“ท Instagram | ๐ŸŽŸ๏ธ Join the Society


The society relies on sponsorship to fund events, infrastructure, and all that free pizza you all love so much, so go check out our three sponsors we have lined up for this academic year:

Student Roost - The Oaks The Oaks is a student accommodation in Coventry with more brand new rooms for 2022. Situated less than a 10-minute walk from the University of Warwick and the only purpose-built student accommodation next to Warwickโ€™s 750-acre main campus on the outskirts of Coventry, the accommodation is a popular choice among Warwick students. The Oaks Coventry combines the best of campus living within studio and en-suite rooms and easy transport links to and from nearby places of interest Coventry, Warwick, and Leamington Spa. Sound good? Book early to avoid disappointment for next year, or if you're still looking for a place for this year, The Oaks still have rooms available, including their new en-suite rooms for only ยฃ159pw! Find out more at https://www.studentroost.co.uk/locations/coventry/the-oaks.

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Find out more at https://uwcs.co.uk/sponsors