Term 3 Week 4 Newsletter
Posted on 16th May 2021
Well hello there! Gather round, fellow friends, for this week’s instalment of the UWCS newsletter!
Emails are fun…
Well it turns out I still don’t like the SU email system, and due to some technical difficulties beyond our control the newsletter managed to be sent via email twice last week. This time it really wasn’t our fault… But our sincere apologies for it! If you want to guess how many times we will manage to email it out this week, come make your guesses in our Discord server!
(If it’s any consolation, I am now out of £10 because of the email sending twice…)
Nettitude CTF Event
Wed 19th 2pm-6pm
A reminder that Nettitude will be running a remote capture the flag (CTF) event, over MS Teams.
Unfortunately sign ups are now closed. However if you have signed up (thank you!), please remember you'll need to set up a Kali Linux VM (up-to-date, and with tools installed). You can find a guide for installing Kali Linux here: https://go.uwcs.uk/kalivm/
If you need any help with this or have any questions, head over to our Discord server and we will be more than happy to help.
Eurovision Watch Party
Sat 22nd 7.30pm-Midnight
Warwick Tabletop and Roleplaying Society are joining forces with the University of Warwick Computing Society for a Eurovision watch party!
When: Saturday 22nd May, 7:30pm to midnight
Where: The watch party will take place in a special Discord server, complete with:
- a re-stream of the BBC broadcast
- multiple rooms for small group chats
- bingo card creation
- a custom Euro-bot
Join the server here: https://go.uwcs.uk/euro-discord/
RSVP to our Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/501871067933310
The event will conclude with our voting, where each attendee will have the opportunity to submit their own scores for each Eurovision entry. We will then announce the results in full Eurovision style!
It's sure to be an exciting night of trash music, iconic dance moves, and underrated classics; bring your friends and some popcorn and have a fun night off!
Nothing new from last week but in case you missed it, we’re hoping to do a merch order in the coming weeks! We are looking into offering the following for everyone to choose from:
- Clothes: Shirts, Hoodies
- Stickers: UWCS crest, Pride UWCS crest, UWUS crest, Flag, Mascot, Pronoun badges?
- Badges: Pronoun badges
- Flags: Flag
- Ducks: Ducks
Hopefully we will be opening up ordering next week, to then place an order near the end of term. But for now, imagine in your head what merch you could own soon...
This week in UWCS
Here’s our schedule for this week!
If you want to understand how I feel every time I use the SU email system, check out this clip
Now go study!
Hope you all have a fabulous week!
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