Geography Society

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Welcome to the University of Sheffield Geography Society Page! A President's Welcome Welcome to the University of Sheffield Geography Society! GeogSoc has loads to offer, and our Facebook page is a great way to find out what’s going on in the society such as our upcoming socials, academic events, and charity fundraisers as well as loads more. Our society prides itself on being one of the biggest, and best here at the University of Sheffield, and we have over 300 members. There are so many ways in which you can get involved as a member including; socials throughout the year such as our 'Colouring in Social' just after Freshers week, a weekend away to a European city, intramural football and netball teams, non-alcoholic events such as trampolining and ice-skating, academic events, career events and lots of exciting charity fundraisers! As a society we aim to provide a bridge between the department and you to ensure you have the best time here at Sheffield while studying Geography! This year we are planning bigger and better things than ever before including alumni events, a cross-departmental bar crawl, a secret tour to a UK City, charity run, sports day and so much more. If you have any questions or want to get involved feel free to contract myself, or any of the committee.                      Georgia Smith - GeogSoc President 2020/2021 What can we offer… Socials GeogSoc hosts a number of very varied socials throughout the year. This year we are hoping to host more than ever, including a huge cross departmental bar crawl down West Street with all the other departmental societies! As well as lots of new and exciting events, we will also be hosting some of our all-time favourites such as the Colouring in Social to start off the academic year and the Geography End of Year Ball. Tour This year, the Geography Society is hoping to do some really exciting work on tour! Our Tour Secretaries Emily and Rachael will ensure this year’s tour is the best yet. GeogSoc tour entails a weekend trip away to somewhere in Europe, with trips in the past including Budapest, Prague and Lisbon. Fundraising With such a big society, GeogSoc is capable of raising a lot of money for charity, and last year we raised a record of £2000. During this coming year, we want to increase this figure and aim to raise £3000 pounds for our chosen charities by holding a number of fundraising events, such as the TenTenTen Sheffield 10k run in October, our annual charity Christmas Auction and some really exciting ideas which will be revealed later in the year! Volunteering We have a range of volunteering projects based in the local Sheffield community, including serving meals with the Cathedral Archer Project. These projects are designed to help you give something back to your adopted community - and its great experience to put on your CV! Our Charities & Volunteering Secretary Liv Bannerman will send out emails to all members, offering them the chance to be part of our volunteering scheme, so you can make a real difference! Sports The Society won the Societies Cup in 2014 which is a testament to how great our teams are. We have the largest number of sports teams in the intramural leagues; including successful Football and Netball teams. With both our Netball and football teams coming top of the league this year! We are hoping to build on the already expansive program and hold a sports day for the society in the spring. Our sports teams are accessible to everyone, whether you are a professional or a beginner and we are also hoping to introduce some new sports this year, for our members! Academics and Careers As well as having loads of fun, the Geography society is also here to help you gain and improve your academic skills. We have numerous academic sessions throughout the year such as an academic Q&A in fresher’s week, revision tip sessions in the run-up to exams, dissertation advice and alumni events to help you on your career path. We also have guest lecturers come in to talk on very interesting topics such as migration, sustainable development and much more. Your Committee for 2020/21 are -  President – Georgia Smith Vice President & Secretary – Jes Dhadli Treasurer – Rebecca West Activities & Inclusions – Annabelle Cox Charities & Volunteering Officer – Olivia Bannerman Publicity and Sponsors – Edward Willis Academics and Careers - Issy Parsons Social Sec – Katie Foster Social Sec – Becca Brown Tour Sec – Emily Fulcher Tour Sec – Rachael Abbott Sports Sec – Harry Baldwin Brown Sports Sec – Issie Bond **further elections in October for a first-year Rep & Masters Rep! Membership for GeogSoc costs just £30 for 3 years and will be available online! ?The fee goes towards putting on and making sure we give you the best value for money for all the socials, sports, charities and activities you can get involved in during your time at Sheffield. **We also offer special discounts for international students who are here for either 1 month or 1 year.   Contact Details Please drop us an Email if you have any questions/concerns/fun geography facts... Give us a 'Like' on our Geography Facebook page to see what's happening! You can also follow us on Twitter  

Committee

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