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GIVE IT A GO INTRO EDITION

23 SEPTEMBER - 6 OCTOBER WWW.SHEFFIELDSU.COM/GIVEITAGO


GIVE IT A GO

INTRO PROGRAMME 2019 The Give it a Go programme is packed full of amazing activities, events and experiences just for students, so why not join in the fun!? All activities are run at a beginners’ level so it doesn’t matter if you haven’t tried the activity before. There are no strings attached, just pay and play. 1. Choose an activity you want to do 2. Buy your ticket in advance from the Students’ Union Box Office or online www.sheffieldsu.com/giveitago 3. Turn up on the day with your ticket and ‘Give it a Go’ **ALL TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE**

RESIDENCE LIFE DISCOUNT

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If you are living in University managed accommodation you can get a £2 discount off everything you see in this programme above £2.50, and on our Day Trips you get a £5 discount! To get this discount, ask for the Residence Life ticket at the Box Office and bring your uCard, and for online purchases select the ‘ResLife’ ticket. Look out for the Residence Life Logo throughout the programme to find activities that are right on your doorstep.


“Hello, we are Martha and Britt your Activities Officer and Sports Officer and we want to welcome you to a fantastic year here at Sheffield. We both love the Give it a Go programme as it is an amazing opportunity to try out new, fun things and experiences. If you ever want to find out about the amazing activities and sports we support at Sheffield Students’ Union, you can visit the Activities and Sports Zone Desk, or come and chat to us (your Officers) in the SU”

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GIVE IT A GO

The Give it a Go Intro Programme is your chance to try out lots of different events and activities here at the Students’ Union, The Residences, around Sheffield and beyond! Events range from society sessions, sports, local attraction visits and Day Trips. There really is something for everyone!

www.sheffieldsu.com/giveitago INTRO WEEK MONDAY

TUESDAY

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23rd Sept

24th Sept

25th Sept

WEEK COMMENCING 23RD SEPTEMBER

MEDIEVAL BRAIDING WORKSHOP

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ZUMBA BEEKEEPING VISIT TO THE HIVES PILATES

LATIN AND BALLROOM DANCING HATHA YOGA RAPPER SWORD DANCING

ASHTANGA YOGA

COTSWOLD MORRIS DANCING

HOW TO DO BURLESQUE

HISTORICAL CRIME AND MURDER TOUR

CHRISTIAN UNION MEET & GREET

CHAPLAINCY ON TOUR

CHAPLAINCY ON TOUR

MINDFUL WALK CHRISTIAN CHAPLAINCY HUB MUSLIM STUDENT WELCOME

INTRODUCTION TO MEDITATION GIVE ‘DRAG’ A GO QUIDDITCH NODDSOC ROLEPLAYING TASTER SESSION BEEKEEPING VISIT TO THE HIVES K-POP DANCE ASHTANGA YOGA MANOR FIELDS PARK BRUNCH WITH THE CHAPLAINCY CHRISTIAN STUDENT WELCOME


BUDDY SYSTEM Give it a Go is a great place to make friends, but we know that sometimes coming along to a session on your own can be a little intimidating. To make things easier we have teamed up with your Activities Officer and Sports Officer to offer a buddy system. If this is something you would like to try, email giveitago@sheffield.ac.uk and we’ll put you in touch with the relevant Club/Society.

INTRO WEEK THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

26th Sept

27th Sept

28th Sept

29th Sept

ACTIVITIES FAIR

SPORTS FAIR

BEGINNERS FENCING

LINDY HOP DANCE

GIVE IT A SING WIND ORCHESTRA ZUMBA YIN YOGA TECH SESSION ULTIMATE FRISBEE TASTER SESSION

INTRODUCTION TO MEDITATION

POM CHEERLEADING

GOSPEL CHOIR

WALK TO STANAGE EDGE

SUTCO ACTING

LINDY HOP DANCE

IMPROVISED COMEDY FOR BEGINNERS

CHAMBER CHOIR SESSION

AQUATHLON

CHRISTIAN UNION LUNCH BARS CHAPLAINCY ON TOUR

STUNT CHEERLEADING BEEKEEPING VISIT TO THE HIVES

MEDICS’ CHOIR

CAPOEIRA FOR BEGINNERS

RADICAL YOUTH MEET & GREET

OUTDOOR MINIGAMES

ARCHITECTURE TOUR OF SHEFFIELD

WOMEN’S TOUCH RUGBY

SHEFFIELD THEATRES CINDERELLA

INTRODUCTION TO COOPERATIVE BOARDGAMES

HIDDEN GEMS TOUR

PARK RUN

QUIDDITCH SKATEBOARDING TASTER GIVE ‘GOLF’ A GO CARD GAMING BASEBALL SESSION SUPPORT ON A SUNDAY WOMEN’S RUGBY WATER TASTER SESSION

SAMBA DRUMMING BEGINNERS FILMMAKING WORKSHOP ORIENTATION DAY WATER TASTER SESSION FELL RUN FRESHERS FEAST

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WEEK ONE MONDAY

TUESDAY

WEDNESDAY

30th Sept

1st Oct

2nd Oct

PICK UP THE AUTUMN GIVE IT A GO PROGRAMME TODAY!

WEEK COMMENCING 30TH SEPTEMBER

COUNCIL NOMINATIONS OPEN

TEACH SEX ED WITH SEXPRESSION BEGINNER POLE FITNESS

BEGINNERS CONTEMPORARY DANCE

LATIN AND BALLROOM DANCING

BEGINNERS HIP HOP DANCE

BELLY DANCE

IRISH DANCE FOR BEGINNERS GIVE IT A SING UPPER VOICES GIVE IT A SING CHAMBER CHOIR

SOCIETY LED FIRST AID STUNT CHEERLEADING SAXOPHONE ENSEMBLE BIG BAND

TAEKWONDO

HATHA YOGA

ZUMBA

RAPPER SWORD DANCING

STUNT CHEERLEADING BLUES BAND PILATES ASHTANGA YOGA ATHLETICS & CROSS COUNTRY OPEN SESSION

COTSWOLD MORRIS DANCING MEDTECH INTRO SESSION NO BAKE BITES SHEFFIELD CITY GHOST TOUR

LIFESAVING SPORT

MINDFUL WALK

USLES SCRIPT WRITING

CHRISTIAN CHAPLAINCY HUB

USLES TECH CHAPLAINCY ON TOUR

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BEGINNERS BALLET DANCE

FRESHERS FAIR BEGINNERS TAP DANCE INTRODUCTION TO MEDITATION FLUTE CHOIR BEGINNER PROGRAMMING GIVE ‘DRAG’ A GO IMPROVISED COMEDY BEGINNERS WORKSHOP BRASS BAND STILL LIFE DRAWING BELLY DANCE GOSPEL CHOIR CLARINET ENSEMBLE CONCERT BAND ASSASSIN’S TREASURE HUNT & MINIGAMES MATURE STUDENTS COMMITTEE COFFEE DROP IN MUAY THAI INTRODUCTION TO COMPETITIVE BOARDGAMES K-POP DANCE JIU JITSU ICE SKATING SIGN LANGUAGE TASTER SESSION BRUNCH WITH THE CHAPLAINCY HOLY COMMUNION (FREE CHURCH & ANGLICAN) HINDU STUDENT WELCOME AND TEMPLE VISIT FIRST JUMP FELL RUN WATER TASTER SESSION


WEEK ONE THURSDAY

FRIDAY

SATURDAY

SUNDAY

3rd Oct

4th Oct

5th Oct

6th Oct

PART TIME JOBS & VOLUNTEERING FAIR

CEILIDH

TAEKWONDO

QUIDDITCH

GOSPEL CHOIR

DUATHLON

BEGINNERS MODERN DANCE

FRINJE

CAPOEIRA FOR BEGINNERS

SKATEBOARDING TASTER

ASHTANGA YOGA

BEGINNER POLE FITNESS CHATSWORTH HOUSE DAY TRIP

TEACH SEX ED WITH SEXPRESSION

MAKING CHANGE HAPPEN IN YOUR SU

GIVE IT A SING LOWER VOICES

HOW TO RUN A CINEMA?

GIVE IT A SING CHORUS

INTRO TO SOCIAL EDUCATION BOARDGAMES

LIFESAVING FIRST AID

PARK RUN

TAEKWONDO QUIDDITCH

BEGINNER POLE FITNESS

HORRORGAMI

ORIENTEERING

ZUMBA

HIDDEN GEMS TOUR

BREAKING THE BOUNDARIES IN JUSTICE BOOMWHACKER ENSEMBLE

CHAPLAINCY ON TOUR

BENCHBALL

OUTDOOR MINIGAMES

OPEN ATHLETICS SESSION SAMBA DRUMMING FIRST JUMP ROBIN HOODS BAY & WHITBY DAY TRIP BACKWOODS COOKING

STRING ENSEMBLE ROCK BAND YIN YOGA HALL GROUP LAUNCH USLES ACTING JIU JITSU MAKE YOUR OWN TEA BAGS LIFESAVING SKILLS & AWARDS ATHLETICS & CROSS COUNTRY OPEN SESSION CHAPLAINCY ON TOUR

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Inside Sheffield Students' Union (SU) Level 6 Student Support Services Level 5 Inox Dine Level 4 Gallery Rooms Media Hub The View Deli Uni Central

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INTRO WEEK QUIDDITCH

SUNDAY 22 SEPTEMBER 14:30 - 16:30 Meet outside the SU, The Edge or The Ridge Quidditch is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. This session is a no contact taster that will allow you to experience the game, and see if you want to play either competitively or casually. No previous quidditch or sporting experience required, just enthusiasm. £2

BEEKEEPING VISIT TO THE HIVES MONDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 12:00-13:00

Meet outside The Edge at 11:55 We are keen to give all students an opportunity to experience beekeeping hands-on and learn more about bees. This Give it a Go gives you the chance to meet the current committee, see where the bees are kept and ask any questions about the society, bees or just general university life. FREE GIALG

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MEDIEVAL BRAIDING WORKSHOP

MONDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 13:00-15:00

PILATES

MONDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 17:00-18:00 Fusion, SU

Whether or not you’ve tried Pilates before, all are welcome Gallery Room 2, SU to try this core-based workout Come and try some new which strengthens and tones braiding methods! We will be abdominals, glutes and arms. teaching the Medieval methods Pilates also improves posture of lucet and finger braiding, and spine health. Just wear both still used amongst crafty comfortable clothes. Mats are folks today. provided! £1 £3.50


HOW TO DO BURLESQUE

ASHTANGA YOGA

Raynor Lounge, SU

Fusion, SU

Discover the sultry world of burlesque! From taking off your gloves and stockings to finding your body confidence, this will be a session to remember! Please bring your own stockings, but gloves are provided for you. Wear comfy clothes like shorts and a t-shirt. We will see you, burlesque babies, there!

All are welcome to try Ashtanga Yoga which is a class that involves doing a sequence of yoga poses in a continuous, flowing manner. This promotes flexibility, strength and stamina as well as calming the mind. Just wear comfortable clothes. Mats are provided!

MONDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 18:00-19:00

GIALG

FREE

ZUMBA

MONDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 18:00-19:30 Meet outside the SU at 17:45 or at King Edward VII School at 18:00

MONDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 18:15-19:15

£3.50

CHRISTIAN UNION SOCIETY MEET & GREET MONDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 19:30-22:00

High Tor 1, The Edge See the online event description Come along to the Edge, for info on what to wear and bring enjoy a classic quiz with your flatmates, and meet some Come and join the party! Zumba is an enjoyable, instruc- members of the Christian Union. There will be free snacks, tor led, dance workout for all abilities. Our group classes are live music and a short talk. GIALG inspired by several different FREE dance and music styles, accompanied by fun easy to follow dance moves. Whether you’re sick of the gym or looking to try something new, come and give Zumba a go! The Monday class will be followed by toning. £3.50

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COTSWOLD MORRIS DANCING TUESDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 19:30-21:00

Lecture Theatre 1, The Arts Tower

LATIN AND BALLROOM DANCING

TUESDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 18:00-19:00 High Tor 2, The Edge

Ever fancied trying Morris Dancing but worried it’s full of compulsory beards? Come and try Morris dancing with Sheffield University Morris, a gender-free Cotswold team. Expect highenergy, low-pressure enthusiasm and fun, with no experience needed, full instruction, and the high possibility of a pub trip afterwards.

HATHA YOGA

RAPPER SWORD DANCING

TUESDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 18:45-19:45

TUESDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 17:45-19:15 See the online event description for info on what to wear and bring Lecture Theatre 1, The Arts Tower Ever wanted to be able to dance like the strictly Want to try a new style of stars? Come and learn the dancing that you may not elegant Waltz, the energetic have heard of before? Rapper Quickstep, the cheeky Cha sword dancing is an unusual Cha Cha and the jumpin’ Jive. type of English Folk dance This is your chance to give that originates from the North dancing a go! East and is a part of Sheffield’s £3.50 history due to the flexible steel swords used. Come along to this fun lesson, full of enthusiastic students from Sheffield University Morris, no experience needed, lowpressure and full instruction so you can try something new. £2 12

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Uni Central, SU Come along and try Hatha Yoga - a style of Yoga involving body postures, breathing techniques and meditation with the goal of building strength and flexibility whilst allowing relaxation. Just wear comfortable clothes. Mats are provided! £3.50


HISTORICAL CRIME AND MURDER TOUR

QUIDDITCH

WEDNESDAY 25 SEPTEMBER 14:30 - 16:30 Meet outside the SU, The Edge or The Ridge

TUESDAY 24 SEPTEMBER 19:30-22:00 Meet in front of Sheffield Cathedral Wear clothing and footwear appropriate for the weather. Tour contains facts and stories that my not be for the fainthearted. Would you like to know what lies beneath the ground you walk on?! Could you listen to the truth about the Victorian city you live in?! Then come and hear about the true tales of Sheffield criminals on the Crime and Murder Tour. Learn about the hardships and deeds that took place in the back alleys and courtyards of Sheffield: the murders, riots, prostitution, petty thefts and racketeering. £4

ASHTANGA YOGA

WEDNESDAY 25 SEPTEMBER 17:00-18:00

Raynor Lounge, SU See the online event description All are welcome to try for info on what to wear and bring Ashtanga Yoga which involves Quidditch is one of the fastest doing a sequence of yoga growing sports in the world. poses in a continuous, flowing This session is a no contact manner. This promotes taster that will allow you to flexibility, strength and stamina experience the game, and as well as calming the mind. see if you want to play either Just wear comfortable clothes. competitively or casually. No Mats are provided! previous quidditch or sporting £3.50 experience required, just enthusiasm. £2

INTRODUCTION TO MEDITATION WEDNESDAY 25 SEPTEMBER 17:30-18:30 Gallery Room 2, SU Whether you’re new to meditation or a seasoned pro, this session will introduce you to our society and allow you to meet new people. We hope to see you there! FREE

GIALG

BEEKEEPING VISIT TO THE HIVES WEDNESDAY 25 SEPTEMBER 17:00-18:00 Meet outside The Edge at 16:55 We are keen to give all students an opportunity to experience beekeeping hands-on and learn more about bees. This Give it a Go gives you the chance to meet the current committee, see where the bees are kept and ask any questions about the society, bees or just general university life. GIALG

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K-POP DANCE

WEDNESDAY 25 SEPTEMBER 18:00-19:30 Meet outside the SU See the online event description for info on what to wear and bring Come along and learn a K-Pop dance! No dance experience is required and it is a great way to have fun, and meet friends with a mutual love of K-Pop whilst exercising! £3

NODDSOC ROLEPLAYING GIVE ‘DRAG’ A GO TASTER WEDNESDAY 25 SEPTEMBER WEDNESDAY 25 SEPTEMBER 18:00-22:00 The Gallery Presentation Area, SU A chance to try out tabletop roleplaying by playing in a one-shot adventure, both of Dungeons and Dragons and other systems. No prior experience or equipment needed. Please do turn up on time so we can make sure everyone gets a game! Please be aware the session will take 3-4 hours GIALG 14

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18:30-21:30

View Room 4, SU Come and try the art of drag with DragSoc, now in its second year! Unleash your inner king or queen with the guidance of our existing artists and get a feel for our society. Basic makeup (not foundation) and snacks provided. GIALG

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ARCHITECTURE TOUR OF SHEFFIELD

ZUMBA

Meet on the Town Hall Steps

See the online event description for info on what to wear and bring

THURSDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 18:00-19:00

THURSDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 14:00-16:00

Meet outside the SU at 17:45 or at King Edward VII School at 18:00

Wear clothing and footwear appropriate for the weather This is a tour which takes a unique view of the city of Sheffield taking in the landmarks of Surrey Street, the environs of Norfolk Street and finally finishing on Fargate. The history of Sheffield is laid out in bricks and mortar and the language of architecture is something that has been sadly lost. This tour gives you a chance to read the city you live in, and to learn the hidden secrets of the buildings THURSDAY 26 SEPTEMBER you pass every day. 17:00-18:00 £4 Goodwin Lower Pitches

ULTIMATE FRISBEE TASTER

See the online event description for info on what to wear and bring

TECHNICAL THEATRE

Ultimate Frisbee is a highTHURSDAY 26 SEPTEMBER paced team sport, where the 15:00-17:00 aim is to catch the disc in the opposing team’s endzone; a Meet outside The SU at 14:45 mix of Netball and American Give Technical Theatre a Go Football. We’ll teach you the with SUTCo! Ever wonder what basics of how to throw, then happens behind the scenes? introduce the team element We’ll give you an introduction and get into some casual to the backstage for theatre games. Bring your friends and performances. Get a taster of housemates and discover the lighting, sound, set, and stage joys of Ultimate Frisbee! management, and talk about GIALG FREE how to get involved in performances with SUTCo for the following year. GIALG

Come and join the party! Zumba is an enjoyable, instructor led, dance workout for all abilities. Our group classes are inspired by several different dance and music styles, accompanied by fun, easy to follow dance moves. Whether you’re sick of the gym or looking to try something new, come and give Zumba a go! £3

YIN YOGA

THURSDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 18:00-19:00 Meet outside The Edge Fancy some relaxation and a bit of me-time? Yin Yoga is a slow paced and meditative class where poses are held for a few minutes to increase flexibility and joint health whilst relaxing the mind. All are welcome, just wear warm comfortable clothes. Mats are provided. £3.50

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RADICAL YOUTH MEET & GREET

MEDICS’ CHOIR

THURSDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 18:30-20:30

THURSDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 19:00-21:00 Lecture Theatre 1, Hicks

Sheffield University Medics’ Choir are recruiting! We Find out more about Radical are a friendly and informal Youth Sheffield Campus society of students from all Fellowship and what we do! We disciplines that meets weekly are radical about loving others to sing both for fun and to as ourselves! Come along prepare for concerts. We sing and make some long-lasting a wide variety of music, from friendships. Elizabethan madrigals through GIALG FREE classical singing and showtunes up to the present day! We are a non-auditioning choir comprised of singers of all different levels of experience – all we require is a love of music! GIALG THURSDAY 26 SEPTEMBER FREE 19:00-20:30 Meeting Room 4, The Octagon

BEGINNERS FENCING

WIND ORCHESTRA REHEARSAL

High Tor 2, The Edge Please wear trousers you can move in (no jeans) and bring water Come and Give fencing a Go, we’ll teach you the basics of the enguard position, footwork, and bladework, and at the end have a little tournament to try out your new skills. No experience or kit needed, everyone welcome!

THURSDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 19:00-21:30 Workroom 2, 38 Mappin Street

This is an opportunity to come along and join in with a relaxed SUWO rehearsal and get a feel for the orchestra before we hold auditions on Monday £5 30th September! Just turn up with your instrument, and get involved! GIALG

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SHEFFIELD THEATRES CINDERELLA NORTHERN BALLET

THURSDAY 26 SEPTEMBER 19:15-21:30 Lyceum Theatre at 19:15, or meet outside the SU at 18:30 and walk down with Give it a Go Please note that this production contains short periods of flashing and strobe lighting effects. Tickets must be bought from the SU Box Office. Escape into an enchanting winter wonderland with Northern Ballet’s beautiful reimagining of Cinderella. Live every moment of Cinderella’s story from heartbreak to joy. In this sparkling adaptation of the classic rags-to-riches tale, Cinders is whisked away from her wicked step-mother to the glistening lake of ice where she first meets her Prince. You won’t believe your eyes as Northern Ballet’s remarkable dancers bring their signature magic to the ultimate feelgood fairytale. The perfect entertainment for the whole family. £12


GIVE IT A SING CHRISTIAN THURSDAY 26 SEPTEMBER UNION 19:30-21:30 LUNCH BARS

SUTCO ACTING

Like singing and making friends? Join SingSoc for some fun singing games and an introduction to rehearsals as we sing your favourite soundtracks in preparation for our TV and movie-themed November concert “SingSoc on Screen”. Hot drinks, biscuits and friendly faces provided.

Meet at the SU Welcome Desk

Lecture Theatre 6, Arts Tower

FRIDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 12:00-13:00 or 13:00-14:00

FRIDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 15:00-17:00

Acted before and want to keep at it? Never set foot on stage before? Come to the SUTCo Acting Give it a Go for a chance to try out old skills, or learn new ones with new people! No prior acting experience is required, and it promises to be a lot of fun.

Raynor Lounge, SU

All are welcome, whether you are a Christian or not, to come along and grab some free pizza while you hear a short talk and have the opportunity to ask any questions you have with members of the Christian £2 Union. GIALG GIALG FREE

GOSPEL CHOIR

CHAMBER CHOIR

FRIDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 17:30-18:30

FRIDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 15:00-16:00 Meet at the Jessops Building If you love singing and are interested in being a part of our Chamber Choir, then please do come along to our session. In the session we will discuss the society, the audition process and, of course, sing some of the repertoire that we will be tackling in the coming academic year. GIALG

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Lecture Theatre 1, Hicks Gospel choir is an inclusive group that welcomes people of all abilities and backgrounds. We love to laugh together, bring joy to our audiences and get them clapping along. We learn and perform all kinds of music, from gospel classics to African spirituals, pop bops and stage musical numbers. You don’t need to have any singing experience and we don’t hold auditions- all we want is enthusiasm! GIALG

FREE

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LINDY HOP DANCE

FRIDAY 27 SEPTEMBER 18:00-20:00 Uni Central, SU See the online event description for info on what to wear and bring This session will introduce you to the Lindy Hop, as well as the genre of swing dance in general, and get you started dancing! We will talk about the two different roles in partner dancing, lead and follow, before teaching you the basic steps and some moves. This session is open to absolutely anyone, no previous dance experience required whatsoever. £4

PARK RUN

SATURDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 08:30-09:30 Meet outside The Edge See the online event description for info on what to wear and bring Whether your new to athletics, new to Park Run or a Park Run veteran, join our Social Sports and Cross Country groups as they head down to the Sheffield Hallam (Endcliffe) Park Run! It’s great for us to get to know you! We can guarantee, fun, encouragement, and lots of team spirit. GIALG

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HONG KONG STUNT SOCIETY CHEERLEADING SATURDAY 28 SEPTEMBER PRESENTS: 10:00-12:00 ORIENTATION Meet on the SU Concourse DAY SATURDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 10:00-17:00

See the online event description for info on what to wear and bring

Sabrecats Stunt Cheerleading Club performs routines comprised of stunts, jumps, The Orientation Day is the tumbles and dance at National perfect chance to know your Cheerleading Competitions, way around the University as well as at University sports’ campus and the city of games. This Give it a Go session Sheffield. Enjoy a day of fun will give you an opportunity and games with other freshers to try out some of these skills. from the far east and more, It’s a fun sport for all genders, allowing you to build and develop long lasting friendships so come along and see if cheerleading is something that with them. Know more about you would like to pursue. It’s a Hong Kong and Asia’s culture great way to meet people from in our future events! across the university and try £3 something new. Meet outside the Diamond

FELL RUN

SATURDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 10:30-13:00 Meet outside The Edge. Please see the online event description for information on what to wear and bring Why not kick off your university experience by exploring some of the best landscapes that Sheffield has to offer with a fell run around the Redmires Reservoirs catering for all abilities!

£3

WATER TASTER SESSION SATURDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 07:30-09:00 OR 09:00-10:30 OR 10:30-12:00 Meet outside Goodwin Sports Centre

Come down to the picturesque Damflask reservoir and experience rowing in a boat on the water. Event is for complete novices only and FREE - but bring £2.40 for bus fare those that have rowed before GIALG should make contact with the senior captains. Make sure to wear appropriate sportswear e.g. leggings and to also bring something warm! £5

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WALK TO STANAGE EDGE

BEEKEEPING VISIT TO THE HIVES

SATURDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 09:45-14:40

SATURDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 14:00-15:00

Meet at Sheffield Railway Station - Near the Departure Boards

Meet outside The Edge at 13:55

Please see the online event for full info on what to bring, including train fare, and walking attire. Join us for our first walk of the year! We’ll be going up from Bamford to then walk along Stanage Edge, where there is a wonderful view of Hope valley and the Peak District! (total length 9.6km or 5.9 miles)

We are keen to give all students an opportunity to experience beekeeping hands-on and learn more about bees. This Give it a Go gives you the chance to meet the current committee, see where the bees are kept and ask any questions about the society, bees or just general university life.

OUTDOOR MINIGAMES

SATURDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 12:00-15:00 Meet at the Bandstand in Weston Park or outside the SU at 11:50 Join the Sheffield Assassins Guild for some fun fun filled Minigames in Weston Park! Shoot some Nerf guns, have some fun and get to know what the Guild’s all about. £2

FREE

GIALG

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WOMEN’S TOUCH RUGBY

SATURDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 11:00-12:30 Meet outside The Edge, or the Students’ Union See the online event description for info on what to wear and bring Come to our Touch Rugby sessions to learn how to play touch rugby - a non contact game of rugby. No experience needed just bring trainers (or moldies, if you have them) and come to throw, catch, defend and have fun with our group of like minded girls from Sheffield University Ladies Rugby. Give Touch Rugby a go, and get to know us over free chip butties after! GIALG

BEGINNERS FILMMAKING WORKSHOP

SATURDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 10:00-17:00 View Room 5, SU Interested in filmmaking? Wonder what it’s like to make a film of your own? In this workshop, you’ll work in small groups with the support of our experienced committee to plan, shoot, and edit an original minute-long short film. With all equipment provided, this is a great chance to see a snippet of what goes on behind the scenes of a film production and have some fun in the process! £3

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INTRODUCTION AQUATHLON LINDY HOP SATURDAY 28 SEPTEMBER TO DANCE 15:00-16:00 SATURDAY 28 SEPTEMBER COOPERATIVE 17:00-19:00 BOARDGAMES Meet at Goodwin Sports Centre

See the online event description High Tor 1, The Edge for info on what to wear and bring See the online event description Try our Aquathlon - swim then for info on what to wear and bring Meet at the SU Welcome Desk run! There will be two options This session will introduce you of the distance of the swim, In this session we will be to the Lindy Hop, as well as introducing you to cooperative suitable for both beginners the genre of swing dance in and those who have swimming boardgames! These games are general, and get you started great for new players as players experience. Followed by a quick dancing! We will talk about the change and either a 2km or work together in order to two different roles in partner 3km run from Goodwin Sports achieve a goal, either winning dancing, lead and follow, before Centre. Everyone is welcome, or losing as a group. teaching you the basic steps please find the Triathlon ShefGIALG FREE and some moves. This session field Facebook and Instagram is open to absolutely anyone, pages for more information. no previous dance experience £1 required whatsoever. SATURDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 14:00-18:00

INTRODUCTION TO SAMBA MEDITATION DRUMMING SATURDAY 28 SEPTEMBER

FRESHERS FEAST

SATURDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 15:00-16:00

15:00-16:00

Gallery Room 3, SU Whether you’re new to meditation or a seasoned pro, these sessions will introduce you to our society and allow you to meet new people. We hope to see you there! GIALG

£4

Meet outside the SU We play brazillian-style carnival beats at gigs all over Sheffield! Samba is a fun and exciting drumming style! Don’t worry if you’ve not played before, everyone is welcome.

FREE GIALG

FREE

CAPOEIRA FOR BEGINNERS SATURDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 15:00-17:00 Activity Room 1, Goodwin

Uni Central, SU Once you have bought your ticket, please email susecretary@ googlemail.com to inform them of any dietary requirements. Come and join Christian Union for a delicious meal along with live music and a talk titled: “A Fresh Start: How can I make the most of uni.” £4

See the online event description for info on what to wear and bring Capoeira is a unique and exciting sport that combines martial arts, dance, acrobatics and music. A Brazilian martial art with African roots, capoeira will improve your strength, balance and flexibility, and is a fun way of keeping fit. Everyone is welcome; the teachers are highly skilled, friendly and patient. 20

SATURDAY 28 SEPTEMBER 19:00-22:00

£3


SKATEBOARDING QUIDDITCH SUNDAY 29 SEPTEMBER TASTER 14:30-16:30 SUNDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 14:00-17:00

Crookes Valley Park Always wanted to try Skateboarding? Or perhaps you are an experienced shredder that wants to meet the society? This session is the perfect opportunity for both! Crookes Valley Park is an ideal flatland spot whether you’re learning the basics or trying to land that next trick. We have boards and gear to lend out so don’t worry if you haven’t got any equipment! GIALG

POM CHEERLEADING

Meet outside the SU, The Edge or The Ridge See the online event description for info on what to wear and bring Quidditch is one of the fastest growing sports in the world. This session is a no contact taster that will allow you to experience the game, and see if you want to play either competitively or casually. No previous quidditch or sporting experience required, just enthusiasm.

FREE

SUNDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 17:00-19:00 High Tor 1, The Edge

See the online event description for info on what to wear and bring Pom Cheerleading involves a mixture of skills such as dancing, flexibility, jumping and gymnastics. If you enjoy performing and dancing to choreography as part of a squad this would be perfect for you. Experience is good but not necessary, many people haven’t done cheerleading before but £2 Pom Cheer is more dance based than gymnastics, so can be a new sport you may enjoy!

£2.50 IMPROVISED WOMEN’SRUGBY SUNDAY 29 SEPTEMBER COMEDY FOR 15:00-17:00 BEGINNERS WATER TASTER Meet outside The Edge or the SU SUNDAY 29 SEPTEMBER SESSION 14:00-16:00 See the online event description for info on what to wear and bring Monsal Dale, The Ridge Come join University Ladies Do you like laughing? Do you Rugby! No experience needed want to meet awesome new as we’ll show you everything people? Do you want to have you need to know, from the a great time while learning the rules of rugby to how to tackle ropes of Improvised Comedy? and ruck in a game. Whether We’re running a workshop you’ve played in a team before covering the basics of how to or never even touched a rugby be funny on your feet. We’ll ball, put on your trainers (or be teaching you some games, moldies if you have them) some exercises and how to be come get to know the sport silly in general. and the teams and then join us GIALG FREE afterwards for free chip butties! GIALG FREE

BASEBALL TASTER

SUNDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 07:30-09:00 OR 09:00-10:30 OR 10:30-12:00

Meet at Goodwin Sports Centre Come down to the picturesque Damflask reservoir and experience rowing in a boat on the water. Event is for complete novices only and those that have rowed before should make contact with the senior captains. Make sure to wear appropriate sportswear e.g. leggings and to also bring something warm!

SUNDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 17:00-18:00

£5

Meet at Goodwin Sports Centre Come along and try out a new and growing sport in the UK for a taster of what Baseballs all about! £2

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CARD GAMING

GOLF TASTER

SUNDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 17:30-20:00

SUNDAY 29 SEPTEMBER 19:00-21:00

Meet outside the Glossop Road entrance to Bar One or The Edge Car Park

Gallery Room 2, SU Come along and get a taste of what Card Gaming society is like. Have a go at a range of card games in a chilled out atmosphere and enter into our competition to win prizes. Get the usual drinks and biscuits supplied by the society as we play. ÂŁ3 22

You do not need to bring your own clubs! Transport, balls and club hire are included within the ticket price. Come along and Give Golf a Go! Whether you have never picked up a club before or you are a seasoned professional we cater for all abilities. The range night will give you an opportunity to meet some new people, hit some balls and pick up some swing tips from some of our team members. We will also have some friendly competitions on the range and putting green, and there will be prizes! ÂŁ5


WEEK ONE USLES SCRIPT WRITING MONDAY 30 SEPTEMBER 16:00-18:00 View Rooms 4 & 5, SU Interested in script writing? Interested in joining USLES? Come and check out our give it a go script writing session! We will be writing short scripts from prompts and then you will have a chance to act your scripts out (but only if you want to!). If you’re interested in joining our society this is a great chance to get an idea of what it’s like. GIALG

PILATES

ZUMBA

Foundry, SU

Meet outside the SU at 17:45 or at King Edward VII School at 18:00

MONDAY 30 SEPTEMBER 17:00-18:00

MONDAY 30 SEPTEMBER 18:00-19:30

Whether or not you’ve tried Pilates before, all are welcome to try this core-based workout which strengthens and tones abdominals, glutes and arms. Pilates also improves posture and spine health. Just wear comfortable clothes. Mats are provided!

Come and join the party! Zumba is an enjoyable, instructor led, dance workout for all abilities. Our group classes are inspired by several different £3.50 dance and music styles, accompanied by fun easy to follow dance moves. Whether you’re sick of the gym or looking to try something new, come and FREE give Zumba a go! The Monday class will be followed by toning. MONDAY 30 SEPTEMBER £3.50 17:30-18:45

ATHLETICS OPEN SESSION

USLES TECH

MONDAY 30 SEPTEMBER 16:00-18:00 View Rooms 4 & 5, SU Welcome to the University of Sheffield Light Entertainment Society’s (U.S.L.E.S.) tech Give it a Go! This will be in two parts: 1. A prop making session (mainly focusing on cool cardboard swords) and 2. A collaboration with our script-writing Give it a Go to attempt sound effects for newly written scripts! GIALG

See the online event description for info on what to wear and bring

Meet outside Weston Park Museum See the online event description for info on what to wear and bring

These sessions are open for everyone from beginners to performance athletes. Whether your wanting to get involved in the sport for the first time or introduce yourself to the team, we’ll be sure to find a group or activity that’s right for you within our club. We can guarantee lots of fun, encourFREE agement and above all, a warm welcome. £1

BEGINNERS HIP HOP DANCE

MONDAY 30 SEPTEMBER 17:00-18:00 Meet outside The Edge at 16:40 See the online event description for info on what to wear and bring Come and try hip hop dance with Dance Soc. Find them on social media for more info ‘University of Sheffield Dance Society’ £3 23


STUNT IRISH DANCE GIVE IT A CHEERLEADING FOR BEGINNERS SING - UPPER MONDAY 30 SEPTEMBER MONDAY 30 SEPTEMBER VOICES 18:00-22:00 18:15-19:15 Meet on the SU Concourse

MONDAY 30 SEPTEMBER 19:00-20:00

Uni Central, SU

See the online event description Do you fancy yourself as the for info on what to wear and bring next Michael Flatley but don’t know where to start? Or maybe Sabrecats Stunt Cheerleadyou don’t know who he is and ing Club performs routines you’re just looking for a new and comprised of stunts, jumps, exciting way to keep fit? Irish tumbles and dance at National Dance Society is the place for Cheerleading Competitions, you! We run hourly sessions as well as at University sports’ once a week with classes for games. This Give it a Go session those with no dance background and classes for those with more will give you an opportunity to try out some of these skills. It’s experience. Come along, learn a new skill, and have some fun! a fun sport for all genders, so come along and see if cheer£3 leading is something that you would like to pursue. It’s a great MONDAY 30 SEPTEMBER way to meet people and try 18:15-19:15 something new!

Lecture Theatre 6, Arts Tower Like singing and making friends? Join Melodia, our upper-voices choir, for an introduction to rehearsals as we sing your favourite soundtracks in preparation for our TV and movie-themed November concert “SingSoc on Screen”. Hot drinks, biscuits and friendly faces provided. GIALG

FREE

ASHTANGAYOGA BLUES BAND

£3

TAEKWONDO MONDAY 30 SEPTEMBER 18:00-20:00 Meet outside The Edge Come train with the UoS Taekwondo club! We have members of all skill levels, and are welcoming to all - whether you have never tried Taekwondo before, are a black belt or anywhere in between. The session content varies from technique and paddle work, to strength and flexibility training, to sparring, and will always involve a warm down at the pub!

MONDAY 30 SEPTEMBER 19:00-21:00 Workroom 1, 38 Mappin Street

Foundry, SU All are welcome to try Ashtanga Yoga which is a class that involves doing a sequence of yoga poses in a continuous, flowing manner. This promotes flexibility, strength and stamina as well as calming the mind. Just wear comfortable clothes. Mats are provided! £3.50

Ever wanted to be part of a Blues Band? Think Blues Brothers, only better. A powerful set full of some of the most famous blues and soul covers in history. Bring along your instrument (or sticks, for drummers) and join us for a jam. GIALG

FREE

BEGINNERSCONTEMPORARY DANCE

MONDAY 30 SEPTEMBER 19:00-20:00

Meet outside The Edge at 18:40

Come and try contemporary dance with Dance Soc. Find them on £3 social media for more info - ‘University of Sheffield Dance Society’ £3

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GIVE IT A SING MEDTECH - CHAMBER INTRO CHOIR SESSION MONDAY 30 SEPTEMBER 20:00-21:30

TUESDAY 1 OCTOBER 17:00-19:00

TEACH SEX ED WITH SEXPRESSION

Lecture Theatre 6, Arts Tower

Meet at the Diamond

Gallery Room 2, SU

Like singing and making friends? Join Socii Cantorum, our chamber choir, for an introduction to rehearsals as we sing your favourite soundtracks in preparation for our TV and movie-themed November concert “SingSoc on Screen”. Hot drinks, biscuits and friendly faces provided.

Please bring your own laptop if possible, otherwise there are laptops available for loan in the Diamond.

Do you like working with young people? Want to give back to the local community and develop your teaching skills and confidence? Or just keen to put a condom on a banana or have a chat about consent with 11-18 year olds? Then come along to our session to try out some of our games and activities and find out how to get involved with Sheffield Sexpression!

TUESDAY 1 OCTOBER 17:30-19:30

Have you ever wanted to know how coding is used in medical contexts? Join MedTech in a fun workshop where you will find out more about the society and get some first hand GIALG FREE experience of coding through a series of examples! Interested GIALG people from all departments FREE are welcome and no experience is needed as helpers will be on hand throughout the session, but if you have some, we will MONDAY 30 SEPTEMBER have tasks of various coding 20:00-22:00 levels in place for you. TUESDAY 1 OCTOBER Meet Poolside at Goodwin Swim- GIALG FREE 17:45-19:15 ming Pool Lecture Theatre 1, Arts Tower See the online event description for info on what to wear and Want to try a new style of bring, and basic swimming ability dancing that you may not have heard of before? Rapper Try out a sport you’ve never sword dancing is an unusual heard of before! Lifesaving type of English Folk dance incorporates vital self-survival that originates from the North and rescue skills along with East and is a part of Sheffield’s fitness, speed and agility. history due to the flexible steel Lifesaving is an inclusive sport swords used. Come along to suitable for swimmers of any this fun lesson, full of enthulevel (you do not need to be siastic students from Sheffield fast – everyone is welcome!). University Morris, no experiCome and have a taste of the ence needed, low-pressure and competitive events we do, and full instruction so you can try maybe even represent Team something new. Black & Gold at our upcoming league competitions. £2

LIFESAVING SPORT

GIALG

RAPPER SWORD DANCING

FREE

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SAXOPHONE ENSEMBLE TUESDAY 1 OCTOBER 17:45-19:00

BEGINNERS SOCIETY LED POLE FITNESS FIRST AID TUESDAY 1 OCTOBER 18:00-19:00 or 19:00-20:00

Classroom 3, 38 Mappin Street

TUESDAY 1 OCTOBER 18:30-19:30

Meet outside the SU at 17:30 or Come along and try playing in a 18:30 slightly smaller group. Our Sax Have you ever wanted to learn Group play a selection of ragto pole dance? Well this is the time, folk and jazzy tunes for perfect opportunity to Give it a saxophones of all shapes and Go! No experience in anything sizes. Sax players of all abilities is required! Just bring your welcome, just come along with wonderful self. You’ll learn your instrument. spins, and tricks to get you off FREE the ground. Exercise clothes GIALG are ideal to wear, and please make sure to bring some water! Can’t wait to see you there!

High Tor 4, The Edge This is not a certified first aid course, it is run by students for students to promote first aid awareness around The University.

Sheffield LINKS - Sheffield Uni’s official First Aid Society - are running a free First Aid session tailored towards first aid scenarios we’re likely to come across as students. From bleeds to alcohol and drug intoxica£5 tion, choking to CPR and Defibrillator use, our society members and St John Ambulance first aiders will teach you the skills that could potentially save a life! Our sessions are great for beginners with no prior first aid knowledge but equally are ideal if you just want a quick refresher. And if you love our Give it a Go, we’ll tell you all about getting involved with our society and our amazing volunteering opportunities with St John Ambulance. GIALG

FREE

LATIN AND BALLROOM DANCING TUESDAY 1 OCTOBER 18:00-19:00

Workroom 3, 38 Mappin Street See the online event description for info on what to wear and bring Ever wanted to be able to dance like the strictly stars? Come and learn the elegant Waltz, the energetic Quickstep, the cheeky Cha Cha Cha and the jumpin’ Jive. This is your chance to Give dancing a Go! £3.50 26


HATHA YOGA

BIG BAND

Uni Central, SU

Workroom 1, 38 Mappin Street

Come along and try Hatha Yoga - a style of Yoga involving body postures, breathing techniques and meditation with the goal of building strength and flexibility whilst allowing relaxation. Just wear comfortable clothes. Mats are provided!

Fancy playing swing, jazz, or perhaps a little improv? Join a traditional Big Band playing some of the highlights of the Golden Era. Players of all abilities welcome, just come along and join in.

TUESDAY 1 OCTOBER 18:45-19:45

STUNT CHEERLEADING TUESDAY 1 OCTOBER 18:00-22:00 Brookhill Hall

TUESDAY 1 OCTOBER 19:00-21:00

GIALG

£3.50

FREE

BELLY DANCE

TUESDAY 1 OCTOBER See the online event description 19:00-20:00 for info on what to wear and bring Sabrecats Stunt Cheerleading Club performs routines comprised of stunts, jumps, tumbles and dance at National Cheerleading Competitions, as well as at University sports’ games. This Give it a Go session will give you an opportunity to try out some of these skills. It’s a fun sport for all genders, so come along and see if cheerleading is something that you would like to pursue. It’s a great way to meet people from across the university and try something new.

Raynor Lounge, SU No need to get your belly out! Come and learn this wonderful Middle Eastern style of dance. Belly dance uses all parts of the body with specific focus on isolated hip and abdominal movements. Our lessons aim to help you gain confidence, body awareness and tone up whilst having a great time! Suitable for both beginners and experienced dancers who would like to try a new style of dance. Wear comfortable clothing and bring water to keep hydrated!

NO BAKE BITES

TUESDAY 1 OCTOBER 19:15-21:30 Gallery Room 2, SU

Welcome to BakeSoc! Come and get a taste of our wonderful society by making a selection of no-bake bites with £3 £3.50 us! Ranging from energy balls to chocolaty goodies you won’t want to miss out. Practice some baking skills while meetTUESDAY 1 OCTOBER ing new people and getting to 17:00-18:00 know our lovely committee, plus there’s the added bonus of Meet outside The Edge at 16:40 going home with some delicious See the online event description for info on what to wear and bring treats to share with your flatCome and try ballet dance with Dance Soc. Find them on social mates. We can’t wait to meet media for more info - ‘University of Sheffield Dance Society’ you all! £3 £2

BEGINNERS BALLET DANCE

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COTSWOLD MORRIS DANCING

ASSASSINS TREASURE HUNT AND MINIGAMES

TUESDAY 1 OCTOBER 19:30-21:00

Ever fancied trying Morris Dancing but worried it’s full of compulsory beards? Come and try Morris dancing with Sheffield University Morris, a gender-free Cotswold team. Expect high-energy, low-pressure enthusiasm and fun, with no experience needed, full instruction, and the high possibility of a pub trip afterwards.

Ensemble Room 2, Jessop Building

Meet at the Bandstand in Weston Park or outside the SU at 12:50

Join the Sheffield Assassins Guild for a very special Treasure Hunt and Minigames event! We will be starting with a team treasure hunt around Sheffield from 1-2.30pm, followed by Minigames in Weston Park from 2.30-4pm. Treasure Hunt is in teams, so sign up £2 with friends or sign up on your own and we will put you in a team on the day. Shoot some Nerf guns, have some fun and get to know what the Guilds all about! £2

TUESDAY 1 OCTOBER 19:30-22:00

Meet on the Town Hall Steps Wear clothing and footwear appropriate for the weather. Tour contains facts and stories that may not be for the faint-hearted Have you ever wondered what spooky secrets lurk in Victorian Sheffield? Take this guided tour around the dark heart of the Steel City to discover the ghosts and ghouls of the past! You’ll be amazed at the secrets that the industrial city of Sheffield holds... from scandals and murders to some very bizarre occurrences! £4 28

WEDNESDAY 2 OCTOBER 14:00-15:00

WEDNESDAY 2 OCTOBER 13:00-16:00

Lecture Theatre 1, Arts Tower

SHEFFIELD CITY GHOST TOUR

FLUTE CHOIR

Flute Choir welcomes all abilities to our first rehearsal of the year! Come along and have a play! We perform a huge range of exciting repertoire, with the opportunity to play the alto and bass flute as well! Throughout the year, we take part in informal concerts and busking in the city centre. If you like what you see after a few rehearsals, there is no audition required, just a small membership fee of only £3 for the whole year, so we can buy lots of lovely new music. Hope to see you there! GIALG

FREE


MATURES SIGN LANGUAGE STILL LIFE STUDENTS TASTER SESSION DRAWING WEDNESDAY 2 OCTOBER WEDNESDAY 2 OCTOBER COMMITTEE 17:00-19:00 17:00-19:00 COFFEE DROP Gallery Room 2, SU Meeting Room 1, Octagon IN WEDNESDAY 2 OCTOBER 14:00-16:00

Interval, SU All mature students welcome for a coffee and cake drop in. Meet other mature students across the university, chat to friendly faces. It is an opportunity to build a support network but also to seek advice from our committee members. FREE

GIALG

FELL RUN

WEDNESDAY 2 OCTOBER 14:00-16:30 Meet outside The Edge. Please see the online event description for information on what to wear and bring Why not kick off your university experience by exploring some of the best landscapes that Sheffield has to offer with a fell run around the Redmires Reservoirs catering for all abilities! FREE - but bring £2.40 for bus fare GIALG

Come along to our introduction to sign language session! Have you ever wanted to learn sign language and understand the deaf culture, but not known what it entails? Then this workshop will give you a brief introduction.

Come along to our first event of the year! All materials will be provided. We will be painting using watercolour but feel free to bring your own paints/ brushes/media if you prefer. All abilities welcome! £3

£2.50

INTRODUCTION BEGINNER TO MEDITATION PROGRAMMING WEDNESDAY 2 OCTOBER 17:30-18:30

WEDNESDAY 2 OCTOBER 17:00-19:00

View Room 6, SU Ever wanted to try your hand at programming but felt like you didn’t know where to start? Come along to our beginner programming session where we will teach you the basics with the programming language Java, and help you get familiar with programming so you can continue on your own. Just come along with your laptop/ charger and we will help you set everything else up.

Gallery Room 3, SU Whether you’re new to meditation or a seasoned pro, this session will introduce you to our society and allow you to meet new people. We hope to see you there! GIALG

FREE

WATER TASTER SESSION

WEDNESDAY 2 OCTOBER 13:00-14:15 OR 14:15-15:30 £3 OR 15:30-16:45

FIRST JUMP

WEDNESDAY 2 OCTOBER 14:45 - 18:30 Glossop Road entrance to Bar One Want to start your journey in a high risk, high adrenaline sport? Make your first jump into parkour! You’ll learn the basics and safety aspects of the sport, then will have time to climb, vault and jump all of Nova City’s equipment, including the foam pit! Make sure to bring suitable clothing and shoes for sports, as well as plenty of water. £8.50

Meet outside Goodwin Sports Centre Come down to the picturesque Damflask reservoir and experience rowing in a boat on the water. Event is for complete novices only and those that have rowed before should make contact with the senior captains. Make sure to wear appropriate sportswear e.g. leggings and to also bring something warm ! £5

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GOSPEL CHOIR

WEDNESDAY 2 OCTOBER 17:30-18:30 Lecture Theatre 1, Hicks Gospel choir is an inclusive group that welcomes people of all abilities and backgrounds. We love to laugh together, bring joy to our audiences and get them clapping along. We learn and perform all kinds of music, from gospel classics to African spirituals, pop bops and stage musical numbers. You don’t need to have any singing experience and we don’t hold auditions- all we want is enthusiasm! GIALG

CLARINET ENSEMBLE

FREE

K-POP DANCE GIVE ‘DRAG’ A WEDNESDAY 2 OCTOBER GO 18:00-19:30 Meet on the SU Concourse

WEDNESDAY 2 OCTOBER 18:30-21:30

See the online event description View Room 5, SU for info on what to wear and bring Come and try the art of drag Come along and learn a K-Pop with DragSoc, now in its dance! No dance experience is second year! Unleash your required and it is a great way inner king or queen with the to have fun, meet friends with guidance of our existing artists a mutual love of K-Pop whilst and get a feel for our society. exercising! Basic makeup (not foundation) £3 and snacks provided. GIALG

FREE

INTRODUCTION BELLY DANCE TO WEDNESDAY 2 OCTOBER COMPETITIVE 19:00-20:00 BOARDGAMES Workroom 4, 38 Mappin Street WEDNESDAY 2 OCTOBER 18:00-21:00

No need to get your belly out! Come and learn this wonderful Middle Eastern style of dance. Meet outside the SU Welcome WEDNESDAY 2 OCTOBER Belly dance uses all parts of Desk 17:30-19:00 the body with specific focus In this session we will be Classroom 3, 38 Mappin Street introducing you to competitive on isolated hip and abdominal movements. Our lessons aim boardgames! Do you play the clarinet? This to help you gain confidence, These games usually have a goal body awareness and tone up newly formed ensemble play that a player aims to achieve, from an assortment of genres, whilst having a great time! and will result in them winning! Suitable for both beginners and including jazz, classical and There can sometimes be a film music. Clarinettists of all experienced dancers who would abilities are welcome, just come singular winner or multiple! like to try a new style of dance. along and bring your clarinet. GIALG FREE Wear comfortable clothing and FREE bring water to keep hydrated! GIALG

BEGINNERS TAP DANCE

£3.50

WEDNESDAY 2 OCTOBER 17:00-18:00 Stephenson Hall

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£3


CONCERT BAND

ICE SKATING

WEDNESDAY 2 OCTOBER 19:00-21:00 38 Mappin Street, Workroom 1 Calling all wind players, brass players and percussionists! Expect a mix of movie themes and showtunes, with some popular classical music thrown in too. Players of all abilities welcome, just bring your instrument. GIALG

Meet at the University Tram Stop £4.20 for the tram. Entry and skate rental is £3.15

Come for a glorious couple hours of skating at our Olympic sized ice rink! Bring new friends and have a go at our informal skate session. Wear warm jumpers and wear trousers. FREE Gloves are optional but a nice touch. GIALG

Meet outside the SU or at 38 Mappin St, Workroom 2

MUAY THAI

WEDNESDAY 2 OCTOBER 19:00-21:30

Looking to join a brass band at uni? We are a friendly and inclusive group and we welcome brass players of any ability to come and join us for our first rehearsal. Come and feel the Yorkshire spirit, play some exciting music, and get to know the other musicians afterwards in the pub. We’d love to get to know you and we’re always looking for new members. Don’t forget your instrument!

WEDNESDAY 2 OCTOBER 19:30-21:30 Council Chambers, Octagon

Do you like laughing? Do you want to meet awesome new people? Do you want to have a great time while learning the ropes of Improvised Comedy? We’re running a workshop covering the basics of how to FREE be funny on your feet. We’ll but other costs involved be teaching you some games, some exercises and how to be silly in general.

BRASS BAND

GIALG

IMPROVISED COMEDY BEGINNERS WORKSHOP

WEDNESDAY 2 OCTOBER 19:00-21:30

GIALG

WEDNESDAY 2 OCTOBER 19:30-21:00 or 21:00-22:30

FREE

JIU JITSU

Stephenson Hall, Endcliffe

Muay Thai is a beautiful sport with centuries of tradition and history behind it; it differs from kickboxing as it allows elbows, knees, and clinching. It will help your confidence, as well as your fitness and discipline! Come along to train in Thailand’s national sport, meet new people and get involved in one of the FREE most effective martial arts out there. Loose fitting clothes (shorts, t-shirt) and a bottle of water is all you need!

WEDNESDAY 2 OCTOBER 20:00-22:00 The Studio, Goodwin Sports Centre See the online event description for info on what to wear and bring

Are you starting life at Sheffield University? Are you looking to join a club? Why not try something new? At our Give it a Go session you will be taught some simple, safe, effective self-defence techniques that anyone can use regardless £2 of size, and will receive a taste of what our training sessions are like. GIALG

FREE

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USLES ACTING MAKE YOUR THURSDAY 3 OCTOBER OWN TEA 16:00-18:00 BAGS View Room 4 & 5, SU

Do you love acting in funny, light-hearted productions or would like to try it out? Then this is for you! Come along to our workshop with the chance to try out some scenes from previous shows, as well as some improv games - there will be laughs! We are a friendly and inclusive society and are open to all abilities and levels of experience, hope to see you there! GIALG

TEACH SEX ED WITH SEXPRESSION

THURSDAY 3 OCTOBER 17:00-19:00

THURSDAY 3 OCTOBER 17:30-19:30

View Room 6, SU

Gallery Room 2, SU

Join the Tea Society for an evening of tea creating and testing! We’ll have a selection of loose leaf teas available (herbal, black, red, white, and green, including non-caffeinated options) to make your own flavour creation in your own snazzy tea bag. Our wonderful Biscuit Officer will make sure FREE we have plenty of snacks for everyone as well!

QUIDDITCH

THURSDAY 3 OCTOBER 16:30-18:30 Meet outside The SU, The Edge or The Ridge

£1 GIALG

FREE

ATHLETICS OPEN SESSION HORRORGAMI THURSDAY 3 OCTOBER THURSDAY 3 OCTOBER 17:30-18:45

17:30-20:00

See the online event description Meet outside Weston Park for info on what to wear and bring Museum Quidditch is one of the fastest See the online event description growing sports in the world. for info on what to wear and bring This session is a no contact These sessions are open for taster that will allow you to everyone from beginners to experience the game, and performance athletes. Whether see if you want to play either your wanting to get involved competitively or casually. No in the sport for the first time previous quidditch or sportor introduce yourself to the ing experience required, just team, we’ll be sure to find a enthusiasm. group or activity that’s right £2 for you within our club. We can guarantee lots of fun, encouragement and above all, a warm welcome. £1

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Do you like working with young people? Want to give back to the local community and develop your teaching skills and confidence? Or just keen to put a condom on a banana or have a chat about consent with 11-18 year olds? Then come along to our session to try out some of our games and activities and find out how to get involved with Sheffield Sexpression!

Meeting Room 1, Octagon The Horror Society and the Stationery Appreciation Society are bringing you ‘Horrorgami’, origami with a spooky twist! Learn to make paper ghosts, cats, and lots more! This is a great way to impress your new flatmates. Tea and snacks provided, plus some great prizes for the best decorated ‘horrorgami’ to be won. £1


BOOMWHACKER BREAKING THE LIFESAVING ENSEMBLE BOUNDARIES SKILLS & THURSDAY 3 OCTOBER IN JUSTICE AWARDS 17:45-19:00 Classroom 3, 38 Mappin Street Making music with a twist! Come along and get involved with Sheffield’s answer to ‘Stomp’. If you’re not sure what to expect, look on YouTube for Boomwhacker covers and see how much fun it is. No previous experience required, open to all abilities.

THURSDAY 3 OCTOBER 18:00-19:00

THURSDAY 3 OCTOBER 18:00-19:30

Gallery Room 3, SU

Poolside, Goodwin Swimming Pool

Annie (a law student at the University) will be the main speaker of the event. She is the co-founder of Innovation of Justice project and she is going to introduce us to the importance of justice in people’s lives and how it can affect them if FREE it is not applied with fairness. GIALG Miscarriages of Justice strongly supports and believes that jusTHURSDAY 3 OCTOBER tice can break the boundaries 18:00-19:00 and restore people’s lives.

ZUMBA

GIALG

Meet outside the SU at 17:45 or at King Edward VII School at 18:00

FREE GIALG

YIN YOGA

THURSDAY 3 OCTOBER 18:00-20:00

Meet outside The Edge Fancy some relaxation and a bit of me-time? Yin Yoga is a slow paced and meditative class where poses are held for a few minutes to increase flexibility and joint health whilst relaxing the mind. All are welcome, just wear warm comfortable clothes. Mats are provided.

£3

FREE

TAEKWONDO

THURSDAY 3 OCTOBER See the online event description 18:00-19:00 for info on what to wear and bring Come and join the party! Zumba is an enjoyable, instructor led, dance workout for all abilities. Our group classes are inspired by several different dance and music styles, accompanied by fun, easy to follow dance moves. Whether you’re sick of the gym or looking to try something new, come and Give Zumba a Go!

If you are looking to try something new, come and give lifesaving a shot! It is a great opportunity to meet new friends whilst learning fundamental self-survival and rescue skills both in and out of the water. You can even gain internationally recognised qualifications! Anyone is welcome, simply bring your swim kit and goggles along with you.

Meet outside The Edge

Come train with the UoS Taekwondo club! We have members of all skill levels, and are welcoming to all - whether you have never tried Taekwondo before, are a black belt or anywhere in between. The session content varies from technique £3.50 and paddle work, to strength and flexibility training, to sparring, and will always involve a warm down at the pub!

BEGINNERS MODERN DANCE THURSDAY 3 OCTOBER 17:00-18:00

£3

Meet at 38 Mappin Street See the online event description for info on what to wear and bring Come and try modern dance with Dance Soc. Find them on social media for more info - ‘University of Sheffield Dance Society’ £3

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GIVE IT A HALL GROUP SING - LOWER LAUNCH THURSDAY 3 OCTOBER VOICES 19:30-21:00 THURSDAY 3 OCTOBER 19:00-19:30

Uni Central, SU

Hall groups are communities of students who meet in halls Like singing and making to study the bible and pray friends? Join Bombus, our together. All are welcome, lower voices choir, for an whether you are a Christian or introduction to rehearsals as we not, to build friendships and sing your favourite soundtracks hear about Jesus. Hall Group in preparation for our TV and Launch is a chance to meet movie-themed November conother people in your hall group cert “SingSoc on Screen”. and find out more about what FREE we do in hall groups. GIALG

ROCK BAND THURSDAY 3 OCTOBER 19:00-21:00

Workroom 1, 38 Mappin Street Looking to join a rock band at uni? With a range of styles from classic rock and pop, punk and indie rock, there’s something for everyone in this band. Bring along your instrument, and jam with us. GIALG

FREE

THURSDAY 3 OCTOBER 20:00-22:00 The Studio, Goodwin Sports Centre Are you starting life at Sheffield University? Are you looking to join a club? Why not try something new? At our Give it a Go session you will be taught some simple, safe, effective self-defence techniques that anyone can use regardless of size, and will receive a taste of what our training sessions are like. FREE

FRIDAY 4 OCTOBER 11:00-12:00

Classroom 3, 38 Mappin Street Calling all string players! If you’re looking to join a slightly smaller group, playing a range of classical music, this is the one for you. Open to string players of all abilities, just bring your instrument. GIALG

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MAKING CHANGE HAPPEN IN YOUR SU

THURSDAY 3 OCTOBER 19:15-20:45

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FREE

Like singing and making friends? Join Chorus for an introduction to rehearsals as we sing your favourite soundtracks in preparation for our TV and movie-themed November concert “SingSoc on Screen”. This session is perfect for all abilities. Hot drinks, biscuits and friendly faces provided.

JIU JITSU

FREE GIALG

STRING ENSEMBLE

THURSDAY 3 OCTOBER 19:30-21:20

Lecture Theatre 6, Arts Tower

Lecture Theatre 6, Arts Tower

GIALG

GIVE IT A SING - CHORUS

FREE

Gallery Room 3, SU Find out more about how your Students’ Union works, and how you can make a change to the experience of all University of Sheffield students. This session will give an overview of everything you need to know to stand for an SU Council position, including how to write a manifesto, campaigning top tips and details of the role itself. GIALG

FREE


GOSPEL CHOIR HOW TO RUN A CINEMA? FRIDAY 4 OCTOBER 17:15-18:30

FRIDAY 4 OCTOBER 17:30-18:30

Nelson Mandela Auditorium, SU

Lecture Theatre 1, Hicks Gospel choir is an inclusive group that welcomes people of all abilities and backgrounds. We love to laugh together, bring joy to our audiences and get them clapping along. We learn and perform all kinds of music, from gospel classics to African spirituals, pop bops and stage musical numbers. You don’t need to have any singing experience and we don’t hold auditions- all we want is enthusiasm! GIALG

FREE

ASHTANGA YOGA

Welcome film-lovers! The inner workings of cinemas are no longer secret! Film Unit, the independent cinema located inside the student union, is opening its doors. Glimpse behind the scenes and experience how a professional cinema operates. Student staff guide you through running a public screening, including an exclusive tour of our film projection room and equipment, normally off-limits to audiences. Then enjoy working with our team to host the days screening and see the film for free! GIALG

FRINJE FRIDAY NIGHT JAZZ ENSEMBLE FRIDAY 4 OCTOBER 19:00-21:00

FRIDAY 4 OCTOBER 17:45-18:45

Workroom 1, 38 Mappin Street

Raynor Lounge, SU All are welcome to try Ashtanga Yoga which involves doing a sequence of yoga poses in a continuous, flowing manner. This promotes flexibility, strength and stamina as well as calming the mind. Just wear comfortable clothes. Mats are provided! £3.50

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FREE

FRIDAY 4 OCTOBER 20:00-23:00 High Tor 1, The Edge Come and join our easy but fun traditional dances with a live band playing all night. A caller will lead you through the steps and the bar will, of course, be open. No experience or prior knowledge needed! £3

Want to play jazz? Come along to the Friday Night Jazz Ensemble, full of the best improv the university has to offer, with a cool mix of jazz, swing and funk. Players of all abilities wel- FRIDAY 4 OCTOBER come, no previous improvising 18:30-20:30 experience required. Bring your Meet outside the SU at 18:15 instrument and join us for a jam. This is not an official training GIALG FREE course, it is run by students for students and attendees will not receive a certificate.

LIFESAVING FIRST AID

BEGINNERS POLE FITNESS

From giving CPR to treating a severe bleed – we cover it all! These skills can prepare you for qualifications such as the RLSS Meet outside the SU at 17:30 or 18:30 Survive & Save or QualSafe certified First Aid At Work courses Have you ever wanted to learn to pole dance? Well this is the perfect opportunity to Give it a Go! No experience in anything is that we run during the year. You required! Just bring your wonderful self. You’ll learn spins, and tricks can even integrate these elements at our pool training, and to get you off the ground. Exercise clothes are ideal to wear, and please make sure to bring some water! Can’t wait to see you there! try our simulated emergency £5 responses, a main event at our league competitions. FREE GIALG FRIDAY 4 OCTOBER 18:00-19:00 or 19:00-20:00

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ROBIN HOODS BAY & WHITBY DAY TRIP SATURDAY 5 OCTOBER 07:30-17:30

Glossop Road entrance to Bar One or Oakholme Road

ORIENTEERING

Join us on our historical Yorkshire Coast day trip. First stop is Robin Hoods Bay; its beach is renowned for fossils. Then Whitby; the ‘birthplace’ of the mythical legend of Dracula and a fantastic coastal Town. £22

FRIDAY 4 OCTOBER 17:00-19:00

Meet outside the Octagon Building Please see the online event description for information on what to wear and bring Why not kick off your university experience by trying out orienteering, a navigation challenge whilst trying to be the quickest competitor around the course. All abilities welcome.

SATURDAY 5 OCTOBER FREE 08:30-09:30

GIALG

SATURDAY 5 OCTOBER 12:00-14:00 Meet outside The Edge Want to start your journey in a high risk, high adrenaline sport? Make your first jump into parkour! You will learn the basics and safety aspects, then get into the heart of parkour by training outdoors. Practice scaling walls and swinging from rails at Endcliffe Park. Make sure to bring suitable clothing and shoes, as well as plenty of water. GIALG

FREE

ATHLETICS OPEN SESSION

SATURDAY 5 OCTOBER 09:15-11:00 See the online event description for info on what to wear and bring Meet outside The Edge Whether your new to athletics, new to Park Run or a Park Run See the online event description for info on what to wear and bring veteran, join our Social Sports These sessions are open for and Cross Country groups as everyone from beginners to they head down to the Shefperformance athletes. Whether field Hallam (Endcliffe) Park your wanting to get involved Run! It’s great for us to get to in the sport for the first time know you! We can guarantee, or introduce yourself to the fun, encouragement, and lots team, we’ll be sure to find a of team spirit. GIALG FREE group or activity that’s right for you within our club. We can guarantee lots of fun, encouragement and above all, a warm welcome. Meet outside The Edge

FIRST JUMP

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PARK RUN

£1


TAEKWONDO

OUTDOOR MINIGAMES

SATURDAY 5 OCTOBER 14:00-16:00

SATURDAY 5 OCTOBER 12:00-15:00

Meet outside The Edge

Come train with the UoS Taekwondo club! We have members of all skill levels, and are welcoming to all - whether you Join the Sheffield Assassins have never tried Taekwondo Guild for some fun fun filled before, are a black belt or anyMinigames in Weston Park! where in between. The session Shoot some Nerf guns, have content varies from technique some fun and get to know what and paddle work, to strength the Guilds all about. and flexibility training, to £2 sparring, and will always involve a warm down at the pub! Meet at the Bandstand in Weston Park or outside the SU at 11:50

£3

DUATHLON

SATURDAY 5 OCTOBER 12:30-16:000 Meet outside The Edge or The Arts Tower Try our Duathlon - run cycle run! Join us on the edge of the beautiful Peak District for our duathlon, it can be as easy or as hard as you make it. There is both a short course option and a longer course option, for complete beginners and those who have run/cycled previously. We will have two groups at different meeting points cycling out to the start (7km cycle), we have many bikes that you can borrow if you don’t have a bike, and the whole thing is only £1. Everyone is welcome, please find more information on our Facebook or Instagram page ‘Triathlon’!

CAPOEIRA FOR BEGINNERS

SATURDAY 5 OCTOBER 15:00-17:00 Activity Room 1, Goodwin Capoeira is a unique and exciting sport that combines martial arts, dance, acrobatics and music. A Brazilian martial art with African roots, capoeira will improve your strength, balance and flexibility, and is a fun way of keeping fit. Everyone is welcome; the teachers are highly skilled, friendly and patient. £3

SAMBA INTRODUCTION DRUMMING SATURDAY 5 OCTOBER TO SOCIAL 15:00-16:00 DEDUCTION Meet outside the SU BOARDGAMES We play brazillian-style carnival SATURDAY 5 OCTOBER 14:00-18:00

Meet outside the SU Welcome Desk In this session we will be introducing you to social deduction boardgames! These are a genre of boardgame in which the players must use deductive reasoning and logic in order to win the game. They often use hidden roles and you must figure out who’s part of your team and work together in order to win. Great for large groups!

£1 GIALG

beats at gigs all over Sheffield! Samba is a fun and exciting drumming style! Don’t worry if you’ve not played before, everyone is welcome! GIALG

FREE

BACKWOODS COOKING SATURDAY 5 OCTOBER 12:00-16:00 Meet outside the Octagon

Come along to our fun backwoods cooking event. Take this opportunity to light a fire and cook some scrumptious food, all in good FREE company. Spaces are limited to 25 so it’s first come first serve, and don’t forget your Ucard and change for the bus (£3). £5

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CHATSWORTH HOUSE DAY TRIP BENCHBALL SUNDAY 6 OCTOBER 12:00-13:00 Goodwin Sports Hall Everyone’s favourite PE lesson now has its own society! Come along for a fun and friendly game of Benchball, you won’t want to miss out! £2 - Buy your ticket from the Sport Sheffield Website

SUNDAY 6 OCTOBER 10:30-17:00

Glossop Road entrance to Bar One Chatsworth is an English stately home and a must-see attraction when you are in Sheffield! More than 30 magnificent rooms display one of Europe’s finest private collections of treasures. The 105-acre garden is beautiful, with a huge maze, rare plants, fountains and the famous Duke’s Cascade. You could bring a picnic to enjoy in the grounds, or enjoy refreshments in the Courtyard. At 4pm, we will return to the coach as on our way back to Sheffield we will stop at the Chatsworth House farm shop for an hour so you can stock up on local goodies. £28.50

SKATEBOARDING QUIDDITCH SUNDAY 6 OCTOBER TASTER 14:30-16:30 SUNDAY 6 OCTOBER 14:00-17:00 Crookes Valley Park

Meet outside The SU, The Edge or The Ridge

BEGINNERS POLE FITNESS SUNDAY 6 OCTOBER 18:00-19:00 or 19:00-20:00

Meet outside the SU at 17:30 See the online event description or 18:30 Always wanted to try Skatefor info on what to wear and bring boarding? Or perhaps you are Have you ever wanted to learn Quidditch is one of the fastest to pole dance? Well this is the an experienced shredder that wants to meet the society? This growing sports in the world. perfect opportunity to Give it a session is the perfect opportu- This session is a no contact Go! No experience in anything taster that will allow you to nity for both! Crookes Valley is required! Just bring your experience the game, and Park is an ideal flatland spot wonderful self. You’ll learn whether you’re learning the ba- see if you want to play either spins, and tricks to get you off competitively or casually. No sics or trying to land that next the ground. Exercise clothes trick. We have boards and gear previous quidditch or sportare ideal to wear, and please ing experience required, just to lend out so don’t worry if make sure to bring some water! you haven’t got any equipment! enthusiasm. Can’t wait to see you there! £2 FREE £5 GIALG 38


S N O I T ELEC 2019 Did you know as a University of Sheffield student, you own and run your Students’ Union? One of the many ways that you do this is through Students’ Union Council, a body of 66 students, from different groups and academic departments, who make sure that the SU works for all students at the University of Sheffield.

Every year, you select the students who will represent you on Students’ Union Council, making big decisions about the things which matter to Sheffield Students, things like: How should the SU spend its money? What should the SU sell in its shops, bars and restaurants? What big issues should the SU take a stand and campaign on?

Any student, in any year, can be an SU Councillor. Stand for a position before Friday 11th October, for the opportunity to make friends, build networks and embark on an exciting start to your University experience.

30th Sept - 11th Oct

18th Oct

21st - 23rd Oct

24th Oct

Nominate yourself

Candidates announced

Vote

Meet your new Candidates

Making Change Happen at Your SU Find out more about how your SU works, and how you can make a change to the experience of all University of Sheffield students. This session will give an overview of everything you need to know to stand for an SU Council position, including how to write a manifesto, campaigning top tips and details of the role itself. Friday 4th October, 11am-12noon, Gallery Room 3. Or Wednesday 9th October, 1pm-2pm, Gallery Room 3.

For more information on SU Council elections:

elections@sheffield.ac.uk

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Volunteering. Connect with your city, make a positive difference in the community and develop your skills. Sheffield Volunteering have lots of projects which will really enhance your student experience. Come and chat to us to find out more - find our office in the Activities Zone in your Students’ Union. Give Volunteering A Go! Each of these activities is a taster, so you can try something new, see more of the city and gain new skills. They are a great way to meet other students and are fun activities to do with friends. All activities are free and can count towards your HEAR (must be applied for - ask the Volunteering team). Transport is organised and included. No experience required. Book your place via email volunteering@sheffield.ac.uk stating the activity and date or in the Sheffield Volunteering office in your Students’ Union. (Monday to Friday, 10am - 5pm)

 WWW.SHEFFIELDVOLUNTEERING.COM   SHEFFIELDVOLUNTEERING  @SHEF_VOLUNTEER 

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Volunteering Opportunities MANOR FIELDS PARK

Wednesday 25 September 9:30-15:00 Enjoy fresh air and get close to nature at Sheffield Manor Lodge, a beautiful, historical site with a stunning view of the city. Tasks such as digging, planting, and pond clearing will improve the quality of the park for local people and wildlife.

HIDDEN GEMS TOUR

SUPPORT ON A SUNDAY

Thursday 26 September or Friday 4 October

Sunday 29 September

13:00-16:00 Meet at the Volunteering Office, in the Students’ Union Discover your city and enhance your knowledge of Independent Sheffield! On this alternative tour of the Steel city, we will show you hidden gems, visit places of interest, showcase local charities, and treat you to refreshments at independent cafes.

Provide a warm and welcoming environment for Sheffield’s homeless and vulnerable at this friendly volunteer-run shelter. Greet, chat and play games with guests, and serve tea/coffee/soup and a hot two course meal.

12:00-16:00

PART TIME JOBS AND VOLUNTEERING FAIR

Thursday 3 October 10:30-14:00 Drop in Fair at the Octagon Centre, no need to sign up in advance This is your chance to meet lots of charities in Sheffield, chat to student volunteers about student-led projects and find the perfect volunteering opportunity for you.

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Weekly sessions during term time, starting from Monday 30th September 2019

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A huge variety of sports and activities throughout the year. Great for supporting your physical and mental wellbeing. Available to all students.

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#weareinternational

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The Chaplaincy Centre is freely available to all members of our University. We’re based in the Octagon Centre and have a Common Room, Quiet Room, and Craft Room open to all. Monday, Tuesday and Friday Chaplaincy on Tour 11:00-12:00 Coffee Revolution

Tuesday

Mindful Walk Meet at Octagon steps 13:00

Wednesday

Brunch with the Chaplaincy 10:30 Octagon Common Room

WEEK ONE

Monday, Thursday and Friday Chaplaincy on Tour 11:00-12:00 Coffee Revolution

Tuesday

Mindful Walk Meet at Octagon steps 13:00

Wednesday

Brunch with the Chaplaincy 10:30 Octagon Common Room

Call in to see us, or find out more:

www.sheffield.ac.uk/chaplaincy

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FAITH SPECIFIC EVENTS (OPEN TO ALL)

NON FAITH SPECIFIC EVENTS

INTRO WEEK

INTRO WEEK

Tuesday

Christian Chaplaincy Hub An informal drop-in for those who want to help build community during their time at uni; via free refreshments, chat and more reflective stuff too. 16:30-17:30

Tuesday

Muslim Student Welcome A welcome event for new Muslim students. 17:30

Wednesday

Christian Student Welcome 17:00 Coffee Revolution

WEEK ONE

Tuesday

Christian Chaplaincy Hub An informal drop-in for those who want to help build community during their time at uni; via free refreshments, chat and more reflective stuff too. 16:30-17:30

Wednesday

Holy Communion (Free Church & Anglican) 13:10 – 13:40 Chaplaincy Gathering Room (Octagon L floor)

Wednesday

Hindu Student welcome and Temple visit Meet outside SU main doors 19:00


LONDON MUSICAL AND OVERNIGHT STAY

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Join us as we head to London for a very special Give it a Go day trip in November. Enjoy the history, thrills and excitement of England’s Capital - London on this overnight stay. Our trip will also include a matinee performance of Disney’s The Lion King Musical at the Lyceum Theatre.

SATURDAY 9 NOVEMBER Coach departs outside Bar One on Saturday 9 November at 09:30 Coach departs London on 10 November at 17:30 Price includes private return coach transport, a one night overnight stay, breakfast, coach transfers in and out of London on Friday and Saturday, and ticket entry to Disney’s The Lion King. Running time of The Lion King is 2 hours and 30 minutes. Once you have bought your ticket, you must email giveitago@sheffield.ac.uk so we can allocate you your room, and seat number on the coach. 45


STUDENT FUNDRAISING WITH SHEFFIELD RAG AND BUMMIT

RAG STANDS FOR ‘RAISING AND GIVING’ We’re here to support student fundraising and to put on fundraising events and activities you can’t get anywhere else! (not in capitals) Every year we help students raise thousands of pounds for different charities and support hundreds of student-led events.

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BUMMIT Bummit are a sub-committee of Sheffield RAG who organise two landmark charity hitch-hikes each year.

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3 WAYS TO GET INVOLVED 1. Take part in our events BABY BUMMIT TO… GLASGOW! WEDNESDAY 13 NOVEMBER, ALL DAY Our hitchhiking charity challenge is a great way to meet new people, see new places and raise money for good causes. What’s more, if you enjoy it, there’ll be an even bigger hitchhiking challenge to an as of yet unknown European city for you to get involved with in 2020! Baby Bummit can be a great bonding experience for you and your housemates, or a way to find new friends. You just need to get to Glasgow in one day without spending any money and once you get there you’ll be treated to a cosy hostel and a well-deserved night out with your fellow Bummit participants. All this whilst raising money for a good cause! What’s not to love? Check our Facebook page (@Bummit ) for more info. Tickets cost £30 and each participant is required to raise £80 in sponsorship

SPIDERWALK

RAG’S 13-MILE CHARITY BONFIRE NIGHT –HIKE! DATE 7 NOVEMBER, EVENING

Join us for RAG’s infamous night-walk in The Peak District; Spiderwalk! With hundreds of other students along for the journey, a picturesque route to keep you motivated and free food and a show at the half way point, Spiderwalk puts the fun in fundraising! Check our Facebook page (@SheffieldRAG ) for more info and to vote on where the money you raise will go to. Tickets cost £8 and each participant is required to raise £30 in sponsorship.

2. Adopt a charity Put on your own fundraisers for charities of your choice (and raise money for your club or society at the same time!) TOP TIP: follow us on Facebook to find out how we can support your fundraising. RAG’s ‘Adopt a Charity’ scheme works with clubs, societies and committees to help you fundraise for charities of your choice. We can help you organise your own fundraising events or set up a bake sale or collection permit for you. Sports clubs and societies can also claim back up to 45% of your fundraising for your own club or society account too! We can help with things like planning, budgeting, marketing, resources and legal stuff. E-mail adoptacharity@sheffieldrag.com Please be aware that small scale fundraising events must send in their request for fundraising support at least 10 days before they wish for their event to take place and larger events must send through their request at least 6 weeks prior to their chosen event date. Our Adopt a Charity team will not respond to fundraising requests during exam time and vacation periods.

3. RAG Reps Interested in fundraising and want to develop your knowledge and skills? Become a RAG Rep! With support from our student committees and staff, you can learn fundraising skills, make new friends, and be an integral part of some of our biggest events (plus, if you’re an undergraduate student, it counts towards your HEAR.) E-mail ragreps@sheffieldrag.com to get involved! 47


Sheffield Students’ Union Give it a Go programme is packed full of amazing activities, events and experiences. Every year thousands of students take part in Give it a Go, and you should too!

BUYING TICKETS

Tickets for all activities are on sale at the Students’ Union Box Office (tel: 0114 222 8777) and are available to buy online www.sheffieldsu. com/events TICKETS MUST BE PURCHASED IN ADVANCE and your Student, SIC or Gold Life Membership uCard must be shown at the Box Office in order to buy your tickets. Demand for Give it a Go is massive and events can sell out very quickly, so please buy your ticket early to avoid disappointment and please note that you cannot turn up and pay on the door! Unfortunately, all tickets purchased are nonrefundable and cannot be exchanged or transferred. If the event organiser cancels the activity, a full refund will be given from the Students’ Union Box Office. Participants will be informed of cancellations via facebook and twitter, and email where possible.

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ROOM LOCATIONS

Unsure of where to go? Check out the map at the front of the programme. If the location reads ‘The Edge’ in Ranmoor/ Endcliffe, ‘The Ridge’ in Ranmoor/Endcliffe or ‘The SU’ (Students’ Union), just meet outside the main entrance of that building. Goodwin Sports centre is located on Northumberland Road (on your way up to Crookes)

WOMEN’S MINIBUS

For evening activities in the Students’ Union, the Women’s Minibus will take you home to your door anywhere within a 2-mile radius of the Union. The service runs at half past every hour and tickets cost just £1.50 from the Students’ Union Box Office.

WOMEN'S COMMITTEE

The Women's Campaign at the University of Sheffield Students' Union consists of the Women's Officer and the Women's Committee. Together they work to make your student experience free from discrimination

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and sexism, alongside the other Liberation Campaigns. Look out for the Women’s Committee logo to see events for self-defining women.

PUBLIC TRANSPORT

For information on bus and tram fares in and around Sheffield, visit www. travelsouthyorkshire.com The Give it a Go sports activities are in partnership with Sport Sheffield.

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