Give it a go

Have you been thinking about joining a society, learning a skill or trying something new this year? Give it a Go Week this February is the perfect opportunity to get started.

Society taster sessions, skills workshops and entertainment at some of the city’s most popular attractions are just some of what we’ve got planned and each and every event is an opportunity for you to try something you haven’t before, no strings attached.  

 

Below is a full timetable of the events you can get involved in.

Key: 

City Clifton Brackenhurst

Monday 4th February

Brackenhurst Pride

 

Write a message of support and pride for our showcase and receive a rainbow lanyard. 

11am-3pm

Bramley Reception, Brackenhurst

FREE EVENT

Election Q&A with Student Voice

If you are thinking of running in the NTSU elections for an officer role, then come along to this session to find out more.

1pm - 1.30pm

City Campus, City SU Training Room

BOOK YOUR FREE PLACE

NTSU Spaced Out

 

Come and take part in activities to improve your wellbeing and practice self-care.

1.00-4.00pm

Clifton Campus, Clifton SU, Membership Extension

BOOK YOUR FREE PLACE

Indonesian Society Stall

 

Come and find out more about the new Indonesian Society.

1.30-4.30pm

City Campus, City SU Foyer

BOOK YOUR FREE PLACE

Volunteer with Nottingham Marrow

Come and attend a training session, and learn how to test students to get them on the Anthony Nolan stem cell register to save lives.

5.15-6.15pm

City Campus, Training Rooms

BOOK YOUR FREE PLACE

Election Q&A with Student Voice

If you are thinking of running in the NTSU elections for an officer role, then come along to this session to find out more.

6.15-6.45pm

City Campus, Training Room

BOOK YOUR FREE PLACE

LGBTQ+ Meet Up

 

Come down to the Mezz and meet fellow students in the LGBT+ community here at Trent.

6.00pm – 8.00pm

City Campus,

Mezz Lounge

BOOK YOUR FREE PLACE

Hidden Figures Film Screening

 

Come and watch Hidden Figures, one of 2016s most talked about films.

5.30-8.00pm

The Retreat, City Campus

BOOK YOUR FREE PLACE

Open Mic and Acoustic Night

 

 

7pm – late

Brack Bar, Brackenhurst Campus

FREE EVENT

Tuesday 5th February

Volunteer at Clifton Foodbank

 

Meet at Clifton SU Reception and help out at the local foodbank.

8.00-12.00pm

Clifton Campus

BOOK YOUR FREE PLACE

Volunteer with Nottingham Marrow

Come and attend a training session, and learn how to test students to get them on the Anthony Nolan stem cell register to save lives.

10.00-11.00am

City Campus, Training Room

BOOK YOUR FREE PLACE

Environmental Science Society Stall

Come and find out more about the new Environmental Science Society.

10.00-2.00pm

Clifton Campus, The Point

BOOK YOUR FREE PLACE

Sustainability of Water

 

Find out about our new campaign to reduce water usage at Brack, get tips and freebies to help reduce your water usage. 

10am-3pm

Bramley Reception, Brackenhurst Campus

FREE EVENT

Tree Planters: Plant 3000 Trees

 

Get more information and sign up online at trentstudents.org/volunteering

10.30-3.00pm

Meet at City SU Welcome Desk

BOOK YOUR FREE PLACE

Opportunities Roadshow

 

Come and speak to the Opportunities Department and see how the SU can help you make the most of your time at uni.

11.00-3.00pm

City Campus, City SU Foyer

BOOK YOUR FREE PLACE

Postgraduate Employability Conference with Student Voice

Professional Development to prepare you for your next steps - whether that is continuing within academia or entering the job market.

1.00-5.00pm

City Campus, The Loft

BOOK YOUR FREE PLACE

NTSU Board Game Café

 

Enjoy some popular board games and free tea & coffee and meet some new people.

5.30 - 8.00pm

Clifton Campus, Clifton SU,

Membership Extension

BOOK YOUR FREE PLACE

NTSU Film Night

 

Come and watch The Greatest Showman, one of 2018s most talked about films.

6.30 - 9pm

City Campus, The Retreat

BOOK YOUR FREE PLACE

GIAG with Cocktail Soc

 

Come along to Muddle, Cocktail Society’s weekly event, and learn how to make a cocktail or mocktail!

7.00-8.00pm

City Campus, The Loft

BOOK YOUR FREE PLACE

Disney Quiz!

 

Join the Disney Society as they take over the Brack Bar quiz for one night only. £1, Disney prizes to be won!

7.00pm

Brack Bar, Brackenhurst Campus

PAID EVENT

 

 

 

 

Wednesday 6th February

Eco Equine Keeping

 

Find out about how to keep equines sustainability and the products available. Pop by the stand or come to the one-hour talk, time to be confirmed on Facebook. 

10.00am-3.00pm

Bramley Reception, Brackenhurst Campus

FREE EVENT

Gin Society Stand

 

A brand new Brackenhurst Society! Pop by to find out about the Gin Society. 

10.30-3.00pm

Bramley Reception, Brackenhurst Campus

FREE EVENT

How to Start Your Own Society or Community

Drop in to Activities HQ if you are interested in setting up your own student group on campus.

1.00-4.00pm

City Campus, Activities HQ

BOOK YOUR FREE PLACE

Designer Outlet Shopping Trip

 

Spend the afternoon shopping at McArthurGlen Designer Outlet the leading designer outlet in Nottinghamshire.

12.30pm - 6pm

City Campus & Clifton Campus pick up available

BOOK YOUR FREE PLACE

Undergraduate Employability Conference with Student Voice

Come along to a variety of sessions to enhance your skills set and boost your prospects in the job market.

1.00-5.00pm

City Campus, City SU, The Loft

BOOK YOUR FREE PLACE

Wellbeing Wednesday

 

Our Wellbeing Wednesday activities will be taking place as usual in Brack Bar. We’ll have several wildlife related crafts for you, including making bird feeders!

1pm-4pm 

Brack Bar, Brackenhurst Campus

BOOK YOUR FREE PLACE

Wellbeing Wednesday

 

Come and de-stress with some mindful arts and crafts.

2.00-4.00pm

Clifton Campus, Membership extension

BOOK YOUR FREE PLACE

Pokémon Society Stall

 

Come and find out more about the new Pokémon Society.

1.30-4.30pm, City Campus, City SU Foyer

BOOK YOUR FREE PLACE

Give it a Go with Gamer Society

 

Join the gamer society and play on some of our amazing consoles.

5.30-8.00pm

City Campus, The Retreat

BOOK YOUR FREE PLACE

NTSU Film Night

 

Come and watch The Greatest Showman, one of 2018 most talked about films.

5.30-8.00pm

Clifton Campus,

Membership Extension

BOOK YOUR FREE PLACE

Tree Planting with ConSoc

 

Join the Conservation Society planting trees on the Brackenhurst Estate. Details on the NTSUConSoc Facebook page. 

Afternoon

Brackenhurst Campus

FREE EVENT

 

 

 

Thursday 7th February

Environmental Science Society Showcase

 

The environmental science society at Brack will be showcasing all that the sector has to offer. Including eco-bricks, GIS, society trips and free hot drinks. 

10.00-3.00pm

Bramley, Brackenhurst Campus

FREE EVENT

Opportunities Roadshow

 

Come and speak to the Opportunities Department and see how the SU can help you make the most of your time at uni.

11.00-3.00pm

Clifton Campus, Clifton SU, The Point

BOOK YOUR FREE PLACE

Election Q&A with Student Voice

If you are thinking of running in the NTSU elections for an officer role, then come along to this session to find out more.

1.00-1.30pm

Clifton Campus Clifton Training Room

BOOK YOUR FREE PLACE

GIAG with NTSU Latin Dance

 

A beginner’s lesson in Salsa so you can experience what the society do in their weekly sessions.

1.00-2.00pm

City Campus, Look out on the Latin Dance Facebook for where this is happening

BOOK YOUR FREE PLACE

Drag Society Stall

 

Come and find out more about the new Drag Society.

1.30-4.30pm

City Campus, City SU Foyer

BOOK YOUR FREE PLACE

Oriental Society Stall

 

Come and find out more about the new Oriental Society.

1.30-4.30pm

City Campus, City SU Foyer 

BOOK YOUR FREE PLACE

GIAG with Knitting Society

 

Let KnitSoc teach you to knit a crochet, scarf or teddy bear and find out what it’s like to be a member.

2.00-4.00pm

City Campus, City SU, The Mezz

BOOK YOUR FREE PLACE

Faith on Campus

 

If you are interested in faith and want to find out what support is available, come along and speak to staff and students.

3.00-5.00pm

City Campus,The Loft

BOOK YOUR FREE PLACE

Pool Competition with VP Sport

 

Challenge your VP Sport for the pool champion title at the brand-new Clifton Campus Students’ Union as part of this year’s Give it a Go programme.

5.00-8.00pm

Clifton Campus, Basement Bar

BOOK YOUR FREE PLACE

LGBTQ+ Meet Up

 

Come down to the Mezz and meet fellow students in the LGBT+ community here at Trent.

6.00pm – 8.00pm

Clifton Campus,

Membership Extension

BOOK YOUR FREE PLACE

Bingo

 

£1 for 6 games, prizes to be won! Pay on the door

7pm-Late

Brack Bar, Brackenhurst campus 

PAID EVENT

 

 

 

 

Friday 8th February

How to Volunteer with the SU

 

Drop in to Activities HQ if you are interested in finding out about volunteering opportunities with the SU. 

1.00-4.00pm

City Campus, Activities HQ

BOOK YOUR FREE PLACE

NTSU Spaced Out

 

Come and take part in activities to improve your wellbeing and practice self-care.

2.00-4.00pm

City Campus, The Loft

BOOK YOUR FREE PLACE

NTSU Pride goes to Laser Quest!

Join NTSU Pride for a trip to Laser Quest.

5.00-7.00pm

City Campus, Meet at Newton Steps at 5.00pm

BOOK YOUR FREE PLACE

Exec Officer Bowling

 

Join your SU Exec team and challenge them to a bowling match.

City Campus, Meet at City SU Welcome Desk

5pm – 7pm

BOOK YOUR FREE PLACE

NTSU Board Game Café

 

Come and play some classic board games.

5.30-8.00pm

City Campus, The Retreat

BOOK YOUR FREE PLACE

Photograph Competition 

 

Submit your wildlife or environmental photo, from either Brackenhurst or your placement location, to rebecca.gosling@su.ntu.ac.uk before Thursday 7th February to enter. 

All day

Brack SU, Facebook

FREE EVENT

Elections Q&A

 

Thinking of running in the NTSU elections for an officer role? This session is for you to find out about running and ask questions. 

1-1.30pm

Brackenhurst Campus

FREE EVENT

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Saturday 9th February

South Yorkshire Wildlife Park


Meet at City SU Welcome Desk, pick up from Clifton Campus available  *Paid Event

10.00am – 4.00pm

BOOK YOUR PLACE

Langford Lowfields Trip

A birdwatching trip from ConSoc!  Details on the NTSUConSoc Facebook page 

Come and speak to the Opportunities Department and see how the SU can help you make the most of your time at uni.

All Day

Brackenhurst Campus

FREE EVENT

 

 

 

 

Sunday 10th February

Oxford Day Trip

 

Oxford, The City of Dreaming Spires, is famous the world over for its University and place in history. 

9.00-6.00pm

City Campus, Newton

BOOK YOUR FREE PLACE

International Society Quiz

 

For both international and home students, teams of three will compete for prizes.

7.00-9.00pm

City Campus, Look out on the International Society Facebook page for where this is happening

BOOK YOUR FREE PLACE

Hedgelaying 

 

Gain hedgelaying experience with ConSoc. Details on the NTSUConSoc Facebook page.

All Day

Brackenhurst Campus

FREE EVENT