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Monday 16th January: Walking Society’s Members Meeting

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Planning walking society’s activities (year 2012)

Walking society members, help us put together a great plan of walks and other activities for the new year 2017!

 

The walking society organised 9 local walks for the new students at Cranfield University between the months of October and December 2016. You can read about some of these events here.  These walks followed the footpath and cycle path to Cranfield village; showed us the way across the fields to a local farm shop  and along a country lane to a local pub in the quintessential village of North Crawley; led us to visit a nearby historical market town of Olney and the medieval hunting ground of Salcey Forest; and explore the geology of the highest point of East of England and Bedfordshire’s best secrets.

Where could our walks take us in the new year 2017? This is an opportunity for our walking society’s members to have their say and get actively involved in planning our next walks.

Pop in to the CSA (Building 114, Cranfield University) lounge upstairs at 18.30pm on Monday 16th January. Confirm your attendance by registering via our Eventbrite page.


If you are not a member yet, this is an opportunity for you to meet our friendly bunch and join our society.

Looking forward to seeing you!

If you cannot attend this meeting in person and would like to contribute with ideas for upcoming activities, you may email us at cranfielduniversitywalks@gmail.com

Andrew and Kristina

New committee members sought: be part of our winning team!

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we-need-youWho is behind Cranfield University’s Walks?

Currently the activities of the walking student society at Cranfield University are managed by Andrew, a member of staff and a PhD student, and Kristina, founder of this walking society and an ex- PhD student.

Cranfield University’s Walks is now looking for volunteers to form its committee for the academic year 2016-2017. Having a committee is a prerequisite for any student society to be eligible to apply for funding from Cranfield Students’ Association.

What committee positions are available?

1st and 2nd Photo Editor

Social Media Officer (Facebook, Instagram)

Funding Officer

Transport Coordinator 

Membership Officer

Treasurer (Finance)

Why become a committee member for Cranfield University’s Walks?

This is what our past committee members say:

Getting involved on the committee is a great way to gain organisational skills, as well as 
meeting the locals.(Sarah,a committee member extraordinaire, President and 2x Treasurer) 
This will help you to develop quite a few useful skills such as planning, budgeting, leadership, team working, etc. Not joking. I very successfully used my experience of being a committee member in the competency questions of job applications and interviews.This led me to be offered a place on a graduate scheme with Rolls-Royce. (Belén, Photo Editor, Social Media Officer - the voice of the walking society!) 
I won the award of “Bee’s knees” of the walking society in the academic year of 2013-2014. I was happy to get this unexpected award.I was also happy that I improved from the activities (Jing received Cranfield Students’ Association awards 2013/2014. The nomination read “Well done, Jing, great to see you gaining confidence and becoming a walk leader and an events organiser.” ) 
By joining Cranfield University’s walking society, you will make friends for life. Just remember, KEEP WALKING! (Vikas, the most enthusiastic participant of the society's activities and its WordPress Editor-in-Chief, a committee member extraordinaire) 
It helps you win friendship, keep fit, see beautiful scenery, but also enriches your knowledge in nature and history.It would definitely make your life at Cranfield University different and much more delightful and enjoyable.(Xiaojian, Photo Editor, Picasa and HTML troubleshooter) 
The walking society at Cranfield University was one of the warmest fraternities I got involved 
with on campus.(Ann, Membership Officer) 

Read more on our Testimonials page.

Kristina says: This is a fantastic opportunity for you to be at the heart of the student community at Cranfield University: as the founder of the society and a committee member it has been priceless for me to see Cranfield students so happy on our walks in the fresh air, out in the beautiful countryside. By being part of our committee, you gain valuable transferable skills such as using WordPress and Eventbrite and being a good leader. Or perhaps you already have some great experience that could benefit our student walking society ‘Cranfield University’s Walks’.  Whatever the reason, don’t hesitate to get in touch if you are interested to be part of our winning team and to discuss further these positions!

Our email: cranfielduniversitywalks@gmail.com
Working out the logistics: As our Transport Coordinator, you may get to coordinate some oversized vehicles -)

Photos! Photos everywhere!

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Here you are, a new photo-summary of our activities:

 

Memories from some of the last walks

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Merry Chrismas Walkers!

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We hope you have enjoyed the walks that we have had until now as much as us. We are looking forward to sharing with you more experiences after Christmas. Always remember that we are more than happy to receive events proposals and new volunteers for the Society’s committee.

Enjoy the holidays, get some fat insulation for the winter walks (I know it’s tough eating so much during Christmas, but we all have to make the effort), and ask Santa for some good hiking gear.

Merry Christmas Cranfield Walkers. Picture from JamesPictures.co.uk
Merry Christmas Cranfield Walkers. Picture from JamesPictures.co.uk

Time of…

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You guessed it:

PHOTO SUMMARY!

@Photo-contributor:

  1. Just note that if you set your pictures as private (red or orange square), only the Flickr members of the group are allowed to see the photos. However, changing the privacy settings is obviously only your choice, I just mention it in case you are not aware of it.
  2. And I will not get tired to remind you that if you do not tag your pictures with the date following the format dd/mm/yyyy in Flickr, they will not appear in this kind of summaries.