The Cranfield Clubs & Societies Fair will be in the CSA on:
- Saturday – 5th of October 17:00-20:00
- Tuesday – 8th of October 12:30-14:00
Go there and look for the Walking Society’s stand. Meet some of the walkers and ask all you want to know about the club. But above all, do not miss the opportunity to join the Walking Society.
– Why join the Walking Society?
– 1) Because you like exercise, being outdoors, and meeting people. 2) Because we have itineraries for all tastes: half day excursions starting from Cranfield for the ramblers, beautiful days-out for the walkers, and amazing weekends in the National Parks for the hikers. 3) Because in this club there is always something new to learn; Have you ever done climbing? Do you know how to read a map? Have you ever played geocaching? Do you know how to take good pictures? (find here past walks and activities)
– What are the benefits of joining the Walking Society?
– Do you mean apart from all the fun? Well, the club activities are either only for members or the members have a discount. You will also have a 20% discount in The Outdoor Shop in Stacey Bushes by showing your member card and a 10% discount at GoOutdoors in Bedford.
– Ok, you have persuaded me, this club is for me. How can I join the Walking Society?
– You will only have to come to the stand, fill in a form, and pay the one-off membership fee: £10. The next step is… walking! You will get an email with the programmed activities, and you can be aware of the upcoming events by following us in a social network.
We are waiting for you!
(If you cannot attend the fair you can always register in the club by following the steps stated in the Membership section).
Great success for Cranfield University Walks – we have won the “best event” award for the year 2011-2012 which I am told equals to being voted as the best students society or a club. This is the first time that a walking society at Cranfield University won this trophy.
Each student society or a club was also asked to nominate up to 2 individuals for an award. Cranfield University Walks nominated those from the local community who provided our walking society with most support or a very interesting experience. This is to acknowledge that Cranfield University does not exist in a vacuum; its local communities that surround it are vital to the students’ experience. After a period of voting on our Facebook group page and on our website, the winners were announced as:
Most welcoming local community award: Reverend Gill from Marston Moretaine – for the very warm welcome and an excellent guided tour of St Mary’s church
Most welcoming local business award: Angela and Gary Adderson, Lodge Farm North Crawley – for making our students feel at home on their farm; and all the amazing cakes and ice cream and teas/coffees. Plus for the trampoline in their garden!-)
It was great to see so many of our external nominees coming to the awards evening that finished with BBQ in CSA. Needless to say an award was deserved by all of those who have dedicated their time to spend it with our student members – whether taking us for an excellent guided walk or a ramble across the fields; helping us to organise our weekend trips away; or supporting us in many other, sometimes mysterious, ways! Great thank you then also goes to Glenda and Sue from CSA for all their kind help and useful advice; and to Margaret and Dawn from the Community Centre for their continuing love and support.
The walking society Cranfield University Walks is being asked to nominate up to 2 individuals for an award. It is proposed that we nominate those from the local community who provided our walking society with most support or a very interesting experience -). Cranfield University does not exist in a vacuum; the local communities that surround it are vital to the students’ experience.
Okay, there are so many people we could nominate but if we have to choose only 2, who would they be ?
Voting closes 20 June. Voting is also taking place on our Facebook group page. I hope you are as excited as I am to see who will be our 2 winners!-)Note: The poll allows up to two votes per a voter.