CSA

Pumpkin carving & pizza (Wed. 30/10/13) (Deadline for sign up has passed!)

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Ever fancied yourself as a bit of a Michelangelo? Well why not come along and carve a pumpkin whilst chomping on pizza! Last year we put our pumpkins out for our spooky walk but you are welcome to take them home with you to scare/impress your housemates. Event is free for non-members but sign up beforehand necessary as we need to order pumpkins and pizza.finished product

Details below

Activity date:  Wednesday 30th October 2013
Meeting point:  CSA, extension (at the back)
Departing time from Cranfield:  19:30 (in bar)
Arriving time to Cranfield (approx):  21:30
Walk length (Km):  Social event
Club members only?:  No.
Sign up at:  walking@cranfield.ac.uk with “pumpkins & pizza” in title
Sign-up deadline:  Monday 28th Oct at 5pm (Deadline has passed)
Price:  Free for members, £2 for non-members
Meal provided?:  Pizzas!!!
Gear:  N/A
Other information:  Bring some designs if you want to get really creative!!

Social Beer & Mud night! (Thu. 10-10-2013) + Registration for Snowdonia

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Join us from 7-9pm upstairs in the CSA lounge where you have a chance to meet the committee, and the new members. Enjoy a beer/tea and some “mud” (cake). We will give you some more information about what equipment to buy for our 5 weekend trips as well as some information about how to get involved with the club if you have ideas.

Here we will be taking names for our Snowdon weekend trip on 1st-3rd November. There are very limited spaces so come along to sign up, you will need to pay the full amount of £60 (£70 for non-members). We will also be taking names for our first climbing session to Kempston. Cost for this will be £10 to cover equipment hire and instructor costs, the club will cover transport.  Afterwards we will go downstairs to the bar to continue the beer part of the evening.

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Cranfield Clubs & Societies Fair. JOIN THE CLUB! (5 and 8-10-2013)

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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).

Our society is a winner!-)

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Clubs and Societies Awards Night – Friday 6th July 2012.
The Clubs & Societies Committee and Cranfield Students’ Association held a special evening last Friday, as a thank you to student clubs and societies for all their hard work throughout the year in providing activities for Cranfield University’s students. This event was a great way to celebrate all that was achieved in the year and to share the highs and lows with everyone. 

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:

Best walks: Toby Breckon from School of Engineering – for  leading two amazing weekend walks for students  in Lake District and Brecon Beacons.

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.

With 2 of our winners! 3rd trophy was delivered to Lodge Farm the following day.

 

 

 


Clubs and Societies Awards Night: who will get your vote?

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Clubs and Societies Awards Night – Friday 6th July 2012.
The Clubs & Societies Committee and Cranfield Students’ Association would like to thank student clubs and societies for all their hard work throughout the year in providing activities for students. To this end, all club/society members are invited to an awards evening on Friday 6th July at 7 pm in Vincent Auditorium followed by a bbq at the CSA. This event is a great way to celebrate all you have achieved in the year and share the highs and lows with everyone. 

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.