Who 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)
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!
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Who is behind ‘Cranfield University’s Walks‘?
Our current committee comprises Xiaojian, Daniel, Moustafa, and Kristina – all PhD students who are working on writing up their theses and leaving Cranfield University sooner or later. Can our award-winning student walking society function after we are gone? We think so – provided that other students become members of our committee and get involved in organising our activities. After all, ‘Cranfield University’s Walks‘ is a student society run by students for students. We currently have these vacancies available:
1st and 2nd Photo Editors
Walks Information Officer
This is a fantastic opportunity for you to be at the heart of the student community at Cranfield University: as I say, it is priceless to see Cranfield students so happy and smiling 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 web editing and events organising. 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!-)
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Meet by the large chestnut tree in front of cafe bookshop
Depart at 12.30pm Total walk length: circa 7 km (4.5 miles) Return: circa 15.30pm No booking required for this walk, just turn up. Please wear appropriate footwear for walking on country paths, it may be bit muddy.
Our walk on Sunday afternoon aims to introduce new students to the joy of walking to Cranfield village using a public footpath. This route is about 2.5 km one way and is a perfect running route, provided it is not too windy as it is quite exposed. The footpath from Cranfield University to Cranfield village circumnavigates the airfield. It the village we will be stopping at the local Co-operative supermarket; having a peak at the Forest of Marston Vale; and walking a section of National Route 51 of the National Cycle Network. The aim is to be back at Cranfield University just on time for the start of a student tea party organised by the Community Development Office.
Have a look at this website on the day of the walk to see if there is an update.
The public footpath from Cranfield University to Cranfield village circumnavigates the Cranfield airport.
Earlier posts by Cranfield University Walks about walking to Cranfield village from Cranfield University campus: For path’s sake; Cranfield village, airport security and a tea party, New: works on the footpath to Cranfield village
For basics of footpath law in England and Wales see – http://www.ramblers.org.uk/info/britain/footpathlaw