Here’s all the information you need to get involved during Freshers’ Week 2014 and beyond:
Tuesday to Friday, Exeter Quay
We will be running taster sessions all week on the Exe. These sessions are a fun and laid-back paddle down the river from the Quay and you’ll be picked up and dropped off back on Streatham campus.
Booking is essential! To sign up to a session, find us on the piazza on Monday where we’ll have a stand all day. Sessions tend to fill up fast so if you’re super keen come down in the morning.
What to bring: If you’re signed up to a session, all you need to bring is a towel and a change of clothes you don’t mind getting wet (or a change of dry clothes). This needs to include shoes that you don’t mind getting wet and which won’t fall off your feet (old trainers are perfect). Jeans are not recommended as they are quite uncomfortable wet, and if the weather’s not great you’ll probably want a spare fleece or hoody for on the water.
Meet the Members Social
Thursday 6.30pm, The Old Fire House
Thursday night we’ll be heading to The Old Fire House for a chilled out pint where you can meet old and new members. This is widely acknowledged as the coolest pub in Exeter and serves amazing pizzas. We’ve booked the top floor from 6.30pm so look out for committee in our blue tshirts then.
If you’d prefer to walk from campus, we’ll be walking over at 6.15pm from the bottom of Stocker Road.
Can’t make 6.30pm? No worries, we’ll be there all evening!
Firehouse is really easy to find. From the bottom of Stocker Road head left along Prince of Wales Road until you come to traffic lights where it crosses Pennsylvania Road. Turn right and head downhill into town (over a roundabout it turns into Longbrook Street) until you reach the end and you see John Lewis on your left. Here, turn right around a sharp corner and a little way up you’ll see the Old Fire House on your right.
Saturday, Sports Hall
This is where you sign up to any clubs and societies. This year it will be held on the Saturday of Freshers Week. You’ll find us, along with all the other sports clubs, in the Sports Hall. Come say hello!
After Freshers Week
Monday and Wednesday at St. Lukes pool, from 8pm to 10pm
Miss the taster sessions? Want to see what the fuss is about? Why not come along to a pool session. You’re allowed to come to two pool sessions free before you buy membership.
A free shuttle runs from the bottom of Stocker Road, leaving at 7.45pm, and drops you back in halls after.
10th October – 12th October, Polzeath
This year EUCC is running the inter-uni event Polzeath. This is a camping trip up to the north coast of Cornwall to try out surf-kayaking and socialise with other unis. More information on what you need will be posted on the sign-up email, but a sleeping bag or a tent is a good start!
For more information about what’s on see the facebook page.
You need to be a member to come on this. If you are on the mailing list, which all members are, you’ll receive an email on how to sign up closer to the time.
Pots Rodeo is a fundraising event held by EUCC in conjunction with AS Watersports and the local paddling community. A load of paddlers head down to Flowerpots Weir by Mill on the Exe for a fun competition and to raise money for the Devon Air Ambulance Trust. There’ll be events for all abilities, music on loud speakers, food from Mill on the Exe and a party afterwards.
The Adventure Ball
Tickets will soon be onsale. In the meantime, check out the facebook page.
For all upcoming events, check out the calendar.