We are a society which has a general basis around forensic science, however, we welcome anyone to join! It is for people who are doing the course, just looking for a bit of fun or have an interest in the subject. We aim to organise many events such as guest lectures, workshops and trips which relate to forensics, as well as having fun, such as trips to Thorpe Park and London. We are going to hold regular socials and meetups throughout the year, as well as holding fundraising events for charity. We encourage you to join as it is a great way to meet new people and make friends.
Tell us about your society – how did it start, how did you become involved, and what is your role?
It was formed in 2008 and has grown from strength to strength each year. I got involved last year as it was mentioned in a lecture and it sounded like a good way to meet new people. I am President for this and next year.
Give us a run-down of the kinds of things you do as a society.
We have guest lecturers come in to speak about their areas of expertise. This year we went on a trip to London for a weekend to look at museums. We also hold frequent socials, including nights out, meals, and other activites.
Do you have to be studying Forensics join? Or can anyone become a member out of general interest? How many members do you have?
It’s open to anyone to join, if you just have a slight interest, or are interested in making like-minded friends. Currently there are around 50 members.
How do you promote yourselves on campus?
Primarily at the Fresher's fair and through flyering.
How do you juggle your student society commitments with your study/part-time work/social life?
With effective team work and delegation, juggling everything isn’t too much of a hard task!
What is the best memory you have of being a member of the society?
Meeting new people that have become friends for life.
How can people join it and how much does it cost?
Membership can be bought here: www.uwesu.org/organisation/forensicscience/. It costs £5 to join, however, a passport is also required to join societies which costs £5.