Here’s what Lancs societies are doing in lockdown
Lancs Students, never fear, your societies are here!
It’s getting to that point in Lockdown where you have possibly actually watched the entirety of YouTube since it’s inception in 2008, you’ve tried and failed at Joe Wicks work out and if your mum uses that annoying catchphrase you thought you’d heard the back of one more time, there might actually be one less person in your household.
Yes, the Cabin fever has well and truly set in! But never fear, Lancaster Uni is home to an incredible variety of societies and sports teams and most of us will be fortunate enough to belong to at least one of these incredible communities. They’ve all been full steam ahead during lockdown to keep members entertained and stave off the boredom, so here is the Tabs run down of some of the most wonderful activities societies have been getting up to that you could get involved in.
Lancaster Uni Running and Athletics society
The Running and Athletics society at Lancaster university have been getting creative holding weekly Photography and Baking competitions. They’ve also been doing the post workout selfie challenge, where someone is nominated to get down to some home exercise and take a selfie showing the results, before nominating someone else to complete the challenge.
They’ve been keeping their members up to date with a weekly newsletter containing everything from training details to great book recommendations. And as if that wasn’t enough, their training captains have been posting weekly training videos on YouTube so members can keep up that hard work. They even cater to different levels of fitness and different training styles with everything from five k’s to circuit training to yoga. Wait, there is more… For members who are missing socials they host a weekly online game like Psych, Scribbil.io. or poker and even movie nights using Netflix party. If you want to get involved, membership is free from now until September so why not join in the action!
Lancaster Uni Wrestle Society
The Wrestle society have been enjoying the sport from the sofa with weekly watch along parties for their favourite wrestling shows, matches and movies, alongside online games. They’ve continued their weekly tradition of voting for a wrestler of the week and the exec have been compiling a weekly watch list for members to keep them entertained in their own time. There’s also been quiz nights on Zoom, and a discord server created so they can host calls and a 24/7 championship of virtual Tag which apparently tends to get heated.
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This evening would have been our first meeting of term with our new exec team running the show! So in an effort to make up for no meetings we are making our own LUPW watchlists! Each week we will be posting a new watch list surrounding a certain theme. To get us started, our shiny new exec has recommended 3 matches which can be accessed on YouTube or the WWE Network. The uni may be closed but LUPW certainly isn’t! Plenty more isolation excitement to come!
Other Sports Societies have also been getting in on the action. The Furness Netball exec have announced their new ‘Lockdown League’. The league will consist of a series of skills based challenges released twice a week via their Instagram stories. To be part of the fun all you have to do is film yourself completing the challenge and send it in. The league is open to everyone young and old, so you could even get your friends and family involved if they’re bored! So, keep your eyes pealed for the next challenge.
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🤩EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT🤩 Our new Furness Netball exec have found a cure to your boredom and would like to introduce: The Lockdown League 🏆 A range of completely random, skills based challenges will be released twice weekly over the coming weeks via our stories and all you have to do is film yourself completing the challenge and send it in to us (disclaimer: no videos will be shared on any platform unless wanted)! The league is open to EVERYONE! So get your friends and family involved if you want to, we would love to see as many of you as possible taking part; hopefully curing that boredom! May the best competitor win…💪🏼💜 FIRST CHALLENGE ANNOUNCED: MONDAY 15th JUNE 🗓
Lancaster University Sing
Lancaster university’s resident choir haven’t been silenced, holding a stay-in Changeover Concert via Instagram with members sending in their renditions of favourite songs. They’ve been keeping in touch by group chat planning socials via Zoom and took part in Pendle’s NHS Fundraiser, Stay At Home Strav and have performed with many other Lancaster Bands, DJ’s and Artists including Lancaster’s very own ‘The Inglorious Brassters’ raising money for NHS heroes.
Up North Arts
The Up North Arts life drawing group is hosting weekly online life drawing sessions, but not just any old life drawing sessions, oh no! They’ve been getting creative with sketching scenes from movies, going on google earth satellite view of places of beauty around the world and even taking a virtual trip to Mars to sketch the landscape there.
Dr Who Society
It’s a great Time for Whovians with world-wide watch-a-longs of favourite episodes bringing together fans from all over the globe. These have been complete with Tweet-a-longs from writers and several cast members who have often joined in the party, watching with fans and answering questions about the episode in question and their time on the show. Lancaster Uni’s Dr Who Society has been getting in on the action with Netflix party watch-a-longs of the various episodes, various Microsoft teams get-togethers and Doctor Who based quizzes.
Lancaster Uni’s Bailrigg FM
Lancaster university’s radio station Bailrigg FM have been busy despite the lack of a station, getting involved in the Student Media Awards, Student Radio Digital Conference, and music quizzes on Zoom. They’ve also been taking part in the an album a day challenge where a person posts talking about a different album they love and why each day for 10 days and finally they’ve been holding their termly zombie apocalypse game digitally from afar.