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Craft Society

WELCOME TO CRAFT SOCIETY!

Keep yourself up to date with all our events and socials by joining our Facebook group and follow us on Instagram and Snapchat, follow: sussexcraftsoc 

Come along and share your creative, crafty skills and ideas with us. 

Our crafty creations include card-making, weaving, sculpture, sewing, tie-dye, cake decorating, painting and felt-making.......just to name a few! 

We meet every week  on Tuesday's from 6pm-8pm in Meeting Room 4, Falmer House. We will also be hosting socials throughout the year so make sure you like our facebook page so you can see all of the events happening throughout term. 

Membership:

You can either get our pay as you go membership and bring in £2 for each session you attend, or, buy our termly membership for £10 (£8 for buddy scheme members) and not have to bring any money to any of the craft sessions over this term!

We look forward to seeing you there!

(P.S. We are always looking for new things to make and do, so if you have any ideas please do let us know!)

Meet the Committee

Katerine - Welfare and Inclusivity Officer - Contact: kk347@sussex.ac.uk                                                                                                                                                                         

Hi, I am Katherine and I am Welfare and inclusivity officer for CraftSociety. I am here to make sure that everyone is enjoying their time at craft and that everyone gets any help they may need. I am always available to talk to at the sessions and am happy to meet outside of sessions for a chat about what I can do for you. I work with the rest of the committee and the Student Union to make sure craft is accessible to everyone and to encourage anyone and everyone to come along and join us.

 

Maddie Stewart - Vice President and Social Secretary

Hello!! As VP/Social Sec, I help to plan and run socials for the society, sometimes liaising with different societies to try out something new. We’re aiming to have a range of socials (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) each term and would love for you to come along to one and get to know you! Alongside this I help with running the society and working on branding and promoting the society to help get more members and even better craft activities.

Holly Wright - President - Contact: hw300@sussex.ac.uk

Hiya, I'm Holly and as president I make sure we run weekly craft sessions, trying to offer something new each time! I liase with the committee to make sure we are bringing our members as many craft opportunities as possible, running extra events and holding collaborative events with other societies. I also make sure our society is ticking of the Leaf Award Sceme criteria, in order to run our society efficiently and gain funding for the many craft resources we supply our members with. We love having new members come along each week so do feel free to pop into any session you'd like! 

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Leaf Awards

What is the Leaf Scheme?
Leaf awards reflect contributions of the society or sports club towards its members, the University of Sussex Students’ Union, the University of Sussex, the local community and the public. Leaves can be attained at bronze, silver or gold levels by meeting three, six or nine criteria. Leaves apply for an academic year as a symbol of what the present committee have achieved.

Groups can work towards nine leaves:

Below are the Leaves we have achieved so far this year:

Inclusivity Leaf

The Inclusivity Leaf is awarded to groups who have taken positive steps to increase the diversity of their membership and include as many members as possible. They have made specific efforts to include students that don’t traditionally engage, without ignoring or neglecting their current membership or other student groups.

 

Student Voice Leaf

The Student Voice leaf is awarded to groups who engage their members in Sussex Students’ Union campaigns, democracy and elections and influence the way the Students’ Union is run.

 

Social Leaf

The Social leaf is awarded to groups who have taken active steps to include as many members as possible and regularly engage in various social activities, including those organised by - and with - other societies/sports clubs.

 

Community Leaf

The Community leaf is awarded to groups taking practical action in the service of others to create positive change. This can be through involvement with activities and events on campus, but they will also have made an impact on the wider community by engaging with activities, campaigns and events at a local, national or international level.

 

Team Sussex Leaf

The Team Sussex leaf is awarded to groups who have made efforts to encourage collaboration and mutual support between Students’ Union groups. Groups who achieve this award have worked in collaboration with other clubs and societies to support a welcoming, inclusive and friendly team environment within clubs & societies at Sussex.

 

Development Leaf

The Development leaf is awarded to groups who have taken active steps to develop themselves, offer development opportunities to their members, build on the successes and failures of previous years and/or worked to maintain the high standards of previous years.

 

Events Leaf

The Events leaf is awarded to groups who have demonstrated an exceptional ability to organise and hold events on a regular basis. Such groups have also made the effort to hold joint events with other societies/sports clubs and/or the Students’ Union and the University. They have also gotten involved in cultural and community events.

 

Communications Leaf

The Communications Leaf is awarded to groups who communicate with their members and the student body regularly and in innovate ways.

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  • Craft Society Autumn Term Membership£10.00
  • Craft Society - Autumn Term Membership (Buddy Scheme Members)£8.00
  • Craft Society Pay As You Go Membership£0.00

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Other useful contacts

Activities Officer - Lucy Williams

Email: activities@sussexstudent.com
Office: Activities Centre, 1st floor, Falmer House

Societies Coordinator - Charlie Temperton

Email: charlie.t@sussexstudent.com
Phone: 01273 678625
Office: Activities Centre, 1st floor, Falmer House

Activities Administrator (Societies) - Mike Wilkins

Email: mike.w@sussexstudent.com
Phone: 01273 873415
Office: Activities Centre, 1st floor, Falmer House

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