AWARDED 'MOST OUTSTANDING SOCIETY 2016/17' AND 'BEST SOCIETY COMMITTEE 2015/16'!
We are by far the largest academic society here at Sussex with over 200 current members and each year we offer THE best social experience for everyone, this year will be no different! As always we will be offering our infamous international trip (previous trips have taken GeogSoc to Berlin, Amsterdam and Copenhagen!) and our classy Summer Ball (a night not to miss out on!). There will also be frequent alcoholic and non-alcoholic socials including quizzes, club nights and bowling as well as guest speakers and opportunities to get involved with local geographical issues.
We pride ourselves in being all-inclusive - GeogSoc is for everyone, regardless of what subject you study and, unlike many other societies, our membership is free so there's no excuse for not joining! You can sign up on the right-hand side of the page (or at the bottom if you are using a mobile device).
If you would like someone to speak about anything you are struggling with, or would like advice on then we have a welfare email - firstname.lastname@example.org.
To keep up to date with all our plans for the year (there is going to be A LOT going on!) check out our Facebook page where all the events will be posted as well as any information you need. We are also on Twitter - and give us a follow on Instagram for photos from all our events (we always follow back!). We now also have a Snapchat account - follow sussex.geogsoc !
We can't wait to meet you!
GeogSoc in photos 2016/17:
- Cake Sale to Raise Money for Charity
GeogSoc are proud to support the Students' Union Safer Space policy. We strive to provide a friendly, welcoming environment during our events, meetings and socials in which everyone can feel happy in. The Safer Space policy seeks to enable equal participation by challenging oppressive and discriminatory behaviour - for more information please click here.
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:
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.
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.
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.
The Fundraising Leaf is awarded to groups who dedicate their time to organising a variety of different fundraisers. Groups who have achieved this leaf will have raised money for their own group or another group at Sussex to help fund themselves to expand and develop, as well as for local, national & international.
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.
The Communications Leaf is awarded to groups who communicate with their members and the student body regularly and in innovate ways.
In 2016/17, GeogSoc have achieved the following leaves:
GeogSoc have been awarded the Bronze inclusivity leaf award by the Students’ Union in recognition of their positive efforts to increase membership within their society and include as many members as possible (2016/17)
GeogSoc have been awarded the Bronze and Silver social leaf awards by the Students' Union in recognition of the fun and engaging social activities they put on for their members (2016/17)
Geog Soc have been awarded the Bronze events leaf award by the Students’ Union in recognition of their exceptional ability to organise and hold events (2016/17)
GeogSoc have been awarded the Bronze development leaf award by the Students’ Union in recognition of their efforts to develop themselves as a society, build on the successes and failures of previous years and offer new exciting opportunities for Sussex students (2016/17)
GeogSoc have been awarded the Bronze well-being and environmental leaf award in recognition of their commitment to the well-being of their members and the wider environment (2016/17)