This entitles you to attend all trips, vote and stand for committee. It's available in yearly and one semester options costing £20 and £10 respectively. (A year runs July>June)
A paid membership will also give you a small discount to any merchandise, day trips and certain socials (including formals)Available at SUSU's website.
This entitles you to vote and stand for committee, but does not allow you to attend
Away Trips and some other trips. It is recommended for anyone who attends our Day Walks
as it allows you to access the Union's more comprehensive insurance. (See Rules)
Available at SUSU's website.
You do not need a membership to attend the majority of club events, simply turn up! This includes all socials, day walks and most of our expeditions.
Note that to join the club on SUSU's website you must be a member of the union. This is automatic for all students (including Erasmus) of the uni. Alumni and non-students should get in touch about their options and how to obtain a Union affiliate membership.
You do not need Sports and Wellbeing membership for anything we do - unless you are a member of another sports club we would actively advise against it!
This is up to each committee but generally the membership fees are spent on club kit (tents, safety equipment maps etc), subsidising Away Trips and one off special trips, and other expenses such as food at socials.
Yep, simply send an email saying so to firstname.lastname@example.org. At the moment emails are added manually but you are able to unsubscribe via a link at any point. There are approximately two emails a week.
No, simply meet us at the station about twenty minutes before our train departs (this gives you have time to buy a ticket).
You do not need to be experienced, just prepared and able to walk for at least a few hours. All you need are sturdy shoes, comfortable clothing, a raincoat if rain is predicted, a packed lunch, at least 500ml of water and a valid train ticket.
By 'sturdy shoes' we mean footwear that you are happy to get muddy, with sufficient grip on the soles. If in doubt, walking shoes are available from sports wear shops such as Decathlon and Go Outdoors for very reasonable prices. Inevitably someone (or many people) will turn up with insufficient footwear and have less fun on the walk as a result. Don't let that be you -it also frustrates us! Ask us if you're not sure.
Away Trips are designed for the regular walker, someone who regularly attends our Day Walks. Walks on these trips are typically shorter but tougher and the signup is not selective, so it is up to you to check you are capable of the walks, especially on trips to mountainous areas. Note that the kitlist (detailed in trip publicity) is more comprehensive and you will require walking boots.
Yes, but note that our more advanced trips and events may be more limited and selective due to the need to have more responsible leaders. Selection is entirely at the discression of the Expeditions Secretary and the club President.
The club was founded in the 1966/67 academic year, making it one of the oldest continuously active clubs in the university. We have gone through various iterations and names (we were originally the Rambling club and adopted our current name in 1999).
Some of our walks, such as the Isle of Wight walk, have taken place annually for over thirty years in essentially the same format!
Of course! We maintain our own archive in both a digital and paper form- passed down over the years between Presidents. You can view the full public archive here.
Every year we hold an Annual Meeting (AGM) to vote on the new committee. This typically takes place in mid March and all members are entitled to vote. Some roles are more competitive than others, but get involved with club events and focus on one or two roles and there's a good chance you'll get elected!
This bar shows how far through the committee year we are...
No one is quite sure, not least our Presidents who look after them. It seems that each successive committee elevates the soft toys (available online btw) to new levels. Anyone interested in the formation of organised religion would do well to study them.