Hello Fellow Brunelians

It’s high time I introduce myself: my name is Chloe, a third year Creative Writing student and the new curator of Brunel Writer. After her fantastic job over the summer, Laura’s shoes will be hard to fill but I will do my best.

This is just a quick post to let you all know some of the fantastic opportunities which my friends and I have planned for the upcoming year.

English Society

I am the new secretary for English Society along with Hugh Cunningham as Chair, Edward Leggatt as Website Designer, Rowan Frewin as Publicity Officer and Jade Pepper as Treasurer.

Although a relatively new society we have big plans for this year to really get the most out of what London and Brunel have to offer! We hope to run regular film and theatre trips for all you culture seekers as well as fun and relaxed socials to give you the chance to get to know fellow arts students.

As an aspiring writer, I know how important work-shopping is in terms of development which is why I am planning to run a writing workshop at least once a month. This is a great way to throw ideas around as well as improve and advance ones you already have. Alongside this we are also hosting academic writing workshops which will assist all you students with your essay structure and writing style.

All this for a £5 year long membership – you really can’t miss out on this!

Brunel Media

The new website www.bru-media.co.uk is Brunel’s cultural hub which links you to Radio Brunel, Video Brunel and Le Nurb Online (a new and updated version of Brunel’s ever growing student newspaper). There are so many ways to get your voice heard at Brunel so get stuck in – who knows, you could be the next big thing!

Whilst we’re on the topic, I feel like this is a brilliant time for me to plug my own show which is aptly named ‘Shark Week’ – an arts and culture talk show which ironically hasn’t anything to do with sharks. I host this on Tuesday nights from 9pm with my cine-literate pals Rowan Frewin and Aidan Milan so please tune in.

Drama Society 

Fancy yourself an actor? Or maybe the next Will Shakespeare? Then Drama Society is for you! One of the larger societies at Brunel, Drama Soc is a great opportunity for you to build confidence and make new friends! They do weekly workshops which give you the chance to develop your skills in a fun and friendly atmosphere. There is also a Drama writing group where members contribute their own short radio plays – some of which are recorded by a fabulous team of actors to then air on Radio Brunel!

Orchestra and Film Choir 

The Film Orchestra and Choir Society has come a long way since it was first set up by third year Michael Spence just over a year ago and is currently gearing up for another term of concerts. FOC Soc prizes itself on being an all abilities choir which anyone can join and enjoy! The Choir has grown three times in numbers since last year, making it one of the biggest in the university, and it can really pack a punch! So if your voice sounds like a cross between Fergie and Jesus or if it’s confined behind the walls of your bathroom – come along and show us what you have got!

If you would like to know more about any of the societies then please email me: en12ces@brunel.ac.uk 

Enjoy your first week at Brunel!

Chloe

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