Summer Events and the Widening Participation programme

Hello adventurers!

I hope everyone’s exam season is going well, I just wanted to give you information on a few events to look forward to once exams are over!

Firstly there will be an end-of-exams barbecue happening in the meadows on the 25th of May at 1pm, weather permitting, and it will be a fun chance to see everyone at the society in hopefully lovely weather before the summer period begins.

Secondly there will be a summer social event in the dining room at Teviot from 6pm-9pm on Saturday the 1st of June. This is typically when the pitches for summer games are held, though we would like to make it clear that these games are not moderated by the GEAS Committee. We are merely facilitating the chance for people to set up games for the summer. These pitches won’t be as formal and it is down to the discretion of the GMs to organise their pitches. This event will also be a chance to socialise with members of the society before leaving for the summer.

Lastly, the University of Edinburgh’s Widening Participation programme runs an annual summer school for pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds to give them an opportunity to experience what it is like to study and be a part of activities at university. As part of this, the organisers were hoping to run a couple of D&D sessions for pupils, and have asked GEAS for volunteer DMs.

These sessions are tentatively scheduled for the evenings on Wednesday 26th and/or Thursday 27th of June.

This is a fantastic opportunity to use table-top gaming as a form of community outreach. If you would be interested in getting involved, please get in touch with Vivek, our Equality and Wellbeing Officer, who has been liaising with the WP programme, or email the GEAS committee.

Thanks for taking the time to read this, and I’ll take this last chance to remind everyone that Conpulsion Director applications should be sent in to the GEAS email before this Sunday.

Lastly, for those of you going through exams just now I wish you all the best of luck!

For the Glory of GEAS,

GEAS Secretary
Logan C. Anderson