Student season at the BMC

Posted by Tina Gardner on 09/10/2013

This university term we've been riding the student vibe with our 'student season'. We've posted lots of student-friendly content to help students get the most out of climbing and walking as well as getting the banter going on social media.

During student season we covered a wide range of topics including how to climb on a student budget, top trips for university clubs, walking the world in your GAP year, and lots more, with great jobs in the great outdoors and a month in the life of a uni club still to come.

Despite being bleary-eyed from all that freshers' week partying, we were eager to get stuck in and have kept to our deadlines for every week of term....well nearly! 

It's been a busy term.  In October the BMC ran its annual Student Safety and Good Practice Seminar at Plas y Brenin in North Wales. Around 100 students from 50 clubs gathered together with 30 volunteer experts to gain valuable knowledge to help university clubs improve their practices.

We also launched a survey to find out more about what 14 – 25 year olds want from BMC membership.  The survey runs until the end of 2013 and everyone who completes the survey will be in with a chance to win £100 worth of Cotswold Outdoor vouchers.

If you haven't read our news articles yet, we hope you'll browse the reading list and see what interests you.

Week 1 – Freshers' week

  • Why students love clubbing – BMC regional development officer Rob Greenwood looks at back at his experience of joining a university clubs and gives some top reasons to sign up in freshers' week.

Week 2 – Get the most out of climbing this term

  • London University Bouldering Event (LUBE) returns for a fifth year. All UK university teams can compete in this four-round competition held throughout the academic year at different climbing walls in London.

Week 3 – Which university?

Week 4  – Student safety

Week 5 – Survey time

  • Young people: tell us what you think. Are you aged between 14 and 25? Want £100 to spend on shiny new gear from Cotswold Outdoor? All you need to do to be in with a chance of winning is to spend the next five minutes filling in our online survey.

Week 6 – More top tips!

  • Our top five tips for students: How to get skilled up, tooled up and clued up. We're sending out BMC membership cards to all BMC affiliated student club members along with these top five tips.

Week 7 – New skills courses

Week 8 – Gap years

Week 9 –  Digital maps for expeditions and fieldwork

Week 10 –  BMC Student seminar film now live on BMC TV: see the event through the eyes of Philly from the Warwick University Climbing Club, one of the participants in the 2013 seminar.

Watch this and more skills videos on BMC TV.

Week 11 –  Walking: winter refresher



« Back

Post a comment Print this article

This article has been read 1766 times

TAGS

Click on the tags to explore more

RELATED ARTICLES

Advice for graduating students
1
Advice for graduating students

With graduation and the transition to life after university now a reality for many student climbers, we wanted to share some advice on pursuing climbing and mountaineering outside of the world of student clubs.
Read more »

How to support novice club members weekend, at Plas y Brenin
4
How to support novice club members weekend, at Plas y Brenin

This popular training event will return in 2021, dates to be confirmed.
Read more »

Student club reps update: April 2020
0
Student club reps update: April 2020

Find out what your student club volunteers have been up to over the last few months.
Read more »

Post a Comment

Posting as Anonymous Community Standards
3000 characters remaining
Submit
Your comment has been posted below, click here to view it
Comments are currently on | Turn off comments
0

There are currently no comments, why not add your own?

RELATED ARTICLES

Advice for graduating students
1

With graduation and the transition to life after university now a reality for many student climbers, we wanted to share some advice on pursuing climbing and mountaineering outside of the world of student clubs.
Read more »

How to support novice club members weekend, at Plas y Brenin
4

This popular training event will return in 2021, dates to be confirmed.
Read more »

Student club reps update: April 2020
0

Find out what your student club volunteers have been up to over the last few months.
Read more »

BMC MEMBERSHIP
Join 82,000 BMC members and support British climbing, walking and mountaineering. Membership only £16.97.
Read more »
BMC SHOP
Great range of guidebooks, DVDs, books, calendars and maps.
All with discounts for members.
Read more »
TRAVEL INSURANCE
Get covered with BMC Insurance. Our five policies take you from the beach to Everest.
Read more »