Freshers Events are Here!


If you're looking to get involved with SUMC or just want to give climbing a go, then read on! Here's all the stuff we'll be getting up to over the Freshers' period:


Wed 24th September, 10am-4pm, SUSU Building

We, along with all the other clubs and socs, will be waiting for you guys all day at the bunfight. If you want to know anything about the club, come along and have a chat, we'd love to see you. Look out for our wonderful committee in their bright green T Shirts and our massive sign that looks like a climbing wall. We should also have some people hanging out with slacklines outside if you don't fancy the scrum!

Freshers' Taster

Sat  27th and Sun 28th September, 9am-5pm, Redbrick outside SUSU

If you've ever wanted to try out climbing, then this is your opportunity! We've got an 8m climbing tower that'll be built right outside the union building. And you are invited to come and have a go, for free! We've got everything you need to get climbing, just bring yourselves (just make sure you've got some sensible shoes on!). If you want to try more, or have caught the bug already, we'll also be showcasing the university's bouldering wall, meet us on the hour between 10 and 3 and we'll take you down and show it to you.(Note. you must be a student to take part, sorry!)

On top of this, over the weekend our current members will be doing a 24 hour climbing challenge in aid of our favourite charity, Climbers Against Cancer. If you're around make sure you lend them support, and if you like please chip in a few quid for a good cause!

Presentation & Social

Wed 1st October,  7pm start, Physics Lecture Theatre A, 46:3001

One of our best nights of the year! We'll give you a quick presentation that tells you everything you need to know about SUMC and what we get up to. There'll be an opportunity to sign up to the club and register for our awesome Freshers' Meets (see below). Straight after this, we break up into teams and head out for our Scavenger Hunt social. Our Social Sec Alex has some great things planned and it's guaranteed to be a great laugh. This is the best way to meet all of our lovely members and make some new friends!

Freshers' Meets

Fri 3rd (5pm) to Sun 5th (late!) October, The Peak District
Fri 10th (5pm) to Sun 12th (late!) October, The Peak District

These weekends are all about you guys, and if you think you want to get into climbing outdoors they're an unmissable opportunity. We pair up all of our new members with our experienced climbers, and their job is to give you a complete introduction to climbing in one of the best and most beautiful places for climbing in the country. The whole weekend is tailored around you, you can do as much or as little as you want. Push yourself if you like, or just enjoy being outside. Absolutely no experience is necessary and we'll provide all the climbing gear you need. If you want to get involved, sign-ups will be available at the Freshers' Presentation, they will be popular so make sure you're there to bag your place! Loads more info here.

If you need any more info about any of these events then drop us an email at or contact us via facebook. Any info about these events will also be put out via facebook or you can get it via our email list, so register for an account to make sure you don't miss out!

If you miss any of these events, you can still get involved with SUMC any time of the year. Just drop us an email if you've got any questions.

Hopefully see many of you soon, we're looking forward to meeting you!