2016/10 October - Pharmacy Society

CONGRATULATIONS to Pharmacy Society for winning Society of the Month for October. Here's what they had to say about the event they ran that bagged them the award.

#1 What was the objective of your event?

To get pharmacy (and non-pharmacy) students from all years to socialise, mingle and kick the year off in style! We wanted to also raise awareness of our society and make sure students knew what we do and that studying Pharmacy isn't all about patients and drugs but that they can have a good time too. We like the motto 'Work Hard, Play Harder!' and this was definitely seen throughout the crawl!! We wanted to integrate the year groups by building bridges between year groups, allowing students to meet new people and make friendships!

#2 When did your event take place?

Thursday 13th October from 7:30pm until 4:00am

#3 Where did your event take place?

The first bar was Revolution on West Street, followed by Pitcher and Piano then Dirty Blonde and we ended up at The Haunt

#4 How many people came?

We sold premium memberships and bar crawl wristbands and sold approximately 180 including those sold on the night!

#5 How did the attendees participate?

This event was a bar crawl so people participated by showing up and having a great time! Obviously there was drinking, dancing and singing. This event wasn't only for people who drink alcohol as we promoted that non-alcohol drinkers were welcome - our main aim was to meet new people! Attendee's bought a premium membership or a crawl wristband to identify themselves as with PharmSoc!

Attendee's also participated through taking photos on Snapchat - the well known social media for which we organised a personalised filter -see picture. This was received very well!!! We thought this made our crawl unique as we believed it had not been done before and had a personalised touch to social media!

Lastly, we ran a photo competition to give one attendee the chance to win a prize - which is a free ticket to our next event - The Staff Student Challenge. Students sent us their favourite picture of the event and we chose the best one to win the prize.

#6 What did you learn?

We created and sent out a feedback form and had a number of responses. Elements of the form include how would you rate venue x, how would you rate the music, please provide any comments. This way we had constructive criticism and now know what to do better next time.

#7 How does your event benefit students?

From our feedback form, 100% of students would attend another bar crawl with PharmSoc - GREAT NEWS!! So we know that people will come again and that they had a great time! Attendee's said the deals were great and they thought it was good value for money - so we saved them money through good prices.

Students may have been put slightly outside their comfort zone in terms of meeting new people and new areas but new friendships were made. Also, we had the competition to win a free ticket to SSC so attendees had the chance to enter that - who doesn't love free stuff!! The places on the crawl may have been new to first years so they could explore various venues and we kept it current with a snapchat filter so attendees could show their friends! Just because we are an academic society doesn’t mean we cant have fun!! The atmosphere was incredible and the committee are delighted to how successful it was!