It is almost the end of week five here in UL and that is hard to believe because the first five weeks of the academic year have flown! It has been an incredible start to the semester for Out in UL and I’m sure our committee speak for the whole society when we say that we have thoroughly enjoyed the semester thus far. Our semester started with an incredible reception at the C&S Recruitment Drive where we got a really satisfying number of signups and massive interest in our society. This made us all the more enthusiastic for the weeks ahead!
Our members meetings have been taking place on Monday evenings from 7-8pm in S116 (just like last semester) and have been really well-received so far! Covering such topics as queer vocabulary, bisexuality/pansexuality/polysexuality and where LGBTQ+ people see themselves in the world around them, all of our meetings engaged our members immensely and were very enjoyable for all involved. Of course, the real MVPs here are our members themselves! We are incredibly grateful for how much members have contributed to the society’s activities so far this semester, particularly new members! The future of Out in UL looks so bright.
So what to expect for the rest of the semester? With week six being Sexual Health and Guidance Week (SHAG Week), our next Monday members’ meeting is going to be all about sex ed! We’re also going to be holding free rapid HIV testing in conjunction with GOSHH and UL Students’ Union next Thursday, and there will be more information to come on that in a subsequent blog post! With Societies of UL Week (SoUL Week) in week eight and Rainbow Week in week nine, there is going to be lots more news to come, so watch this space and keep an eye on all of our social media for updates. The next few weeks are not to be missed!