Welcome to BUCF 2008/9

To all new and returning members welcome to BUCF 2008/9. Feel free to browse the site and review the archives for a wealth of blogs on a wide range of issues. BUCF prides itself on its active and highly successful blog which will be up and running again after the Freshers festivities! In light of it being freshers week I am delighted to update members on our planned events for the coming weeks:

Freshers Fair – Friday 26th September, 10am – 4pm

Throughout this week members of BUCF and the BUCF committee will be around campus in order to encourage new members to sign up. The committee will make sure there are plenty of posters, flyers etc to keep everyone informed as to our movements. The focal point of the entire week will be our Freshers Fair which will be held on Friday 26th September in the large marquee behind the Guild of Students from 10-4. This is where all new and returning members can come to sign up for another year with us for just £5.

Conference Drinks – Sunday 28th September

As most of you will be aware the Conservative Party are hosting their annual Conference in Birmingham at the ICC which falls on the first week of term. Myself, Laura, Dom and others have acquired our passes for conference, however we will also be trying to ensure that as many members of BUCF are able to participate in what promises to be a thoroughly enjoyable event for the party and for Birmingham. At present we have our honourary President and Conservative Chief Whip Patrick McLoughlin confirmed to attend and we are hoping for many more local MP’s to join us. Full details can be found on the facebook group.

BUCF Drinks – Sunday 5th October, 7pm – late

The Committee has reserved the private function room of the Bristol Pear for our first event to officially welcome all new and returning members. This event will naturally be exclusive to BUCF members with the first few drinks being covered by the society with the generous support our local Conservative associations. Formalities and politics will be kept to a strict minimum… this event is to try and get everyone re-acquainted and show that a political society can be about more than just politics! Again register on the facebook group.

BULS/BUCF Football Match – TBC

The Committee is currently in discussions with the Chair of Birmingham University Labour Students about the prospect of holding a Conservative-Labour football match. The Conservatives were battered 8-0, or something tot hat effect in the last match however we will be unveiling a new starting line up for the game against Labour. Given the thrashing the Tories are giving them politically it would be brilliant to paste them on the pitch! Full details will be announced closer to the time. However we do expect that this event will be held early in the term.



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