The show must go on!

Now that the dust has settled and we’ve debriefed after the ball we thought it was time to do a piece on the ball. We hope you all had a great time! I know the Committee sure did, well, at least once everyone was seated and enjoying their food!

The ball started with people being ushered into the dining hall where long, Henry the VIII style feasting tables awaited us. Everyone’s eyes were fixed on the stage waiting for something to happen and they didn’t have to wait long. The show started with a burlesque dance and some acrobats who shimmied along the tables and round onto the stage to start the show.


Everyone then dug into their starters, a gorgeous plate of pate or some carrot, orange and coriander soup. Nattering and eating ensued whilst a magician travelled round individual tables carrying out some epic magic tricks.


The main then arrived, a choice of either pan seared chicken or cod whilst another set of acrobats took to the stage. This time, rather than staying on the floor, the acrobats took to the air. The suit the acrobat was wearing was turned on, producing a strip of neon lights, not too dissimilar to in the film Tron. The acrobat then took to the skies (well, ceiling of the restaurant) and began to spin and hover over the tables while people were dining.


After the excitement of the main meal, we were then treated to another spectacular show. This involved the main compere carrying out some magic skills on stage with the help of his assistant! This involved producing 5 doves from newspapers and a levitating act.


This was followed by the finale where all the female dancers stripped down into the burlesque outfits again and even invited one of the audience members up to take part in the show, being rewarded with a kiss on the cheek from the dancer. The show finally ended and after many calls for ‘more, more, more’ we moved upstairs into a private room for pudding and to continue the night.


Once upstairs we were treated to either lemon drizzle or chocolate sponge and everyone made use of their free drinks vouchers! People then started heading into town in drips and drabs but for those who stayed there was a mini show in the bar area where we watched the ‘fireman’ do some more tricks with the flame throwers. Afterwards the party then carried on into town…..

The society would like to say a massive thank you to everyone who came and we hope you had an entertaining night! Amy and myself would also like to personally thank the postgraduate society committee, particularly our communications (Beth Levick) and finance (Stuart McEwen) representatives for all their hard work and dedication!!


Becky (Co-Chair)



Winter Ball Pics

Big thank you to everyone that came along on Saturday night, it was hugely enjoyable and we hope you all loved it too.

You can now view the photographs from the event at our Facebook page at this link

Don’t forget we have our autumn/winter bake sale (which sounds vaguely like we’re running a fashion line) on Thursday. Anyone who is willing to bake please let us know (otherwise just get buying)!

This will be the first event raising money for our new chosen charity CathChat. Look out for a blog post and a new page about them coming soon.

It’s finally here: Winter Ball this Saturday!

Time to spend the next week being giddy as a kipper because our Winter Ball at the wonderful Circo is this Saturday!

A limited numbers of tickets are still available: please email as soon as possible for information.

If everyone puts in the same crazy level of effort as went into Halloween costumes (seriously, very impressed) there’s going to be some real show stoppers.

Doors are opening at 7.30pm to sit down for dinner at 8pm, and then we have the bar all to ourselves until 2am!
If last Friday is anything to go by the night won’t stop that early so look out for committee heading into town.


As ever, feel free to contact us with any questions,

Badminton and bad fancy dress

Winter ball tickets are on sale until Saturday! Email

SO tomorrow evening (23rd October) is the pub quiz at the Ship and Mitre, starting at 7.30pm. I’ll be warming up my drinking/quizzing arm during the day, get all limbered and ready.

We’re still only halfway through our welcome events, and next week we’ve got two things happening.

On Thursday 30th October, 4pm in the sports centre we’ve got the badminton courts booked out for a (very casual!) knock about. Its completely free including racquet hire! If you come along to this and enjoy it do let us know, because we’d definitely look to making this a regular occasion.

Then on Friday 31st October, 8pm at the AJ (Augustus John pub, on campus) we’re meeting up to start our annual halloween fancy dress pub crawl! If you want to join later in the night check out our twitter stream as we live tweet our locations. So crack out the fake blood and come join us for a few pints to finish of your week.

As ever, feel free to get in touch with us via any channels.
Bio PG Soc



This is the last week to buy winter ball tickets! Email us at!

Seriously, winter ball is looking to be a fantastic event and we don’t want people to miss out! Just drop us an Email now and then we can get everything sorted. £35 for welcome drinks, 3 course dinner, and 2 shows in our own room.

And as if that wasn’t enough we’ve got our first pub quiz this Thursday, 7pm upstairs at the Ship and Mitre. It sounds like the events team are putting something challenging together so thinking caps at the ready.

And a reminder that next week we’ve got the badminton courts booked from 4pm on Thursday, and a fancy dress pub crawl on Halloween (Friday)! More to come about that next week…

Go grab winter ball tickets now!!

As ever, feel free to contact us with any questions,
Bio PGSoc


Wine and cheese evening, 1st October.

I understand I’ve sold most people on the event with the headline so I won’t make this too long.

Our lovely new postgraduate students will all be together on the 1st of October for their induction, so we’d like to invite all our new people and any current students or staff down to get together in the post graduate common room at 4.30pm.

There’ll be free wine (+ beers & soft drinks), cheese and biscuits, and we can all have a nice early evening natter. If people fancy I’m sure some of the committee at least will head over to sample the delights of the AJ’s or the new Guild bar, Sphinx.

We’re also aiming to introduce new students to their student mentors: we’ll send you more info nearer the time!

Bio PG Soc

Winter ball tickets are now on sale!

The rather lovely tickets for our ball this November have just arrived, so they’re available to buy from… now!

The ball is on Saturday the 8th November, 7.30pm. We’ve got our venue booked until the wee hours but if anyone is still going I’m sure some of the committee will make it into town after!

Tickets are £35 which gets you into our private room at the amazing Circo, on the Albert Dock. There you’ll get a welcome drink, a 3 course meal, a freak show in the bar and a dinner show on the table.

For an idea of what to expect, check out the video below!

Now you’re all giddy to get your hands on them, drop us an email at and let us know how many tickets you need and if you want to pay in cash or via bank transfer.

As always, feel free to contact us with any questions via any method below!

Bio PG Soc