• Overground/underground - a caving archaeology project in the Yorkshire Dales

    1st June 2-4pm at Dales Countryside Museum in Hawes.

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How is the recruitment going?

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Charlotte Harris

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Well until seeing how everyone else is doing I didn't think we were doing too badly! We (Reading Uni) have about 25 new paid-up members. Have taken 15 underground (and I think we only scared off one of them) and have a full trip for next weekend.
 
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tubby two

Guest
Its grim up north, apparently, as newcastle is having a lean year- one came caving and thoroughly enjoyed a classic yorkshire freshers caving selection, one keeps coming to the pub and there are about three more due to be initiated into the easegill fold in a fortnight. Fairly lean from a sign-up of 40 odd, but then if we retained any more that 3 or 4 each year we couldnt cope anyway.

Only bloody problem is these youths are getting wetter and wetter every year. When i was a first year i spent as long as i could in the helly bridge and didnt even make it back to the yss one night, now they have a couple of beers and go get tucked up in bed for 11pm, honestly, they even leave the pub in newcastle before closing time where we oldies used to get slung out the door every week.

It's just not cricket anymore.

Humph.

tt.
 

graham

New member
tubby two said:
Its grim up north, apparently, as newcastle is having a lean year- one came caving and thoroughly enjoyed a classic yorkshire freshers caving selection, one keeps coming to the pub and there are about three more due to be initiated into the easegill fold in a fortnight. Fairly lean from a sign-up of 40 odd, but then if we retained any more that 3 or 4 each year we couldnt cope anyway.

Only bloody problem is these youths are getting wetter and wetter every year. When i was a first year i spent as long as i could in the helly bridge and didnt even make it back to the yss one night, now they have a couple of beers and go get tucked up in bed for 11pm, honestly, they even leave the pub in newcastle before closing time where we oldies used to get slung out the door every week.

It's just not cricket anymore.

Humph.

tt.

:LOL: :LOL: :LOL: :LOL: reckon you are way to old to still be at Uni.
 

Cave_Troll

Active member
tubby two said:
Only bloody problem is these youths are getting wetter and wetter every year. When i was a first year i spent as long as i could in the helly bridge and didnt even make it back to the yss one night, now they have a couple of beers and go get tucked up in bed for 11pm, honestly, they even leave the pub in newcastle before closing time where we oldies used to get slung out the door every week.
I can remember a few years ago being shocked on a SUSS weekend when one fresher pulled out hair straighters and hair spray.
 

maxb727

Active member
Wahey!!!  ;) 
We had our sign up evening last night and for this weekends day trips we have 20 newbies coming along which is fantastic!!! It was def more than I expected after such a quiet year last year, hopefully we will keep lots of them.

Also had people going to bed really early last year, just as the party got started in a way, might tone it down abit so they dont feel left out this year possibly.

And def gona watch out for any more crazy mendip drivers (not saying you all are, just that I met at least one when he decided to crash into me when I was driving freshers home last year, that was the last we saw of them!)

Max (SUCC)
 

paul

Moderator
Cave_Troll said:
tubby two said:
Only bloody problem is these youths are getting wetter and wetter every year. When i was a first year i spent as long as i could in the helly bridge and didnt even make it back to the yss one night, now they have a couple of beers and go get tucked up in bed for 11pm, honestly, they even leave the pub in newcastle before closing time where we oldies used to get slung out the door every week.
I can remember a few years ago being shocked on a SUSS weekend when one fresher pulled out hair straighters and hair spray.

Was that Brendan by any chance? :)


 

graham

New member
UBSS had a very succesful weekend on Mendip last weekend. Thirty-odd students went underground (the lists were closed when we reckoned the Hut was full) & apparently more will go caving this coming weekend.

Afterwards fun and games were had at the Hut, see http://www.ubss.org.uk/gallery/Freshers_2006/index.html

(All being well they might even get turned the right way round tomorrow!!)
 
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Beer

Guest
So after a successful set of day trips with lots of people trying, and enjoying, caving we had our first social meeting at the pub... unfortunately we only had two freshers come along. Is this similar with other Clubs or do you jump straight into more exciting socials as more of a carrot to lure them along. Next week we're doing a half marathon before the social and this looks like it might attract a few more people but we're still unlikely to have loads. Or am I just expecting too much and should wait for people to go on a few trips before we actually see them in the pub?
 

Brendan

Active member
paul said:
Cave_Troll said:
tubby two said:
Only bloody problem is these youths are getting wetter and wetter every year. When i was a first year i spent as long as i could in the helly bridge and didnt even make it back to the yss one night, now they have a couple of beers and go get tucked up in bed for 11pm, honestly, they even leave the pub in newcastle before closing time where we oldies used to get slung out the door every week.
I can remember a few years ago being shocked on a SUSS weekend when one fresher pulled out hair straighters and hair spray.

Was that Brendan by any chance? :)

Yep, I confess. And a pretty party frock as well.
 

Chris J

Active member
Beer said:
So after a successful set of day trips with lots of people trying, and enjoying, caving we had our first social meeting at the pub... unfortunately we only had two freshers come along. Is this similar with other Clubs or do you jump straight into more exciting socials as more of a carrot to lure them along. Next week we're doing a half marathon before the social and this looks like it might attract a few more people but we're still unlikely to have loads. Or am I just expecting too much and should wait for people to go on a few trips before we actually see them in the pub?

I have to admit when I joined the caving club I didn't go to the first few socials - I thought cavers were odd - even though I liked caving!

When I'd done a bit more caving and was really hooked I had something to talk about and something in common with the other people in the pub - so that gave me a reason to go (even though I still thought cavers were odd!)

Finally I realised that being odd is pretty cool and started to develop my own oddness to fit in - ahh to be a caver, is there anything finer?
 
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cucc Paul

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Cardiff do read thing we have developed the noodle  :sneaky: but we were so busy caving its taken us this long to read this thread.  :clap: we have a fair few new freshers who seem to have stuck...
 

cap n chris

Well-known member
cucc Paul said:
Cardiff do read thing we have developed the noodle  :sneaky: but we were so busy caving its taken us this long to read this thread.  :clap: we have a fair few new freshers who seem to have stuck...

eh?  :doubt:
 
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tubby two

Guest
Don't worry chris, apparently students these days get so many A's in their exams they have developed a new higher level of communicating called 'guess what i'm trying to say- This is my trans-guessi-lation....

"Cardiff do read thing"- At cardiff uni you can do a course in reading.
"We have developed the noodle"- And obviously cookery too, the pot part comes next semester.
"But we were so bust caving its taken us this long to read this thread"- Uni terms dont start until the end of november and break up next week so the reading course is obviously a little behind.
"we have a fair few freshers who seem to have stuck"- They also do a cut and stick course (like geography used to be but without knowing where anywhere is). Thankfully they dont progress beyond plastic safety scissors until semester 6.

Hope this helps.

tt.
 
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cucc Paul

Guest
I've now passed my module in colouring in, I only went over the lines once. Next week I sit advanced colouring in :coffee:  ;)
 

graham

New member
cucc Paul said:
I've now passed my module in colouring in, I only went over the lines once. Next week I sit advanced colouring in :coffee:  ;)

Ah, the benefits of an Oxbridge education.  (y) (y) (y) (y) :sneaky:
 
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