Panel Info
Unique IDSU0131
Status:Finalist
Application Details
Entrant Club(s):UC Women in Engineering
Entry completed by:Kate Fouche
Club Role:President
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Phone:0221865420
Category SelectionReminder that events and initiatives must have occurred in the eligible period: 7 September 2020 to 12 September 2021
Which category is this nomination for?Best Social Event Programme 2021
Name of event or initiative:Wine and Cheese
Brief overview of the event or initiative:

On Saturday 31st July, WIE held the prestigious Wine and Cheese night, where 220 attendees get to enjoy live music from Castaway, a DJ, delicious food, and a classy amount of wine! Dating back to 2014, this is Women in Engineering's biggest and best social event of the year.

What were the aims of the event or initiative?

The aim of Wine and Cheese was to both bring members together in a social setting and ensure attendees were taking a night off from studying in Engcore. Being our biggest social event of the year, we as a club set out to provide our members with an opportunity to cut shapes on the dancefloor and have an all-around good time. We are utterly thankful to run such a large and successful event before lockdown.

How did you make it happen?

We as a club value supporting local university bands, and were therefore excited to have Castaway perform. The UCSA helped us with the stage hire and a grant for bus hire, to ensure attendees made it to and from the event safely. All 12 exec members pulled together to ensure the event ran smoothly and was a success.

How did you make it better?

Having run this event since 2014, we have learned a lot over the years in regards to what works and what can be improved on. This year, we ensured the workload was spread more evenly within the exec team. We were creative with our photo wall and decorations and had a record number of attendees, ensuring more of our members dont miss out on this amazing event.

How did you show your commitment to sustainability?

It is quite time-consuming, however, we find it important to reuse the wine glasses and platters each year. Each member of our exec is given the important duty of cleaning these platters and glasses (~350 flute glasses!) at their flats. It is mandatory for attendees to bus to the venue - this reduces private vehicle usage and ensures members have a safe way of getting there, We also carpool within our exec team for setting up and packing down.

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