Hi first-year students!
This Monday, all First Year Committees will be formed! If you would like to join one, please come to MetaForum room 7 on Monday 26th during the break. Every first-year student is welcome!
There was an information meeting last week about FYCs, it doesn't matter if you did not join that meeting. Here is some information about these committees but feel free to send me an email (email@example.com) or find me in the GEWIS room if you want to know more.
What is a (first year) committee?
An FYC is a committee specially designed for first year students. This means that the workload is low, it focuses on having fun, and you can decide yourself how active you would like to be. A committee is basically a group of people who work on a certain subject together. They meet regularly and members of the committee have different tasks/functions. An FYC always has:
A chair. He or she is the person who leads the meetings and makes sure people do their job on time
A secretary. This person is responsible for all incoming (e)mail and responds to it, and writing pieces for other parties (think about the GEWIS Instagram account, yearbook, or our own newspaper)
The idea is that your FYC organizes one activity during this academic year. It is totally up to you what kind of activity this is! We've seen people go sky diving, organize a pub quiz or a chess tournament, or have a karaoke evening in the city.
Together with your FYC you can score points things like joining activities, coming to our borrels (social drinks), passing courses, and organizing activities. The FYC with the highest score wins a nice prize at the end of the year!
The workload is a bit dependent on what kind of activity you are organizing and how many activities you want to organize. Most FYCs meet once every two weeks, during a break. Experience tells us that this is very achievable next to your bachelor studies!
What is in it for you
The best thing about FYCs is that you get to know a lot of new people from both Computer Science as well as Mathematics. If you for example did not have a very nice group during introduction week, this is a perfect second chance to literally make friends for life.
Please contact the organizing party or the board (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions or concerns. Have fun!