再多一点社团生活 | A bit more about social life

This post is written in both Chinese and English.

前情提要:在上一集上一篇文章中我介绍了一下我的课余社团生活,即运营中国社团。在这一集这篇文章中我将介绍一项我们在复习季所做的具体活动。

所有人都知道期末复习是多么闹心、多么有压力的一件事情。想象一下当你需要准备的还是用外语进行的考试,情况只会更糟;这就是中国学生和许多其他国际学生在期末所面临的状况。作为一个学生社团,我们理应为同学们提供支持与帮助,无论是在物质上还是在精神上。于是乎,我们想到了发放 “复习补给包”。

复习补给包

“补给包” 计划在图书馆随机发放。每份 “补给包” 包含下列东西:

  • 苹果:天然的维生素来源
  • 饮用水:补补水
  • 能量饮料:万一你困得不行了呢
  • 小包糖果:人人爱吃
  • 一封(感人的)信:希望能在精神上给大家以鼓励

我们原本计划发放 100 个 “补给包”,然而它们比我们想象得更受欢迎。许多同学甚至将首选复习地点从寝室变为了图书馆,因为在那里有机会得到一个 “补给包”。我们最终发放了将近 300 个 “补给包”,受众不仅限于中国学生。我们想把这份支持传递给所有人,帮助大家共同度过难熬的期末复习阶段。

这个活动还是花了些钱的,但是我们觉得值了。萨里大学学生会也做了类似的活动。正是这些小事帮助萨里大学在众多大学中脱颖而出,因为大家能切实地感受到来自学校的支持和帮助。也许也是因为如此,萨里大学最近的学生满意度调查中被评选为全英大学第五名。

在你来到萨里大学以后,也欢迎加入我们共同为学生谋些福祉。或者,你也可以待在图书馆像往常一样复习,说不定什么时候就会有人出现在你面前给你鼓励。

你对这样的活动有什么想法?留言告诉我吧!

 

Previously on my blog: I have given a brief introduction to my social life, aka helping running the Chinese society. On this episode post, I would like to tell a bit more about it. Like what we have done during the revision period.

Everybody knows how frustrating and stressful one could be when preparing for exams. The situation could only be worse if you are preparing for exams that undertakes in a foreign language; and that is the situation Chinese students and many other international students experience during term ends. As a student society, we are supposed to provide supports for them, physically and emotionally. And then we came up with the idea of “Revision Supply Kit”.

Revision Supply Kits

The Kits were planned to be handed out randomly in the library. Each Kit contains the following items:

  • A bottle of water: help keep hydrated
  • A can of energy drink: you just need it sometimes
  • An apple: natural vitamin source
  • A small bag of sweet: everyone loves it
  • A letter: hopefully it could provide some emotional support

At firts we planned to distribute 100 kits, but they are much more welcomed than we thought. Many students even changed their preferred revision place from their accommodation rooms to the library because they may receive a Kit. We handed out nearly 300 Kits in total, and they are not only given to Chinese students. We wanted to spread the support to everyone, to help them get through the miserable period.

This activity did cost some money, but I think it is totally worthy. The Surrey Students’ Union did a similar thing as well. This kind of little things help make Surrey outstanding from other universities: you can really feel the support from the uni. And that may be the reason Surrey has been voted as the fifth best university for student experience.

When you come to Surrey, you are more than welcome to do similar things as we did. Together we can make more walfare to Surrey students. Or, if you prefer, you can simply study in the library as you would normally do. Someone may show up to support you.

Have any suggestions for this kind of activity? Please leave a comment to let me know!

 

Xin