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June 3, 2010 / bfsa

New Committee for 10/11

Hey BFSA fans,

This is the first post from the new BFSA lot of 10/11.  We are looking forward to a new and productive year. The committee this year looks a little like this!:

President – Tom Stanley

Vice President – Rory

Secretary – Chris

Treasurer – Tim

Events – Adam

Publicity – Caley

May 1, 2008 / bfsa

New Committee

We had a good turn out for the AGM last night, and a new committee has been voted in:-

President - Anthony 'Badger' Piggott
Treasurer - Scott Jackson
Secretary - Charlie Ellis
Publicity Officer - Andrew Wieland
Events Secretary - James Caldwell
Social Secretary - Dave Passey

Congratulations to the winning candidates, and we hope you have a very successful 2008/2009

There will be a hand-over committee meeting next Wednesday at 7:00pm in The Harp, but the outgoing comittee will continue to be responsible for Woodchoppers and Laura is going to carry on dealing with clothing orders for the time being.

Also voted for were some new honorary members:-

Roger Cooper
Anthony 'Badger' Piggott
Tom Heenan
Sam Cook
Debs Wieland
Pete Wieland

For those who are not clear what standing the honorary members have basically it is purly a 'honorary' title to recognise their contribution to the society, with no powers of voting and no right to 'member only' events. If they want to fully take part in Bifsa, they have to pay the full membership fee just like everyone else. This is a '2 way' arrangement as as well, and any future committee should feel free to contact honorary members for advice about any society matters. Also, in about 5 years time, Bifsa will have a ready supply of guest lecturers as we become experienced in our chosen careers.

Thanks again for a good turnout, and thank you to all members for helping to make this another successful year for Bifsa.
April 26, 2008 / bfsa

Another successful year for BIFSA

Last night’s Student’s Union Society Awards saw another bumper yield for BIFSA.


The society won ‘Academic Society of the Year’, being cited for our series of guest lectures, field trips, practical experience, hosting international students, attending international conferences and attracting members from outside the department not studying forestry.


There were individual Gold Awards for our President Andy Pickup as well as our Treasurer Laura Crook, both members of the committee for the past two years.


There were also Silver Awards for Anthony ‘Badger’ Piggott, Rob Parkin, Sam Cook, Debs Wieland and Pete Wieland. Debs was particularly noted for always being there with bin bags and wipes!


The society were also runners-up for the ‘Event of the Year’ for Rocky Horror SIN Night (now officially recognised as ‘notorious’) and jointly with STAG for ‘Collaboration of the Year’


Also a note of congratulation to Bronwen Richards and Rosie Barratt of STAG who both won Gold Awards for their hard work for Treborth Botanic Gardens.


Congratulations to all the winners, and thanks to all society members for making this another great year, we couldn’t have done it without you.


The BIFSA Committee

October 30, 2007 / bfsa

Floodplain Woodlands

The BIFSA Lecture Series“Floodplain Woodlands”Huw ThomasDo you remember the news reports of flooding all over the UK this summer? BIFSA have invited Huw Thomas, a forest hydrologist from the Environmental and Human Sciences Division of Forest Research, to give a presentation on this increasingly important aspect of environmental science. A graduate of Aberystwyth and Cranfield, he is currently conducting research into floodplain woodland restoration, and actively promotes its use as a sustainable method of flood aleviation and management. This lecture will be of particular interest to 2nd year SENR/SBS students as floodplain woodlands are covered in DXX-2305 Catchment Management.Afterwards there will be a chance for more informal debating over cheese and wine (non-alcholoc drinks also provided) 7.30pm, Tuesday 6th November Thoday G23 Tickets are £1 for members, £3.50 for non members and will be on sale in the Thoday foyer most lunchtimes (12.45 to 1.15pm) from Thursday 1st November. Alternatively, all members of the committee will be selling tickets throughout the week so track us down and buy one whenever you see us, you could even come and find us in The Harp at 8:00pm on Wednesday!

October 2, 2007 / bfsa

New day and venue for BIFSA socials

Following management changes at our old ‘home’ (The Waterloo), and their complete lack of decent beer, the committee have decided to move our weekly socials to The Harp. Also to avoid clashing with the Walking Club who have moved their socials to Tuesday, we have changed our day to Wednesday.

 So, that is 8:00pm Wednesday in The Harp starting this Wednesday 3rd October. See you there!