Edinburgh Napier University Societies

By | 31st May 2017

Edinburgh Napier University Societies

The African Caribbean Society aims to heighten the university experience and give students an opportunity to experience Afro-Caribbean culture through events that will aim to educate, enlighten and enable them to explore and gain skills that will be beneficial to them in the future.

Part of our mission is to get involved with different charities and organisations, that have similar values to ours, in order to raise money and awareness for different causes. We look to make connections with different cultures and religions to enjoy and better understand each other, as well as improve the paradigm for socialisation among Edinburgh Napier University students.

Societies

Airsoft Society

We are the Edinburgh Napier Airsoft Society, founded by a group of students with a passion for the sport.

If you have never heard of Airsoft before the best way to describe it would be paintball with BB guns that – believe it or not – usually* hurt less than getting shot with a paintball. As there is no paint to leave a clear mark of hits, however, it is a game based very much on honour – If you get hit, call it!
*Depending on what hits you, where from, and where it hits you!

You don’t need any special equipment to get started; however sturdy boots with good ankle support is strongly advised. A gun, ammo, and eye protection can all be hired for your first few games before you decided to buy your own.

We primarily play at a site that operates every second Sunday although we will also be looking into trips to further afield sites which may have different days of operation. We will also have social meetings every second Friday between Airsoft game days so if you can’t come to the game day you can come have a drink and a chat instead.

At Edinburgh Napier Big Band, ENBB, playing is our passion. To get ‘In The Mood’ we’ll have film nights, rehearsals, and society nights out. Napier Big Band needs you!

We want to take songs and turn them into something new and exciting in a big way. There are lots of opportunities to write and arrange music, perform, and most importantly, to socialise.

We begin the year with workshops before getting stuck in to creating our set in for our first gig of the year, in December. We end each practice with a trip to the Union Bar.

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The second semester is a little more intense as we prepare for a large gig twinned with our sister society, Edinburgh Napier Pop Choir, where host an event, which celebrates our year of hard work.

There are plenty of opportunities to showcase our talents and the work we have put into ENBB, such as the Team Napier Ball, where we aim to win many an award.

We are looking forward to welcoming all new members, so if you play any instrument, at any level, we want you!

Come and join us and be part of the ENBB team.

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Whisky Society

Join one of Napier’s most friendly, active, and welcoming societies, and come “learn” about Scotland’s finest “Uisge Beatha”, the water of life. You don’t need to know anything about whisky – or even have tried it. We welcome everyone, and hope that after a semester, a year, or many years with us, you’ll have made friends and had great fun.

Our meetings are an affordable way to taste more whiskies than you ever could alone. We meet every fortnight where you get 5 great whiskies for £10.

Over the year, we lead two expeditions:

-Trimester 1, the Highlands Speyside mid-October.

-Trimester 2, the Islay grand tour during the inter trimester week (9-10-11 May).

These trips are so popular that we’ve even had people fly back to Scotland just to join us on them, so they’re most definitely as unforgettable as they are unmissable!