Chaos goes to: Prague
Jun
9
to Jun 14

Chaos goes to: Prague

Chaos goes to: Prague!

WHAT: Chaos is heading to Prague for five days to visit Štefánik’s Observatory and astronomical clock with spare time to explore the city and see the sights.
WHEN: Sunday 9th June - Friday 14th June
WHERE: Prague

WHERE FROM: There will be two ticket types for this event; one including flights leaving from and returning to Bristol airport and one including flights leaving from and returning to London Stansted.
If less than 5 tickets from London are sold then we will not fly from London and anyone who bought a London ticket will be given a Bristol ticket instead. Anyone buying a London ticket will definitely be on the trip even if we do not fly from London.

HOW MUCH: £160 from Bristol 
£140 from London 
(includes flights and hostel)

TICKETS: Can be bought on Wednesday 21st November from 12:00pm

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
To book the tickets you will need to know your name as it is written on your passport, your passport number, your passport expiry date, country of issue, nationality, phone number. 
You will also need to email us (sj16276@my.bristol.ac.uk) a scan of your passport by the end of the day to secure your place on the trip.
Tickets are reserved for roughly 10 minutes while you fill in your details so make sure you have everything you need before the time the tickets go live.
The details and price of the trip are not finalised and may change. If this means you no longer wish to come, you will be fully refunded for no additional cost.
Refunds for any other reason will cost the cost of changing the name on the flight + £15 handling fee
You must have your own visa if necessary and inform us of this.
Everyone coming on the trip must have insurance and must email us a photo of this by the 30th November or the ticket will be released and you will not get a refund
Please inform us on any disabilities or medical conditions and we will try to accommodate these if possible.
Terms and conditions must be agreed to and can be accessed here (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1k3B_AipTyE29eqj7Yi-UbET0Cr08AidGYnoixDvxGzo/edit?usp=sharing)

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PHYSBALL 2018
Dec
4
to Dec 5

PHYSBALL 2018

Monday 5th November. Get your early bird tickets from 11am. But be careful, they sell out fast!

It's that time of year again. The event you have all been waiting for is just around the corner. Get your elegant attire, and snazzy dance moves ready as you are invited to the biggest and best night on the CHAOS calendar - PHYSBALL 2018! Expect an extravagant evening of fine dining, drinking and dancing to your favourite BUJO tunes!

WHERE: The Bristol Hotel

WHEN: 4th December

WHO: Everybody who is anybody and anyone who is no one

★Elegant attire ★

 

*Wine will be provided, we claim no responsibility for those who drink your share.

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Chaos Goes to Airbus
Nov
29
5:30 PM17:30

Chaos Goes to Airbus

Chaos goes to: Airbus!

 

This is Chaos’ second trip of the year and we are going to visit Airbus to visit some of its facilities, such as the Wing Manufacturing Facility, Landing Gear Test Facility and hopefully the wind tunnel!

 

We will get to see the inner workings of the facilities and hopefully get to see some testing!

 

Tickets cost only £2 and cover the cost of transport to the site over in Filton.

 

Itinerary:

 

1pm - Meet at meeting point at The Centre (C12) bus stop - at the bottom of the Christmas steps, near courtrooms.

2pm - Tour around Airbus

5pm - Leave Airbus and head back to The Centre (C12) bus stop

 

(We will be leaving from the front foyer at 12:45pm to get to the bus stop if anyone wants to walk down with us)

 

As Airbus is a military organisation, they will not allow anyone born in or with nationality from the following places, into their Wing Manufacturing Facility, therefore if you are born in or have nationality from one of these places, we regret to say, you will not be able to come on the trip.

 

Afghanistan, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnie-Herzegovina, Burundi, Central African Republic, China (PRC), Cuba, Cyprus, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt, Eritrea, Guinea, Guinea Bissau, Haiti, Iran, Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, Lebanon, Libya, Mali, Moldova, Myanmar (Burma), North Korea (DPRK), Russia, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syria, Tunisia, Ukraine, Venezuela, Yemen, Zimbabwe.

 

Students must bring their student ID or will have to pay for their bus ticket themselves.

 

No photography is allowed on site therefore phones may be collected before the tour.

 

Sensible flat shoes and appropriate clothing must be worn.

 

Anyone who wants to come on this trip must be over 14 years of age.

 

Airbus reserves the right to cancel the tour due to unforeseen circumstances. In this case, a full refund will be given. All other refunds will be at the discretion of Chaos.

 

Students must agree to the trips terms and conditions.

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Chaos on Ice
Nov
22
7:00 PM19:00

Chaos on Ice

Chaos On Ice!

Chaos is heading down to the We the Curious Ice Rink in Harbourside! Come along on Thursday 22nd for some festive fun!

Ticket are £5 and are available on the SU Website, or from the Bristol Chaos website.

Possible trip to The Apple afterwards (without Ice Skates).

Where: We The Curious Ice Rink

When: 22nd November, 7 PM

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Chaos goes to: CERN
Nov
18
5:00 PM17:00

Chaos goes to: CERN

Chaos goes to: CERN!


WHAT: Chaos is heading to Geneva for three days to visit the LHC and other facilities with spare time to explore the city and see the sights.

WHEN: Sunday 16th June - Tuesday 18th June

WHERE: Geneva

HOW MUCH: £175 (includes flights and hostel)


TICKETS: Can be bought on Wednesday 21st June from 11:00am


IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

  • To book the tickets you will need to know your name as it is written on your passport, your passport number, your passport expiry date, country of issue, nationality, phone number.

  • You will also need to email us (sj16276@my.bristol.ac.uk) a scan of your passport by the end of the day to secure your place on the trip.

  • Tickets are reserved for roughly 10 minutes while you fill in your details so make sure you have everything you need before the time the tickets go live.

  • You must have your own visa if necessary and inform us of this.

  • The details and price of the trip are not finalised and may change. If this means you no longer wish to come, you will be fully refunded.

  • Refunds for any other reason will cost the cost of changing the name on the flight + £15 handling fee

  • Everyone coming on the trip must have insurance and must email us a photo of this by the 30th November or the ticket will be released and you will not get a refund

  • Please inform us on any disabilities or medical conditions and we will try to accommodate these if possible.

  • Terms and conditions must be agreed to and can be accessed here (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1k3B_AipTyE29eqj7Yi-UbET0Cr08AidGYnoixDvxGzo/edit?usp=sharing)

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Pub Quiz with TPP
Nov
15
7:00 PM19:00

Pub Quiz with TPP

TPP is excited to announce a Physics Challenge on Thursday 15th November, in collaboration with Bristol Chaos!

Unlike a typical pub quiz, you'll need to exercise your problem solving skills to tackle the range of challenges set instead of applying your general knowledge.

There will be free food and drinks, both soft and alcoholic, available for attendees throughout the whole event. There will also be great prizes on offer for the winning teams (Raspberry Pis and a Hotel Chocolat hamper).

We recommend teams of about 5-6 people, but smaller groups are welcome too, and if you're unsure who to come with then we'll be happy to match you up with other keen problem solvers on the day. Some questions require specific knowledge so you will want a physicist on your team!

When: 7pm, 15th November

Where: The White Rabbit

Tickets are free, and available here:

https://www.bristolsu.org.uk/groups/chaos-physics/events

More information on TPP:

https://www.tpp-uk.com

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Chaos' Halloween Spook-tacular Disco
Oct
26
to Oct 27

Chaos' Halloween Spook-tacular Disco

Chaos' Halloween Spook-tacular!

Come along to your scariest physics experience since your last quantum exam!
Fancy dress is strongly encouraged. Please add to to Spotify playlist below, which will be the music for the evening!
The event will be raising money for charity, with £1 per ticket going to the mental health charity Mind. 

This is the Spotify playlist that'll be used for the evening, add your favourite songs you'll want to hear as you dance though-out the night!

https://open.spotify.com/user/bebezeva/playlist/3R1MBQO2RdFmyU2kctAd0B?si=aT4YAki1Tn-zLgnOwQiU1Q 


Tickets cost £3.50 for member and £4.50 for non-members, and will be available from 11:00am Friday 12th. Its all happening Friday 26th October 10:00pm till late, at basement 45.

More information on mind:
https://www.mind.org.uk

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Freshers Bar Crawl 2018
Oct
2
7:00 PM19:00

Freshers Bar Crawl 2018

Freshers Bar Crawl 2018

Ticket info: TBA


Kick of the year with a BANG! It's time for the legendary physics bar crawl! The one event that reminds returners that they are still capable of having fun despite their old age, and introduces young and naïve freshers into the city and the wonders of physics.

Expect:
CHEAP DRINKS
FREE ENTRY TO LOLA’s until 10.30, £5 after… FREE bottles of bubbly per 10 people & access to the VIP table/area
• A great first impression of your coursemates after having one too many jägerbombs
And most importantly…
• A comprehensive selection of the best physics puns scribbled on your t-shirt by the end of the night

(DISCLAIMER: You don't have to study physics to come/ you don't have to drink if that's not your thing - come along and meet your course mates anyway)

SB Route: 
7:00 -> Commercial Rooms
7:45 -> Basement 45

City Centre Route: 
7:00 ->Alterego
7:45 -> WG Grace

Both routes meet
8:30 -> The White Harte
9:30 -> The Berkeley

Then for the grand finale:
LOLA LO

You will need your t shirt to get all the great deals from Lola los (you'll also look incredibly fashionable)

 

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Coffee and Cake
Oct
1
1:00 PM13:00

Coffee and Cake

Coffee and Cake
@Physbar

Join Chaos at the start of the new year with a selection of home made cakes and coffee!
Perfect for freshers to come and meet their course mates and for returning students to kick off the new year!

About Physbar:
Physics is very lucky to have it's own coffee shop run by students for students. Proudly boasting that it sells the Bristol's cheapest coffee, Physbar is open week day lunch times from 1pm to 1:50 pm. 
click the link above to find out about the menu.

No lunch time is complete without a trip to Physbar!

WHEN: 1pm, 1st October
WHERE: Physbar, Ground floor of The Physics Building (castle side)

 

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Meet your Parents!
Sep
26
4:00 PM16:00

Meet your Parents!

  • Powell Lecture Theatre, The Physics Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Meet your Physics Parents!

GET CHAOS MEMBERSHIP:https://goo.gl/tRWhzf

Sign up to The Parenting Scheme here!
For prospective parents:
https://goo.gl/forms/YXb44kqFMTx360Ao1
For freshers: 
https://goo.gl/forms/ROpJMIAuA0EtE88h2

Kick off the new year with one of Bristol Physic's best traditions, The Chaos Parenting scheme! Sign up on the links above and Chaos will provide you with a "Physics Family". Families usually consist of 2-3 older students/parents and 3-4 freshers/ children and are an informal mentoring service where you can meet your course mates and hear what it's really like studying at Bristol! They can advise you on who the best lecturers are, where the best pubs are and so much more. 

Please sign up to the scheme by FRIDAY 21st SEPTEMBER

WHEN: 4pm, 26th September (after the freshers intro talk)
WHERE: Powell Lecture Theatre, The Physics Building (Then The Berkeley Spoons for drink with your new family)



More reasons to get a Physics Parent:
Academic:
- First year can be a bit of a jump from A-levels, and your "parents" have been there and done that.
- Struggling with a problem sheet? No idea how much to write in your lab book? Chaos parents are second and third years, so they can give support and advice about the course.

Social:
- Moving to a new city, with new people and places can also be daunting. Chaos parents can be really useful to ease the transition into student life.
- Chaos host popular "family" events which quickly break the ice. Also, after a couple of years in Bristol, your parents should know all the best pubs/clubs/restaurants by now! So feel free to ask about anything not academic too.

Wellbeing:
- Chaos is committed to creating a welcoming and supportive environment from the very start. Sometimes other students are just easier to talk to than staff.
- While the parenting scheme isn't an official support service, Chaos parents can signpost to Bristol University's existing support services

 

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Jun
8
7:00 AM07:00

Chaos goes to CERN! - (SOLD OUT)

 
 

We are finally living up to what we tell the freshers: CHAOS IS GOING TO CERN!

WHAT: A 3 day trip to the Geneva and CERN, visiting the LHC and other facilities with some time to explore the city. (Flights and accommodation inc.) 
WHO: All those who had lost hope we'd ever actually do it.
WHEN: 8th – 10th June 2018

Hold onto all of your excitement for particle physics and save the dates, you'll hear from us again soon with details! Head over to the Facebook event for more information!

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Mar
15
6:00 PM18:00

CHAOS Talks: Simon Clark

 
 

Chaos Talks: Simon Clark, PhD Student and YouTuber

Interested in YouTube or Climate Science?

Simon Clark is a PhD student at the University of Exeter conducting research into climate science and also runs a popular YouTube channel producing interesting scientific videos. 

In this talk Simon Clark will cover his progression as a YouTuber and how his studies and research have helped him produce entertaining and informative content on science in pop culture, vlogging the life of a PhD Student, and even the recent cold weather we have been having.

Check out Simon Clark's YouTube Channel and the Facebook event below.

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Feb
27
6:00 PM18:00

Industry Month: Evening 2

 
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CHAOS Presents: Industry Month
Evening 2

In continuation of Industry Month, Chaos is bringing you a range of talks from different industries in hopes of broadening your career prospects. This is an exciting opportunity to network and explore your options beyond what you may have already considered as a job after uni.

Time and Location:
Tuesday 27th February, Mott Lecture Theatre
6pm - 7:30pm with drinks/networking afterwards
Free entry/ No ticket required

Speaker: Francesco Gambioli - Airbus
"Fuel Loads in Large Civil Airplanes"

Summary:
The research on fuel loads at the Airbus Loads department will be put in context with the broader view and needs of the aerospace sloshing community. The application of a novel methodology for free surface modeling, developed in partnership with the University of Cape Town will be presented. An overview of the “Validation and Verification” process undergone by the method will be shown, with comparison of numerical simulation and experimental results. Further analysis of dynamic loads on the walls of fuel containers will be discussed for certain cases of interest for large aircraft. The industrial applications of a Reduced Order Model (ROM) developed to cover the design space of the fuel tanks will also be presented.

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Feb
20
6:00 PM18:00

Industry Month: Evening 1

 
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CHAOS Presents: Industry Month
Evening 1

Over the coming weeks Chaos is bringing you a range of talks from different industries in hopes of broadening your career prospects. This is an exciting opportunity to network and explore your options beyond what you may have already considered as a job after uni.

Don't miss the first evening:
Tuesday 20th February, Mott Lecture Theatre
6pm - 7:30pm with drinks/networking afterwards
Free entry/ No ticket required

Speaker 1: Chris Hole - TTP
Development and Application of New Technology
“Using novel droplet generation technology to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from the UK’s gas network”

Summary:
TTP is a specialist technology development company that works across a wide range of physics and engineering to provide customers with technology and product solutions to their real world problems and opportunities. The talk will give some idea of our breadth, which runs from satellite communications to medical devices, but will focus particularly on a project we are currently working on to reduce methane leaks from the gas grid for Cadent Gas (formally part of National Grid). Fugitive gas emissions are a problem across Western Europe and the Eastern United States where pipes, originally installed over 100 years ago, leak at the joints between pipe sections. Because of methane’s strong greenhouse gas effect leakage reductions here will have a meaningful impact on the UK’s greenhouse gas emissions.

Speaker 2: Nick Hopps - AWE
National Defence
"Laser technology for the Orion Facility at AWE"

Summary:
The Orion Laser Facility at AWE Aldermaston represents our capability to undertake High Energy Density Physics experiments in support of the UK’s nuclear deterrent. It undertakes a large range of experiments including high temperature opacity, material strength under high pressures, equation of state of warm dense matter, etc. Up to 15% of operational time supports independently chosen campaigns for the UK academic community.

This talk will describe the laser technology that drives these experiments. Ten ‘long pulse beam lines’ each deliver up to 500J in around 1ns at 351nm. In addition, two ‘short pulse beam lines’ can each deliver up to 500J in less than 1ps with focal intensity if ~1021Wcm-2. One of the short pulse beams has been converted to the second harmonic at large aperture, which yields world-leading temporal contrast. This combination enables great flexibility in experimental capabilities.

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Jan
31
12:30 PM12:30

CHAOS Goes To: The Diamond Light Source

 
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Chaos is going to The Diamond Light Source!

Think optical physics is boring? Think again! Come with us to explore The UK's National Synchrotron facility and hear from world leading researchers and their work studying a wide range of real world applications of physics.
So brighten up the end of your January by coming to The Diamond Light Source in Oxfordshire!

30 Tickets available now!
£13 (members) and £16 (non-members)

Itinerary:
12:30pm: Meet in the Physics foyer
12:45pm - 2:15pm: Coach Departs for The Diamond Light Source in Oxfordshire
2:15pm - 4:45pm: Talks and tours of the facilities
5:00pm - 6:30pm: Coach leaves The Diamond Light Source
For More information on Diamond Light Source click below:

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Dec
7
6:00 PM18:00

Dr Ole Steuernagel - A Geometric View of Dynamics in Quantum Phase Space

 
 

On the 7th December Dr Ole Steuernagel  will be coming to give a talk titled:  'A Geometric View of Dynamics in Quantum Phase Space'.

With a research position at Hertfordshire, Dr Steuernagel has strong interest the foundations of quantum physics. This underpins his research into Wigner’s quantum phase space current, which governs Wigner’s phase space distribution - a method of representing all states of a system together. 

Dr Ole Steuernagel’s talk will take a look at his research into this property and its applications.

No tickets are required to attend this event!

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Nov
30
7:50 PM19:50

Chaos Goes Ice Skating

  • We The Curious Ice Rink / The Apple (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
 
 

WHAT: A social event starting with Ice skating followed by a trip to The Apple Pub for a drink and a laugh.
WHO: People who want to re-enact that question about friction on an ice rink that always comes up in mechanics text books.
WHERE: We The Curious Ice Rink/The Apple.
WHEN: 7:50pm(to get on the ice for 8pm) on Thursday 30rd November.

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Nov
16
6:00 PM18:00

Gillian Gehring - My Life as a Physicist

  • Mott Lecture Theatre - Physics Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS
 
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On the 16th November Emeritus Prof. Gillian Gehring of Sheffield University will be coming to give a talk titled:  'My Life as a Physicist'.

Gillian Gehring is Emeritus Professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of Sheffield. To date the only woman to have held a position of Professor of Physics at Sheffield and the second woman ever in the UK to hold a professorship in Physics.

Unusually for physicists, Gillian has contributed greatly to both experimental and theoretical projects and as a result is a distinguished international research leader in magnetism. Her work now focuses on magnetism and orbital ordering, particularly in oxides and has active international collaborations with groups in the USA, Russia, China, Sweden and Saudi Arabia. 

Gillian has been an unwavering advocate for women in science and has tirelessly campaigned for gender equality in the sciences nationally and internationally. She was awarded the OBE in the 2005 Birthday Honours for services to Physics and to Equal Opportunities. As well as this she was awarded honorary membership of the Institute of Physics and the Mott Medal for her seminal contributions to magnetism.

No tickets are required to attend this event!

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Oct
25
11:45 AM11:45

Chaos goes to JET! (Joint European Torus) (SOLD OUT)

  • Culham Centre for Fusion Energy (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Ever wanted to see a fusion reactor kiddos? Been sticking those sweet sweet fusion reactor pictures on your wall? Now it's your chance! 

On Oct 25th we'll be taking a coach to Oxford's Culham Centre for Fusion Energy, where we get to tour around the JET facility and also receive a talk from the scientists who work there.

This event is open for members and non-members of Chaos and they'll cost £14 and £17 respectively. There's only 30 places available so get your ticket promptly. 

Trip itinerary:
11:45 Coach leaves from H H Wills Laboratory, Tyndall Avenue
13:30 Arrive on site & pick up passes
13:45-14:30 Introductory talk
14:30-14:40 Walking time
14:40-15:50 Tour of JET facility
15:50-16:00 Walking time
16:00 Depart from site
16:15 Coach leaves JET to return to Tyndall Avenue

Coach journey either way is roughly an hour and a half. 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION
1) All visitors will need to bring photo ID (passport/driving license)
2) Every visitors must wear covered shoes (no sandals etc)
3) Each coach journey is about 1hr 30mins long.

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Oct
18
6:00 PM18:00

Stargazing Introduction

Given the unpredictability of the weather recently, it’s tricky to say when would be a good day for observing. That’s why, on Wednesday the 18th we’ll be meeting in Mott at 6pm to show you all the telescope and answer some questions about astronomy at Bristol, and then hopefully head outside!

If it’s cloudy, we’ll still be doing the indoor part and then on later days if it looks like an evening is particularly clear we’ll let you all know on the Facebook page with at least half a day’s notice.
See you there!

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Oct
12
7:00 PM19:00

PhysQuiz 2017

Come along to Enderby this Thursday evening for a night of Pizza, Puns and Prizes! This quiz is a great place to meet up with your Physics Family if you haven't had much chance yet, but it's open to everyone, 1st year to 4th, Chaos Member or not, so bring friends new and old!

See you soon!

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Sep
25
to Sep 26

CHAOS Fresher's Bar Crawl

It’s finally here; the event that kicks off every physicist’s social calendar. The irreplaceable, the unmissable, the legendary… FRESHER’S BAR CRAWL! The one event that reminds returners that they are still capable of having fun despite their old age, and introduces young and naïve freshers into the city and the wonders of physics.

Click here for more information.

Like always, members benefit from cheaper tickets, so what are you waiting for? Get your membership here now!

INVITE ALL THE PHYSICS PEOPLE YOU KNOW!!!

Lots of love, the CHAOS Committee xxx
 

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Sep
20
4:30 PM16:30

Chaos Parenting Scheme

Hey everyone! We hope you’re as excited as us for term to start, but before all of that we’d like to make sure you don't miss out on our parenting scheme. Here are the forms you need to fill in if you want to get involved with your very own physics family:

For prospective children: http://bit.ly/2xQsmmG
For prospective parents: http://bit.ly/2wHoQMO

For the Facebook event click here.

"But why should I sign up for a physics family?" (says you, maybe)

Some compelling reasons for freshers to sign up:

Academic:
- First year can be a bit of a jump from A-levels, and your "parents" have been there and done that.
- Struggling with a problem sheet? No idea how much to write in your lab book? Chaos parents are second and third years, so they can give support and advice about the course.

Social:
- Moving to a new city, with new people and places can also be daunting. Chaos parents can be really useful to ease the transition into student life.
- Chaos host popular "family" events which quickly break the ice. Also, after a couple of years in Bristol, your parents should know all the best pubs/clubs/restaurants by now! So feel free to ask about anything not academic too.

Wellbeing:
- Chaos is committed to creating a welcoming and supportive environment from the very start. Sometimes other students are just easier to talk to than staff.
- While the parenting scheme isn't an official support service, Chaos parents can signpost to Bristol University's existing support services

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Jun
5
7:00 PM19:00

Graduation BBQ

It's OVER! You've finally finished your physics degree, and now all you want is a Racks BBQ, some sunshine, and lots of alcohol. Guess what, you're in luck! Come to this graduation party, eat lots of delicious food, and feel the weight of three/four years of constant soul-crushing physics slowly lift off your shoulders. You are finally FREE!

Event: https://goo.gl/xhmHRE
Ticket price: £12 @ https://goo.gl/IoQC8Z

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Feb
10
to Feb 11

CHAOS goes to SWX w/ PUB trip

Join Chaos go our first social event of the year heading first to the pub and then onto SWX later on for a night of DJ Dean Mac and SWX antics. 

First stop → Spoons (The Berkeley)
Second stop → SWX

Tickets: https://goo.gl/JMYbHh
Facebook: 
https://goo.gl/XpGYr3

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