For our first official event, we decided to round up students from all years of the Ecological and Environmental Sciences degree at the University of Edinburgh. But, it was not an easy job! Prior to the event, Community BEES members were assigned to different teams, each with a different duty. Louise and Eilidh did an excellent job of designing and ordering our Community BEES jumpers which arrived just in time for the event! The pub quiz design was down to Nick, Rob, Heather and Larisa. Finally, advertising was left to Andrew, Aoife, Anna, Galina, Prabina and Eleonora.
After 3 weeks of organising and getting the word out, 40 students descended on Southside Social ready to get their brains interrogated and their ecology knowledge evaluated. Students were assigned to teams using a sophisticated system of coloured post-it notes. This ensured that the students could see who was in their year group and that teams contained a mix of ages.
Rounds were designed to start off easy and gradually get harder. There was a range of topics including geography, history, sport, ecology and a flower themed music round. It was a close race between first and second, with half a point between ‘Team formerly known as Norfolk in Chance’ and ‘The Hornets’.
In between rounds, the students had an opportunity to socialise over drinks and free nachos. Winners (The Hornets) were rewarded with a box of Krispy Kreme Donuts to their delight. There were consolation prizes for 2nd and 3rd place.
After the pub quiz ended, students finished their drinks, some ordered new ones, some danced and eventually they slowly trickled out into the night.
Feedback was overwhelmingly positive, with numerous people commenting that they couldn’t wait for our next event. Some even enquired about joining the Community BEES Team!
Special thanks to the Staff from the Southside Social who helped make the event the success it was.