Masters student hosts departmental social event

Image: Rose; Organiser of the social event

Meet Rose, a programme representative for MA Computer Games: Art and Design. Rose, recently organised a social event for the department which garnered a lot of attention. We sat down to interview Rose about the event and what student’s can continue to look forward to.

Rose stated that “The main theme of the event was dress up and storytelling and a lot of snacks! All students from the masters computing department were invited to come. Students spent their time chatting, sharing stories about their lives as well as cultures and indulged in the chocolate fountain.”

Rose’s motivation for creating the event was to help form a community amongst students that would create a pleasant atmosphere while studying and make lasting connections among themselves. 

Image: Food Spread at the social event


At the events students were encouraged to play on the switch together, engage with icebreaker activities and in the story telling sessions which combined both worldly and personal stories. 

Rose has noted that her most memorable experience from this event was when they all shared their unique life stories as she got to connect with her fellow class mates and computing students better.

“There were a few challenges when organising the event”.

Rose noted, with the most challenging being finding an appropriate place to host the event. However, this logistical challenge was soon resolved.

Image: Students Socialising at the social event.

Rose confessed to us that by creating the event, she had developed new skills. “I would say that I definitely learnt a lot about time management whilst hosting this event. I had to plan accordingly in order for the timing to work well with people’s schedule and I also had to make sure that the pacing of the event was enjoyable.” 

Rose’s successful delivery of this event has prompted her to create more gaming and social events for the computing students to participate in in the future. Rose stated;

“I have several ideas for new events such as a group cinema outing,  a psychology and board games event and so much more! I am planning to host one event at the end of Easter Term, as well as other events in term three. 
If anyone would like to get more information about future social events, please either contact me on 
rpokr001@gold.ac.uk.”

We encourage other all computing students to engage in these social events as they are a great way to meet fellow students! You can also join the Goldmsiths’ Student discord and keep up to date with the Computing announcement emails.