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What is Do Something Different?

Do Something Different is an extracurricular programme delivered by uea(su) and UEA, to enhance your time at university. Whether you want to try out a new activity, explore somewhere new, or take a break from your studies, there is a Do Something Different activity that will work for you.


Why get involved?

Whether you choose to host your own event or come along to one of ours, there are lots of reasons to get involved and Do Something Different. We offer activities to keep you active or focusing on mental wellbeing for when life starts to feel overwhelming or stressful, as well as workshops and trainings to boost your CV and get you ready for post university life. We have something for everyone! Arts and Crafts, Sports or Gaming, whatever it is our activities are fun and (most of the time) FREE!

Stay updated

Stay up to date with upcoming Do Something Different events and news from the Students' Union by joining our mailing list, and be in with the chance of winning some freebies! 

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Black history MONTH 2022

Black History Month (BHM) takes place in October across the UK and is an opportunity to recognise, celebrate and share the outstanding contributions of the Black community. It's also a time for reflection and to raise awareness of Black history and heritage.

This years theme is black health and wellness, so we've organised a programme of events that encompass some of those features. Over at DSD HQ we are keen to support black businesses so we have enlisted the skills of local fitness couches, artists and speakers to provide you with a fun and culturally rich programme of events. We will also be posting events and activities that clubs and societies will be running throughout the month, so keep an eye on our digital events calendar below as well as our instagram page where we will be highlighting ways to can get involved through the entire month of October.

For more information on Black History month and a full programme of all the events and activities that have been organised by uea su and our partners, please click here.


Do Something Different calendar

Wed 5th October

UEA Students' Union Afro-Caribbean food stall
3rd October 11am - 27th October 6pm
The Hive
Archery Archery Taster Session 2 - Group 1
5th October 1:10pm - 3:10pm
Sportspark Hall 3
Football Women Womens Football Trials 1
5th October 2pm - 4pm
Colney Lane Playing Fields
An all-ability event for returners that want to show off their footballing abilities in our trials which will be taking place over 2 days. We can't wait to see you all!
Cheerleading Dance Cheer Dance Development Specific Taster
5th October 2:10pm - 3:40pm
Dance Studio
For those with dance or cheer experience, come find out what Cheer Dance is all about in our Development specific taster session!
Archery Archery Taster Session 2 - Group 2
5th October 3:20pm - 5:20pm
Sportspark Hall 3
Cheerleading Dance Cheer Dance Taster Session
5th October 3:50pm - 5:20pm
Dance Studio
Come and see what Cheer Dance is all about in our taster session!
Model UN Model UN - Child Soldiers
5th October 4pm - 6pm
Congregation Hall 01.10
Model UN's weekly session - come along regardless of experience!
UEA Students' Union DSD Clay Art Club
5th October 5pm - 7pm
Blackdale Building 0.24
Do Something Creative!

Thu 6th October

UEA Students' Union Afro-Caribbean food stall
3rd October 11am - 27th October 6pm
The Hive
UEA Students' Union Aerobics and Smoothies
6th October 11am - 1pm
Blue Bar
British Sign Language BSL Pizza Party
6th October 6pm - 7pm
Bookable Room 1
Pizza party as our first social of the year!
Judo & Japanese Jiu Jitsu Judo Taster Session (Thursday)
6th October 6pm - 8pm
Congregation Hall 01.19
Come along and try out Judo for the first time!
Cost of Living Crisis Explained Marxist Cost of Living Crisis Explained
6th October 6:30pm - 8pm
New Science Building 0.04
Our second meeting of the year at UEA coming up this Thursday. On 6th October at the New Science Building room 0.04 at 6:30PM, we'll have a talk on the Cost of Living Crisis, providing the explanation of why its happening and also the solutions.

Fri 7th October

UEA Students' Union Afro-Caribbean food stall
3rd October 11am - 27th October 6pm
The Hive
UEA Students' Union Black Enterprise Brunch
7th October 11am - 2pm
Bookable Room 6, Union House
Football Women Womens Football Trials 2
7th October 2pm - 4pm
Colney Lane Playing Fields
An all-ability event for returners that want to show off their footballing abilities in our trials which will be taking place over 2 days. We can't wait to see you all!
Art Life Drawing
7th October 6pm - 7:30pm
Bookable Room 1
Come along to UEA Art Society's Life Drawing session! We'll be drawing from observation with a nude model in the room. (You must arrive promptly to this session so that we can lock the door to ensure our model's safety and privacy.)

Sat 8th October

UEA Students' Union Afro-Caribbean food stall
3rd October 11am - 27th October 6pm
The Hive
Sailing Development Sailing Taster
8th October 11am - 4pm
Wroxham Broad
Football Women UEA Women's Football Turn Up and Play
8th October 11am - noon
Sportspark Astros
UEA Women's Football Turn up and Play session. Open to all abilities. Bring suitable footwear for astros and water!
Teddy Bear Hospital Teddy Bear Hospital Meet the committee and prospective members
8th October 5pm - 7pm
SU Red Bar
Come along and meet the committee and other prospective members. Stay for as long or for as little as you would like, there is no pressure to stay the whole time! We would love to meet you. TBH love xx

Sun 9th October

UEA Students' Union Afro-Caribbean food stall
3rd October 11am - 27th October 6pm
The Hive
Image of Blickling Hall, a stately home. Day Walks Weaver's Way & Blickling Walk
9th October 10am - 4:30pm
Aylsham
Join us on the Weaver's Way and Blickling walk!
Headucate Pizza and Games Night
9th October 6pm - 9pm
SU Bar
Our first social of the year is a games night in the SU Bar, free for everyone! ?? Meet us on Sunday 9th October at 6:00pm ? Get your FREE ticket now, and get pizza on us ????

Mon 10th October

UEA Students' Union Afro-Caribbean food stall
3rd October 11am - 27th October 6pm
The Hive
UEA Students' Union Money, Money, Money! (drop in games)
10th October 10am - noon
SIZ (Student Information Zone)
Do Some Skills Development with DSD!
Inter Professional Education IPE Society Charity Quiz Night
10th October 6pm - 8pm
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Judo & Japanese Jiu Jitsu Judo Taster Session (Monday)
10th October 6pm - 8pm
Congregation Hall 01.19
Come along and try out Judo for the first time!

Tue 11th October

UEA Students' Union Afro-Caribbean food stall
3rd October 11am - 27th October 6pm
The Hive
UEA Students' Union Prepare to Speak with Grad Employers
11th October 10am - 10:30am
On Blackboard
Do Some Skills Development with Careers!
UEA Students' Union Vacancies and CV drop in
11th October 10am - 4pm
The Library
Do Some Skills Development with Careers!
UEA Students' Union What is a grad scheme?
11th October 11am - 11:50am
SU Bookable Room 1
Do Some Skills Development with Careers!
UEA Students' Union Grad schemes are not for me, what now?
11th October noon - 12:50pm
SU Bookable Room 1
Do Some Skills Development with Careers!
UEA Students' Union Graduate Schemes Marketplace
11th October noon - 3pm
TPSC
Do Some Skills Development with Careers!
UEA Students' Union Doing grad schemes with a PHD
11th October 1:10pm - 2pm
On Blackboard
Do Some Skills Development with Careers!
UEA Students' Union I'm interested in doing a masters, what now?
11th October 1:10pm - 2pm
On Blackboard
Do Some Skills Development with Careers!
UEA Students' Union Badge and Flag Making- (p)rep your flag!
11th October 3pm - 5pm
UEA Students' Union Finding and applying to grad schemes
11th October 3:10pm - 4pm
On Blackboard
Do Some Skills Development with Careers!
UEA Students' Union Applying with a disability and how to request adjustments
11th October 4:10pm - 5pm
On Blackboard
Do Some Skills Development with Careers!
UEA Students' Union All about grad schemes - live stories
11th October 6pm - 7:30pm
Do Some Skills Development with Careers!

Wed 12th October

UEA Students' Union Afro-Caribbean food stall
3rd October 11am - 27th October 6pm
The Hive
UEA Students' Union Job vacancies and advice drop in
12th October 10am - 4pm
SU Hive
Do Some Skills Development with Careers!
UEA Students' Union UEA Award and Student Enterprise drop in
12th October 10am - 4pm
SU Hive
Do Some Skills Development with Careers!
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Run Your Own Do Something Different Event!

All clubs and societies can run their own Do Something Different event, and can apply for up to £50 of funding to help put this event on. If you want to run a Do Something Different event, the event has to be open to all UEA students, not just your members. Follow the steps below to help you put on your event.

Step 1: Complete and submit your documents

To ensure your Do Something Different event is approved by the Union, you must:

Step 2: Promote your event

The best way to promote your event to students is by creating an event on the SU website. For help on making the event on the SU website, see this guide. Make sure you tag your event with the DoSomethingDifferent button to ensure it shows up on the Do Something Different calendar. We can also promote your event on the DSD Instagram via Instagram stories. If you tag @ueadsd and @uea_su we will repost it.

Step 3: Run your event!

Now it's time to run your event! Make sure when running your event you implement all the measures you included on your risk assessment. You should also make sure you’ve got everything you need to run the event a few days prior to ensure you're prepared and ready to go. 


Contact Us

If you have any questions or ideas you want to tell us about, you can email us or come and see us in the Student Union office at any time!

You can also find us on Instagram for more info on upcoming events and a chance to enter our regular giveaways!