The Aberystwyth Beer Pong Society (A.B.P.S) is a welcoming and friendly society that have a shared interest in the game of beer pong. The aim of this society is not only to promote beer pong but also to provide a fun environment for people to meet, socialise and be themselves with other students. Beer pong is a fun and sociable activity that can be enjoyed by both drinkers and non-drinkers. As a society, we put an emphasis on meeting new people and encourage people to create new friendships and become a part of the beer pong family.
We pride ourselves on continually trying to improve and enhance our society and we are so happy to have received so many awards from the Student Union - Most Improved Society 2018, Runner Up Society of the Year 2018, Society of the Year 2019, Noniated for Society of the Year 2020 and Runner Up Best Contribution Non-Charity Society 2020 as well as several of our members being awarded University Colours in 2021.
Whether you have played beer pong or not we welcome you along to try the game and meet other members of the society.
We meet weekly to socialise at our sponsor's venues to play Beer Pong (with alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks) followed by a night of fun in Aberystwyth Town trying not to embarrass ourselves too much! We also arrange tournaments which is a great way to enhance your skills, support those who are playing and meet other societies joining us - along with just being tons of fun in general! Alongside this, we do plenty of sober events such as movie days, study sessions, day trips, end of term meals and a holiday at the end of the academic year.
We are a society that is supportive of charities too! This has been recognised by the University in their Student Union Awards. We are continuing this trend in the next coming year by fundraising for Mind, our local mental health charity, and Borth Animalarium, our local farm-park who was hit hard due to the recent lockdown/pandemic.
As a society, we have travelled to Tenerife and Budapest - both were a success! (ask any of our members and they will agree!) Our 2020 Trip to Krakow was sadly cancelled due to COVID-19 however, we are excited for our next one!
The Committee for 2021-22 are as follows:
· President: Matt Owen
· Vice President: Sarah Davies
· Treasurer: Tom Williams
· Secretary: Alfie Shearing
· PR & Media Officer: Grace Sawyer
· Wellbeing Officer: Sophie Thomas
· Social Secretaries: Jono Marston and Anna Simpkins
More information on our society can be found on our Facebook page - https://www.facebook.com/AberBeerPongSociety/
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to email us.
The main society email is - firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to hear from you soon!
When and where does Beer Pong hold their socials? We start our socials in The Angel Inn every Wednesday at 7.30 where we play Beer Pong, other games and socialise in their backroom/function room. We stay there until around 9.30, then start our small pub crawl around our sponsor's locations. Each social with have a different theme – we do like to dress up don’t worry, it's not every week so you won’t break your bank!
Do I need to buy a membership? Yes - everyone who attends our socials needs to have purchased our £2.50 membership on our SU Page. You can attend your first 3 socials without this, but any more socials, membership is required. We will be enforcing this - only fair to those who have paid.
Is Beer Pong just a weekly piss up? Definitely not! Alongside our weekly socials, we hold study sessions and sober events like movie nights or charity bake sales.
I don't like booze, do I have to drink? No, still come along! In line with COVID regulations, we play with water in our Beer Pong cups. It is 100% your choice to drink, and are plenty of non-alcoholic options for you to try in our sponsor's pubs.
I am not very competitive, do I have to play Beer Pong? No, of course not! Although we do play a lot of Beer Pong, we are all a very sociable group and there’s plenty of other things to do and people to talk to during our socials!
Safety measures: Checking in, covid Passes and body searches? Every week we will record your name and Aber ID for track and trace purposes. Yes, the majority of places we go weekly do require Covid Passes and a quick go over with a metal detector. This is all to make sure everyone is being kept safe!
All of our committees are here to support you and will go out of their way to help you, but a few key people to look out on our socials are Jono and Anna (our social secretaries who are running/responsible for our weekly meet-ups) and Sophie (our wellbeing officer)
Code of Conduct
Risk Assessment-Socials and Tournaments