Frequently Asked Questions

I wanted to join last year but was far too busy. I’m keen to get involved, can I join even though I’m in second/third year?

Of course! We have members joining us at all stages of their degree – lots snap up membership in freshers week, some won’t come on a trip until their final year, and of course we have plenty of postgraduates joining at various stages too. The longer you leave it, the more you’ll regret not doing it sooner, come and get involved.

We run introductory talks every year – usually one in Stoke Bishop and one in Clifton. They’re not just for first years either, so please do come along and ask us any questions you may have.

I really love the outdoors and often go walking with my family, but I’m worried it might take up too much time against my course. How much time do I have to commit?

As much or as little as you like. Some of our members come on just one trip a year, others come on several, and there’s often the odd keen been on manages to make it onto every single one. But you don’t have to commit – just sign up for the trips you’re interested in, and you only have to decide 10 days in advance of the trip. As for all the other stuff, think of it as an à la carte approach – you can pick and choose which stuff you come to – socials, training workshops, talks, etc.

I’m keen to sign up for a trip, but can’t make it to the Wednesday sign-up session. Can I come?

Whilst we expect the majority of our members to come to sign-up as normal, we understand that occasionally people have trouble making it. You might be based out in Langford, or might be on an industrial placement. We don’t have a hard-and-fast rule, and can’t make any promises, but please drop us an email explaining your circumstances and we’ll see what we can do to help.

I missed sign-up. Are there any places still available on the trip?

Whilst most of our trips fill up or are over-subscribed at Wednesday sign-up, we occasionally have additional spaces left over. If you’d like to see if a space is available, you should look for an announcement on the Facebook Forum – if there is no such announcement, please drop us an email.

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