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Trinity Term Week 1 Newsletter


Trinity Termcard, STEM Social, Game Night and More!


Greetings, fellow CompSoc-ers,

Welcome back, one and all! After a relaxing vacation, it's time to get stuck into some exciting events in Trinity Term.

We have plenty of things in store for your delectation, kicking off with a STEM Social this Wednesday at All Bar One, in which we'll be joined by Oxford University Physics Society and Oxford University Engineering Society.

If late night pizza and procrastination are more your style, join us for our Traditional™ pizza and board game night on Saturday. Snacks guaranteed!

We also bring some opportunities from beyond CompSoc, including hackathons and more!


- Declan, CompSoc Secretary


Fun Computing Fact: Linux and other Unix-like operating systems feature a rather amusing error message: 'lp0 on fire'. While this message, claiming that the user's printer is on fire, may at first seem to be purely a joke, it's actually a legacy error dating back to the early ages of printing, when cathode ray tubes were used as the lasers in laser printers, and a paper jam could cause a fire!



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Trinity Term 2024 Termcard


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We present our termcard for Trinity Term! We have a range of activities kicking off this week and going through into Fifth Week, after which we've left you with some ever-important time to cram in that last bit of revision and sit those darned exams.

We haven't specified a time yet for some events - check our socials or the newsletter for that week to get the newest information. As always, events are subject to change.

When: All term round!

Where: Everywhere!




STEM Social with PhysSoc and EngSoc


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Join us at All Bar One this Wednesday for a STEM social! We're joined by Oxford University Physics Society and Oxford University Engineering Society to kick off Trinity Term in style. Come along to relax and indulge in some free drinks on us!

When: 7pm, Wednesday 24th April

Where: All Bar One 124 High St, Oxford OX1 4DF

Click 'Going' here: https://fb.me/e/7xg6hshQw



Pizza and Game Night


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Join us on Saturday for our traditional termly game night, complete with CompSoc's staple dietary item - pizza! Come along and play some board games into the night, while catching up with friends over a nice hot slice of pizza.

When: 8pm, Saturday 27th April

Where: Undergraduate Social Area, Department of Computer Science 7 Parks Rd, Oxford OX1 3QG

Click 'Going' here: https://fb.me/e/3BEUvkvdJ


And More...

Contract Assistant Role from TPP


We are currently looking for an enthusiastic individual to work alongside TPP’s Commercial Team, assisting them with reviewing legal documents, checking for accuracy and identifying risks. The role involves careful examination of written documents and proposing alternative or additional drafting. You will also assist with bidding for new contracts, executing agreements and providing ongoing contract management, ensuring that TPP is delivering an excellent standard of service to its customers and that its suppliers are meeting their obligations. This will involve contracts at all levels – from agreements with individual organisations to high value national contracts.

To apply, please visit https://tpp-careers.com/roles/contract-assistant/



Update on Europe Regional Terminal


During the vacation, we sent out an opportunity from Correlation One and Citadel to join the Europe Datathon and Terminal events. There's been some slight date changes on the Terminal event - the updated version is included below.


Citadel and Correlation One are inviting students to compete in this Spring season’s Europe Terminal, where participants will virtually compete for $15,000USD in our competition for students across Europe!

Terminal Live is an online game where software engineers and computer scientists (or anyone else interested in coding!) build an algorithm to play a tower defense game in a team-based setting. Watch this video to see Terminal in action!


When: May 13 - 20 

Where: Virtual

Who: Undergraduate students

Prizes: $15,000 USD + Exclusive recruiting opportunities with Citadel and Citadel Securities 





The National Museum of Computing - Hack the Museum


Below are details on a hackathon hosted by the National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park.

We're hosting a 12-hour hackathon at The National Museum of Computing in partnership with Particle and Intelligent Industries. Participants are invited to unleash their creativity and tailor their inventions to our unique categories, including Sustainability, Emerging Technologies, and Museum-specific solutions.


Tickets are free thanks to our partnership with Particle. We will have mentors onsite throughout the whole day from Particle, Intelligent Industries and the Museum to assist participants, as well as providing a fabulous networking opportunity. 

If you'd like to learn more, click here for information on the event.



Tech Meetups by Humand


Humand are a talent company in Oxford hosting regular tech meetups, workshops and networking events! They hold occasional meetups for languages including PHP and Java, along with events on entrepreneurship and video game development. Events are held at various locations in Oxford City Centre.

If you'd like to learn more, follow this link to view details on future events.



Check Out OxWoCS!


Make sure to join OxWoCS (Oxford Women in CS), a society we're working closely with, if you identify as a woman or woman-adjacent person in CS! They have a host of wonderful events on, including talks, panels and socials. Computer Science is unfortunately a subject with one of the biggest gender gaps in Oxford and worldwide, and addressing this is at the core of OxWoCS.


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