Hi everyone, it’s Harriet, the push tours officer. In honour of national coming out day last week, I wanted to tell y’all a little bit about my personal experience within WUSAC in particular. For those that don’t know, I’m bi, and pretty open about it. However, no matter how open anyone is about their sexuality, it’s inevitable that you do have to come out over and over again whenever you meet new people - it’s never just once! Even this post is a sort of coming out, since there may well be people reading this that I haven’t already told. Each time you come out is a different experience and has different intensity levels - for example telling your parents, flatmates and work colleagues are all different situations, and some are much scarier than others. Coming out to WUSAC was one of the easiest ways I’ve done it. There are enough people in the club who are open about not being straight that it always felt very inclusive and safe, so when I mentioned I was bi, no one even skipped a beat, it was just like okay cool and everyone moved on - which is just the reaction I like to receive. WUSAC aren’t bothered if you’re not straight, they just want you to enjoy being underwater and being a part of the club.
Not all coming out stories are as easy as that one, so this is just a reminder that no matter where you are in your coming out journey (whether you’ve come out a thousand times or never at all), you’re part of a community that respects and supports you, and you’re not alone. - Harriet
Hey readers, I’m Ollie and I'm currently the Diving Officer for WUSAC. I have been in the club for 4yrs and have moved up the ranks to where I am now. Prior to joining university, I had only dived a few times while on holiday, so finding a university club which let me continue my diving experience was great! Since joining I have been on 1 international diving trip to Tenerife with a group of 8 of us, we went there for a week and dived 11 times (including 1 night dive!) Being a part of the club has been a great experience, it has allowed me to meet new friends, expand my diving qualification and dive to new places which I hadn’t been to before, with new places still to go to! -- Ollie (Diving Officer)
Hi there, my name is Anjana, and I’m the president of the club! What a week it has been! It was so great to meet so many of you at Sports Fair, and of course our Sports Day taster session for underwater hockey too! All the exec have been super busy this week getting us ready for Sports Fair and Sports Day, and we’re thrilled to see such good attendance!
In the coming weeks, there’s lots for you to look forward to including Try Dives, more Underwater Hockey Taster sessions and of course, the socials! One social tradition we love in the club: WuSnacks. It can be difficult to really get to know someone when they’re disguised in a mask and snorkel, so we hang out after every session to catch up, talk tactics and feast on a variety of snacks from the SU. Here’s an underwater photo from our Sports Day taster session for you, and I hope to see you at a session or social soon! -- Anjana (President)
Hi all! As a new WUSAC initiative to share what its like to be a member of our club, we are introducing our very own blog. Watch this space for regularly posted blog entries from our exec and more. This will give insight into all aspects of the club: from diving to push, socials to club admin, and everything in between. We hope you enjoy! - Lara Nash (Webmaster)