PARCS is the architecture student run society. Our aim is to run events to widen student knowledge and bring energy and a sense of community especially to the studio! Throughout the year we host an incredible guest lecture series, a great variety of socials, excursions, joint society events and a sporting league. We offer students a chance to meet architects, theorists, writers and to enhance relationships with other students and staff. We are an established community with a rich history and local and national recognition that welcomes anyone to join and take advantage of the wonderful things we have to offer!
The aim of our socials is to cater to our students wishes and timetable. We treat socials as time to wind down and connect with others, whether that be a wild fancy dress social or a chilled movie with a few beers! We also emphasise the importance of a work life balance with the opportunity for students to come and be part of our sports teams. We celebrate the years success at the Annual End of Year PARCS Ball which is certainly the highlight of the social calendar!
Throughout the year we host a fortnightly lecture series during which we invite architects, theorists, designers, writers and staff to talk about their projects, agendas and interests. This aims to inspire members own research and projects which has proven very successful! As a society we take part in a sporting league where we can have competitive downtime against other subject societies and teams.
The PARCS committee members for 2022/23 are: Alastair Freeman, Ellie Smith, Josh Carroll, Cerys O’Brien, Amelia Tomala, Jessica Swaffer, Grace Mclelland, Harry Hooton, Jacqueline Grace, Lucy Nelson, Lewis Maritza, Marcus Dunmow, Bethany Masureik.