The Holdsworth Club Law Ball is without doubt the flagship event of the year for Law students, taking place in March shortly before the end of second semester. Attendance in the past has ranged from 400 – 500 students. The Law ball usually involves a theme, such as ‘A Night in Monte Carlo’, ‘Once Upon a Time’ and the ‘Great Gatsby’ which have given the last three balls their character. As well as food and drink, entertainment and props are provided to make sure the evening is one to remember. The ball provides considerable opportunities for students to enjoy themselves and socialise with their friends whilst bringing a fashionable close to their academic year. It is a memorable event that will always be apart of the Holdsworth tradition.
First & Final Year Photos
At the beginning and end of every academic year we take a Holdsworth photo on the university campus in front of the iconic Aston Webb Building, where our students graduate.
The Vale Drinks and Welcome Mixer
For an opportunity to meet coursemates before the term starts and the pressure begins to build, we will be hosting a social for first year students (and any interested Second and Final years). This ice breaker event allows students to get to know eachother in advance of our bigger yearly events.
The Holdsworth Club Christmas trip takes students away at the end of the first semester. This three-day and two-night stay is organised by the Events Officers. This trip provides students with an opportunity to learn about a new culture. It is also a fantastic opportunity to meet new people on your course and to travel abroad before the second term and deadlines begin to pile up! A favourite item on the trip is the souvenir t-shirts that are printed.
As the initial law-specific social event of the year, the Drink and Burger event is very popular with first-years and is where the majority of them meet the friends that will stay with them throughout their studies and beyond. It is our first official ice breaker event that seeks to bring our student members together.
Drink & Burger
Each year we have a compeititon against the Medical School. Whatever school draws the biggest number of students sporting either the Law or Medic shirts wins! This is all night event not to be missed as it is one of our biggest annual events.
Law vs Medics
A highlight for our first years, and an event that members keep coming back to, is our Law Annual Welcome Drinks. This bar crawl is a great chance for the whole society to come together to take on Broad Street. We often tackle the bar crawl as a three-legged race to the final destination and it is always a brilliant night. This is an event where students get to know eachother, break the ice and build lasting friendships.
Birmingham, as the country’s second city, contains a wealth of venues that are ideally suited to hosting an informal event. For cuisine, Brindley place offers a range of quality restaurants situated along the Grand Canal that runs through the city. The Mailbox likewise serves as a stylish venue offering its own choice of restaurants. Whilst Malmaison in the Mailbox is a popular hotel in which to hold an evening reception off-campus, the city has many other venues with a variety of settings. As a way to honor our graduating students, a free dinner is provided to them once a year as a means of saying congratulations. In addition, the graduate students are also treated to a career orientated meal to help them explore graduate options available to them.