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Italian Society


  • Italian Society Standard Membership£6.00

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About Us


Aims and Objectives:

  1. Run regular socials: Paintball, Movie nights, Boozy Bowling, Board night and many others.
  2. Run a yearly trip to Italy: This year's destination is ROME!
  3. Run Weekly Italian language and grammar classes.
  4. Introduce people to the little things that mostly characterise the Italian Culture with tailored socials: Aperitive nights, Cooking classes, Trips to Italian influenced cities (e.g. Bath) and many more.
  5. Yearly participation to a vast selection of Intramural Sports depending on people's interest (e.g. last year 6-a-side Football and Badminton).

Ciao a tutti e benvenuti!

The Italian Society is a great place for everyone: language students, native speakers, people interested in the Italian culture (especially the food, the wine and the football) or just people who want to find friends with whom they have shared interests. 

From film nights to paintballing, from board games nights to bowling we offer a variety of socials throughout the year. And let's not forget about our Pizza nights which goes hand in hand with a good night out!! This year we've secured a partnership with Unit 1 which grants our members: free entry every night before 11pm and £1 entry after 11pm!! (Make sure to ask us about it!) 

We have various intramural sports teams: football 6-a-side and 11-a-side, badminton, netball, etc.

We hold weekly language classes (both conversation and grammar) which will give you the opportunity to learn basic italian from scratch or to work on your existing knowledge of italian.

This year we partnered up with the History Society for our annual trip to Italy: this year's destination ROME (24th - 27th of January)! Don't miss it!!! We like to collaborate with other societies and we have many more joint events planned!! 

We also have modern languages socials such as the Winter and Summer Ball. 

We hope to see many of you soon!

A presto!


New Committee for 2018/19:


Gianluca Barks - President



Joshua Parker-Bennett - Vice-President



Edoardo Manzoni - Treasurer



Justin Goreing - Social Secretary



Simone Paraguai - Publicity Officer 



Conor McGilligan - General Secretary



Elyza Mae Loren - Educational Officer



Etienne Pebrier - Sports Secretary



Italian Society

President As President you will be in charge of the society: it is part of this role to represent the society to the best of your capabilities within the university, but also in public events (should you be required to do so). This role entails: deciding when the committee should meet, making important decisions, assisting any committee members (should they require help) and most importantly, solving problems that might arise both in and out of the society. You will also be in charge of organising the society’s annual trip to Italy. Vice-President As Vice-president you will assist the President with running the society. You will also be in charge of filling out the risk assessments (very important in organising socials) and keeping members updated via email regarding events, opportunities and initiatives within the society, the university and Exeter (you will be collaborating with Exeter’s Italian Cultural Association). Treasurer As Treasurer you will be in charge of the society’s financial side: this means that you will have to complete budget forms (should an event require one) and also oversee society’s expenditures. Your role will also involve organising committee meetings (booking a room and finding a time suitable for all committee members) and keeping minutes during said meetings. Publicity Officer As Publicity Officer you will be in charge of advertising any events the society organises as well as any opportunities (e.g. work, year abroad... related) that might come about. You will also be in charge of finding sponsors that might be willing to represent the Italian society (e.g. Unit 1, local Italian restaurants, Italian chain restaurants, etc.). Lastly, you will work closely with the Social Secretary to maximise events’ visibility. Social Secretary As Social Secretary you will be in charge of planning socials for the society (e.g. booking venues, getting wristbands, etc.) and submitting events on the Guild’s website (you will need a risk assessment and a budget form in order to do so). You will be the main point of contact for other societies and will have to try and collaborate with other societies, when organising joint socials (this year we’ve achieved great collaborations such as the joint trip to Rome with History society). You will also be in charge of responding to people messaging the Society’s Facebook page. Sports Secretary As Sports Secretary you will be in charge of advertising and organising (enrolling teams to intramural leagues) intramural sports trying to involve as many people as possible in them. You will also be in charge of organising socials for the society’s sport teams (i.e. completing risk assessments, submitting events through the guild, booking venues, etc.) and advertising them. Education Officer (Italian Mother tongue) As Education officer you will be in charge of organising (i.e. booking rooms, completing risk assessments, etc.), advertising and teaching language classes. Language classes can be of two types: grammar or conversation. This past year there was little to no interest in the grammar classes, so we focused more on the conversation classes. It will be your choice to determine what educational path to take. Academic Representative (Student of Italian language either through the University or the Foreign Modern Language Centre) As Academic Representative you will be the main point of contact between the Italian department and the society: you will be in charge of advertising any opportunities or events organised by the department that might be of interest to our members. You will represent those members of the society who are studying Italian and make sure they don’t feel left out of the society. Lastly, you will help members (should they need help) with their year abroad queries.

7 posts are up for election.

Nominations are now closed.

The polls are open and will close at 23:59 on Sunday 7 April 2019 (in 12 days)

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