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Meet your 2015-2016 committee!

Posted on by Lisa Hey

(Make sure you check out the rest of LIVIC's Freshers Edition here!) 

 

Fiona Walport - Chair

Welcome all,

 

I hope that you have all had fantastic summers scattered around the world and are all feeling relaxed, refreshed and ready for the year ahead (or as ready as one can ever be...!).

To our newcomers, I hope that the first few weeks at Imperial go smoothly and that you all settle in soon, and to our slightly more aged readers, congrats on making it back (always a relief) and I hope you're excited and raring to go.

This year CivSoc has even more exciting events with something...

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Meet your committee

Posted on by David Maguire

Paul Zhu ・ Vice-Chair

Paul
Paul

As vice-chair, my role is very open, so I get involved with everything that needs attention and everything that I feel I can contribute meaningfully to. It also means that I am free to explore new things for CivSoc, such as the Design Competitions that we will be running through the year. 

As for who I am… I’m half-English half-Chinese, I’m outgoing, I like to dabble in the creative such as drawing and writing, but my biggest passions are martial arts and dance. 

Chloe Detanger ・ Secretary

Hi all Civengers and Civengettes,

I’m your new CivSoc secretary...

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Welcome from CivSoc Chair

Posted on by David Maguire

Hello Freshers!

Dominik Sznajder
Dominik Sznajder

Congratulations! You’ve made it through the feral wilderness of A-levels, and into the seemingly infinite fields of Imperial College Civil Engineering! My name is Dom and I’m Chair of CivSoc for this academic year.

As a fresher entering Imperial College, it’s important for you to know that although you’ll have a fair bit of work to do, life at university isn’t just about academic success. To get the most out of your brief 4 years (and trust me, they will fly by) the key is to work hard, play hard, and broaden your mind. This is where CivSoc comes in.

So...

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Welcome from the Head of Department

Posted on by David Maguire

Dear All,

Prof. Nick Buenfeld
Prof. Nick Buenfeld

A warm welcome to our new students and welcome back to our second, third and fourth years.   I trust you have had a great summer and I hope that you are now ready for another period of education.  As most of you will know, London is one of the world’s most architecturally rich, culturally diverse, vibrant and hospitable cities – a wonderful place to be a student.

You will be working alongside some of the brightest and most motivated students from around he world, taught by an exceptional group of internationally leading experts.  Please take full advantage...

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Letter from the Editor

Posted on by David Maguire

Dear Reader,

David Maguire
David Maguire

First of all, thanks for leafing through the virtual pages of the LIVIC website. It’s my first edition as Editor, so I’ve been feeling the pressure a bit. To ease the tension, I’ve included a picture of me holding a koala, which was probably the smiliest I’ve ever been or will ever be. Please take a moment to enjoy the warmth and happiness that even a picture of these cuddly creatures instills in anyone capable of emotion.

If you’re new to Imperial; welcome! Here begins the time of your life (mainly because after this you’ll spend the rest of it chained to a...

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Watch Dogs Review

Posted on by Peter Nugent

Women Love Men In A Mask
Women Love Men In A Mask

Mass surveillance is a hot topic at the moment, after Snowden’s leaks what was previously thought of as conspiracies actually turned out to be true. Next thing you know anal probing and alien abductions will be proven as well! Crazy stuff, all that sexting, private information and flirty calls you have are all passing through the NSA; it’s all highly controversial and quite alarming, but that’s a whole topic for another book or two! Now, what if someone was able to access that information? Enter Aiden Pearce. Set in Chicago where everything is controlled and...

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X-Men: Days of Future Past Review

Posted on by Peter Nugent

Wolverine At The Front, Have Not Seen That Before...
Wolverine At The Front, Have Not Seen That Before...

I grew up on a mixture of Super Heroes, Grand Theft Auto and football; which probably explains a lot about me. My interests are varied, but I’ve never quite found a soft spot for X Men movies, I used to love the cartoon. However, the movies have always fallen short of my expectation. It’s always been good, and had it’s cool moments but it’s never really hit home quite like the reboots of the Batman Series has. Marvel, for me, has always failed to make the mark, whether it is its storyline, cheesy moments or some overarching reference to...

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Racism In Football

Posted on by Peter Nugent

The Beautiful Game
The Beautiful Game

You would think in the 21st Century, racism would be a problem that had been well and truly stamped out of the beautiful game. However, over the last few seasons it has become more and more apparent that there is a deep rooted problem of racism in the game, not only between players but also between entire crowds and particular players. It’s not just a problem that is focused in one particular league either. It is clear that La Liga have a huge problem with it, highlighted by multiple direct incidents such as the Bananas being thrown at Alvez and Neymar during the...

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Lies About Project Work

Posted on by Peter Nugent

060 Basement, Learn To Love It
060 Basement, Learn To Love It

So it’s that time of the year isn’t it? Your exams have finished and there’s something standing between you and a summer of eating Doritos and binge watching Breaking Bad on Netflix. Psych! Maybe that’s what UCL Undergrads plan on doing for summer, we’re cooler than that, we’ve already watched that and are so deeply engrossed in Game of Thrones that we have it as substitute for reality. Winter is coming! Anyway, about the thing standing between your exams and building stuff in South America: Project Work. From the week long adventures of Creative Design Week...

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The Final Bow

Posted on by Peter Nugent

The Final Time You Will See This Beautiful Man
The Final Time You Will See This Beautiful Man

Hey you! Yeah you! Peering at the editorial like it's some sort of venomous snake, this publication doesn't bite you know. Who are you anyway? Why you ask? Well depending on who you are determines who I am. If you're a LIVIC aficionado who simply can't control themselves around me then I'm Peter, nice to meet you. If you're a potential employer researching me online, then Peter's away on holiday and I'm standing in for him, I'm known for how I generate ten jumps.

Friends, allies and enemies, the year draws to a close and it is well and truly...

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