What do you do?
We help two groups with events.
- Director of Events and Services - it's their job to put on the Union's own events, like Freshers' Week. They tell us what they want or come to us for ideas, and we make them happen. This certainly includes technical elements – lighting, sound engineering, and projections, but we also cover DJing and 'enspanglement' - a Bop theme takes more than just lights! Inflatable fish; 1200ft of ribbon; 3000 balloons, we've been there.
- Students - the bulk of our term schedule is composed of student groups putting on their own events. It might be a recurring event, like the AU's "Sinners", or a one-off fundraising event by any of the 150+ societies. We help to facilitate all of these groups in putting on the best events possible. If you're a society interested in putting on an event which you may need Ents support for, check out our Host an Event page.
How do I get involved?
You don't need to know anything in advance. You might never have even changed a lightbulb, but we'll show you what to do. We don't expect you to pick up everything in a few hours, but at the same time, we won't make you wait long before you get to do something interesting. We have regular training sessions in lighting, sound engineering and DJing. To get involved, take a look at the Join Ents page.
What's the commitment?
Just because you come and learn how to rig a light, it doesn't mean you're committed to anything. You can always do as much or as little as you want. We're volunteers, and we do Ents because we enjoy it. We're all students aiming to get our degrees, so we like to have a laugh and enjoy ourselves while putting together events. If you're interested, come and try it out.