CompSoc family, we have a big announcement for you!

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We’ve been working hard to make plans for the upcoming year that accommodate all of you, and part of this plan is to introduce Academic Families!

This is where students in older years ‘adopt’ freshers, and it’s a great way of helping the community, meeting new people, and having a good time together! We’re keeping it simple for now, with students in year 2 or above as the parents, and freshers as the children.

Anyone in CompSoc is welcome to join, and you can even propose to your AcFam spouse-to-be!

To sign up as a parent all you need to do is fill out this form by the 20th of September

If you would like to ask any questions about becoming a parent or for help with the form please email [email protected].

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If you haven't found a spouse yet we'll find you a match

This will help us match you with a spouse and children, and it'll be send to your future children to help them get to know you

Don't worry, this isn't a final commitment — if your circumstances change just let us know

Your data

We'll store your data for the duration of the academic families program this year

Your name, email, picture, and student number

  • We'll use these to verify your CompSoc membership and contact you about academic families
  • We'll also provide your name, email, and picture to your academic child (or children) once matched
  • We won't use your details to send marketing emails, or any other emails unrelated to academic families

Your year of study, degree program and other information you've provided us

  • We'll use this information to help us match you with a spouse, and/or children
  • Your degree program, year of study, and bio will also be provided to your future academic children to help them get to know you

Your rights

Under the GDPR, you have certain rights with regards to your data (See Rights of the Data Subject for a full list). Some important ones are the right to:
  • request a copy of your data
  • correct any of your data that's innacurate
  • request deletion of your data (although that will prevent you participating in academic families this year)

Please contact [email protected] with any queries

If you have any questions or concerns, please email [email protected]