Calling all Freshers!

You can now sign up for CompSoc AcFams! These academic families are being introduced this year to help you settle into university life, and to give you more opportunities to socialise with fellow students (especially considering the current variations in studying arrangements).

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.

We’ve had an amazing number of aspiring academic parents sign up so far, but now it’s your turn to sign up and complete your academic family.

To sign up as an AcFam child all you need to do is fill out this form by the 27th of September, so you've got plenty of time!

If you would like to ask any questions or need help with the form please email [email protected].

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We require a picture of you

This will help us match you with parents, and it'll be send to your future parents 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 parents once matched, so they can contact you
  • 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 academic parents
  • Your degree program and bio will also be provided to your future academic parents 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]