Undergraduate students at the Cardiff School of Planning and Geography certainly ended the year in style at their Summer Ball on 13th May 2013. The prestigious ball was held at the Parc Thistle Hotel, Park Place in the city centre of Cardiff.
Over one hundred undergraduates from all years celebrated the end of the year and their achievements at the ball. It was also a great chance for third years to say goodbye and for first and second years to get to know each other. The guys turned up in tuxedos and the girls in an array of stunning dresses looking like they had walked straight off the catwalk.
The rooms were beautifully decorated with gold and black balloons and a projector displayed pictures of undergraduates they had collected from good times they’d had throughout the year. There was also a candy floss machine and a sweet bar which proved very popular for those with a sweet tooth.
A two course meal was followed by coffee and a short speech by Madeleine Phillips, one of the students who led the planning of the ball who thanked everyone for coming and hoped this would continue year after year. The funds for the ball came from a CPLAN Society Fund which is allocated to students at the start of the year to organise this type of event that will benefit all students within the School. Although the fund enriches the student experience, it also helps students strengthen their team building, organisational and negotiation skills which feed into employability.
Students hit the dance floor after dinner, with some staff throwing some shapes as the DJ played a selection of great tunes. Everyone agreed that this was the event of the year and the CPLAN Society, which is student led, will ensure it will carry on year after year. An event not to be missed!