Food & Nutrition (RUFANS)

Welcome to the Food and Nutrition Society 

RUFANS is for anyone who loves food, cooking/baking and/or nutrition. We as a society are linked with the Food and Nutritional Sciences Department, so we will be organising academic events and offering/signposting academic support, as well as the fun stuff! The society will give you a chance to meet other like-minded foodies (We all love food!) and have a cracking time through the socials and food-based events put on by the society throughout the year. Make sure you join us for many socials, drunken bar crawls, food trips/talks, baking/cooking competitions and much more. We're open to everyone, even if you're not on a food based course. But if you are on a food course, don’t leave your soulmates hanging! 

We've got lots of exciting stuff lined up for you foodies this year, including (+ much more): 

Autumn Term Events and Dates

'Give it a go' Pizza and Movie Night - Wednesday 27th September @ Palmer 106 
Park Bar Social - Tuesday 3rd October 
Battle of the Sciences - Monday 23rd October 
University Bake Off 
Charlie Bighams Factory Tour - 2nd November
Mojo's Karaoke and Quiz Night
Socials (Nights Out) 
BBC Good Food Show Trip (Seeing Mary Berry) - Saturday 2nd December
Christmas Jumper Party 

Spring Term Events and Dates

Trampolining Social
Movie Night with Disney Society (With Food Obvs!)
Cocktail Masterclass's (Icehouse) 
Chinese New Year Celebration 
Factory Tour - During Reading Week 
Bar Crawls
Food Fancy Dress Social (Legendary!)
Spring Term Formal 

Summer Term Events and Dates

Fish ’n’ Chips + Pub Quiz 
AGM including the Committee Hand-Over 
End of Year Summer Formal 
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RUFANS Committee 2017-18

PRESIDENT – Thomas James (TJ) (2nd from left) 
VICE PRESIDENT - Sophie Anderton (4th from left) 
SECRETARY – Esther Babatunde (2nd from right) 
TREASURER – Ruari Gale (5th from left) 
SOCIAL SECRETARIES – Holly Burchill (3rd from left) and Alex Bolger (on the right) 
FRESHERS’ REPS & WELFARE – Lucy Ashworth (on the left) and Camila Tassara (3rd from right) 
Societies Fayre 2017-18 included guess the weight of the cake, guess the number of sweets in the jar, a chocolate tasting and free lollipops! 
Treatz Dessert Parlour Social October 2016 An awesome social, which involved a lot of ice cream being consumed by all! The society socialising over the one love that unites us all, food! One of our first food socials of the year!

Food Fancy Dress Social March 2017 A great night out as always! Dissappointing costumes (excluding a few good ones) this year though, you guys have got something to prove next year! 


Charlie Bighams Factory Tour February 2017 The first factory tour of the year! We got to taste loads of their products and had a full tour of the factory! 


BBC Good Food Show November 2016 One of our legendary trips is the visit to the BBC Good Food Show, that never disappoints! There are loads of free food samples to satisfy all your food and alcohol cravings. Some say you can even get tipsy off the free alcohol! Make sure to save some cash over the term to spend on quality food and drink here! We usually go and see Mary Berry in the super theatre! Tickets will be on sale soon after Freshers. 


  • Food & Nutrition (RUFANS) Student Membership£8.15
  • Food & Nutrition (RUFANS) Non-Student membership£12.15

Products/ Tickets:

  • BBC Good Food Show for Food and Nutrition Society Members£17.55
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