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24H Gaming Marathon

November 16, 2018

Over 200 students from HUU Societies have raised over £1,500 for charity in a 24 hour gaming marathon


The event, which took place on November 17th-18 from 12pm, saw students from a huge number of societies including gaming, war games and role play, anime, board games, and raise money by doing to what they do best for 24 hours non stop, raising £1,505.23.

Lead by Hull University Computer and Gaming Society (ComSoc), the idea of a building takeover started as a joint societies event, with gamers choosing whether they’d like to play on console, computer or table-top. Students would play games ranging from Battlefield to Forza and everything in between. Those who preferred to do something else would play large scale games of Warhammer, Dungeons and Dragons and other roleplaying games.

Students gamed through the night to raise money for Special Effect, which aims to make gaming more accessible to those with disabilities.

Dominic Clare, President of Hull University Computer and Gaming Society, said: “Many members of comsoc have a personal belief in Special Effect due to a shared sense of community among gamers, regardless of background.

"The event is a biannual event run and managed originally by computer and gaming society but has grown to include everyone from Anime Society to Zoology Society! It was a fantastic night for all involved and I would like to especially congratulate the execs involved from all societies for keeping the event running smoothly. 122 pizzas were ordered on the night in what was a great example of intersociety cooperation.

“This event is the highlight of the semester and the pinnacle of inter-society cooperation at Hull University Union. It also wouldn’t have been possible without the hard work of the other society presidents, their exec teams, and Hull University Union President of Activities, Tom McNamara.”

Hull University Union has a thriving community of clubs and societies who are constantly raising money for good causes. President of Activities, Tom McNamara, said: “It’s great to see so many societies working together and especially in support of such a great cause. Societies collaborating on this sort of scale doesn’t happen often so it’s bound to be a lot of fun! Congratulations to Dom and the team on making this happen!”

The full list of societies included:


  • Computer and Gaming Society:
  • Wargames and Roleplay Society
  • Board Games Society
  • JAM Radio
  • Arts and Crafts Society
  • Card Games Society
  • Computer Science Society
  • Anime Society
  • Zoology Society
  • Dr Who Society
  • Harry Potter Society
  • Card Games Society

Want to join one of our socieities? See the full list here.

You can donate to the cause here:

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