Tag: gavel club

For a club that primarily focuses on fine-tuning one’s delivery of English among other soft skills, it’s fairly easy for one to fall for and believe the common consensus that the Gavel club happens to be a collective, which for the most part, houses Sri Lanka’s so-called ‘posh’ student community. However, as an individual who […]
It is my pleasure to recall my initial memories of the Gavel Club of the University of Colombo from 2015 to 2017.I am Thangavadivel Nirusan. I studied at Jaffna Hindu College, I entered the University of Colombo, Faculty of Science along with the 2013/2014 Intake. I followed the degree in Industrial Statistics and Mathematical Finance. […]
It was the second week of March 2020 and the so-called orientation program of the Faculty was going on. The president (now our distinguished IPP) GV. Uditha Weerasinghe was doing his thing, encouraging us “newbies” to join the Gavel Club. It was time for one of us to speak about our experiences at university, and […]
The 211th Educational Meeting or “Gavel Soorya Mangalya” was held successfully on the 20th of April at the Economics Auditorium in the Faculty of Arts UOC. This was a remarkable meeting as it was the first physical meeting at the campus after almost a year of “computer-screen” meetings. The meeting began at 1.00 am with […]
When you hear the word “conference”, what comes to mind is time spent sitting, yawning, falling asleep, and wishing you were anywhere else but there. Well Gavel Conference 2021, brought on a whole new meaning for the word “conference” in my personal dictionary. The day started off well enough as we piled into GV Anusith’s […]
In the early months of 2020, the Covid-19 pandemic stormed the world and put everyone in their homes without even giving them time to make any arrangements. This affected Gavel UOC too. Everything that was planned for the upcoming year of 2020 had to be halted for some weeks until online platforms came to help. […]
How many times have you accomplished a goal and thought, “I can’t believe I just did that”? Some tasks only seem impossible because we build them up that way. Others seem impossible because they’re particularly hard. Either way, the point of a challenge is to conquer it and grow.  You’ll never know until you give […]
Today marks a very special occasion, which is the 200th Educational meeting at Gavel UOC. For a club at the university level, this milestone is a phenomenal achievement. Most clubs dream of getting this far, but here we are, still going strong and expanding day-by-day. Our club is at a position of commendable status and […]
Lately, the Gavel Club of UOC has been doing things they have never done before. After pulling off a completely virtual intra-university speech competition right in the middle of a global pandemic just a few months back (obviously, you know what a success Oration 2020 was), they were already planning another exciting new venture. And […]
Halloween is the best part of October. Kids waiting to collect their candy for the next few months, while young adults like us are getting ready to dress up as our own “Nightmares”. But of course, all of this is cancelled because of a pandemic that has been haunting us for months. All of us […]