Tag: gavel UOC

Here’s which Hogwarts house you belong to, based on how you handle the Grammarian Role.  “Hmmmm…difficult, very difficult. Plenty of courage I see. Not a bad mind, either. There’s talent, oh yes. And a thirst to prove yourself. But where to put you?”  For those of you, new to Gavel, the Grammarian aka the ‘Grammar […]
“If life is a book. There are a thousand stories I have not yet read.” People are made up of stories. Stories that we have lived through. Stories that we have heard or read. Stories that we borrowed from others and made our own. Any such story can be included in public speaking, and through […]
Amongst what felt like a confined series of days for the past year, weekly Gavel meetings tinged at least one day of those monotonous weeks. To top it all, the 23rd of October marked an indelible day as the joint meeting with the Gavel club of University of Ruhuna took place. The meeting was called […]
Well, it was the moment, the moment we had all been waiting for, but the ‘Ex-Magicians of Gavel UOC’, had not so much.  From epitomizing quintessential leadership and inspiring the generation to come, to spilling the beans and jeopardizing their own self-esteem, these senior Gaveliers went through 2 hours (give or take) of wonderful merrymaking […]
It was a memorable day in 2021. I was happy, free, confused, and lonely at the same time. It’s just another ordinary day in the pandemic era… But was it really so ordinary? On that day, I was absolutely sure of three things. 1.I had no idea what to wear 2.My makeshift camera stand was […]
Everyone knows that the gavel club was born to improve English and public speaking skills of all the undergraduates at University of Colombo. But who here knows that it has its different shades where it taps into untethered areas of other unfathomable skills?In order to expand the horizons of Gavel Club, we started an online […]
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 […]