Recurring Events


Improv.ppt consists of participants giving improvised presentations on subjects that they most probably have no idea about. Yes, you read that correctly.

It allows for a hilarious atmosphere with presentations where you really can play with inventing a distorted, absurd reality around a powerpoint. It is open to both students and staff!

Here’s how it works:

Everyone brings a USB stick with a short powerpoint on a subject that they master, but that they think not many other people do. The powerpoint should be short (~5 slides) containing mainly pictures, slide titles and a couple of keywords.

All the USB sticks are put into a hat and each participant selects a USB stick at random. They put it into the computer and with no preparation, give a 5 minute presentation on the subject of the powerpoint!

Depending on how much time we have (which depends on the amount of participants), there may be a question round included to further encourage improvisation ?

This may sound like a nightmare, but the lack of pressure and the fact that everyone is just as lost makes for a lot of fun. Plus, if you’ve given presentations with no preparation on topics you know nothing about, there’s no reason to worry about the presentations you give in class! But if you still aren’t convinced, you can show up and laugh with the rest of us!

So that we can organize the event correctly (and make sure the powerpoints work on the computer), participants need to sign up! Please e-mail us at until the morning before the event.

If you have any questions, don’t hestitate to contact us ?

We look forward to seeing you guys there!!

Pub Quiz

Pub Quizzes are a mainstay of British culture. During these events, groups of people get together in teams to answer trivia questions about pop culture, history, geography and more. SCOPE organises our own pub quiz every semester or so, with a particular focus on subjects relevant to the study of English literature and linguistics.

Christmas Party

Every year, at the end of the Autumn semester, we organise our traditional Christmas party at the refuge du Censuy in Renens! Join us to eat snacks, dance to some tunes, and maybe you’ll see some members of the English Department staff there too 😉