We all know that university is a time for you to get yourself a degree and kickstart your career. But it is also an excellent time for you to meet new people and try new things. And do you know one of the best ways you can do this? It is by joining a society!
A society is made up of a group of students who share the same interest whether that be the same course or hobby. Our current societies include:
- Angel Health & Social Care
- Creative Minds
- Finance & Accounting
- Public Speaking
So, if one of these sounds like something you’d be interested in but you’re still not sure if it is worth joining. Check out our five reasons why we think you should sign up:
1) Develop Employable Skills
Joining a society will help you gain employable skills such as:
These are all skills that can be used in a variety of different careers, and it is something that employers admire!
2) Be part of a community
Sometimes at university, it can be hard to make friends, so a great way to do this is by joining a society! It is an amazing opportunity to meet like-minded students who share the same interests as you. Being part of a society allows you to make your community at university.
As well as meeting new students, being part of a society allows you to meet a variety of different people. You will develop better relations with university staff as they will be there to offer advice to your society. It will also give you the chance to meet people from external organisations as it will give you the chance to invite guest speakers onto campus!
4) Take part in new opportunities
Joining a society allows you to take part in a range of activities. As I mentioned above, you can invite guest speakers onto campus to deliver interesting talks to your society. You can also go on day trips to help broaden your knowledge about certain topics. Not only this, but you can run exciting events on campus to build even closer connections with your society members! To make things even better all society activities will be funded by your Students Union!
5) It’s fun and free!
University can be a stressful time, which is why being part of a society is great as it allows you to release some stress and have fun with your peers! Oh and did we mention, that it’s completely free to sign up and you can join as many as you like?
We hope these top five reasons will encourage you to join a society!
If you have any more questions about joining a society or even starting your own please do not hesitate to get in touch with our two Student Union Coordinators Danielle (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Mariana (email@example.com )