5 societies you should consider joining
If you have a hobby or there’s something you’ve wanted to try for a while, a university society is a perfect chance to expand your skills. Not only can you learn new things and improve your talents but societies also give you the chance to meet new people and make new friends at university. Here are some great examples of societies worth joining if you’re heading off to uni.
Part of going to university is making new friends and becoming part of a wider community. There’s no better way to feel part of a team than joining up to a sports society. Sports teams at universities are some of the most close-knit groups at University and always spend a lot of time together. This is also a great way to stay in shape, especially if you fall into the common uni trap of daily take away food.
If you’re looking to improve on your natural talent or work on your social skills, a performance troupe or society is a great way to meet new people and relieve your social anxieties. Even if you’re not the best singer or you don’t consider yourself a great actor, these clubs are usually very welcoming and will help you improve your skills and have fun at the same time.
If you’re planning on focusing solely on your studies and improving your chance of employment once you graduate, it may be a good idea to join an academic society. There are usually plenty to choose from including, debate clubs, writing societies and other subject specific organisations. Any of these extracurricular activities will make a great addition to your CV and will show potential employers that you are willing to go above and beyond to improve your skill set and get more experience.
The world is always changing and it’s the younger voice of the country that is looking to change it. If you’re the type of person who likes to make your voice heard and you have strong opinions on politics or social justice, consider joining a society that’s devoted to making a difference.
Just for fun
There are plenty of societies and clubs out there perfect for those just looking to have some fun outside of lectures. Depending on the university you attend there are all kinds of things available, from comedy clubs to paper aeroplane making. Remember it’s just as important to have fun as it is to study so find a society and make some memories.