Joining societies

Anna

Faculty: Lord Ashcroft International Business School
Department: Accounting and Finance
Category: Finance

30 August 2017

Since starting uni, I've managed to experience several societies. They are over 120 societies across three campuses - from the Tea and Hot Chocolate Society, to the Anime and Gaming Society.

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The choice is up to you and you'll be able to find something to interest you. Before committing to a society, I took the opportunity to test out each group by attending one of their tester sessions during Freshers' week. Most societies have booths set up so as to accommodate new students who would like to join the society. Becoming a member of a society is a great way to get the most out of your time at university.

You could find a society that shows similar interest to the course you are taking, that way you can develop skills that will make you more attractive to employers.

Examples of these societies are the finance society or the law society. These societies help stimulate its members on ongoing activities that concern their course.

One of the societies I managed to experience was the International Society. Here we took turns experiencing cultures from all around the world. Last year, the society helped organise a traditional dance in honor of the Chinese New Year.

Those are not the only societies you can join. The range of societies is diverse; it includes a LGBTQ society, a vegan society, the Anime and Gaming Society (SASG) or the Tea and Hot Chocolate Society. The SASG organises trips to events like the London MCM Comic Con, a large multi-genre entertainment and comic convection that is held annually. I would sincerely advise anyone who has the time to join a society if they can!

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