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Plz recommend some interesting student societies...Thx!

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    Hey There are more than one hundred student societies on YUSU website.

    Anyone wants to share his/her experenice or advice?

    Any comments would be appreciated!
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    NGS!

    We run weekly speaker/discussion/drinking groups. You couldn't ask for a finer bunch of folks, if you're at all interested in political things.

    Swing by our stall at freshers' fair next year- we shouldn't be too hard to find.
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    (Original post by AirRaven)
    NGS!

    We run weekly speaker/discussion/drinking groups. You couldn't ask for a finer bunch of folks, if you're at all interested in political things.

    Swing by our stall at freshers' fair next year- we shouldn't be too hard to find.
    New Generation Society?
    I see the introduction for this society.
    I am not familiar with the UK political things.
    Could you share with me some topics you debated before? I can not log on the facebook and youtube.
    Thanks
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    (Original post by CrestedIbis)
    New Generation Society?
    I see the introduction for this society.
    I am not familiar with the UK political things.
    Could you share with me some topics you debated before? I can not log on the facebook and youtube.
    Thanks
    We're not necessarily just a political debating society- our one rule for topics is that they just be interesting.

    Ethical questions, questions of Rights, unusual perspectives- the works, really.

    Over the past two years, a smattering of things we've done are:

    • Why people who value freedom of expression should boycott Apple
    • The Case for a Society without Money
    • Why you shouldn't trust Economists
    • Why Marriage is Dead
    • Should religious belief play a role in lawmaking?
    • Does volunteering overseas do more harm than good?
    • Why the Occupy movement is misguided
    • Issues with war remembrance days
    • Feminism and Pornography
    • The ethical case for pornography
    • Why one ought to be a Vegetarian.
    • Should the University accept funding from Arms companies?
    • Is Britain a Christian country?
    • Is Marx still relevant?
    • In Defence of Political Correctness
    • We should abolish the police and simply give everybody firearms for self-defence
    • Should Private Schools be abolished?


    The general format's a fifteen/twenty minute presentation by that week's speaker (student or academic, generally- though we do get in outsiders fairly frequently). After that, there's a quick Q&A session, then everybody in attendance simply discusses the topic amongst themselves over a drink or two- completely informal.

    It's a great way to meet people, if you're interested in the week's topic. Absolutely transformed my university experience- I'll be a bit sad to hand over the reins of the society to the next committee come Autumn.
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    (Original post by CrestedIbis)
    Hey There are more than one hundred student societies on YUSU website.

    Anyone wants to share his/her experenice or advice?

    Any comments would be appreciated!
    Bright Futures York - for awesome careers advice/events

    YUSnow - Skiing/snowboarding soc. Insane socials, weekly training for racing and freestyle, yearly trips abroad
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    Pantsoc! Society of the year 2012.... just thought i'd mention it :P


    Seriously though if you're interested in performing or just want to meet a great bucnh of people who are totally inclusive, Pantsoc is amazing
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    (Original post by Nesselphie)
    Pantsoc! Society of the year 2012.... just thought i'd mention it :P


    Seriously though if you're interested in performing or just want to meet a great bucnh of people who are totally inclusive, Pantsoc is amazing
    Seconding pantsoc!

    But above all; University Radio York! Having your own radio show is one of the most fun, rewarding and unique experiences I believe you can have at uni, and it's not that difficult to get one. Plus everyone is really friendly and welcoming.

    Personally URY made my first year at York the best year of my life.
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    LawSoc - some of the biggest, well funded socials on campus. Oh yeh, and all the career stuff too...

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