How many societies did you/will you join at Uni?

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    (Original post by Bloom77)
    Do you pay to join the societies there and then?


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    It will depend on the uni, but at mine there's normally no fee for the first couple of sessions. After that you pay and they are normally around 10 -30 quid for the year unless they are a charity then they are free.

    Sports is different at mine you can have a taster session at any time, and then if you join you pay £40 for the year. However you get a basically free gym pass, weekly professional strength and conditioning classes, unlimited sport massages and other treatments, and professional coaches including quite a few team gb coaches as theres quite a few olympians at my uni. So it's worth joining just for that
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    im hoping on joining 6 societies but i might mainly stick to 3 too (one sports society to keep me fit, one society of my interest and another society to help with my studies)
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    (Original post by Napp)
    Let me make this easy for freshers. You will join many because they bribe you with vouchers/free food you might attend one or two a couple of times but in general you will get bored and say sod it.
    Free food? I'm in


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    (Original post by jackien1)
    Oh ho ho. There's a **** ton of pain in the locks. But you're supposed to slowly lock and let go when the person taps anyway so it shouldn't be that bad. But be careful if you don't have a good partner.. I once nearly cried from the pain because my partner was really ****ing me up with sankyo.
    Hmm that's sounds like tons of fun! Can't wait to join! Lol, I'll see how it goes


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    (Original post by ckfeister)
    When I'll go to university... 0, there to study not to focus on socialising.
    If this is the case, you fundamentally misunderstand the value of university and education in general.
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    (Original post by Trinculo)
    If this is the case, you fundamentally misunderstand the value of university and education in general.
    whats the point of them.
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    Only plan on joining the LGBT society this year. Would have gone waaaaay more last year, except I was doing 2 loads of volunteer work last year which always overlapped with the societies meetings... =(


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    (Original post by ckfeister)
    whats the point of them.
    Basically to mingle with people with similar interests and make friends.


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    Are there any free speech societies at any uni? Now that would be something I'd be interested in.
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    (Original post by ckfeister)
    When I'll go to university... 0, there to study not to focus on socialising.
    You can do both, you know...?

    During sixth form, I did two hours of dance, two hours (+ extras like camps) of being a scout leader and two hours of scouts a week, as well finishing my silver DofE and completing my gold DofE. I also "focused on studying"... I got A*A*A* in my A levels and AAAAAB(B) in my ASs. It isn't an "either, or".

    I'll be continuing with what I already do by joining the student scout and guide organisation, the hiking society, the ballet society and the dance society, and starting octopush. I'll also be working for a first.
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    3 or 4 probably - LawSoc, a political one, and then one or two i find interesting (not sure what)

    I want to get involved and socialise but don't want to be so overwhelmed and neglect my studies
 
 
 
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