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    153
    39.23%
    3-5
    159
    40.77%
    6-10
    10
    2.56%
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    19
    4.87%

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    Hey all! :wavey:

    As we head into the Freshers' period once again, it's time to turn our attention to the societies and sports clubs that will eventually plague the Facebook Freshers' groups and fighting for your attention at the various Freshers' fairs.

    For those currently researching their future uni, there's probably more choice than ever previously imagined! When I first started at Uni, I joined 6 societies. However that was too many for me, so ended up going to 3 on a regular basis.

    How many did you join up to when you went to University? How many do you plan on joining if you're starting in September?
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    I ended up joining a couple, even for a subject I don't take Ended up never really doing any society events...
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    I ended up on four committee's last year - I do not recommend :lol:

    To those going to universities, I definitely recommend joining 1/2; they're a great way of meeting new people outside of our course and university halls and you already have a shared interest which you can talk about! ^_^
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    I think 3. My country's society, the LGBT soc and a sports soc (looking at aikido).
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    When I'll go to university... 0, there to study not to focus on socialising.
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    Everyone vows to join a gazillion societies and signs up to everything at freshers fair then after the first month don't turn up to anything
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    (Original post by ckfeister)
    When I'll go to university... 0, there to study not to focus on socialising.
    At university, you definitely need a mixture of both. There are so, so many opportunities out there
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    (Original post by Deyesy)
    At university, you definitely need a mixture of both. There are so, so many opportunities out there
    I'd socialise ofc, but not on social events.
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    I was a member of the anime society in name only for my first year :lol: Defo planning to join more this year.

    Plan to join:
    Dance Society
    Comp Sci Society

    and anything else that looks semi interesting during the freshers fair.
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    Would it be a good plan to sign up to everything I'm interested in, then rule them out? Because there's like 10 choirs at my uni that I want to join... :P
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    I'm not going for another year, but I'd love to join something to do with archery (and maybe attend some competitions) and some others.

    But yeah, archery is my main one
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    stupid question, but, what "happens" in a society ?
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    There's one society I'm definitely going to join (Keele Rock Appreciation Posse), because I love rock and metal music. I'm also considering joining Badminton or Archery too
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    I'm on placement year (3rd year) this year but I joined 3 societies and 3 music ensembles.

    Societies:
    St John Ambulance Society (now First Aid Society)
    Wildlife Conservation Society + Conservation Rangers
    Horse Riding Society (Joined but never went to any of their events because it was too expensive!)

    Music ensembles:
    Orchestra
    String Orchestra
    Contemporary Choir

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    Societies normally meet once a week or on a regular basis. Normally meetings involve some sort of related activity and the occasional social (where you go out some where like for a meal)

    Examples:
    First Aid Society: we meet once a week for two hours to learn/recap first aid skills and I gained my FAW qualification. We've been to comedy nights and organised a treasure hunt around town.
    Wildlife Conservation Society + Conservation Rangers: haven't been for a while but they normally meet once a week. They organise talks and you can gain practical skills by helping with conservation of the local heathland sites.
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    I have eight down so far, although whether or not I will join remains to be seen

    Rugby

    Boxing

    Classical Liberal

    Debate

    Film

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    UKIP or Conservatives

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    Hopefully there's
    Fencing
    Karate
    Archery
    CompSci
    or Piano society :yep:
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    Do you pay to join the societies there and then?


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


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    At my uni you pay online. The societies I joined were £2, £10 or £15 so not too expensive. Normally it's fine to turn up without paying for a few weeks to see if you like the society.
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    (Original post by Bloom77)
    Do you pay to join the societies there and then?

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    This'll vary from uni to uni I suspect.

    At my university, you now pay for memberships there and then but many societies offer 'taster sessions' which are free and hold no obligation to buy a full membership
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    (Original post by ckfeister)
    When I'll go to university... 0, there to study not to focus on socialising.
    Good luck keeping that up
 
 
 
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