Staying in societies after dropping out?

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    I am in my second year of university and am thinking about dropping out as I don't enjoy the course anymore. However, I am a member of two interest societies, both of which I enjoy very much. Is it possible to continue being a member of these societies if I am no longer a student or would I be kicked out?
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    You probably wouldn't be an official member but there's no stopping you from attending the events. People did that in a couple of my societies.
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    (Original post by UWS)
    You probably wouldn't be an official member but there's no stopping you from attending the events. People did that in a couple of my societies.
    University security might have other ideas though.
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    (Original post by Withdrawing)
    University security might have other ideas though.
    Not if the events are outside of university
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    (Original post by UWS)
    Not if the events are outside of university
    You didn't specify that though. But that would be good, especially if it is at say a library or bar that's really cool to go to! :yep:
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    Unfortunately the groups both meet weekly at the university.
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    (Original post by Ooccoo Jr.)
    I am in my second year of university and am thinking about dropping out as I don't enjoy the course anymore. However, I am a member of two interest societies, both of which I enjoy very much. Is it possible to continue being a member of these societies if I am no longer a student or would I be kicked out?
    Hello ,

    I'm sorry to hear that you feel like you want to drop out - I'd suggest at least getting to the end of your second year as you've come quite far already but up to you - just make sure you make an informed decision.

    In regards to staying within a society, there shouldn't be a problem with it - I'd suggest talking to your university and the societies themselves and seeing what they say - this would be the best way of going about things.

    Best of luck
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    Hi - you need to ask your student union, as presumably that's what the societies operate through.
    Bristol I know offered a paid membership for non-students, thereby allowing them to join some societies I think. They'd be able to advise.
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    (Original post by Ooccoo Jr.)
    I am in my second year of university and am thinking about dropping out as I don't enjoy the course anymore. However, I am a member of two interest societies, both of which I enjoy very much. Is it possible to continue being a member of these societies if I am no longer a student or would I be kicked out?
    I think you would be allowed to stay, but you would have to join as a member of the public. That would mean you need to be signed into the SU by an existing member.
    Check with the SU or someone on the committee.
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    I've joined uni socs when I've been between contracts and effectively a member of the public. Just needed the SU to rubber-stamp it, which they did, so it was no big deal. I wasn't the first non-student/non-staff member they've had. They don't publicise or encourage it, as they could find SU funds being spent on providing leisure activities for a lot of non-uni people. But they don't object if you have established links to the uni.

    Check with the soc committee, but I don't anticipate a problem.*
 
 
 
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