I am interested in computers a lot i build them and do a lot of programming but i am not going to be taking a course in computer science as it is just a hobby. However i wanted to ask is there any computer society in universities or can i join the departmental. A lot university websites i have checked only have departmental one. Also how many societies do people usually join as i was thinking of joining three or four but feel that sound to much.
Thanks in advance for your help
departmental societies and how many societies can you join and still manage work time watch
- Thread Starter
- 15-11-2008 23:01
- 16-11-2008 12:21
Ususally anyone can join departmental societies, you don't actualy have to be part of that department. As for the societies, depends how often they meet, for how long, and your own personal preference.
- 16-11-2008 12:22
I know a few people who are in one or two societies, rarely are people in more than about four including departmental ones too.
You'd be suprised how little time you end up with at Uni once you factor in living, cooking, cleaning, lectures, work etc.
- 16-11-2008 12:29
If there isn't a computer society, you should be able to join the departmental one. However the focus may be on social events rather than computer science, as that's what these people are doing all day anyway.
As for how many, it's down to personal preference. I'm in my departmental society, and I also write for one of the student publications, and I find this just about right. I don't know anyone who's in more than three. It depends what type of society it is too, if it's something really laid back, e.g rocksoc, you don't need to turn up every week without fail.
- 16-11-2008 12:35
Yeah, departmental societies generally just organise social events to encourage people to spend time with each other in a non-educational setting, so you won't get much joy by joining the CompSci society.
You can be in as many socieities as you like, but realistically you will only be able to be active in about 2 or three.