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Hello,

I’m hoping to get into the University of Exeter as of the 2024 entry date.
Considering I’m applying to take a degree in one of the biological/health sciences and also want to get a job, how many societies would I realistically be able to join, so that I have sufficient time to spend on studies, my job and some down/social time?

Answers don’t have to be strictly from University of Exeter students.

Thanks!
Hiya is definitely about finding the balls I wouldn’t join too many, but instead of the start term I’d recommend going to different tester sessions to try out the ones that you’re interested in some societies can be quite costly as well and your right It can be hard to balance between a number of different societies, but I’d recommend only one or two that you’re really interested in. If you’re finding that you’re able to manage your time okay, then you can maybe join another one later in the year or switch to try something new and your second or third dear, but it’s definitely a good way to meet new people and make new friends but you can decide after going to the freshers fair and maybe speaking to other people from the societies and also trying out them in the trial. I’m wishing you all the best of luck with your exams and university.😁
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Original post by ebyrne2036
Hiya is definitely about finding the balls I wouldn’t join too many, but instead of the start term I’d recommend going to different tester sessions to try out the ones that you’re interested in some societies can be quite costly as well and your right It can be hard to balance between a number of different societies, but I’d recommend only one or two that you’re really interested in. If you’re finding that you’re able to manage your time okay, then you can maybe join another one later in the year or switch to try something new and your second or third dear, but it’s definitely a good way to meet new people and make new friends but you can decide after going to the freshers fair and maybe speaking to other people from the societies and also trying out them in the trial. I’m wishing you all the best of luck with your exams and university.😁


Thanks!
Original post by greymask222
Hello,
I’m hoping to get into the University of Exeter as of the 2024 entry date.
Considering I’m applying to take a degree in one of the biological/health sciences and also want to get a job, how many societies would I realistically be able to join, so that I have sufficient time to spend on studies, my job and some down/social time?
Answers don’t have to be strictly from University of Exeter students.
Thanks!


Hi greymask22,

Brilliant question! The previous commenter gave some very good advice - go to tasters! Some people are very invested in one society or participate in several, so there’s no pressure in regards to attendance. I’m currently working abroad, but when I am at uni I go to a lot of Labour Society socials, pretty much weekly, and for my course societies (French and Hispanic Society) I go to those a bit less, which I find works best for me.

All the best,

Jen,

University of Exeter student ambassador
Original post by greymask222
Hello,
I’m hoping to get into the University of Exeter as of the 2024 entry date.
Considering I’m applying to take a degree in one of the biological/health sciences and also want to get a job, how many societies would I realistically be able to join, so that I have sufficient time to spend on studies, my job and some down/social time?
Answers don’t have to be strictly from University of Exeter students.
Thanks!
Hiya!

The advice that already has been suggested is great and I would strongly recommend going to the society tasters. Usually during Freshers week there will be a society and sports fair where all the clubs will be present and you can find out what’s available, ask any questions and register interest. I am sure you can also look online for what clubs the University has, to get a rough idea. As societies and sports clubs are a great way to meet people, I would highly recommend at least joining one possibly two and see how you get on! If you find that you are managing your time and are interested in another you can always join the club later in the year they love to welcome new members. Our University and I am sure Exeter may do the same is Re-Freshers week (after Christmas break) where again they may have a society and sports fair and you can have the opportunity to sign up and do a taster session once again.

I hope this helps and do you have an idea of a society and / or sports team you would like to join?

-Maddie, Second year Health and Well-being in Society student at De Montfort University
Original post by greymask222
Hello,
I’m hoping to get into the University of Exeter as of the 2024 entry date.
Considering I’m applying to take a degree in one of the biological/health sciences and also want to get a job, how many societies would I realistically be able to join, so that I have sufficient time to spend on studies, my job and some down/social time?
Answers don’t have to be strictly from University of Exeter students.
Thanks!

Hi,
My best advice would be to attend lots of tasters for different societies during the first few weeks of university to see what your interested in. Different societies will have different time commitments for example sports teams tend to meet quite regularly, so how many societies you can join will depend on what types of societies there are.
-Jasmine (Lancaster Student Ambassador)

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