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Best of: Joining societies

When coming to university, societies are one of the biggest social aspects of the institution to take part in. Whether you’re sporty, artsy, or just like terrible films, there’s one for everyone! Here’s some of our best tips on joining a society:

“There is something for everyone” Charlotte, 2nd year Forensic Science

Whether you have a passion for a sport, the arts, or you want to try something new, there are a huge range of societies that students have set up for you to choose from. I can guarantee that there will be something suitable for you – from Football to Musical Theatre, Disney to Gaming, you are bound to find something that sparks your interest. My favourite society, based on how innovative the concept behind it is, is the 20 Minute Society – this consists of being alerted 20 minutes before a social event and racing to the location to enjoy the evening or try a new activity. It would certainly get the adrenaline going and bring some excitement into your life!

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“Meet like-minded people” Lucy, 2nd year Media Production

Societies are a great way to meet new people who also share the same interests as you. The University of Lincoln now have over 150 societies – with this many, there must be something that suits you!

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“It’s an escape” Emily, MSc Marketing

It gets so tiring to be constantly doing work, going from lecture to seminar, to home, and doing an assignment at home. It is draining and it’s stressful and everyone needs something that can be an escape from that. There genuinely is a society out there for everyone!

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“It’s never too late to join a society” Beth, MSc Marketing

For third years and post-graduate students, often finding the time to socialise whilst juggling your uni workload and a potential part-time job can be a challenge. Joining a society means you have meetings and socials that you can attend whilst forgetting those stresses. Also, knowing you have (at least) an hour a week with your society means you can arrange your time, and include socialising in your schedule without feeling any guilt about it.

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Please note: This content was created prior to Coronavirus, and some things might be different due to current laws and restrictions. Please refer to the Students’ Union and the University of Lincoln for the latest information.