Joining a society is undoubtedly the best way to make new friends & meet more people from outside of your course – get away from the books & have some fun!
Ask any student what they remember most fondly about their time at university and its unlikely lectures will appear at the top of their list. Friday nights at the union will rank pretty highly, as will Freshers’ Week, but one of the best things about University is involvement in a club or society.
Here at Northampton we offer a broad range of societies. From those related around University courses to religious, political or ethical sensibilities, but the most common form of a society is one based on a common interest – like the newly founded climbing society for example or the University Choir.
Societies regularly run a number of social events, meetings & trips throughout the year – whether it’s a trip into town, up to Edinburgh, down to London to see a show or just a night at the Students’ Union – there’s something for everyone.
To see a full list of the societies currently on offer have a look at our Societies A-Z List
And if you can’t find the society you’re looking for why not start your own?! It’s easy – check out our 5 simple steps to starting a new society to find out how.
Joining a society is also an exciting opportunity to learn something new, like climbing or jitsu, visit somewhere you’ve never been before or further develop a passion or skill you already have!
And by getting involved in a society committee you can really separate yourself from the competition with employers. To find out about the different ways to get involved in a society, from a normal member to being on a committee visit Societies and You
So what are you waiting for? Explore the societies section and find out more about how you can get involved and if you have any questions or want to discuss any ideas for a new society just give our friendly Societies & Volunteering Coordinator, Elina an email at email@example.com