Joining a club or society at University
If you’ve been thinking about trying out a brand new hobby or you have interests that you want to explore further then there really is no better time than at University.
With your new found freedom and a wide network of people, it’s the perfect place to meet new friends and discover skills you didn’t know you had. Or even if you carry on your favourite hobby from home, it can be a whole different experience in a new environment.
As a student at Wrexham Glyndwr University you will have access to the Students’ Union and with that comes a whole variety of things for you to try. There are sports teams for you to join and a wide range of societies for you to get involved in, whatever your interest. The current societies include Art, Botanical, Open Mic, Sci-Fi and zoological amongst others. There’s even a society for all you Disney afficionados!
And don’t worry if you think there’s something missing – perhaps you really wish a Harry Potter society existed or a Pillow Fighting club! The Students’ Union can help you to set this up – from finding like-minded members to funding options.
If you’re a sports-pro looking to compete, or you just want a fun way of keeping active, then the sports teams at WGSU are continually growing.
If you’re interested in the competition element then you can join Team Glyndwr – part of the British Universities and Colleges Sports league (BUCS). You’ll get to compete in tournaments against other Universities in sports such as Athletics, Hockey, Rugby, Basketball and Futsal.
Even if you’re not the competitive type, sport can still play an integral part of your university experience. It’s a great way of staying in shape – and also a fun way to meet people during your first few weeks as a Fresher.
You can find out about the Sports Teams and Societies – and sign up on the day - by visiting the Freshers’ Fair in the Sports Hall on Thursday 28th September.
If you want to get involved in something else entirely whilst you’re at university, you’ll usually find plenty of things going on. If you are passionate about charity work, then you may want to set up a fundraising events for fellow students (and staff) to get involved with.
Find your voice
Perhaps there is a policy you’d like to change or want to work on behalf of other students? Then becoming a Student Rep or member of the Student Council will allow you to do just that. Elections are held every year and if you are a student at WGU then you are eligible to stand.
Any experience you have outside of your course is a sure-fire way of enhancing your CV, developing new skills and confidence and a wonderful way to meet new people. It can really ramp up your student experience too.
So whether it’s running in the Student Elections, starting your own radio show or competing in sport at national level there has never been a better opportunity to get involved and have fun!