Have you found a society or four for this year already?
The above photo is from the Glasgow University Nordic Society’s first event, a pub crawl up Byres Road to Cheesy Pop at the Queen Margaret Union. Societies at university are a fantastic way to meet new people who share a common interest(s) or characteristic(s) with you. I’m currently a member of 3 societies, and I’m thinking of joining another one this year. The Nordic Society (G.U.N.S.) is made up of Finns, Swedes, Norwegians, Danes, Icelanders, Faroese, and anyone who has an interest in the Nordic countries, culture or the people, as well as people who have lived in Nordic countries or live with a Nordic person. You can find the Glasgow University Nordic Society on Facebook.
There are societies which correspond with a particular course, such as the Law Society, or the Politics Society, or the Sociology and Anthropology Film Society. There’s a gaming society and an International Society. A few dance societies and political party societies. There are charity societies such as Amnesty International and STAR, as well as societies which focus on classics or music and bands. The choices are vast. Most of the people I’ve met at the University of Glasgow have been through societies. If you can’t find a society you like, you can always start one yourself!
If you haven’t found a society to your liking, or you missed Freshers Fair and haven’t really looked for a society to join, check out the SRC’s website for a list of all the clubs and societies on campus that you can join.
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