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Why you should consider joining a society

Sometimes when you are busy with your studies, you need a break. After hours of reading, researching and completing assignments, you need time to relax and enjoy yourself. And what better way to do that than joining a club or society? Newcastle University boasts of numerous clubs and societies from which you can choose whatever you have a passion for. Other than having a great time, there are a few reasons why you should consider joining a society.

You can pursue your interest, hobbies, or support a cause you believe in

When you join a society, you will get the opportunity to pursue your hobbies in depth and practice them in bigger platforms. Whether you like swimming, debating or dancing; you will get the chance to improve your skills through practice and even participate in various competitions and gain recognition. Not only will it be food for the soul, but it will also enrich your learning experience. Furthermore, if you would like to support a cause like local enterprises, the societies will provide you with the opportunity to fully participate and be a part of change and help those in need. You will be making contribution that will make a difference in someone’s life, or the community in general.

It looks great on your CV

In the competitive job market, it is increasingly getting difficult to make yourself stand out from the crowd. Employers want demonstration of your skills so that they can get an idea of how you will thrive and manage real life situations. And being a part of a society can help you do that. Through this experience, you can tell your employer all the skills you have gained. This can range from leadership, communication, taking initiative and community engagement. Applicable skills like these look great on your CV and make you a much more lucrative candidate for employers.

You get to meet new people

Most of the people you meet in the club are likely to share similar interests. Therefore, not only will you have the opportunity to make new friends but can also be assured that they like the type of things you like. So you will never run out of things to talk about! Therefore, you can enjoy the time all of you spend together, discussing your passion and vision. And not to forget, there is so much you can learn from each other. While pursuing your interests together, you can come up with new ideas that will benefit you and the society in general and may even become the next big thing! And to add to that, let’s not forget you will always be making memories.

So give it a serious thought. Joining a society is an experience you won’t regret.

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