An Introduction to Societies at Swansea
By Rachel Hart
University provides the perfect opportunity to meet people, diversify and immerse yourself in new activities. Despite the current climate, the university is working tirelessly to provide a memorable experience for new students. We highly encourage you to step outside of your comfort zone and join a society – whether that be a sports team, music group, charity, or something entirely different! Swansea has a plethora of activities and societies to choose from, so everyone’s tastes are accounted for.
Although Freshers’ Fayre unfortunately cannot take place on campus as it usually would, the University will be hosting Instagram Takeovers on @SwanseaUni alongside Q&A sessions to provide a platform for societies to promote themselves. Such sessions which will assist you in discovering an activity right for you! Also, please visit our official Instagram page’s highlights to view past Society Takeovers. On top of this, teams and societies are currently being encouraged to hold online taster sessions which the University will promote on social media – so keep an eye out for updates.
Here at Swansea, we support over 150 societies, so it is highly likely you will find one just right for you. With regards to academia, you may be interested in joining the society which accompanies your chosen degree to assist you in your studies. However, you do not have to study in a particular field to join a group! Societies including Aerospace Engineering, Egyptological and Psychology host a range of exciting socials and trips open to any student.
We support a range of cultural, international and religious societies which are all student-ran and highly welcoming. Although we have a diverse range of groups, the Students’ Union makes it extremely easy to begin your own if you wish to. Please visit https://www.swansea-union.co.uk/activities/societies/startingasociety/ for more information.
If you wish to take up a new hobby or interest during your time at University, there are multiple opportunities open to you. For example, Baking Appreciation, Sport Experience and Cheese and Wine are perfect for those looking to adopt new skills, make friends and elevate their University experience.
Please visit https://www.swansea-union.co.uk/activities/societies/ to discover the full list of societies here at Swansea. Here, you can explore the range of activities on offer and read an in-depth description regarding what the society stands for. Our societies have been working hard to prepare for the arrival of both new and returning students, ensuring that their pages provide as much useful information as possible in such testing times. Once you discover a group which takes your interest, you may purchase your membership online or contact the group for further information.
We can’t wait to meet you all! If you have any questions or queries regarding societies, please feel free to email me at WaterfrontSocieties@swanseastudentmedia.com and I will be happy to respond.