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Why you should join a society

It can be difficult to get to know new people at university but don’t worry, everyone is in the same boat! Here at Leeds Beckett Students' Union, we believe joining a student-led society is the best way to meet new people and make lifelong friends. Whether it is your first year at Leeds Beckett or your last year, it is never too late to join a society.

It can be difficult to get to know new people at university but don’t worry, everyone is in the same boat! Here at Leeds Beckett Students' Union, we believe joining a student-led society is the best way to meet new people and make lifelong friends. Whether it is your first year at Leeds Beckett or your last year, it is never too late to join a society.

There are so many societies out there from course-based to hobby based to religious to political and campaigning. We genuinely believe there is a society for you! Check out our top reasons to join a society below and find one you could join today. Don’t be shy to drop them a DM and say hello! If you feel there isn’t a society for you, don’t panic, we will also tell how you can start your own society and find like-minded people. A full list of our societies can be found here.

Why Join?

Joining a society can be scary but it can also be the best thing you ever did at uni. Joining a society gives you the opportunity to:

  • To make new friends – societies are a great way to meet new friends and friends that can last a life time.
  • To make change in your community and world – being part of a society gives you the ability to help make change in your community or world. Whether this by volunteering at a local event, hosting a fundraiser or starting a petition a society gives you the ability to be part of the change.
  • Enhance your CV – societies provide the perfect opportunity to learn new skills and improve existing ones.
  • Try something new – is there something you’ve always wanted try? Joining a society gives you the chance to experience something new and exciting.
  • To have fun – the most important thing is to enjoy your time at University. Joining a society can help you have fun, relax and get away from all the stresses of University.

So why not join a society today. Start here

What if there isn’t a society for me?

We feel there should a be a society for everyone. So, if you have identified a society that doesn’t fit you why not make one? All you need to do is have yourself plus two like-minded people to form a committee and go over to our website to get started.

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