However, freshers week is also a great time to open doors to new things by joining clubs and societies during Freshers fairs.
Freshers fairs are typically held over one or two days during freshers week and usually they are held at the student union. Freshers fairs give the clubs and societies that operate under the student union the chance to promote themselves and sign up new members.
Clubs and societies can range from football to politics, rowing to French and everything in-between. In fact if you can’t find a club or society to suit your tastes you may be able to set your own up if you can get enough people to sign up!
Clubs and societies are a great place to meet new people outside of your course or social circles.
All clubs tend to have some sort of ‘subs’ that you will have to pay to become a member but this is usually a very small amount, say £10 a year. Clubs that have more facilities may charge more but they will always be very, very good value for money, for example the rowing club at Imperial College London offers full use of it’s £2 million boat house (inclusive of gym) for about £80 a year!
Normally, universities will offer up Wednesday afternoons for sports clubs to train and play matches - or however they compete.
Clubs and societies will allow you to sign up to an emailing list at freshers fair so you can be kept up to date with newsletters and announcements.
You will not have to be a member of a club to receive emails and you can join a club at any time so don’t worry about having to sign up immediately.
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