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5 reasons you should join a club or society at university

Find your tribe and get involved in uni life
Want to meet like-minded people? Or just simply indulge in a hobby or passion? Joining a university club or society lets you do this and so much more!

Becoming an active part of a university group is a great way to get involved in university life and find a sense of community in a new city.

Not convinced? Here are five top reasons why you should join a club or society at the University of Sydney. 

1. Make new friends 

If you’re newly enrolled to study at the University of Sydney, joining a university club or society is perhaps the easiest way to make new friends in Sydney.

The University of Sydney Union (USU) offers over 240 different clubs and societies, so you’re bound to find people with the same interests and passions as you.

If sports are your thing, Sydney Uni Sport & Fitness have over 40 different sports clubs, from boxing to badminton, cricket to canoeing. 

Meeting new people can be daunting, but clubs and societies make networking easy. Most groups host regular social events and activities so you’ll have plenty of opportunities to create lifelong friendships.

2. Belong to a community 

New to Sydney? It can be hard to leave your communities and support networks behind, so joining a university club or society is a great way find your home away from home.

From ethno-cultural societies to interest-based clubs, you’re sure to find a group you can connect with and rely on for academic and personal support.  

3. Find new interests 

With so many clubs and societies to choose from, it’d be hard to not find something you’re interested in. But while it’s great to join groups that suit your interests, it’s equally fun to join a club or society that’s completely foreign to you.

If you’ve never played chess, why not join the Chess Club? Or if you’ve never listened to metal, give it a try by joining the Metal Society.

4. Learn and practice skills 

The university classroom isn’t the only place on campus where you can learn and refine skills. Joining a university club or society gives you this opportunity in an informal setting.

You’ll be joined by like-minded students who are looking to improve their professional, academic and interest-based skills. There’s an opportunity for learning in every society, so make sure to join.

5. It's easy to join!

Finally, university clubs and societies are easy to join! All you need to join is a free USU membership, which you can sign up for during Welcome Week or online at any time.

Visit the vSydney platform, an interactive virtual experience where you can browse and join USU clubs and societies.

Check out the USU’s clubs and societies list to see all available groups.

Last updated 28 January 2022

11 February 2020

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