Societies are one of the best ways to make your life at university more exciting. They are a great way to have a more varied social life, meet new people who share similar interests, and widen your social network beyond just your course mates or the people you live with.
As a Buckinghamshire New University student, you are automatically a member of the Students’ Union which means that joining a society is completely free - thanks to The Big Deal. To sign up to a society, all you need to do is buy a free membership on the society’s Union page and once you have done this, you are officially a member of that society. The best part is that, no matter how you study, you can join as many societies as you would like – whenever you like!
Although Freshers’ Fortnight tends to be the most popular time to sign up to a society, you can join at any time throughout the whole year. As a society, you can apply for up to £500 to assist with the development of your society, from organising events, attending trips or inviting guest speakers which can give you new perspectives, outside of what you might be learning in lectures.
We also have Societies Council, which meets once a month to discuss any issues you may face as a society. It also provides an opportunity for societies to advertise any events they have coming up and to discuss collaborations with other societies on various projects.
Even though we have a huge range of societies here at Bucks, we understand and appreciate that we don’t have every society. If it doesn't exist, why not start it? All you need to do is find 3 people who are interested (one can be yourself) and contact firstname.lastname@example.org.