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Societies to try out at Cardiff University

9 April 2024
Photo by Helena Lopes on Unsplash
Photo by Helena Lopes on Unsplash

The notorious tip that everyone gets told when nervous about making new friends at univeristy is to join a society. However, there are a few recommendations for which societies to join. Some people might have a passion for baking, so Baking Society is a clear choice, but for people who are just looking to meet new people, the chaos of the freshers fair can be overwhelming. To remedy this, here are the best tried and tested societies at Cardiff University to get out of your bubble by meeting people and doing cool events.

The 93% Club 

This state-school members club prides itself on its inclusivity and extending opportunities to the 93% of state-school-educated students in industries where they are far under-represented. The main focus is on building networks for those without networks, and joining this society will expose you to other ambitious young people, like yourself. The society offers inspirational talks, fun events and membership to a community of like-minded people.

Wine and Cheese 

On a more light-hearted note, the Wine and Cheese Society hosts wine tastings and events across venues in Cardiff. You can go solo and leave with a group of new friends while broadening your palate and gaining knowledge about specific wines. This is great for meeting people and supporting more local businesses around Cardiff.

Sustainable Fashion Society 

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A new society that has already hosted several successful events for students, Sustainable Fashion Society is a great option for anyone interested in sustainability, and fashion or generally wants to meet people. Their sustainable fashion shows, pictured above, are a great affordable night out and a unique experience in Cardiff. There are opportunities to get involved as a designer or even walk on the cat walk yourself.

Quench Magazine

Since my first year, I have been inspired by the thoughtful and relatable contributions in Quench Magazine. In my second year, I began writing for them and in my third year became an editor of the travel section. Quench is a great place to progress and gain experience while creating inspiring content and connecting with those you are working with.

Course-related Societies  

Joining a society related to your course is a great way to meet people in an informal setting, outside of lectures, and attend networking events and talks by people working in the industry. This is a great way to help you get your foot in the door. It also will give you access to their annual ball, and who doesn’t love celebrating with friends?

More than being an excuse to go out and meet people, joining these societies can help you explore Cardiff and beyond, meet new people and even network in industries you’re interested in. There is a huge range of societies available, so the best advice to give is to try as many as you can.