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Why Not Give “Give It A Go” a Try?

6 March 2024
Photo by Toomas Tartes on Unsplash
Photo by Toomas Tartes on Unsplash

Stuck on plans for the weekend? Curious to explore beyond your usual haunts? Cardiff University’s “Give It A Go” program might just be the ticket to your next adventure. It’s a chance to dip your toes into a sea of opportunities, from social outings to learning new skills. So, why stay in when you can step out and give something new a try? Join us as we unveil the myriad ways “Give It A Go” can jazz up your student life!

What is “Give It A Go” ?

Ever heard about “Give It A Go”? Have you caught the buzz around campus? It’s this cool lineup of events our Student Union and societies cook up for us. They’re all about giving us a taste of something different – be it a new skill, a bit of knowledge, or a trip to someplace intriguing. Behind the scenes, there’s a bunch going on to set up something special. Remember when we hit up Stonehenge or chilled in Waterfall Country? And yep, we’ve even had our passports stamped in Amsterdam and Strasbourg. From Dr Who explorations to wild swims and treasure hunts, it’s been a blast. Can’t wait to see what’s in store this year! Plus, with 68 sports clubs, you’re spoilt for choice to find your sporty match. Exciting, isn’t it?

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The Perks of Giving It A Go

Thinking about joining “Give It A Go”? Let’s chat about the wins you stand to bag. It’s not just about fun and games; it’s a playground for growth. Mingling with mates on a mystery tour? Check. Picking up skills that could shine on your CV? Absolutely. And let’s not forget the golden chance to network with peeps who share your vibe. These experiences aren’t just for now; they’re stepping stones for your future. So, who’s up for making memories that also mold your career?

Volunteering: More Than Just Time

Ready to make a splash in more ways than one? Volunteering with “Give It A Go” isn’t just about lending a hand. It’s a front-row ticket to personal growth and CV gold. You’re not just joining a community; you’re leading it, planning it, and making it happen. From researching the next great trip to guiding peers on adventures, you’re building a portfolio of skills. What’s more, it’s a pathway to opportunities within the Students’ Union and beyond – all while having the time of your life.

My “Give It A Go” Moment

Let me take you back to the Waterfall Walk, a ‘Give It A Go’ experience that still buzzes in my memory. Before we even set foot on the trail, the coordinators were on the ball, sending us detailed emails about the weather and what gear to pack. And the day of the hike? Flawless. Our leaders were the real MVPs, guiding us every step of the way and making sure no one was left behind. It felt like a real team effort, where everyone’s well-being was top priority.

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As we’ve journeyed through the “Give It A Go” saga, it’s clear – it’s more than just events; it’s about crafting stories that stick with us, learning that transcends classrooms, and connections that might just shape our tomorrows. So, what’s holding you back? Cardiff’s calling, adventures await, and your story is yet to be written. Grab the moment, and let’s make university life not just something we lived, but a collection of vibrant moments we actively crafted. Are you ready to “Give It A Go”?