Should you join a club/society?
Going away to university means you'll be experiencing new things on a daily basis so it's the perfect chance to try something new!
Joining a club or society can offer much more than just a hobby during your studies. There are loads of benefits!
- Meeting new people from around the world
- Getting fit and active
- Improving a skill
- Finding a hidden talent
- A support network of friends
- Looks great on your CV
At Heriot-Watt, there are plenty of options to consider when thinking about getting involved. All run by students, for students, they're one of the best ways to help you integrate into life at Heriot-Watt.
If sports and fitness is your thing, our Sports Union gives you the opportunity to join a club, receive coaching and compete in your chosen sport. There are regular competitions at national and international levels in a range of sports, including archery, fencing, mountaineering, squash and volleyball.
Whether you have one in mind already or you're up for trying something completely new, societies are a great chance to find a hobby whilst at uni. Flexible to your studies and the perfect chance to make friends with students from around the world, there are loads to choose from!
With about one-third of our students from countries outside the UK, we have a real international flavour at Heriot-Watt! There are several groups offering support and organising social and cultural events for international students so make sure you make the most of it.
Want to get involved? Here's how!
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