Blog

25 Sep 2017

Why join a club?

Starting uni can be hard, clubs and societies are an instant way to make new friends, pick up new skills and gain real world experience. We asked five students how joining a club or society improved their uni experience. Brea (22, Engineering student, President of the Chemical Engineering society- NUChES) “I met a lot of people in my degree through...
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18 Sep 2017

Why should students volunteer?

Your time as a university student is a very exciting time. During your degree you will notice that there are many businesses and organisations available to students who wish to volunteer, with university clubs and societies being easily accessible for students while studying. Volunteering is a form of leisure, which brings together like-minded people, and gives participants the opportunity to...
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12 Sep 2017

Tips for Public Speaking

During your time as a club member in a student organisation, you may be given the opportunity to speak in front of other people. Whether it be at a club meeting, event or university open days, public speaking is an important aspect of your duties with your organisation. The topic of public speaking can frighten many, so here are some...
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23 Nov 2016

How to Run a Meeting

Meetings are crucial to ensuring the success of a club or society; when run effectively, they can be interesting and productive. Making use of the allocated time is the number one goal of a meeting. If a meeting runs for too long, people can get bored and lose focus, and if they are too short, important actions may be missed....
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23 Nov 2016

Succession Planning

Why does our club or society need to have a succession plan? Do you want to ensure that your club or society consistently operates smoothly? A succession plan will help you with this. Succession Planning is a process that is used to identify and assist in the development of future leaders within a student club or society. It supports the...
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21 Nov 2016

Event Planning Checklist

Attending an event is one of the best aspects about joining a club or society. The main goal is to have fun, and if a small amount of time is spent on planning, it can save your club/ society time and money in the long run. There are many steps involved in planning an event that can sometimes be overlooked...
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7 Nov 2016

What is the difference between an AGM and an ordinary meeting?

When first joining a club or society, it can be difficult to distinguish between the different types of meetings. There are Annual General Meetings, known as the AGM and ordinary meetings. Both of these meetings hold a different purpose and are held in either a formal or informal manner. An AGM occurs once a year and consists of elections, budgeting...
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26 Oct 2016

Why Join a University Club or Society

Ok, so you’re sitting on the fence about joining a club or society. Maybe you’re a new student looking to make some friends, or you’ve been at University for a while and want to gain some real-world experience in student governance and volunteering. Whichever category you fall into doesn’t really matter. With a positive attitude and willingness to help out...
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