Guide to Societies: Part 2
Welcome back to our 3 part guide to the University of Worcester Students’ Union’s extensive list of societies for students to join.
We start part 2 of the article with the Education Enhancement Academic Society, created for students interested in the world of education. The group provides students with skills that will be valuable in an education career as well as providing a link into education. Students do not have to be on a course related to education to join.
Our second group this week is the Film Society. This inclusive group meets weekly to screen a range of films that can vary from recent Hollywood releases to classics and foreign films. The society also offers cinema trips and provides a community where students can meet new people in a calm, relaxing environment.
The Students’ Union also has a Forensic society, which is open to students interested in forensic science, regardless of whether you are on the course or not. Events such as a murder mystery evening and guest speakers, on topics such as autopsy and pathology, have been planned this year in the society.
For video game fans, a Gaming society is on offer for student players of all different console, handheld or PC games. The society engages in socials and tournaments and looks top provide a good time for its members and to bring something new to the university.
For geography enthusiasts, a Geography society is active for geography students and aims to integrate all year groups of study. The group organises events throughout the year to socialise with fellow geographers and create a stronger relationship between peers and lecturers to make the course more enjoyable.
For Harry Potter fans, the Students’ Union offers a Harry Potter society, for fans of the genre. The society offers themed games, debates, subject lessons and a Triwizard Tournament. Events throughout the year include a Yule Ball and a Harry Potter Studio tour.
An LGBT society is also available. The society is open to all students who identify as other than heterosexual or cisgender, though other students are not excluded. They are an inclusive, open society who bond over non-conformity to gender roles and sexuality. The society gives students the chance to talk and potentially make a change in current society.
If your interests are in performing, a society has been set up called Loco Show Co, a group that gathers talent in the university, such as dancers, singers, actors or just general performing enthusiasts, to put on performances.
The society has a pantomime scheduled on the 10th and 11th December. Keep an eye out for posters.
For fans of the superhero genre, a Marvel/DC Comics society is also available for students to join. The society engages in movie nights and marathons, as well as team quizzes, games nights, cinema trips and a planned trip to Comic Con.
The Students’ Union also offers a Mathematics society, whose aim is to prove that maths can be enjoyable and open to students, regardless of what course they are taking. The group also offers confidential and friendly advice to maths related issues.
If you would like to get in touch with any of this week or last week’s societies, about membership fees and meeting times, visit the Students’ Union website at www.worcsu.com.
Keep an eye on the Voice website next Tuesday for part 3 of the article.
Article by Adam Spindler