23 August 2018
At university, students have lots opportunity to get involved - including joining societies.
At the start of every year, ARU holds an event called Freshers' Fair. This is where students come together will all the societies, learn what they do and can sign up to join them.
Students also have the opportunity to be involved in the committees of societies. This involves being part of a team, organising and running all the events the society want to put on throughout the year. This year I decided to get involved with the committee of the Child Nursing Society as it is my passion to learn more about my future career so that I feel more knowledgeable when I qualify. I decided to become the president and I asked a few of my colleagues if they would be interested in being involved in it too. They became the Administrator, Treasurer, Events Officer and the Fundraising Officer.
In order to organise all of our events for the year we decided to hold a meeting all together to discuss what we wanted to do throughout the year. We came up with the following ideas.
As a committee member I am able to log volunteering hours and gain certificates which will help build up my CV and make me different from all the other applicants when I am applying for jobs. We also have access to a ‘committee hub’ which helps us to run our society. It is where we do all our training, all the health and safety forms and can get help with running our societies.
If I was to give students three tips about running a society I would say:
To a student thinking about joining or running a society I would say ‘give it a go’. I have really enjoyed it so far and have met lots of new people through doing it.