Opening of university societies gives students the chance to socialise


Excitement burns amongst Sheffield students as university societies have started to run their events again. 

Now that lockdown rules are beginning to change for the better many societies have been able to start holding events for people to attend. For first years, this is a very helpful change as it allows more interaction with people either on their course or in an activity they enjoy. 

James Bartrum, 19, politics society member at Sheffield University said: “I am so relieved that socials like this are able to be put on again.

“it’s been much harder this year to go out and meet people from my course and I am really hoping this will be the perfect opportunity for me to get to know others before the year is out.”

SUCC cricket team

Sport societies are amongst the first to have got going with their events. The Cricket Society is already putting on training sessions and hosting matches with the season officially starting next weekend.

Tom Corran, 20, Sheffield University Cricket Club 1st team captain said: ‘‘It’s amazing that our society has got started so quickly because the lads have been wanting this for a very long time.

“So many great new events will be happening this semester.

“Last week we arranged a couple of north vs south games which were fantastic with a great turn out of about 60 people which is fantastic.”

Many societies are starting to vote for their committee team for next year so make sure you have your say on the people running your society next year.

Katie Quirk, 19, member of medical society at Sheffield University said: “These sorts of votes are really good as it’s nice to know who will be running our events next year.

“These socials will help me, I hope to give me a break from the monotony of work at the moment.”

To get in touch with your course society you will be able to find them at the link below and also on Facebook. 

To become a member of a sport society you have to go through the sport Sheffield website where you will find the sport for you.   

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Written by Toby Fitton

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