Believe it or not, there’s more to uni than just study.
While keeping on top of your assignments and exams is important, it’s just as essential to make the most of those non-study activities happening on campus. One of best ways to do this is to check out the clubs and societies on offer through the Murdoch Guild.
With everything from the Murdoch Rockers, Esports, the Kanye Club, and The Hummus Society, there are more than 110 different clubs and societies to choose from. Here are five reasons why you should join at least one of them:
1. Take a break from study
The best way to get the most out of your uni experience is to get involved wherever you can, and not just academically. Forget about your weekly readings for a moment and see what uni has to offer beyond your course curriculum. With myriad of events and activities run by each club, there’s certainly no shortage of things to do if you’re looking for a break from study.
2. Meet new people
Joining a club is a great way to meet new people from all around the world. Going along to your classes and lectures are an obvious way to meet new people, but it can be tricky trying to get to know people inside a 45-minute lecture. And if the idea of starting a conversation with a total stranger doesn’t sound too appealing to you, socialising with people you know already have similar interests gives you a starting point in getting to know them.
International Student Rachel found making new friends at Murdoch easy, despite moving to another country to study, thanks to the on-campus club events.
3. Find out what you like
Curious about something you don’t know much about? An organised community of people like a club or society can help you expand your interests through opportunities you might not usually get elsewhere, and they are a welcome place to be a part of something new – whether that’s a new club or friendship group!
4. Do something you enjoy
If you’re already pretty set on what you like, why not hang out with people who understand your burning passions? Each club puts on their own meetings and events, giving you plenty of opportunities to get involved and make the most of what you enjoy being a part of.
Being part of a club is also a handy way to meet people outside your course of study but who have similar interests. And if you’re feeling particularly entrepreneurial, this is also a great way to take advantage of opportunities for collaboration with people with different skill sets and experience.
5. Have fun!
It goes without saying: joining a club or society is all about having fun. Whether you’re serious about what you love, or harbour just a casual interest, clubs and societies offer avenues to explore all levels of interest and enjoy the experience along the way.