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From snow sports to gardening, table tennis to film, there’s a club or society for just about every interest, hobby, culture and religion at the University of Canberra (UC)!
Let’s take you through everything you need to know about UC’s clubs and societies as an international student.
Supported by UCX - your campus life and student experience specialists - clubs and societies are just one way UC makes your uni experience one to remember.
With an enormous range of groups to choose from, from general interest to specific courses, you’re sure to find the right fit for you. Some may have a membership fee, while others are completely free and rely on volunteers. Once you’ve joined a club or society, you can expect regular catch-ups, exclusive events and activities, and opportunities to volunteer, meet new people and network.
For example, if you become a member of a sports society or join UC Sport, there may be training, games and competitions to attend. With cultural clubs, you can expect celebrations, like the UC Vietnamese Student Society’s new year’s events, or the UC Indian Association’s Diwali parties. With the UC Community Garden Club, spend your time caring for UC’s beautiful community garden, while at UC Film Society you can enjoy trivia nights and movie screenings.
Don’t see a club or society for you? Start one! There are certain requirements you will need to meet, but if you feel like your unique idea will be able to attract members, then why not undertake the exciting challenge of managing your own club?
There’s so much more to your experience as a UC student than just your classes! Getting involved in extracurricular activities, like clubs, societies and UCX events on campus is the perfect way to meet like-minded people, take a break from studying or to try something new.
After all, when you look back on your time as an international student, your fondest memories will likely be the times spent with new friends or when you challenged yourself to do something different.
Plus, the experiences you gain from your clubs and societies, particularly if you want to be on the committee and help run the group, can be a great addition to your resume.
Some groups, particularly those representing specific academic courses, such as the Canberra Law Students' Society and the Canberra Business Society at UC even offer networking opportunities, career events and seminars to help you engage with industry professionals and make a headstart on your career pathway.
Both Orientation programs are your introduction to university and college life, designed to prepare you for success on your student journey. Plus, at Orientation, there will be chances to meet the members of UC clubs and societies and chat about what they offer. During the year, you’ll also hear about Join a Club Night through UC Life, where you can learn more about the groups around UC.
Plus, as an international student, there is a dedicated session called International Student Essentials, which focuses on your unique experiences at UC and how to navigate your new life in Canberra.
So, come and join in the fun at O-Week from 29 January to 2 February 2024 and follow all the different areas of UCX on social media to keep up-to-date with all the news about social events on campus!
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