Sarah Harris

University is about the whole experience and the social side to university life is really important to me. The societies sounded really appealing so I went to loads of Give it a Go sessions – they give you a taster of what the society does. I’ve been a member of archery, taekwondo, swing dancing and my course society. You can give as much or as little time as you want, but I get involved with the caving society the most.

I’d never done caving before but it seemed like the kind of thing I’d like. On my first society caving trip I had to go through this little squeeze and had to push myself through by moving my fingers and toes – it was great and I’ve loved it ever since. Caving has definitely made me more confident and responsible, especially when I lead the caving trips.

Even now in my final year I’ve just joined the hockey team – so it’s never too late. I’m always hearing about weird and wonderful societies popping up at Leeds – like Quidditch! I’d definitely recommend joining your course society, as it’s a great way of getting to know the people on your course, and go to as many Give it a Go sessions as you can.

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