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. Ive 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.
Id never done caving before but it seemed like the kind of thing Id 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 Ive 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 Ive just joined the hockey team so its never too late. Im always hearing about weird and wonderful societies popping up at Leeds like Quidditch! Id definitely recommend joining your course society, as its 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.