Getting Involved: Make the Most of Your University Experience

Getting Involved: Make the Most of Your University Experience
2017-09-21

Whilst the main reason you came to University is your degree, there are so many other opportunities that come with being a student that you might not have thought of.

Here at the University of Aberdeen we want you to make the most student life. Being a student isn’t all about sitting in the library and studying.  Here are four ways to get involved at university:

Societies

AUSA (Aberdeen University Student’s Union) has over 130 societies for you to get involved with. Societies are a great way to meet like-minded people, find a new hobby or pursue an interest. You can do something like join the A Cappella Society and sing to your heart’s content or join Mary’s meals and do something good for charity. We have so much available and getting involved in committees counts as volunteering hours that you can use towards a STAR award.

Sports teams

AUSA is also home to over 50 sports clubs. We try to have something for absolutely everyone, and if you can’t find what you’re looking for… you can set it up! We get to use the lovely Aberdeen Sports Village facilities for our training sessions, and then every Wednesday we compete in BUCS against other universities in a variety of sports. We’ve got your more obvious sports like Rugby, Football, Hockey and Lacrosse and also things that you might not expect like Golf, Fencing, Archery and Surfing. Getting involved with a sports committee also counts as volunteering hours that you can use towards your STAR award and it’s also a great addition to your CV!

Volunteering

Volunteering is another great way that you can add to a STAR award, do something for the community or add depth to your CV. Volunteering allows you to make new friends at University, and make a difference within the wider community. You can register your details with AUSA and they can help you find a volunteering opportunity in your local area!

Co-curricular activities you can put on your transcript

Who doesn’t want to be recognised for their hard work? By taking part in one of the careers services registered co-curricular activities/opportunities, you can have your hard work formally recognised on your transcript when you finally decide to leave us. So what’s recognised as a co-curricular activity? Accredited activities include:

Recognised Activities include:

A full list of roles recognised via the STAR Award is available on the Careers Service website.

Published by Students, University of Aberdeen

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