Join the club!
On Wednesday 27th September, SRUC Edinburgh hosted the annual Clubs and Societies Fair in the arcade. The fair provides a fantastic opportunity for new students to find out more about campus clubs and societies, external sporting clubs and how to set up their own society. In between bites of free pizza we took the opportunity to find out more about some of the societies at the fair.
Name: Liberton Rugby Club
Aims: To have fun and kick butt
Who should join and why? Anyone, no experience necessary
What activities do you participate in? Training and regular competitive games. Social events such as Halloween night and Player of the Year.
How often do you meet? Every Tuesday and Thursday for training – 6.30pm – 8.30pm
Men’s team play competitive games on Saturday
Women’s team play competitive games on Sunday
Is there a joining fee? £30 membership fee for the year
What is the best thing about Liberton Rugby Club? It’s a great way to make friends and socialise with people from all walks of life. It’s also a chance to have a good run about.
Name: SRUC Climbing and Mountaineering Club
Aims: To have fun
Who should join and why? Everyone because its great
What activities do you participate in? Rock climbing (indoor and outdoor), hill walking, mountaineering and mountain biking.
How often do you meet? Twice a week, sometimes more.
Is there a joining fee? No
What is the best thing about the Climbing and Mountaineering Club? The people
Name: Farm Management Society
Aims: Inspire and innovate young people in agriculture and rural business sectors. Create networking opportunities with companies for future employment. Support young people and students in providing unique talks and visits.
Who should join and why? Anyone with an interest in agri–rural business or keen to learn more. Most of our meetings and visits are arranged by society members with suggestions always taken into consideration. So the only way to benefit is to join the society.
What activities do you participate in? Lecture style talks with people from the industry including ex-students, visits to local farms and agri-business.
How often do you meet? Once a month in the evening on a Tuesday (although could potentially change).
Is there a joining fee? £15 for the year membership with lower rates for single meetings and visits
What is the best thing about the Farm Management Society? We have a wide variety of people in our society with all opinions and views accepted. The networking contacts gained through the meetings and visits already benefit all of our existing members.
Name: SRUC Anarchist Society (SRUCAS)
Aims: Promote anarchist principles, as follows: “We are a group of people who believe that the capitalist system in which we live leads to numerous forms of oppression. We think that no one knows what WE need better than ourselves; and that we should act today using fundamental principles of resisting oppression, educating ourselves, mutual aid, and solidarity. We also believe that social justice and environmental justice are entwined and that gains in one without the other are false gains”
Who should join and why? Any person interested in radical left politics, social justice, environmental justice, and the fight against capitalism.
How often do you meet? At least once a month
Is there a joining fee? No
What is the best thing about the Anarchist Society? Like-minded people coming together to effect change.
If you want to find out more about all clubs and societies at SRUC or fancy setting up one from scratch then get in touch with SRUCSA at your local campus