What are the benefits of leading a society?

What are the benefits of leading a society?

§  Learn new skills: learn how to plan events, work as a team and effectively manage your time!

§  Create a space to bring people together: by leading a society you can bring together people with similar backgrounds, interests or hobbies.

§  Put on activities you and other students want to take part in

§  Earn awards and digital badges for your work as a committee member: you can demonstrate your skills to employers using these.


I have gained so many skills whilst being part of the society. The main skills I have learnt have been leadership and adaptability. Being President of a society involves lots of organisation and things can change quickly whilst planning events you have to be able to be adaptable and have several options for any events you're planning.”

Alex Powell, LGBTQIA+ Society President, 22-23


Being on the committee in a leadership role as president has taught me how to lead meetings, how to delegate tasks effectively, and how to deal with arguments/disagreements within a collaborative environment.

Josh Hallstrom, Tabletop Society President, 22-23

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