Many tertiary institutions have clubs and societies that are formed around a
specific activity such as waterskiing, chess, poetry, scuba diving, science
fiction and hiking. Participating in clubs gives students the opportunity to
organise fun activities, to socialise with other students and to ensure that
their needs and those of other students in their course of study or interest
group are met. In addition to the social aspect, the process of running clubs
provides students with the opportunity to implement, develop and learn useful
administrative, managerial and business related skills. To join a club there is
often a nominal joining fee to cover administrative costs.
To find out about the different clubs and societies available contact the
Students Association. During enrolment students are often given a booklet with
details on how to join each of these groups.