Debating, drama, sport, music, dance, caving and archery. These are just some of an endless list of activities students can get involved in when they go to college. Often it is much cheaper for student societies to avail of these activities than it is for people out in the working world. Clubs and societies offer a whole new network of people to make friends with and can enrich your college experience. Usually, each college will hold an open day in the first few weeks of term for first years to go along and find out what clubs and societies they can join. Even if you don’t want to get involved, you might as well go see what’s on offer.

Jerome Dunne