Over 5,800 students signed up for a club or society in DCU this year, with these numbers set to reach a record high by the end of the academic year.
Some clubs and socs still have to register their students to the database, 5,811 signatures were taken as part of Clubs & Socs Week which took place from Monday September 29th to Wednesday October 1st. The figure has already matched that of previous years and is likely to rise when the Clubs and Socs Office have received information from all of DCU’s 165 associations.
Long-running societies such as Enterprise Society (ESoc), Accounting & Finance Society and Media Production Society (MPS) proved enduringly popular as they saw an impressive number of students fill their sign-up sheets. ESoc had 1,558 sign-ups while A & F came a close second with 1,493 members. MPS had almost 700 students sign up during the three days whilst the Raising and Giving (RAG) society appealed to 566 students.
Surf ‘n’ Sail, Rock Climbing and Men’s Soccer were most popular amongst DCU’s 46 sports clubs with sign-ups so far amounting to 446, 253 and 232 respectively. Aussie Rules, which is entering its second year of existence, garnered 94 signatures as the Hub hosted stands from all of the 165 clubs and societies that DCU has to offer.
Lindsay Butler, the Societies Officer for the Students’ Union, told The College View: “It’s great to see such a high number for sign ups this year! All clubs and societies put in a huge effort throughout the week. There really is a club or society out there for everyone.”
She also expressed the many benefits to joining and taking an active role in clubs and societies.
“For most of us, clubs and societies are where we met people with similar interests and made our college mates. There are so many benefits to joining clubs and socs, making friends, adding to your CV, and of course most importantly it’s good for your physical and mental health escaping from college work once or twice a week.”
Students can still sign up at the clubs and socs office upstairs in the Hub.