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Extra-curricular activities

There are lots of societies, clubs and projects to get involved in whilst studying at The University of Manchester. During Freshers' Week (the first week of university for new undergraduates), most students visit the Freshers' Fair, where there are stalls representing all of the 50 or more societies and clubs available here.

Students at the University are diverse and friendly, so you will feel welcome at any activity. Getting involved in a university related activity is a great way to make new friends - and boost your CV. You could:

  • Join a student society or club - whether it's sport, music or even chocolate club, you'll learn about teamwork and meet loads of new people
  • Volunteer - join in with student voluntary work and projects
  • Have fun while raising money for charity with Manchester Rag:
  • Get creative - write for a student magazine or the student radio station at the University
  • Find a relevant work experience or vacation job through the University Careers Service.
  • Get involved in running the Students' Union - you could run to become a student representative
  • Broaden your horizons by choosing a course that includes a foreign language or a year abroad
  • Start networking - the University runs mentoring projects for all students, including Project Interface for black and Asian students and Project Interact for students with disabilities.
  • Make the most of lectures, tutorials and seminars to ask questions, make presentations and get used to speaking in public
  • Get involved in special projects and competitions open to students - you might end up winning an award!