The first few months of this academic year have been very exciting for RSU societies; fresher’s fair was a massive success, with over 46 societies showcasing their plans for the year and recruiting fresh members, 14 new societies have been established, from Criminology, to the Bratwurst Sausages F.C., and the new and improved RSU website has increased student engagement with societies more than ever!
The Student Activities Fund has been put to excellent use, supporting a series of successful society events. This kicked off with the enchanted fairy orchard fest, a collaboration between Growhampton, our on-campus sustainability project, and the LGBTQ+ society, whose membership has seen an unbelievable increase this academic year. There have been many firsts in terms of society events; the newly formed Japanese Anime and Culture society held the first of its Learn to Cook sessions, using amazing veg provided by Growhampton, SSOAP held the first of its Drunken Drama performances, attracting a massive crowd, and the RoeHogwarts society kicked off the year with a magical potions class!
There’s lots happening in the lead up to Christmas too, namely the NHSF Hindu society Diwali ball, on November 23rd, in collaboration with other
London universities, as well as a massive inter-society fundraising session on December 7th in aid of ActionAid, in light of the recent earthquake in Haiti.
Keep an eye on “What’s On” in the world of RSU societies on the Roehampton Student website!