As my time at Cardiff Met comes to an end, it’s time for me to reflect upon the past three years. I have had many amazing (and sometimes stressful!) experiences throughout my degree, but my highlight without a doubt has been my time with the Cardiff Met Drama Society.
When I first came in as a Fresher, I, like many others, signed up to multiple societies that I never actually went to! It wasn’t until my second year when I realised that I didn’t have my own identity at university.
I know that many people see Cardiff Met as a sporty uni with some amazing teams – and we do have some great teams that we’re all really proud of. But what about us non-sporty people? I might not have been sporty, but that didn’t mean that I didn’t want, and deserve, to be part of a team.
This is where societies come in. From the award winning Islamic Society to the Harry Potter-mad Dumbledore’s Army, with over 50 societies running, there are a huge variety of groups to get involved with.
But it doesn’t stop there – if you can’t find a society that feels like your own, or one that you’re interested in – START ONE!
It seems more daunting than it is – trust me, I’ve been there! But hand on heart, without wanting to sound cheesy, it’s the best thing I have ever done at university. My society began when my best friend and I felt as though drama had lost some of its identity within the university.
Now, we’re a thriving society preparing for our first ever production, The Ash Girl. Under our direction the society has even won two prizes at the uni’s Student Achievement Awards – Best New Society 2016-2017 and Most Improved Society 2017-2018.
The Drama Society has helped me form bonds with people with similar interests across first, second and third year, as well as students on Masters courses. It’s a society that offers a safe space for individuals from any course – not just drama students – to escape the pressures of university life and express themselves creatively.
I now belong to and lead a team that work together to create something amazing. I’ve honestly made some of my best friends through the society, plus it looks great on my CV!
Joining or creating a society can really improve your uni life – so don’t be shy – get involved!
Read more about the benefits of getting involved with societies or teams at Cardiff Met.
Cardiff Met Drama Society’s production of The Ash Girl: The Untold Story of Cinderella takes place between Saturday 26th May and Sunday 27th May Llanover Hall. For more details or to book tickets, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or message @cmetdramasoc on Twitter or Facebook.