Campus Life

Cardiff’s newest societies

Each year sees a new group of societies join Cardiff University Students’ Union’s Guild of Societies, and this year is no different. Here, we profile the four new societies – maybe one of them will catch your eye.

The Inner Child Society

Dedicated to all things PG fun. The Inner Child Society vows to ‘help its members rediscover the fun of their childhood with other likeminded individuals.’

The society is building on the back of the successful ‘Inner Child Day’ run by Student Minds Cardiff in March, which included bouncy castles, face-painting, table football and 90s music.

Socials are set to take place every Wednesday, with the society vowing to offer its members fun activities such as scavenger hunts, hide and seek, board games and dot-to-dot events.

And if that isn’t enough, larger trips are being organised for day trips to go bowling, play laser quest and go to themed parties.

Latin Dance Society

With Latin American dancing a staple for members of Cardiff’s hugely popular Dancesport Society, a new society dedicated entirely to the the Latin discipline has been formed.

Offering high quality dancing lessons for those of all skill levels, the Latin Dance Society is perfect for those who want to put their salsas and their rumbas to the test.

Levant Society

If you didn’t know, Levant is ‘a region in the eastern Mediterranean which (in its most modern definition) encompasses the countries of Syria, Jordan, Lebanon and Palestine.’

So now you know, and happen to be of Syrian, Jordanian, Lebanese or Palestinian, or just fancy experiencing the cultural heritage of the Levant region, then this could be the society for you!

The society also vows to host fundraisers to bring attention to some of the issues that are prominent in the Levant area.

In the words of the society itself, it aims to showcase the Levant culture ‘to the students of Cardiff University, where you will experience the traditional dining experience of Jordan and Palestine, to the historic bazaars of Syria, to the great nights out the Lebanese are known for.’

Stitch Soc

Stitch Soc is ‘Cardiff University’s first society dedicated to crafting’, and are there to offer students their fix of knitting, crochet and cross stitch at university. Offering weekly beginners courses in the three disciplines listed above.

The society welcomes those with a variety of experience to try their hand at crafting, and offer the inspirational call to arms: ‘Let nothing stand in your way! Become the person you want to be today! Sign up to StitchSoc!’

They encourage you to give them a follow on Twitter: @CUStitchSoc, or to stalk their Tumblr: custitchsoc.tumblr.com/.

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