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Student Opportunities

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Student Opportunities covers most of your experiences outside of your studies, including sports, societies, volunteering, fundraising, and environmental campaigns. From African Caribbean to Zero Waste societies, we like to think we have an activity for everyone.

Head to our directory to browse over 150 sports clubs and societies, or take our quiz below to find your perfect fit.

Student groups directory

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Find your perfect group

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Join a Competitive Sport

Want to represent The SU at local and national level? Here are just some of our competitive sports clubs:

Athletics Cheerleading Dodgeball CSM Football FalEx Football Ladies Football Hip Hop Dance Men's Hockey Women's Hockey Netball Men's Rugby

Join a Fundraising Group

Students raise thousands of pounds for wonderful charitable causes year on year. Whether you want to join our RAD team (Raise & Donate Society) or work on your own initiative, we're here to support you. Many of our student groups ‘adopt’ a charity for the year and raise money on an ad hoc basis. Find out more on our fundraising pages:

Raise and Donate Find out more

Join a Social Sport

Just want to get active without being competitive? There are loads more great sports clubs, most of which like to explore the local area (and some host global trips):

Expedition Climbing Snowsports Horseriding Longboarding Surf Club Sea Swimming Stand-Up Paddleboarding (SUP) Pole Fitness Tang Soo Do Yoga

 

Do Some Volunteer Work

Want to do some good and boost your CV at the same time? Whether you want to commit to a long-term project or do a few hours here and there, there's a volunteering opportunity for you. Find out more on our volunteering pages or check out the groups below:

Amnesty International Enactus Flicka Volunteers Generation Wild Lawyers Without Borders Mary's Meals ReClaim Scouts & Guides SU Help Refugees The Wave Project

We also have a selection of social distancing-friendly opportunities.

Join a Representation Society

Join a Green Society

Whether you want to help make the world a more sustainable place, or you're an environmental activist, you're sure to meet plenty of like-minded souls by joining one of these groups:

Eco Soc Bee Soc Zero Waste Society ReClaim The Beach Clean Project MarineWatch Penryn Produce Vegetarian and Vegan Soc

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Join a Culture or Hobby Group

Happy chilling indoors with people who share your passions? There's plenty to keep you entertained, including:

Anime & Manga Society Chess Club Film Soc Harry Potter Soc High Tea and Cocktail Society K-Pop Pokemon Society Tabletop Gaming Society Video Gaming Soc

Join a Student Media Group

Whether you’re a writer, photographer, editor, or podcaster, we’ve got a platform for you:

Falmouth Anchor Online Newspaper SURF Radio Kosel Magazine Penryn Press Life Magazine

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And that's not all! We've got loads of other groups and if you think there's something missing, you can set up your own. Check out our directory for the full list of groups.

Start a new activity group

 

Statement in Response to Upcoming Change in Government Guidelines

Since the recent Government guidelines changing regarding social gatherings in England, both Exeter (Cornwall) and Falmouth have been exploring the next steps for what this means for student experience on campus. Given the information from the Government and the Department of Education, the clear steer on the ‘rule of six’ has been at the heart of decision making across campus. Therefore, based on the Universities decision, we are informing all groups that in person activity will be up to a 6-person capacity, with an exemption on this regarding relevant sports under return to play protocol. Over the Summer, we have been communicating to groups with a digital first focus, to ensure that safety and inclusivity of student experience, was the driving force behind planning and decision-marking by the Students’ Union. Therefore, the majority of our groups have been preparing diverse and exciting virtual activity for their members and new students. We are truly thankful to all committee leaders who have worked so hard on this, and especially those who recently attended our training this week. We are excited to be showcasing and promoting this activity over the coming weeks, with the beginning of this, being the Virtual Fayre. However, we can appreciate any groups who feel disappointed and frustrated by this decision, especially so close to Welcome. But we look forward to working closely with groups to transfer activity online, where appropriate, or to further support those groups who can take part in physical activity and sports, with the necessary health and safety mitigations in place. We will shortly be sending out an email to all groups, but all the recent guidance and risk assessments, can be found on the Committees Hub. Therefore, any booking for an in-person event over six people, will be paused until further notice, with no bookings planned until new guidance is released. Both Universities are keen to keep an ongoing conversation open about in person activity for our student’s groups, so that we can continue to represent your views and experiences. We want to remind all of our groups about the latest Government changes and to remember their responsibilities to themselves, their members and the wider student community.