When you become a BCU student, you automatically become a member of our Students’ Union, giving you access to the wide range of fantastic services and facilities that they offer. BCUSU offers over 100 societies and sports team for you to get involved in. Whatever your interests, they’ve got it covered.
Below we take a look at some of the societies created by our students in the School of Social Sciences.
Professional Policing Society
The Professional Policing Society aims to provide its members with the opportunity to attend summits and events hosted by leading organisations specialising in the prevention of child abuse and domestic abuse, allowing students to network and gain contacts within the profession.
Treasurer, Sophie Hopgood, says, ‘The Professional Policing Society has really driven my personal growth and opened up a solid gateway of opportunities for us. I have been able to discuss my personal ideas, opinions and information we have learnt in class with other Society members, which has really brought everyone together’.
The Psychology Society aims to create a fun and inclusive environment for those who are studying our Psychology degrees at both an undergraduate and postgraduate level, as well as those with just an interest in psychology who would like to get involved.
Joanne Lloyd, a member of the Society, says, “The Psychology Society offers a chance for students to meet up and help each other out with their learning while also providing a social setting through events and trips that help members get to know each other, and encourage them to enjoy their university experience together.”
The Criminology Society encourages students from all courses who have a common interest and curiosity in criminology to join and discuss a variety of interesting topics. During their regular meetings, members are encouraged to bring their passion and expertise for criminology and collaborate with other societies, including the Debating & Mooting, Fine Arts and Psychology societies.
Treasurer, Caitlin Neale, says, ‘Regular meetings give Criminology students an opportunity to branch out into interests that aren’t covered in lectures, and to deepen their knowledge on topics such as serial killers, prisons, euthanasia, death penalty and crime figures’.
Mental Health Society
The BCU Mental Health Society is student-led and aims to reduce stigmas in relation to mental health and student wellbeing. It is made up of like-minded volunteers, with Mental Health First Aider training, who want to work towards helping students to feel more at ease talking about their worries and concerns.
As a Mental Health Society member, you will volunteer at a number of events the Society organises, including Awareness stalls, University Mental Health Day activities, World Mental Health Day and Time to Talk events. You will also support fellow students by being a shoulder to cry on, a friend, a buddy and a helping hand.
If you are coming to BCU to study one of our Sociology courses, the Sociology Society is launching soon at BCU. Watch this space!
As well as the range of societies run by our students in the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences, BCUSU has hundreds of other societies that students from any course can join.
There are a variety of faith and culture societies including Sikh, Jewish, Indian, African, Christian, Italian and Chinese societies.
There are societies for those interested in media and creative subjects including Anime and Manga, eSports, film, chess and radio societies.
If you’re into sports and being active, there are societies for Bhangra, Dance, Yoga, Burlesque, Cheerleading, Ice Hockey, Rock Climbing, Football, Polo and Taekwondo.
Then, there are campaign and representation societies for areas such as the Earth, LGBTQ+, Disabled Students, International, Parents and Carers, Mature Students and People of Colour.
Plus, not to leave out the weird and wonderful, there is even a Louis Theroux Appreciation Society!
So, as you can see, there should be something for everyone at BCU!