We spoke to the University of Edinburgh’s Nigerian Society to find out all about it, what they get up to, and what life is like as a society member.
The University of Edinburgh’s Nigerian Society is part of the Student.com Societies programme, which supports student societies and helps students find their student accommodation.
So tell us about the society…
The University of Edinburgh’s Nigerian Society is all about community and culture. It has been running for one year now and has a close-knit community of 45 members.
If you had to describe the society in three words, what would they be and why?
Challenge – as a new society we are always challenging ourselves to do better. Most of the events we plan take time, dedication and it’s always a challenge, but we are always happy to see them through and the results are amazing and worth it.
Community – the society creates a space for people from different backgrounds to gather, socialise and learn from each other.
Innovative – we are always on the hunt for new, exciting events to plan for our members.
How many students are a part of the society?
How often and what type of social events does the society host?
We host pub socials, movie nights, parties and potlucks regularly.
What’s the greatest achievement of your society so far?
This being the first year the society has been running and was founded, yet we have managed to secure over 45 paid memberships and this is still increasing.
What’s the biggest challenge facing students right now?
Finding affordable student accommodation on time without going through a long application process.
What do you love most about the society?
Everyone shares the same vision and is dedicated to creating a community for people to gather, socialise and learn more about the culture. It is family.
What’s in the pipeline for next year?
Organising bigger events, more socials , working with a range of organisations and growing financially.
How do I join?
Find us on EUSA and Pay for membership through the student Association Website EUSA. You can also contact us through our social media handles.
Well after that we’re convinced at Student.com that the University of Edinburgh’s Nigerian Society is a fantastic community. We hope you do too.
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Stay connected with the University of Edinburgh Nigerian Society online Facebook: @uoenigerian Society and Instagram page: @nigeriansociety_uoe