ENSA Societies are your chance to connect with like-minded people, develop new hobbies, interests and skills, and make really good friends! ENSA supports students to create and run their own societies, led by an elected student committee.
Every society is open to all Edinburgh Napier students. Our societies offer a wide range of opportunities for students to take a break from the pressures of coursework and studying. With musical, cultural, performing arts, academic and hobby-based societies, there are lots of interests already covered.
However, if you can't find a society that takes your fancy, you could always start your own!
Check out the directory of Societies here.
Why join an ENSA Society?
Well there are a number of great reasons!
- Meet new people – Societies are a fantastic way to meet like minded people and make new friends from a variety of backgrounds.
- Learn something new – joining a Society is a great way to develop a skill, explore your academic subject in more depth, or discover new perspectives and interests
- Maintain a balanced lifestyle – University shouldn’t be all work and no play, joining a Society is a great way to de-stress and forget your studies for a while.
- Develop your confidence – Societies are the perfect opportunity to try something you’ve always wanted to do and throw yourself in at the deep end.
- Improve your CV – activity in Societies, especially if you help to run one as part of a committee, is a great addition to your CV and will catch the attention of employers who are looking for self-motivated and passionate employees.
- Career development – whether you’re networking with PhD students, meeting with industry professionals, or developing your commercial awareness, Societies can be an valuable addition to your academic course.
- Skills for life – teamwork, communication, organisation, leadership, budgeting… helping to run a Society will help you develop essential skills for the future.
- Give something back – many Societies choose to fundraise or volunteer for a local community organisation or charity.