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Clubs, societies and sports If you have a real passion for something, it doesn’t need to take a back seat whilst you are a student. University sports, clubs and societies can allow you to keep up your hobbies, find new interests and meet a host of new like-minded friends. University life is not all about studying. It’s important to relax and take time out for other interests. Sports & Societies are led by the elected Vice-President and range from high performance sports such as football, rugby and badminton, to popular activities such as theatre, anime and dance. The opportunities that Sports & Societies can offer are endless. Anybody is welcome to join in with any sport or society and you can even create your own! Studies have proven that involvement in both sports and societies helps potential future employers see key skills and characteristics, including leadership, teamwork, dedication and determination. So, taking part in a sport or society can also benefit your CV and employability. campaigns, volunteer, fundraise and so much more. Clubs and societies change every year, but the table below gives you an idea of the range of groups recently active. Sports success As well as our established sports clubs, which range in level from social games to the BUCS (British Universities and College Sport) national leagues, we’re always adding new teams. That means there’s something to suit everyone who wants to play sport at an institutional level. And if there isn’t, we welcome students who want to start their own team. Some of our recent notable sporting successes include our men’s Basketball 1st team becoming the first QMU team to win Conference Cup finals. We had three students selected for the Scottish Student Sport National teams in basketball, netball and hockey, as well as sending a student to compete in the high jump at the BUCS Nationals in 2017 — from which he returned with a silver medal. MORE INFO: www.qmusu.org.uk/top-menu/your-union Current clubs and societies Sports clubs Badminton, Basketball (Men’s), Basketball (Women’s), Football (Men’s), Netball, Cheerleading, Hockey, Gymnastics, Rugby (Women’s), Football (Women’s), Rugby (Men’s), Running, Snow Sports, Gaelic Football (Women’s), Tennis, Gaelic football (Men’s) Societies Equestrian Society, Comedy Society, Dietetic Society, Dance Society, Physical Activity, Health & Wellbeing Society, Christian Union, LGBT, PCMA, African Caribbean Society, Radiography Society, Speech and Language Therapy Society (QMU SLT’s), Good Food Society, Occupational Therapy Society, Podiatry Society, Friends of First Aid Africa, Anime Society, Writers’ Society, Music Society, Gaming Society, Musical Theatre Society, PsychSoc, Vegan Society, Production Society The societies on offer at the Students’ Union give you the opportunity to meet like-minded people who have similar interests to you. Together you can dance, compete, sing, act, debate, create 44