As a METU student, engaging in fun activities to escape from studying and to get a break from the monotonous routine is essential to survive.
Generally, METUANS have to study a lot and don’t have much time for activities. But because they are so important, here is a list of the best stuff happening around you that you can take up.
Fun Activities to do at METU NCC
There are fun activities for everyone at METU NCC and let’s jump right in with the first one, which is swimming!
Who can use the swimming pool at METU NCC?
Our campus provides the chance for students, personnel, alumni, community friends, and even visitors to use the swimming pool on campus.
The swimming pool is open from the beginning of May till the end of October (when the weather is comfortable because it’s an outdoor pool).
Are you a pro at swimming? Then you should consider joining the swimming team which has athletes that have won Cyprus-level tournaments.
Timings: 9 AM – 7 PM (closed during the lunch break between 12 – 2 PM).
Like to see the world from above? May I suggest climbing?
Climbing at METU NCC
Although to climb, you don’t need to be a part of The Climbing Society on campus, joining it has many perks.
If you join, you can partake in their regular meetings and training. Moreover, when you feel ready to take it a step further, you can go for camping trips outside the campus and do bouldering and climbing in the picturesque settings of Cyprus.
Football at METU NCC is for everyone that likes to watch intense matches or take part in the adrenaline-rushing tournaments.
Using the football field.
You can easily book the football field by going to the sports center and getting the time slot you want. If you like the sport a lot, you can form a team, train regularly and join the football matches organized by various societies on campus from time to time. Furthermore, with groups for both girls and boys, everyone has an equal chance to shine.
Not much of a sports person? That’s alright. There’s fantastic stuff for you too!
There is the Dance Society which you can try out.
Everyone is welcomed to join the Dance Society; all you have to do is ask.
Drastically improve your dance skills under the guidance of great instructors like Tigin Hülagü Aytaçoğlu and Semra Hoca. You will have the chance to learn Latin dances like Salsa, Bachata, Cha-Cha, and Tango!
More into intellectual stuff?
I totally get it. A METUAN that’s not brainy? Oh, come on.
If you are someone who prefers more scientific stuff and intellectual challenges, you can become a part of the many societies for you, like IEEE. These societies organize awesome events, take part in local and international competitions, and do great projects. Unsure, if you should join a society, check out this post.
Go out and explore! Maybe, create your own society?
METU NCC has something for everyone; leave your comfort zone, go out, and explore. Don’t find what you quite like? Why not form your society by going to the Student Affairs Department in the IT or organize an informal group of like-minded people? I am sure there are others like you waiting for you to take the initiative.