The first thing that comes to mind after getting accepted by your dream university is “what extracurricular activities will I be able to join alongside my studies?” No need to worry though, because at Middle Eastern Technical University, there are a variety of creative societies. The societies at METU help first-year students become active on campus and explore different hobbies and activities alongside other students. They also help them get accustomed to the different campus areas and are a great opportunity to increase their social circle and find new friends.
Why join societies at METU, NCC?
When I first joined METU and started with the semester, I found myself a tad bored so I joined the astronomy society. To be honest, I love astronomy and wanted to meet with other enthusiasts in the same field; it was a great decision. The astronomy society was new and we had a few members, but nonetheless, we did a lot of events that semester. We went star-gazing and moon-gazing outside campus and also researched upcoming astronomical events to plan events accordingly. Last semester, for example, we had an astronaut from Ankara campus who came and gave a lecture at our campus. It was an enlightening and fun experience. What I want to say is that societies are more than just what they appear to be and I highly recommend new students to join one.
The societies on campus and joining them…
Like I mentioned, there are numerous societies in our campus and lots of activities for different personalities. Some of these societies even give out certificates upon completion of a term.
So you might be wondering what societies you can join then. There is the kitchen society if you would like to learn how to cook healthy meals by yourself. There is also the International Student Association (ISA), if you are an extrovert, happen to love leadership roles, and would like to help organize major events on campus such as the food fest, Halloween night, or the spring fest, then this is the society for you. However, the demand to join is huge and entry is based on an interview. But don’t worry, they all are very friendly and welcoming.
Moreover, there is the Problem Solving Society (PSS) and it’s currently the most active and creative society on campus. They organize huge puzzle-like games and invite students to come and solve them in teams. The winner team wins a unique prize.
In conclusion, there are a variety of societies, up to 82 running on campus, and every society has a different role, different events, and different ideas for fun.
If you are interested in joining, I advise you to keep an eye out for different recruitment posters around campus or on the university Facebook group.
If you would like to know what other societies are running on campus and their contact information, please click on the link below:
Thanks for reading!