Welcome to Brighton Students' Union Activities Page!
At Brighton Students' Union, we believe in the power of extracurricular activities to enrich your university experience and unlock your full potential. Engaging in student-led societies and trying out new experiences through our "Give It a Go" program can have a profound impact on your social life, confidence, and academic success.
Why Get Involved?
Research has shown that students who actively participate in extracurricular activities are twice as likely to have a diverse group of friends, providing them with a strong sense of belonging and a supportive community. Feeling connected to your university and fellow students is essential for a fulfilling academic journey.
Confidence and Satisfaction
Taking part in extracurricular activities also boosts confidence, leading to greater satisfaction with both your degree and future career. In fact, 92% of students who are very likely to recommend their Students' Union are confident about their studies, compared to only 66% of those who are not. Moreover, when students feel that the SU effectively represents their academic interests, their overall satisfaction with their course and university increases significantly.
Making a Difference
Some may wonder if Students' Unions truly make a difference in students' lives. Our evidence at Brighton suggests that they do! Students actively involved in SU-led extracurricular activities tend to achieve higher grades compared to their peers. While we can't claim direct causation, research has consistently shown a positive impact of student engagement on academic performance.
Leadership and Academic Excellence
Leadership positions in societies have been found to improve academic performance both in the short and long term. Furthermore, our statistical analysis demonstrates that society members perform better in their assessments compared to the general student population. Debunking the myth that students should focus soley on their adacemic course work, we believe that engaging in extracurricular pursuits complements academic growth rather than hindering it.
Equal Opportunities for All
At Brighton Students' Union, we are committed to ensuring equal opportunities for all students to take part in extracurricular activities. We understand that each student is unique, and we encourage you to explore a diverse range of societies and programs that align with your passions and interests.
Join Us and Thrive
Whether you are a sports enthusiast, an arts lover, a community advocate, or simply looking to explore new horizons, Brighton Students' Union offers an array of student-led societies and exciting "Give It a Go" experiences. So, come and be a part of our vibrant community, make lasting connections, and unleash your full potential!
Together, let's make your university journey truly unforgettable. Explore our Student-Led Societies and Give It a Go pages to discover the incredible opportunities that await you. Join us in shaping your university experience and building memories that will last a lifetime.
Remember, the journey begins with you – let's make it extraordinary!