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Why I joined the Hospitality Society

Name/course you’re studying?

Bertie Weber, MSc International Hospitality Management. Bertie is President of the Hospitality society.

What benefits are there to being a society member?

During 2019/20, our society offered free membership, which then gave access to a host of social events including cocktail masterclasses and quiz nights, as well as a heavily discounted field trip for our members. As an academic society, our focus was also on professional development, so we were proud to host Marriott International for a CV and careers workshop. Being a society member not only looks good on your CV, but is also a great opportunity to meet other students, explore Sheffield, and develop your professional and employability skills!

What do you enjoy the most out of being a part of a society?

I loved the events we held, and meeting lots of people from different levels and subjects. I also learnt a lot from our masterclasses and workshops.

How would you say being a part of a society can help/benefit other students?

Societies not only offer a chance to meet new people at Hallam, but also a chance to develop yourself, whether you want to learn Bhangra dance, SCUBA diving, or just go go-karting! Our society wanted to give our members a chance to get out and have fun, while also providing useful, informative sessions to help professional development. Volunteering within societies also works towards your Hallam Award - another great thing to have on your CV!

What would you say to other students considering joining a society but are unsure?

As a new student at Hallam, societies were my first place to turn to to meet people and get the most out of what Hallam and Sheffield have to offer. I was apprehensive at first, but societies are a great way of meeting like-minded people and going to events that really interest you, whether that's with the E-sports society, Spoons society, or Disney Appreciation society... there's really a society for everyone (but hopefully the Hospitality Society is what you're looking for!)

Academic Societies are a great way to meet other people from your department, click here to see what academic societies we have

All events are the Students’ Union will be taking place online throughout semester one, including society events. Click here to find out what online society events are coming up.