Uni Life: You Asked, We’ve Answered – The Battle of the Societies


Keen to make new friends? Lack of Tinder matches got you down? Unsure which society is best for you? Stephanie Luong answers your questions about university social life and how to make the most of your time here.

 Welcome back to the Spring session at UTS! At this moment, you’re all probably procrastinating from your never-ending list of readings and already dreading those assessment periods. The feeling of returning to university is truly bittersweet, but hopefully this instalment of Uni Life adds that much-needed sweetness.


1.  “Is it worth it to join a society?”


Clubs Day is coming up on Thursday 2 August 2018, and it’s the place to be to see all the clubs and societies on offer at UTS! Head down to Building 1 on Levels 3, 4 and 5 for some free food, games and other free goodies! Societies and clubs ranging from religion and culture, to gaming and pop-culture, you’re bound to find the one for you.

Clubs and societies are the best ways to meet people and make life long or at least university-long friends. I also recommend running for a position in a club or society committee, it’s a great way to bulk up that resume.

Some societies near and dear to my heart are: UTSoC (obviously) and the UTS Comedy, Revue and Performance Society (formerly UTS Revue Society). If you’re looking for a good time and lots of worthwhile hard work, I couldn’t recommend joining either of these societies enough.

Not sure if you’re ready to commit to a society?

If you’re keen on joining the UTS Comedy, Revue and Performance Society, head on down to the Darling Quarter Theatre from 15 August to 18 August 2018 to catch the their performance of Burn Book. This performance is sure to be full of tear-inducing laughing and nostalgic memories of Regina George’s reign.


2.     “Where are the cute boys at?”

Refer to Question 1, it’s time to join a club or society!


3.      “What’s been your favourite thing about university so far?”

Meeting like-minded and easy-going people has been the highlight of my university experience. A shout-out to UTSoC is definitely in order, for making my experience full of new learning experiences especially in improving my writing and time management, as well as allowing me to meet a wonderful group of people (#pubslife).


Every fortnight on The Comma, I will be making the stress of university life slightly better by answering any questions you have, so send them through to the Google Form!

Stephanie Luong is a second-year combined Law/Communications (Social and Political Sciences) student and is most likely asleep right now, or at any given moment really.