The figures for society membership numbers have recently been released with an increase in overall membership across societies. In total there are 45,679 memberships of 76 student societies with 14,059 individual students joining societies.
This year’s Freshers’ Week saw two thousand more students join societies than last year. There were eleven societies who acquired over one thousand members including the Literary and Historical Society, the Film Society, Law Society, the Commerce and Economics Society, the Arts Society, the Agriculture Society, Cumann an Gaelach, the International Student Society, Drama Society, Dance Society and the Science Society.
Eoghan Murphy, Chair of the Societies Council, has said that societies activities have increased as has engagement with the societies. Murphy has said that he hopes this is reflected in Refreshers Day, where students, including international students studying in UCD for the semester, will have another chance to join societies.
Refreshers Day takes place on Tuesday, 27th January, in Astra Hall.