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We talked to new Lancaster societies one year on to see how things are going

SwiftSoc had 300 people at an event and SoupSoc raised £100 for foodbanks


The academic year of 2021/22 saw a boost of small societies and Instagram pages appearing on the Lancaster University campus, and honestly, we’re here for it. From the madness that is Assassins, to the wholesomeness of SoupSoc’s fundraising efforts, to people meeting their significant other through the omniscient power that LancsCrush seems to have, it’s amazing what access to the Internet and some friends can do. We spoke to a collection of the new and small societies, a year after their founding, to see what they’ve been up to and what they’ve achieved in the last year.

LancsCrush

“Lancs Crush has kept me incredibly busy in the past year and I’m amazed how quickly it’s grown! Mostly, I’ve been hoping to match up singletons at the uni (and a lucky few have even found each other after posting on my page! 😮) My LancsCrush highlights of the year were definitely the amazing poetry made along with the Living Poets Society, and winning Best Creative Writing alongside the poets in the Lancs Anti-Society awards! As well as meeting tons of new friends and a lovely community I wouldn’t have found otherwise. I’d like to thank everyone for their support in the first year of Lancs Crush, the page genuinely wouldn’t exist without you ❤️”

Hedgehog Society

“Hi, we’re Lancaster University Hedgehog Friendly Campus Society. We’re a small, friendly society focused on hedgehog conservation and helping our campus become more suitable for hedgehogs! We are affiliated with the Hedgehog Preservation Society which is a UK based charity. Over the last year, we have achieved a gold award which involved undertaking hedgehog footprint surveys at Forrest Hills, and we’re now working on a platinum award. We meet regularly on a Wednesdays, as well as collaborations and trips, and we would love to see you at some of our socials!”

Anti Society

Anti Society

“We’re only a new society, but we’ve already been so busy running our soup drives on campus and collecting donations for the food bank! We’ve already raised nearly £100 worth of donations for Morecambe Food Bank and had a very successful social – shout out if you got a picture with our soup can!”

Cocktail Society