University can be a big change for many students, especially those who move away from home. With that in mind, the Sikh society provides a family away from home and is open to all students. Although we are open to all, we do encourage those from a Sikh background to engage with the society as it is a space where like-minded individuals with similar backgrounds feel safe to openly talk about any issues they are facing.
During the year we try to hold socials to enable interaction of members across the year groups and courses. Previously we have organised meals out, games nights and open chats. We also try to raise awareness of issues which affect the south Asian/ Punjabi/ Sikh community by holding events with guest speakers and/or having discussions about current topics with members.
Our main event of the year, Langar on Campus (LoC), provides students and staff with an insight into what Sikhism is. Holding an annual LoC allows us to provide for all as no one should be left hungry. The Langar is a simple, free vegetarian meal which is provided to all regardless of stature or wealth. When eating Langar, we traditionally sit on the floor which signifies the indifference between any 2 individuals. In order to make this event possible, our local Gurudwara (Khalsa Centre Gurudwara, Tooting Bec) help us to prepare the food. This event brings together the community and all those who would like to help make it possible.
Visit our social media pages to find our more about the society and to get details of our events. We look forward to welcoming you!