Explore your interests and share your passions together

Try something new or explore your hobbies and interests by joining a society run by students. Societies give you the opportunity to enjoy the things you love and develop your skills at the same time.


Societies are the perfect way to try something new and explore your hobbies and interests during your time at ARU. Our students currently run over 120 different societies and by joining, you’ll make friends, socialise and have fun.

Interest based societies give you the opportunity to enjoy the things you love and broaden your skills at the same time. There’s something for everyone, whatever you can imagine. Can’t find one you like? Then start your own.

Course based societies will help you get ahead with your course and give you extra opportunities to explore your subject. Your course society will connect you to a network of support and help you on your journey to success.

Societies are open to everyone and you can join in with as many as you want, so whatever takes your fancy, get involved now.

Did you know?...

You can pay with your Books Plus card to join as many societies as you want.




Where to find us:

Come in to the Students' Union to meet with a Student Opportunities Coordinator to find a society for you, to chat about your society or to start your own.

Dan Fow
Student Opportunities Coordinator (Cambridge)

Katie Pether
Student Opportunities Coordinator (Chelmsford)


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