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.



Find a Society

Adopt a Society

Why Join a Society?

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? You can 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.


Find everything you need to run events, take extra training, gain rewards and access finances in the Committee Hub:

I Run a Society - Committee Hub


Find out what events all our societies are running here. Societies are open to everyone and you can join in with as many as you want, so whatever takes your fancy, get involved now.
Events Calendar


Can't find the society you're looking for or have your own niche interest? Start your own society today:

Start a Society








Where to find us:

Come in to the Students' Union to meet with a member of the Student Activities team to find a society for you, to chat about your society or to start your own.

General Enquiries:

Abi Dickinson
Student Activities Manager 

Abi Dolan
Societies and Activities Coordinator (Cambridgeshire)

 Abi Societies SU

Oli Gray 
Course Based Societies Coordinator (Cambridgeshire)


Rhys Davies
Societies and Activities Coordinator (Chelmsford)

 Rhys Davies SU