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.


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.


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Did you know?...

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

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


Already run a society? ...

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

Committee Hub


Are you a student studying at ARU London? Click here!





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:

Dan Fow
Student Opportunities Coordinator (Cambridge)

Bee Newboult
Course Based Societies Coordinator (Cambridge and Chelmsford)


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