Joining a society can be one of the best ways to enrich your University experience. Here at the Students' Union they are big part of all the activity that takes place throughout the year. With so much to choose from,whether you're looking to try something new, to meet new people or to invest in a long time passion, the opportunities are endless. In 2018/19, the University Manchester Students' Union had the largest number of societies in the UK and you can find all of them at the Societies Welcome Fair that takes place as part of Welcome Week each September. You can also use the "Find a Society" tab to search through the huge number of societies that run activities throughout the year. 

The types of societies can range from recreation, sport, culture, faith, music, drama, volunteering, campaigning, academic and more. From Quidditch to Musical Theatre, Computing to Islamic, Energy and Enviroment to LGBTQ, there's so much to choose from. If you still cannot find what you're looking for though, you can always create your own! All our societies work in partnership with our Student Activities team and each have a society coordinator to help, guide and enrich their experience of creating amazing student memories. 

If you are a society committee member, there's plenty of useful information to help you manage your society available through the menu bar to the left. If you cannot find what you are looking for, try contacting your society coordinator or email . 

If you're looking for a sports club that is not listed on our website, you might want to take a look at the Athletics Union who have a wide variety of sports teams to join.



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From Hiking to Bhangra, Board Games to Philosophy, we have over 400 different societies ready and waiting for you to try. We have a huge variety of religious, cultural, political, academic, arts, media, performance, sports and recreational societies, so there's something for everyone at Manchester. But if you don't find what you're looking for you can always start your own!

Joining a society is a brilliant way to meet new people who share your interests and enrich your time here in Manchester. It is very easy too, just have a look through the huge range of groups we have an join online.

Looking for a sports team that's not listed? Then check out the range of sports clubs over at the Athletics Union.

So if you have any questions, whether its about joining a society or starting one, then come and visit us in the Student Activities Centre or drop us an email.

Sign up to a society at the Refreshers Fair here.

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