Start a new Society

Do you want to start a new society? Find out more here! 


What are Societies?

University of East London Students' Union Societies are student groups brought together by a common interest. They plan different types of activity on or around University of East London campuses with help and support of the Students' Union.

The Union provides the student organisers with training, resources, advice, venues and any other relevant assistance requested from the societies.

Student Societies are not-for-profit, and like the Students Union itself, they are run by students, for students.


Join or Contact a Society

Current UEL students can become a society members. There are two ways to do this:

1. Join an existing society and be part of the committee.

2. Start up your own society by finding some like-minded students.


Why Run a Society?

Societies are fun and a great way to build and develop skills, whilst improving the student experience at UEL. By planning activities and events you’ll make great new friendships, and gain a lot of experience once you leave University.  This can include recruiting volunteers, learn tips and tricks about publicity, handle budgets, plan awesome events, and much more.

You can also hold positions on the Society Committee such as “Finance Officer of the UEL Theatre Society” or similar, and the Students Union will uphold this. Employers are becoming increasingly interested in university graduates who have put in volunteering time, participated in extra-curricular activities, or learned how to organise events and network with other students.


Society Points Winners!



Main contact for societies enquiries:

Carley Owen - Student Activities Manager 

0208 223 7027

Stratford Campus:

UEL Students' Union (UH - The Dome)
University of East London
Water Lane
E15 4LZ

Reception: 0208 223 4209

University Square Stratford (USS):
1 Salway Road
E15 1NF

Reception: 020 8223 3043

General Enquiries:

Docklands Campus:

UEL Students' Union (NB.G.01)
University of East London
4-6 University Way
E16 2RD

Reception: 0208 223 7025

Registered Charity Number: 1173994
Company Number: 10820498
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