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:

Docklands (primary) office

NB.G.01 (North Building)
4-6 University Way
E16 2RD

T: 020 8223 7025


Stratford office

The Dome, University House
Water Lane
E15 4LZ

T: 020 8223 4209

Charity number: 1173994
Company number: 10820498
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