Start a new Society
Do you want to start a new society? Visit our Start a Society Page for all the information you need. If you have any questions or would like to discuss your idea before submitting a registration form, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call into our Docklands office.
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.
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.
Not only will you have a great time running your society, you'll develop loads of key skills employers are looking for when you leave University. 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.