Your Students' Union societies 

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.

Check out the current list of societies 

How do I get involved with a society?

Current University of East London 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.

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

Why run a society?

Societies are fun and a great way to build and develop skills, whilst improving the student experience at university. 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.

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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