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Student-Led Clubs and Societies

Clubs and Societies are entirely student-led, but these are supported with advertising and occasionally funding from the Students' Union. As these groups are led by students, they vary year to year, so please check back here for the latest information, including the sign-up form.

Below are all of the current Clubs and Societies. If you'd like to join one or more, please fill in this form.

Once you have submitted this form, your request will be processed and you will be added to the email groups, which are managed by each group leads. Your request may take up to 7 working days in busy periods. You will get a confirmatory email once your have been added to the requested groups.

If you don't hear anything from the Clubs or Societies after some time, please contact the Lead(s) as listed on this page in the first instance, but feel free to get in touch with us if you have any questions or issues.

If you would like to set up your own club or society, please email studentsunion@aup.ac.uk with more information.

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Board Game Society

Society Lead: Connor Goode

A community to chill, chat, meet new people and lose at some games

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Christian Union

Group Lead: Caroline Barr

Come and explore your faith and grow as a follower of Jesus in a creative community! All students are welcome!

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Cinema Society

Society Lead: Taj Ragoo

The AUP Cinema Society is all about making cinema available to everyone. We're a group of like-minded friends who simply and genuinely enjoy the fun of cinema.

Join in on Instagram @cinemasocietyaup

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Cosplay Society

Society Lead: Allen Isaac and Cloud Davies

Ever seen a cosplay and thought; I wish I could do that! Here at the cosplay society we teach you how to style wigs, do fabulous makeup and create easy props! Thanks to our lovely photographer, Trinity Franklin, we do amazing photoshoots and have lots of fun while doing it! It doesn't matter if you're a professional or a beginner, the cosplay society welcomes everybody!

Join in on Instagram @aup.cosplay

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Creative Writing Society

Society Leads: Freya Luscombe and Ruby Bradshaw

A chilled out society that offers the chance to share writings of any variety with like minded people and combating writer's block with fun and creative new writing prompts!

Join in on Instagram @aupcreativewritingsociety

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Crochet Society

Society Leads: Eve Lyons, Hannah Morgan, Chloe Laycock

A society where you can learn to crochet and meet other crocheters! All abilities welcome, knitting and other crafts welcome too!


Join in on Instagram @aup_crochet_society

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Dungeons and Dragons Society

Society Lead: Connor Goode and Izzie Hewett-Cartmell

Find fellow adventurers and learn everything you need to know about Dungeons & Dragons. Whether you want to start a campaign, join one, or just meet like-minded people, this society is here for you!

To join the society discord, please contact Connor or Izzie.

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Fashion and Life Drawing Society

Society Leads: Maggie Powell and Ruby Bradshaw

Weekly, student led life drawing classes with clothed models taking place in The Drawing Lab on Wednesday mornings from 10am - 1pm. All courses and skill levels are encouraged to come and draw or you can volunteer as a model and gain experience in this field.

Easels and materials provided on a first-come-first-serve basis. We hope to see you there!

Join in on Instagram @aup_fashionandlifedrawing

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Hot Girl Walk Society

Society Leads: Heather Langan and Arianwen Hewer

We are still awaiting information about this society, please check back later.

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K-Pop Society

Society Lead: Kaden Smith

We are still awaiting information about this society, please check back later.

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Lego Society

Society Lead: Erin Canga

From themed building competitions to LEGO film nights, we have a wide selection of activities at the Lego society. Whether it's your first lego set, or you're in the middle of building the £700 Star Wars Millennium Falcon, Everybody is welcome, we hope to see you soon!

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LGBTQ+ Society

Society Lead: Dan Beedie

Are you a member of the LGBTQ+ community or simply just a friend of the community who wants to be more involved? Even if you're not sure but want to join in, everyone's welcome!

Join in on Instagram @aup_lgbtq

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Mature Student Society

Society Lead: H Butland

Did you know that if you are 21 or over when you start your undergraduate studies you are classed as a Mature Student? Age is just a number though, what we all need is friendship and connection. So if you would like to get together for chat, feedback and networking with other students across the University, then join us!

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Music Society

Society Lead: Paul Edwards

We are still awaiting information about this society, please check back later.

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Neurodiverse Society

Society Lead: Arcane Taylor

We are still awaiting information about this society, please check back later.

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Photographic Society

Society Leads: Helen "H" Butland and Fiona Deckker

As creative people, we all express ourselves visually. Whether photography is your primary medium or it supports another discipline, join us for workshops, socials, a monthly competition and more!


Join in on Instagram @aup_photographic_society

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Pokemon Society

Society Lead: Kaden Smith and Serena Cavanagh

We are still awaiting information about this society, please check back later.

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Rock Climbing Society

Society Lead: Emily Gozzard

If you enjoy climbing you’ll be in good company here! No matter your ability all are welcome. Get in touch and we’ll show you the ropes!

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Sea Swimming Society

Society Lead: Lauren Jones

We are still awaiting information about this society, please check back later.

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Skate Society

Society Lead: Ed Flett

Have you always wanted to learn how to skate, or are you an experienced skater looking for spots and locals to hang with? We accept all skaters, from all disciplines whether beginner or experienced, everyone is welcome to join in and have a go.

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Video Games Society

Club Lead: Lucy Parnell

We are still awaiting information about this society, please check back later.

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Witchcraft Society

Society Lead: Heather Langan

We are still awaiting information about this society, please check back later.

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Yoga Society

Society Lead: Ayla Bradley-Sanna and Nina De Wet

Sessions are hosted every Wednesday at 6pm in Cross House. Society members will meet at Tavistock Place at 5:45pm to walk there together.

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Why not start your own?

Start your own society with just 6-10 signatures!

Don't see anything that takes your fancy here, why not make your own? Email us at studentsunion@aup.ac.uk for more information and how to get started.

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Looking to Lead?

We also have a number of previously popular Societies that no longer have someone to lead them. Are you interested in taking over a Society? Drop us an email to studentsunion@aup.ac.uk if any of the following take your fancy:

Book Club

Event Society

Football Society

Musical Theatre Society
Photography Society

Skate Society

The Taylor Swift Appreciation Society

Zine Society

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