- A Cappella
The University of Birmingham's A Cappella society, which offers workshops, socials, and performance opportunities to all members throughout the year.
The Accounting and Finance Society is both an academic and social group that aims to bring together those who have an interest in the subject.
Join a group who are passionate about Jesus and look forward to seeing Him come soon!
A society welcoming all those interested in Afghan culture and cultural events.
- African & Caribbean
The University of Birmingham African Caribbean Society aims to promote diversity, unity and culture by putting on events that educate, reflect and empower our proud members.
- African Business
Discussing business and entrepreneurship in Africa for university students. To provide a better understanding of business in Africa and develop sustainable solutions to existing problems.
- African Development Forum
The African Development Forum is a Society that specialises in articulating various topics based on African/International Development.
Vibrant, dynamic group steeped in culture and diversity.
The departmental society for Anthropology and African studies.
All students in DASA are advised to join for course related activities.
However students from other courses are warmly welcomed.
We are a community of people who want to hang out together and explore some of the big questions about life, God and the things that matter to you! We are run by Christians but are for everyone.
- Ahlul Bayt
The AhlulBayt Islamic Society seeks to emulate the teachings of unique individuals who were sent as a mercy to all of mankind, across all our campaigns and events!
- Ahmadiyya Muslim
The Ahmadiyya Muslim Society is a group set up by members of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community, with the intention of holding interfaith dialogues and discussions on contemporary and religious topics.
A new group started in 2018
- Airsoft & Paintball
Airsoft and Paintball are combat simulation sports where players shoot at each other with plastic or paint, playing in teams to capture a flag, defend a fort or just look good doing it!
- Amnesty International
Amnesty International is a global movement which campaigns to end human rights abuses. We organise things like protests, publicity stunts, petitions, awareness raising and concerts.
- Animal Welfare
Raising money and awareness for animals in need, we support charities such as Compassion in World Farming and hold regular socials as well as fundraising; being a vegan or vegetarian isn't essential
- Anime & Manga
This society aims to bring together everyone who is interested in Anime and Manga. Whether you're a hardened otaku, or just curious about anime, you're more than welcome to join us!
The main objective of this society is to introduce the rich Arab culture and remove any exisiting stereotypical views with regards to Arabs, along with organising activities with unique atmosphere.
University of Birmingham Archaeology Society for students and enthusiasts!
Welcome to the University of Birmingham Art Society! We are here to offer a relaxed atmosphere where all UoB students have the chance to express their creativity!
- Article 19
Article19 are Birmingham's longest-running drama student group, running two high quality and relevant productions a term, showcase events and workshops in ensemble work and technical skills.
The ASEAN Society seeks to promote greater career and networking opportunities for those interested in a career in ASEAN. We also seek to introduce the ASEAN culture at the University
- Aspiring Solicitors
A group committed to helping you achieve your legal aspirations through embracing your differences
- Assassin’s Guild
A society for all students interested in all things astronomy, space and observing the night sky.
We meet every Thursday at 7:30pm in Arts Lecture Room 4.
- Atheists, Secular & Humanist
A group for anyone that is interested in secular ideas, or consider themselves an atheist, agnostic, humanist or just non-religious.
- Authentic Relating
Get to know yourself while creating meaningful connections with others.
Note: group currently dormant - get in touch if you want to take over
Our mission is to involve all students here at UoB and contribute in cultural exchange!
A non-partisan group lobbying for the rights and opportunities of students in the Brexit negotiations. Please note, this group is unfortunately in the process of closing down (November 2016)
A group for students in the department of Classics, Ancient History and Archaeology at the University of Birmingham.
- Bad Film
A society for the communal watching and enjoyment of critically panned movies, forever failing upwards, hoping for the best.
This society is designed for all who love baking, are keen to learn, or for those who simply love to eat! We provide the recipe, ingredients and equipment then you get to bake and take home (or eat!)
Our classes cater for all abilities whether you are already a master of Ballroom and Latin or a self-confessed owner of two left feet, our dancers and teachers are here to help you!
- Battle re-enactment
Battle re-enactment is for anyone who is interested in learning how to fight like a medieval warrior. We travel to battle re-enactments, living history shows and trade fairs nationwide!
We are a campaigning and fundraising society for Beat - the UK's largest eating disorder charity. We are doing all we can on campus to help Beat end the war and suffering caused by eating disorders.
Birmingham English Department Society
We are a charity group that focuses on educating young children on the value of kindness and charity work to increase their social awareness and responsibility.
The group for anyone interested in ringing church bells, whether you’ve done it before or not.
BEMA represents Black & Minority Ethnic groups at the University on welfare, social and political needs and interests. We provide a safe space for self-empowerment and discussion.
A society for playing Benchball, a sport akin to netball but with teammates on benches in place of hoops, in a recreational and relaxed environment.
We are a new society set-up in response to a recognition by students of the need to promote and inspire the younger local Bengali generation and bring together Bengali students at our university.
- Beyond My Ethnicity
A free e-magazine which will tackle and address the cultural and ethnic bias that persists at university by breaking down the cultural barriers that exist between students.
The group for anyone interested in Bhangra dancing – whether you’re a complete beginner or an expert!
- Bharat Parivar
Bharat Parivar (Indian Family)
Biosciences Departmental Society.
- Birmingham Students for Choice
- Birmingham Students for Life
- Black Dragon Kung Fu
Learn traditional Chinese Kung Fu and improve your heatlh, fitness, confidence, flexibility, and self-defense! Feel free to come along to any session; your first one is free!
For people interested in promoting blood donation and raising awareness of related issues
This is a group for those who desire to increase their confidence by building muscle and/or losing fat along with finding new friends/gym buddies.
- Book group
The Book Club meets twice monthly to discuss some great books and their films.
We welcome players from all abilities, whether you want to bowl socially with friends, or go on to compete in tournaments. We bowl at Hollywood Bowl Five Ways, about 20 minutes walk from Vale Village.
UoB Boxing caters for all, from those who just want to improve their fitness and beginners through to those who want to be on a competitive squad. Training takes place at Pat Benson's Boxing Academy.
- Break Dancing
Welcome to the University of Birmingham Breakdance Society. Whether you have been breakdancing for years, or are a complete beginner, the Birmingham Breakdance Society welcomes all.
- Breast Cancer Awareness
All things fun and sparkly, raising money and awareness in the name of boob love for Coppafeel! Breast Cancer awareness society
- Bright Futures
A society that aims to to improve student employability
- British Red Cross on campus
A small and friendly society that aim to, by raising money and awareness, to help the British Red Cross in their work providing impartial aid to help stop human suffering wherever it may be found.
- Broad Left
We are a society that acts as a medium to discuss and debate three of the world's biggest issues in Climate Change, War and Economy. Please note, this group is unfortunately in the process of closing
- Brum Dine With Me
Like the similarly-named TV show, members get together in small groups to host dinner parties for each other.
BrumScape is the University of Birmingham’s, and the UK’s first Old School RuneScape Society.
- Brumski & Board
A ski and snowboarding club that is the University of Birmingham's biggest society; with over 700 members constantly tearing up the dry slopes of the UK and the pistes of the Alps.
Brumsurf is open to everyone, whether you're a complete beginner or a seasoned pro. We organise regular trips to the UK coastline, Christmas & Summer trips abroad as well as weekly socials.
Everyone is welcome to come to our completely free meditation sessions!
- Buddy a Granny
We are a volunteering project visiting St. Stephen's Day Centre and Bournbrook Manor Residential Home each Wednesday afternoon. Both are in Selly Oak, within 10 minutes walking distance from the Uni.
Hello and welcome to the Birmingham University Dance Society. BUDS offers dance classes of all levels to students of the University during term time, all week, every week.
Cultural Events, Cooking Nights, Movie Nights, Socials and more
- Burn FM.com
Live every weekday from 9am and weekends from 10am, Burn FM is the University of Birmingham's official student radio station. Covering all of the latest news, sports and current affairs. Tune in!
For students interested in Business. The society offers a range of activities and events that you can become involved with such as book sales, socials and careers events (e.g Unilever!)
A new group established in 2018
- Cameroon Catalyst
Cameroon Catalyst is an international development charity which brings together students, engineers and specialists who lend their expertise to help facilitate sustainable development in Cameroon
- Canadian Society
Capoeira is a martial art integrated with dance, music and acrobatics. It's fascinating to watch for the intricacy of movements and beauty of acrobatics and also a world of music, culture and respect.
- Caribbean Union
A society created to celebrate the cultures of the Caribbean and reconnect the diaspora with their heritage.
- Carnival RAG
Established in 1880, Carnival RAG (Raising and Giving) is the largest student-led fundraising society at University of Birmingham, raising money for charity through exciting and daring events.
CathSoc is for all Catholics at The University of Birmingham and all those interested in our faith. The recipient of the Highly Commended Award for Outstanding Society 2019 - come and join us!
- Chasing Zero
Raising awareness of HIV and fundraising to save lives affected by AIDS
For anyone interested in chess, either recreationally or competitively, everyone welcome regardless of level of experience. We play on Mondays in NuffieldG13 from 7:00pm - 10pm.
A fundraising society supporting the charity child.org which aims to increase child equality.
The Official Chinese Society in the University of Birmingham. We help promote Chinese culture and organize Chinese style events. We are very open to Western culture and would love organize events...
- Chinese Christians
A group for Chinese Christians
- Christians In Science
A group for anyone interested in discussing issues relating to faith and science, in a friendly and relaxed environment.
Churchcentral is a group which represents students from churchcentral, a growing church in central Birmingham that is focused on Jesus.
Ever wanted to whack out a crazy trick at pre-drinks or are you just awesome? Well Circus society offers you a place to juggle, unicycle, diabolo, poi, hoop, do magic, crazy fire stuff and much more!!
Be prepared – with citizenAID™ YOU can save lives
- Civil Engineering
CivSoc organise socials, industrial events, and a whole host of sporting opportunities for Civil Engineering students at UoB.
Our events aim to teach people how to make different cocktails in a fun and friendly environment.
- Cognitive Science
The Cognitive Science Society provides a platform for ongoing discussions in cognitive science.
- Commercial Awareness
- Common Stance
Raising awareness of campaigns surrounding minority rights and community cohesion by bringing together students and the public of all political beliefs and none.
- Community Challenge
We run one off volunteering projects in and around the Birmingham area supporting the local community whilst providing a range of volunteering opportunities.
- Commuter Students Association
The HSA aims to voice the needs of the less catered for Home Students. We wish to create and lobby the university to change and reform to suit our needs too.
- Computer & Videogames
The Computer & Videogames society meets in the Guild twice a week to play a variety of games, on both PC and consoles, giving a place for students who love gaming a place to interact.
- Conservation Volunteers
Volunteer to work on conservation projects around Birmingham, with activities such as woodland management, tree-planting, hedge-laying and habitat creation: get out in the fresh air & enjoy nature
We are a political society aimed at promoting centre-right values.
Our society is for supporters of the Conservative Party or for anyone wanting to discuss their policies.
Birmingham Consulting Group, for anyone interested in a career in consultancy or more general professional services.
We meet every Wednesday from 1-3pm for a different craft session.
We've done: decopatch, cross-stitch, knitting, air drying clay, hama beads and much more!
Membership is only £10 for the year.
Are you interested in crime and criminology and want to meet like-minded people?
Join UOB’s first ever Criminology society!
To facilitate and encourage the playing of croquet in all its forms among all groups within the student and staff body of the University of Birmingham.
- Cryptocurrency & FinTech
A new group established in 2018
CSS aims to provide a wide range of social events to suit everybody, to allow you to take time off from studying and relax in a friendly atmosphere with other students.
- Czech & Slovak
The Czech and Slovak society is here for all students who enjoy or would like to explore a unique Czech and Slovakian culture and get to know people with similar interests.
DAMSA is a liberation association which provides representation and support for all students who identify as having a disability, mental health condition, learning difficulty or chronic illness!
Dance Club Latino (DCL) is a very active society, teaching predominantly Salsa classes each Monday evening during term-time! Learn to dance in a fun, energetic and sociable way!
We run weekly workshops and socials, host public debates with exceptional speakers, and attend national and international competitions every weekend. Join our Facebook group to find out more.
- Deeper Life
A dynamic student group focused on enhancing your spiritual, social, academic and career experience so you can achieve holistic development, social relevance and professional fulfillment.
- Devil’s Advocate Society
The Devil's Advocate Society hosts regular informal, roundtable discussions and debates on a wide variety of issues that its members are interested in.
Listen to me, the human world, it’s a mess! So come along and Be our Guest at the Disney Society! Join us as we follow the second star to the right and let it go at film screenings, quiz nights &
- Doctor Who
The UoB Doctor Who Society (DocSoc) aims to provide everyone at the university a chance to discuss, watch and enjoy Doctor Who with other likeminded people with meetings every Tuesday during term time
Drag has become such an integrated topic in mainstream culture, it seems only right to have a group that allows the wider community to gain understanding and share their love for the art of drag
A society for people to learn how to build, program and fly drones
Group is currently dormant - get in touch if you want to take it over
- East African
To bring east Africans together, to have a home away from home for East African students and for those with an interest on East African culture
- East Detective
Evereyone could be a detective
Birmingham's Economics Society (EconSoc) is a departmental student society, organising academic, career and social and sporting events throughout the year.
Education Society is for absolutely everyone, whether you are studying education or are simply interested in it! We have some great socials and academic events lined up for this year so join today!
For students and staff in the Department of EESE (Electronic, Electrical and Systems Engineering).
Our society brings students together in the department from all years (Undergrad and Postgrad).
A place where Egyptians can feel at home.
Get involved in ELSA, the largest independent law students' association.
Enactus creates social enterprise projects which impact our local society and beyond.
Birmingham Energy Society engages students with all things Energy. Our aim is to discuss all aspects of the energy sector, from markets and policy to technology and sustainability
- Engineers Without Borders
Our mission is to facilitate human development through engineering. EWB offer the opportunity to debate, get hands-on skills, take part in outreach events, travel on placements abroad and much more.
A group for people interested in environmental campaigning, lobbying and education. We promote sustainable living on and off campus while also meeting like-minded people and having fun!
The group for esports enthusiasts. We range from casual players looking to make friends to teams competing in University leagues and other tournaments.
Eurovision society is a new society that celebrates the Eurovision song contest and the countries who compete.
We are the University of Birmingham's Fashion Society! We aim to promote recycled clothing, to make high street fashion affordable, to bring like minded people together and have fun in the process!
Fetish Society exists to promote safety and education about BDSM and Fetish activities.
We provide a relaxed and friendly atmosphere in which people can learn and participate in our weekly workshops.
This society aims to bring together students with a Filipino background and other nationalities interested in the Filipino culture, through Filipino food, language, music, social events and more.
A group for all lovers of film. Our society has regular film and discussion nights on campus and trips to see new releases at the cinema.
- First Aid Society - SJA LINKS
We are linked to St John Ambulance (SJA), providing members with opportunities to give voluntary first aid cover at small and large public events, fundraise for SJA and generally learn first aid!
- First Love
A friendly and exciting new society for anyone interested in folk music, dance or storytelling, we hold weekly sessions on Tuesdays from 8-11.
- Footnotes Comedy
For anyone interested in or writing comedy, for stand-up, sketches or anything else you’d like to try.
The UoB Fasoc - for all Franco-African students who would like to find a French-speaking nest in a dynamic English-speaking environment and also discover the african culture. Come and have fun. Merci!
The French society at UoB for French natives, Francophones and everyone interested in France, its culture and language.
- Freedom from Torture
Freedom From Torture helps rehabilitate refugees in the UK who are victims of torture.
The society helps through fundraising and raising awareness.
- Friends of Cancer Research UK
- Friends of Irise
We aim to organise events and raise funds to send back to Irise International. These funds in turn will be used to support the work that they conduct within developing countries.
- Friends of MSF
- Friends of the MS Trust
We are a fundraising group which aims to raise awareness of MS and funds for the MS Trust, a charity which supports those with MS and their families.
- Game of Thrones
A new group established in 2018
- Games Development
Games Development Society welcome everyone with an interest in Art, Programming, Music, Design, and any other aspect of games development. You don't need to know anything just be willing to learn...
Hallo! We welcome anyone studying German, native speakers or anyone who is interested in German culture! Join us for a wide variety of events and trips throughout the year!
A new group established in 2018
- Gilbert and Sullivan
We are the University of Birmingham's comic opera society, and whether you are a singer, an orchestral musician, or interested in other aspects of production you are welcome to join us!
Bringing people together over a love of gin!
- Girl Up
- Global Goals
17 goals to change our world. Think global, act local.
We offer students the chance to get involved with a wide range of musical theatre-related activities including full-scale musical productions, plus theatre trips, workshops, showcases and socials
- Gospel Choir
The University of Birmingham Green Students is a local Green Party group on campus, bringing together all members, supporters and friends to campaign and talk about relevant issues.
- Growing In Faith & Truth
GIFT is a Christian fellowship intending to reach out to students of all cultures and backgrounds; spread the Word; build our faith in community and establish our love in Christ.
- Guild TV
Guild TV is the University's student-run television station. We produce and direct our own programmes, from news and sports to music and entertainment, as well as filming events across campus & be
- Harry Potter
The UoB Harry Potter Society (pottersoc) is a society dedicated to all things Potter. From hosting film viewings and quizzes, to our own sorting ceremony, we offer a wide range of magical events!
TACKLING STIGMA AND RAISING MENTAL HEALTH AWARENESS IN SCHOOLS
Student-led healthcare magazine for students studying UOB healthcare courses: NOW accepting new recruits to join our team, as writers and editors, on a permanent or ad hoc basis! Email or see website
- Hellenic & Cypriot
We are a non-profit organisation set up to provide support for all Greek and Cypriot students in and around Birmingham.
- Help the homeless
Our main goal is to spread awareness around the challenges which homeless people face, fundraise for charities and volunteer.
The Group will promote academic and professional excellence of the Hellenic community by utilising its shared culture and heritage
Welcome to official University of Birmingham Hindu Society page!
We are a driven, dynamic society, offering a fantastic opportunity to learn more about the wonderfully rich religion of Hinduism...
- Hip Hop
Whether you have a talent on the mic or are just a fan looking to discuss the music with like-minded people, Hip Hop Soc gives people a space to take part in and appreciate all aspects of the culture.
A group for everyone who studies history or is just interested in it; meet like-minded people for socials and events!
- History of Art
A student group that aims to provide an academic and social support to those with an interest in the History of Art.
- Hong Kong Cultural
A new group established in 2018
- Hong Kong PASS
Society promoting the culture of Hong Kong and also aiming to build a platform for students to know more about issues happening in Hong Kong and how one can help out.
A place where you can improve your knowledge, awareness, implementation and be one of Health, Safety & Environment (HSE) Role Model in daily life basis, every time and everywhere you are
A new group established in 2018
Social group for Hungarian students, and students who are interested in the culture.
- Inclusive Christians
Society for Anglicans & Methodists at the University of Birmingham
One of the biggest names on campus with events everyone will be talking about hosting big names, and making university experience one of the best!
INDOSOC is a society for students who have interest on Indonesian culture. It's established to preserve the precious Indonesian tradition & fulfill the desire of those who wish to know about it
- Infinity Stage Company
Infinity Stage Company is a theatre society at the UoB that put on 6 productions a year. All the money raised is donated to charity, this year Birmingham and Solihull Women's Aid!
- Insulin Appreciation
- Interfaith Association
Association to promote inter-faith cooperation and understanding
- International Development Society
An informal student group dedicated to sharing and disseminating knowledge and information about International Development
InterVol - Volunteering abroad. Travel, volunteer and experience the world with other students.
A group for anyone interested in a career in finance, or looking at getting an internship or graduate job
The Irish Society at the University of Birmingham is for anyone who is Irish, of Irish descent or just interested in Irish culture and heritage.
The ISA represents and supports all the self-defined international students at the University of Birmingham. We organise social and cultural events, represent students in Guild Council and campaign
Birmingham’s ISOC is one of the largest student Islamic societies in the UK, and provides for an excellent opportunity to meet new and existing students, both local and international. Their main...
- Islamic Help on Campus
A new group established in 2018
Representing Italian and non-Italian students interested in any aspect of Italy's unique, traditional culture (including food and films).
If you are interested in Japan in ANY way, this society is for you! Open to everyone -whether it be an interest in Japanese comics, cuisine, or culture, there’s a place for you here!
- Jazz Funk & Soul
JFS hosts regular live jam sessions and workshops for both music lovers and players. All musical abilities are welcome, with the opportunity for paid gigs on and around campus for members.
The University of Birmingham Jewish Society is one of the largest and most successful in the country. It is a thriving student-run society organising a wide variety of activities.
We are a group for anyone that is interested in learning or playing the sport of Kabaddi
- KASE: Knowledge And Skills Exchange
An inter-professional healthcare society that invites all UoB Healthcare students to educational, social and volunteering events, promoting inter-professional understanding, communications & relat
- Kashmir Awareness
Kashmir Awareness society is a student society dedicated to promoting and raising awareness of the Kashmiri cause and the human rights abuses there due to the occupations of the region.
Kpop is a dynamic, unique style of music that places heavy importance on its dance and performance aspects and KCover is a brand new society focused on learning and covering choreography
Official UoB Kickboxing Society.
Males and females, beginners and advanced - you're all welcome!
Class times and prices can be found on the Guild Website and our Facebook page!
- Kiddies Support Scheme (KiSS)
Striving to enable children and parents to become self-sufficient in Uganda.
- Kids Adventure
Kids Adventure run week long, non-residential, action-packed holidays for underprivileged children in the Birmingham area. They run one holiday during the Easter holidays and two over summer, as...
At the UoB Korean Society, we aim to bring together those with a passion for Korea (Korean culture, language, food and music etc) with regular meetings, socials and events.
- Krishna Consciousness
The Krishna Consciousness Society is open to everyone, reaching beyond the boundaries of religion,caste, creed and colour, by establishing the science of the soul.
Labour Students is the student wing of the Labour Party and is home for all students in further and higher education in the UK.
Providing a live action role-playing (Larp) experiences for students. This entails the players acting as a character that they create in a setting that is provided by the storytellers
- Latin American
Networking between Latin American Students within the university
- Law for Non-Law
For anyone interested in a legal career who does not study the subject. The society is here to help any student from any year and any department.
The LGBTQ (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender and Queer) Association aims to represent and support those who consider themselves to have a minority sexual/romantic orientation and/or gender identity.
- Liberal Arts & Natural Sciences
A group to provide students on the Liberal Arts and Natural Sciences degree and beyond with opportunities to socialise.
- Liberal Democrats
UB Lib Dems is the society for anyone who supports the Liberal Democrats or who believes in their views, as outlined in the party's constitution.
- Life Ambassadors
A community of Christian students seeking to inspire and equip one another to walk fully in our purpose in God, and to strive for excellence in our academics, careers and socio-spiritual attainments
The UoB Linguist Magazine is a free student magazine for Language Learners and Culture Enthusiasts at the University of Birmingham. We aim to unite enthusiasts on all things international!
Society which celebrates Lithuanian culture, connects people, encourages discussions and is great fun! Everyone is welcome regardless of nationality - all activities are in English!
- Live Art
We are a society creating non-traditional performance events. Collaborative and open to ideas, we have space for everyone, regardless of genre, skill or discipline.
- Live At Home
A new group established in 2018
- LUM Soc
Live Music Society provides an outlet for student bands and solo artists to play gigs in the local area and socialise in a friendly and enthusiastic community of musicians.
The University of Birmingham Now You See Me Magic Society is a student run society. We provide a platform to share the secret of magic.
- Make a Wish
We are a group that fundraises and campaigns on behalf of the Make-A-Wish Foundation® UK Society at the University of Birmingham. We want to raise lots of money for this amazing charity which has...
A forum where students from Kerala (or interested in its culture) can come together hold up our cultural practices and celebrate traditions.
A group that aim to cater for the needs of Malaysian students in the University and anyone interested in learning more about our country Malaysia, a multiracial country with diverse cultures.
Every year, thousands of people worldwide with diseases like leukemia reach a stage in their illness where their only hope of survival is a stem cell transplant.
Welcome to the University of Birmingham Marxist Society!
Biology gives you a brain, we turn it into a mind. Are you a challenger? Are you fascinated with mind teasers?
Our exciting activities include puzzle solving, board games, card games, detective games
- Match Of The Day
The society aims to bring together all those who share a passion for football through regular trips to local football clubs at affordable prices, a variety of socials and much more.
The official society for (but not exclusive to!) Mathematicians at the University of Birmingham. We organise social, educational and career events so you can make the most of university!
For students from Mauritius or interested in Mauritian culture. Please note, this group is unfortunately in the process of closing down (November 2016)
- MDS Postgrads
A new group established in 2018
- Mental Health and Well-being
The Mental Health and Well-Being Society (MHAWBS) is a society for students to connect, talk, support and learn about mental health issues whilst fighting and campaigning for related goals
Whatever your favorite genre is, Thrash, Death, Power metal or Metalcore, or anything inbetween, you will find your friends here!
For students from Mexico or interested in Mexican culture
- Microloan Foundation
A group fundraising and campaigning on behalf of the Microloan Foundation
- Middle earth
We are the University of Birmingham Middle-earth Society - a Tolkien appreciation society for anyone interested in works such as The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings and the Silmarillion.
- Mixed Martial Arts
MMA provides fitness and self defence for beginners and experienced martial artists.
Training will focus primarily on Boxing, Muay Thai, and BJJ to provide effective striking and grappling training.
- Modern Languages
We welcome all students who share a passion for languages, whether or not you study them! We're planning a year of exciting socials, and chances for you to meet people and develop your language skills
- Modern Pentathlon
Swimming, Fencing, Horse Riding, Running, Shooting – what’s not to like?
- Monday Night Club
Monday Night Club is a social club for adults with a wide range of learning difficulties. We meet in St. Francis Hall (the Chaplaincy) every Monday during term time, and the club is 7 til 9pm....
UBMC is a society which offers students the chance to enjoy trad/sport rock climbing, bouldering and mountaineering. They offer an equally impressive social calendar with events running fortnight...
- Muay Thai Boxing
For anyone interested in Muay Thai. A practical martial art, good for fitness, fun, sparring and self protection. All levels and abilities welcome, sparring is not compulsory.
BirminghamNAVS is a group of university students who seek to integrate following Jesus with student life. We exist to help students develop a deep and life-changing relationship with Christ.
We at the UoB Nepalese Society aim to unite Nepalese students at the University of Birmingham and other Birmingham universities to form a much-needed student community.
Everything is interesting!
NerdSoc is a place for sharing passions, discussing unusual topics, performing some random acts of kindness, but mostly getting to know like-minded nerds.
For students from Nigeria, of Nigerian heritage or interested in Nigerian culture
Nightline is a confidential, non-judgmental, non-directive listening information service, run by students, for students. They operate every night of term 6pm-8am via phone, email, IM or face-to-face
- North American Cultural Society
For American and Canadian Studies students, international students or anyone with a general interest in either country.
A new student group which aims to promote "Northern Culture" and show that some of the North isn't grim!
- Nursing Society
NurseSoc is here to support its student nurses at UoB. It will organise regular socials, fundraising events and much more, providing nursing students with ideal opportunity to meet people and have fun
- Occult & Paranormal
A fun and friendly group for anyone interested in the occult or paranormal, even if that interest is just checking your horoscope every month!
A group for students with an Omani heritage or anyone interested in the culture of Oman.
- Open Britain
A campaign group for students who believe Britain is stronger in Europe and want to fight against a hard Brexit.
Welcome to the University of Birmingham Oriental Society
We will be hosting many social events for everyone to enjoy!
A group to represent and support LGBTQ+; students studying STEM subjects
- Oxfam Outreach
Oxfam Outreach aim to support the important works of Oxfam by raising awareness of the charity’s campaigns amongst students. They are passionate about making a real change at ‘grass roots' level
University of Birmingham Pakistani Society has been founded on three fundamental principles: UNITY, POLITICAL AWARENESS and CULTURAL EDUCATION.
A drama society dedicated to all things Panto (oh yes it is!) Join to get involved with termly pantomime productions, workshops and the coveted yearly trip to the Birmingham Hippodrome Panto!
Parkour is the discipline of navigating a complex environment in the most efficient way; we aim to nurture a community in the University of Birmingham for traceurs/traceuses to practice Parkour.
A group for believers of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, or for anyone to discuss related issues and have a good time!
Please note, this group is in process of shutting down
- Pentecost Students
Finding common ground in Jesus Christ
- Personal Finance
A new group started in 2018
The Postgraduate and Mature Students Association is a voluntary, student-led group at the University of Birmingham; we are a Guild of Students recognised society.
A volunteering group providing an opportunity for disabled teenagers/young adults to socialise in a friendly, positive and safe environment!
Pills, thrills and methadone spills!
Interested in clinical or industrial pharmacy, medicinal chemistry or pharmaceutical medicine? We provide academic, sporting and social events all year long!
A group to offer help and advice for undergraduate students studying modules in pharmacology; run social activities; to offer support for what to do after graduating
A student led society for anyone with an interest in philosophy. Join us to discuss all facets of life and share good times with like-minded deep thinkers from across the university.
University of Birmingham's Photographic Society (PhotoSoc) is open to all students of any level of ability or equipment - all you need is an interest in photography!
A society to create a community among physiotherapy students and provide extra experiences in order to broaden their CV.
The University of Birmingham Planning Society is a departmental society for anybody with an interest in urban and regional planning or associated disciplines.
Like Poker? Even if you're just a beginner or haven't played before, come join Poker Society to improve your poker skills and have fun.
We are a society at the University of Birmingham dedicated specifically to anything Pokémon!
- Pole Fitness
Whether you have any previous pole experience or just up for trying something new, Pole Fitness aims to noticeably improve fitness levels, enhance muscle tone and flexibility for anyone!
We are a group of Polish students who meet up and do Polish stuff related to culture, cuisine and national identity. You don’t need to be Polish to join us!
The Politics Society is for anyone interested in or studying politics. We run a mixture of events to make sure you get the most out of politics at the University of Birmingham.
We bring together students interested in powerlifting and getting stronger- competition, training, support, coaching and socials for all abilities.
A group for people studying Policy, Politics and Economics, or just interested in those subjects - it's open to all.
- Psychedelics Research
The Society of Psychedelic Research promotes opinions based on evidential reasoning and inspires collective growth.
Welcome to UoB Psychology Society (PSYCHOSOC). Buy your membership now to get access to all our socials and sporting events, as well as extracurricular activities! Don't miss out!
The UoB Punjabi Society is a student led body established to serve students. Our objective is to provide a platform of interaction for all students that are interested in the rich culture of Punjab.
- Radical Youth
We are the University of Birmingham Railway Society, or RailSoc for short. We are the society for anyone interested in everything and anything to do with railways.
- Real Ale & Cider
The Real Ale & Cider appreciation society organises trips to local venues, breweries and related events
The official multiple award-winning student newspaper of the University of Birmingham, est.1936.
A new group established in 2018
Rock Society provides a friendly atmosphere for lovers of any and all kinds of rock music; whether it's metal, punk, classic rock, indie or anything in between.
Come meet people with a passion for life, while enjoying Romanian culture, food and music, either if you are a Romanian looking for a gasca or if you are a student who wants to have fun like a slav.
Raising awareness about Russian culture, by teaching you its past and debating on its current and future development, give networking opportunities and provides language and travel support
The student-led bi-annual science magazine at the University. If you have an interest in journalism or science communication then this is a great opportunity to get experience!
- Saturday Morning PlayScheme
Double award winning SMPS caters for children with behavioural problems and learning difficulties. The group organises a whole host of trip and activities for the children every Saturday morning.
New Group May 2016
For students from Saudi Arabia, or interested in Arabian culture.
- Save A Child's Heart
A society that supports an international humanitarian organisation whose mission is to improve the quality of pediatic care for children from developing countries.
- Sci-Fi & Fantasy
The society for anyone interested in science fiction and fantasy, in any format. We meet Wednesday lunchtimes and evenings, and have a large library of books that are free for our members to borrow.
A new society which aims to bring a taste of Scotland to Birmingham.
- Scouts & Guides
Birmingham University Scouts and Guides (BUSAG) meet weekly to take part in all kinds of activities , from visiting interesting places to learning new skills.
- Selly Oak PlayScheme
SOPS meet on a Sunday from 11an-1pm, and offer activities to the children aged 3-11 in the local community, promoting good relationships between the University and people from the local area.
Sexpression’s aim is to provide sex education in local secondary schools, promote sexual awareness and to provide a forum for school students to ask any questions about sex and STD’s in confidence.
A place to enjoy Shakespeare's work with fellow enthusiasts.
- Sherlock Holmes
A society for anyone interested in Sherlock Holmes (both original texts and various adaptions) & general mystery solving! Our activities include: games nights, film showings, murder mysteries &
- Sickle Cell Awareness
Our primary aims are to raise awareness to the cause and provide support; financial and otherwise. We hope this grows as a community and serves as a platform to successfully reach out and help.
- Sign Language
The society is a sign language group which teaches students basic sign language. We run a British Sign Language (BSL) Level 1 course during the year in evening classes.
The Sikh society supports Sikh students and raises awareness about the concepts of Sikhism. The society aims to educate both Sikhs and non-Sikhs alike, as well as provide sociable opportunities.
- Silent Film
For students from Singapore or interested in Singaporean culture! From formals to informals, sports to shopping -- you name it, we have it. Come join us today!
Learn how to become a qualified skydiver with the University of Birmingham's fastest, most extreme sport! We jump all year round and meet every week for socials.
- Sober Socials
Welcome to the UoB Sober Socials! We host events such as quizzes and games nights every Friday 7-10pm during term time as an alternative to the traditional clubbing student night out.
- Social Introverts
Social Introverts aims to create environments for friendships to form, we don’t want any UoB student to ever feel alone.
- Social Work Society
Creating a network of support for student Social Workers
The University of Birmingham Sociology Society.
This is a society for anyone studying or interested in Sociology and/or social policy.
Providing a platform for Somali students within the University of Birmingham or interested in Somali culture
I LOVE ESPAÑA!
We are the Student Parents and Carers Association, here to champion the needs of students who are parents and carers.
- Speak Out
Calling all lovers of poetry and spoken word! We are a group for everyone with an interest in spoken word performances and writing poetry.
The SPEX society adds a social dimension to the SPECS, SES and AGMS courses. Offering sports teams, social events and guidance throughout the year.
- Sports Clubs
Seperately from the Guild, UBS supports over 50 sports clubs; membership and other facilities are different from those offered by the Guild
- Sri Lankan
- St Mary's Hospice
A group fundraising for, and raising awareness of, St Mary's Hospice in Selly Park
- Stand Up to Racism
STAR seeks to make a difference by volunteering with refugees and asylum seekers in Birmingham. We also run campaigns and raise awareness on refugee issues.
Encouraging the spirit of entrepreneurship and the creation of startups at the University of Birmingham
- Student Exchange
Student-run society aiming to help study abroad and Erasmus students make the most of their time at Birmingham through regular social events, nights out, cultural activities and trips around the UK
- Students for Justice In Palestine
Students for Justice in Palestine Society are a student society raising awareness about Israel’s human rights abuses against the Palestinians, and campaigning for a just end to the Israeli occupation.
- Tabletop Gaming
For anyone interested in various forms of tabletop gaming.
We run roleplaying campaigns on Wednesdays 2-7pm and Sundays 1-7pm, and play Board Games, Card games and War Games on Fridays 2-10pm.
Our aim is to unite those with a passion for Taiwan.
Tamil Society provides a platform to unite Tamil students from different religious and geographical locations. Tamil is more than just a language; it represents a rich culture!
Join us every Friday, 1pm - 3pm. Sit down and unwind with good company, a biscuit or two and, of course, as much tea as you can drink!
- Terrence Higgins
A group of students interested in, or with a background in, Thai culture - including cuisine.
A student body representing Thai students studying at the University of Birmingham.
- The Autism Play Project
The Autism Play Project run a weekly play scheme for autistic children, giving the children space to play and improve their social skills. It is a chance for children with autism to have fun.
- Theology and Religion
- ThreeBUGS Fringe
3BUGS Fringe Theatre society specialises in new, innovative and experimental theatre. 3BUGS stage exciting, contemporary performances each term. We welcome published or original plays & devised wo
Birmingham Lion Speakers is a society that provides members a platform to build up confidence in public speaking, communication and leadership skills.
- Trading Floor
From beginners who want to learn the artistry of trading to experienced traders, this group brings like-minded people together to compete and become the Wolf of Broad Street!
Transmorphosis represents the unrepresented - an all-inclusive group that particularly focusses on social issues and action, fundraising, community engagement and volunteering.
- Tuition Scheme
Providing free tuition in English, Maths and Science to local secondary students.
For students from Turkey, of Turkish heritage or interested in Turkish culture
UBCU is an interdenominational group of Christian students at the University of Birmingham, united around the Gospel, making disciples of Jesus at our university.
Underground Music Society - previously 3 societies (Dub/Dnb/DJ) We've come together to expand over all genres of underground music to link up students with the Birmingham scene!
- UNICEF on campus
UNICEF on campus is open to all students who wish to help raise money and awareness about UNICEF. We actively support UNICEF in solving some of the key issues hurting children around the world.
- United Nations
We run weekly Model United Nations (MUN) meetings to debate current affairs and real-world issues from the point of view of UN member states. All abilities welcome!
- University Music Society
UMS has two full orchestras, Symphony and Philharmonic; Wind and Brass Bands, Chamber Choirs, Saxophone Choir, 200-strong University Chorus, Big Band, Chamber Music network, Flute and Clarinet choirs
- UoB Sing!
UoB Sing! is a fun, un-auditioned choir for anyone who loves singing.
We sing a varied repertoire of music, from pop songs to songs from the musicals.
- Urban Lawyers
Providing access to law for all
ValeFest is the largest student-run charity-orientated music and arts festival in Europe. Held every June after exams, we aim to entertain festival-goers whilst raising money for some great causes.
- Vegetarian & Vegan
VegSoc is a supportive and social student group, welcoming everyone from those just starting to reduce their meat consumption to the life-long vegans!
A group for anyone with links to Vietnam or interested in the culture, it's open to all
UoB's Vinyl and Alternative Music Society
- Watch This
Watch This is the theatre society for original writing and improvisation. We run weekly Improv sessions, writers' forums and 48 Hour productions, and put on original plays, both full length and short.
Birmingham University's hiking society. Join us!
A society for anyone interested in weightlifting, using University facilities
A society for Welsh people and those interested in Welsh culture. English and Welsh-speakers welcome.
Cymdeithas i bobl Cymraeg neu bobl sydd â diddordeb yn niwylliant Cymru.
A group for people interested in tasting different types of whisky
- Wilderness Medicine
The Wilderness Medicine group mixes outdoor activities with emergency medicine, including practicals in trauma care and anything else involved in practicing first aid and medicine in remote areas.
Wine Society brings people together with one common interest - wine! Come along to our fortnightly tastings and see what we're all about!
- Women In Finance
The society aims to draw career-driven students from a range of degree background together to help them tailor their careers and promote the advancement of women in the world of finance.
- Women In Politics
A non-partisan group for all women from all disciplines, where they can meet and socialise with like-minded political members and speakers in a friendly and informative environment
- Women's Association
Providing a space for women and non-binary students, to socialise and campaign on issues that people face at university and in wider society!
- Writer's Bloc
We are one of the University of Birmingham’s finest creative writing societies. We hold writing workshops and editing sessions for page, stage, and screen, as well as hosting various open mic nights.
Welcome to UoB's Yoga Society!
Come and explore the benefits of Yoga taught weekly by our professional instructors. We have exciting social events planned for this year so become a member today!