Find a Society


There are over 280 Societies at the University of Edinburgh - so you're sure to find one to help you meet new people, and develop your skills and interests.

To find a Society for you, search in the box below or check out what's available by category.

Not found what you're looking for? Email or think about setting up your own Society.

  • A Cappella

    Edinburgh University's First and Only A Cappella Society

  • Aberdeen FC Supporters Club
  • Academic Training in Undergraduate Medicine Society
  • African Caribbean Society

    Welcome to the University of Edinburgh African - Caribbean Society 2018/2019! Join us as we celebrate and bring more attention to African and Caribbean culture!

  • African Drumming Society

    We play African drums: djembes, duns and loads of percussion. Sessions are twice weekly and concentrate on having fun and playing some African rhythms! No experience necessary. Get yourself along!


    AIESEC's the world's largest student organisation. We aim to discover every student's leadership potential by equipping you with strong transferable skills, and by facilitating international exchange.

  • Air Squadron Society
  • Amnesty International Society

    We are part of a worldwide movement of ordinary people standing up for human rights through campaigning, lobbying, protesting and fundraising. We meet on Tuesdays at 7 pm upstairs in the Chaplaincy.

  • An Comann Ceilteach

    An Comann Ceilteach is the University's oldest society, open to Gaelic speakers and non-teuchters alike. Come join the fun!

  • Anarchist Society

    The Anarchist Society exists to promote and further the principles of liberty, equality and respect. We believe in non-hierarchical organisation and run things by consensus.

  • Anglican Society

    We are a community of Anglican Students at the University of Edinburgh whose mission is to provide access to worship, prayer, discussion, fellowship and friendship, we welcome anyone interested!

  • Anime and Animation Society

    Dedicated to sharing Japanese animation - anime - with students of the university, we provide weekly showings suitable for both complete newcomers as well as veterans of the hobby.

  • Arabic Bellydancing Society

    The ABS aims to promote bellydance for all levels of dancers by offering weekly classes at Edinburgh's most affordable prices! Classes are taught by a professional bellydance teacher, Moyra Banks.

  • Archaeology Society

    Fortune and Glory! ArchSoc is the Edinburgh University Archaeology Society, run by students, for anyone who is interested in archaeology.

  • Architecture Society

    EUSAS - The Edinburgh University Student Architecture Society

  • Armenian Society
  • Art Soc

    ArtSoc is a friendly community of creative people, a society for everyone interested in art. With various weekly events covering practical art and art appreciation, there's something for all abilities

  • Arts & Heritage

    Volunteering, career and networking support for students seeking employment in the Arts and Heritage sector.

  • Bahá'i Society

    Open to all! We meet in the Chaplaincy at 7pm on Wednesdays for discussions, service projects, games, music, potlucks, films, devotionals and socials.

  • Baking Society

    The home of Edinburgh University's baking enthusiasts.

  • Ballroom Dancing Society

    The Ballroom Dancing society offers professional ballroom and latin tuition and compete in competitions across the UK. No partner required. Come along and give it a go!

  • Beer and Brewing Society

    We are the Beer and Brewing Society. If you have an appreciation for beer and an interest in brewing your own beer then this is the society for you!

  • Beneficial Artificial Intelligence

    Bringing together minds from various fields of expertise to participate in the discussion surrounding the growth of AI with the hope to better understand what we are creating and how to remain ethical

  • Bengali Society
  • Best Buddies Edinburgh

    We're a weekly student run social club for adults in the community with learning disabilities!

  • Bhangra Crew

    Edinburgh University Bhangra Team

  • Biochemistry Society
  • Biology Society (BioSoc)
  • Biomedical Society

    EUBMS provides a peer support network for students on biomedical sciences courses, holding course-specific study, skill-development and career advice sessions, as well as regular socials all year!

  • Blood, Bone Marrow and Transplant Society
  • Brass Band

    Edinburgh University Brass Band

  • Breakdance Society
  • Bridge Club

    Edinburgh University Bridge Club welcomes everyone wanting to learn this wonderful card game, as well as those wanting to polish their skills and improve.

  • Bruneian Society
  • Buchanan Institute

    Scotland's only student-led think tank!

  • Buddhist Society

    Welcome to EU BuddSoc, the society for all things Buddhist related! For all those with an interest in Buddhism, from mild curiosity to seasoned Zen masters.

  • Bulgarian Society
  • Business Society

    BizSoc aims to enhance the university experience of students, particularly those with an interest in business. We host careers, social, international and sporting events throughout the year.

  • Capoeira Society

    Ignite the playfulness in you and gain a greater awareness of your body! We welcome anybody in a safe and friendly space who has the curiosity to give this culturally rich and unique martial arts a go

  • Catholic Students' Union

    A lively community based upon sharing faith and friendship – often over a bottle of wine or a cup of tea!

  • Celtic Supporters Society

    We are proud, well okay, fairly pleased, to have served the Celtic supporters of the universities of Edinburgh, and non-university members alike, for over 26 years.

  • Chamber Choir

    Edinburgh University Chamber Choir is a classical choir, which prides itself on furthering singers' education by performing challenging choral repertoire to an exceptionally high standard.

  • Chamber Orchestra
  • Chemical Engineering Society
  • Chemistry Society

    The one-stop shop for everything Chemistry at Edinburgh.

  • Chess Society

    Edinburgh University Chess Society

  • Children's Holiday Venture

    Fun evening, day and weekend activities for local children from disadvantaged areas around Edinburgh, organised and run by students and offered at no cost to children or their families!

  • Chilean Society

    The Society seeks to promote the collaboration and involvement of Chilean students at the University of Edinburgh with professors and entities from that University, interested in the Chilean reality.

  • Chinese Students and Scholars Association

    Edinburgh University Chinese Students and Scholars Association (EUCSSA) is a non-political, non-religious and non-profit organization.

  • Chinese Students' Assocation

    Edinburgh University Chinese Student Association (EUSCA) is a society run by students for those who are currently studying in the city of Edinburgh. It is a non-profit organization which tries to rais

  • Chocolate Society
  • Christian Union

    EUCU is an open community of Christians which exists to support, encourage and explore what the good news of Jesus means as we go through university together, living for and speaking about Jesus.

  • Civil Engineering Society

    Providing social and academic events to civil engineering students at Edinburgh University.

  • Clarinet Choir

    Edinburgh University Clarinet Choir is a unique society for any clarinet players interested in playing together in a non-auditioned smaller, clarinet-focused group.

  • Classics Society

    Edinburgh University Classics Society - home of togas, classical drama and drinking like a god. Open to all with an interest in Ancient History regardless of degree.

  • Cognitive Science Society
  • Columnist Magazine

    The Columnist is a student-run current affairs, social commentary and culture opinion magazine based in Edinburgh.

  • Community (BEES)

    Community Building for Ecological and Environmental Science Students, as well as other university students with similar interests such as sustainability, the environment, and conservation.

  • Composers' Orchestra

    A student-run orchestra dedicated to rehearsing and performing the works of students at the university. We welcome players and composers alike.

  • CompSoc - Technology Society

    CompSoc is the university's tech society, covering every field of Informatics and technology: programming, web development, networking, cyber security, robotics, and everything else you can think of!

  • Conservative & Unionist Association

    EUCUA was founded in 1862 to promote conservative political philosophy on campus and in the surrounding area, and has a distinguished alumni including many high profile political figures.

  • Crafting and Sewing Society

    Craft and Sew Soc is a safe and relaxing place to unwind from the stresses of Uni and make something lovely, whatever your ability!

  • Create Soc

    Creative Writing Society is a relaxed writing group aimed to provide the space, inspiration and supplies to write and have fun each week!

  • Dance Music Society

    The Dance Music Society explores the best of Edinburgh's club scene and provides the opportunity for DJs to perform in the city's most popular clubs.

  • Danns-Ed

    Danns-Ed is a both Student Society and a professional level dance company, involved in the creation of live performance, but also in offering high-quality dance classes to all UofE students.

  • Debates Union

    We are the second oldest society at the University of Edinburgh and for the last 126 years the Union has functioned as the student’s centre for social and political dialogue.

  • Democrats Overseas

    Democrats Overseas is a social organisation for any and all people who are interested in the activities and candidates of the Democratic Party of the United States

  • Dermatology Society
  • Diagnostic Society

    We are the University of Edinburgh's oldest society, for 231 years we have been the centre of free thought and discussion in the Scottish capital.

  • Dick Vet Musicians

    A non-auditioning choir and orchestra composed of students and Staff from the RDSVS as well as non-vet students. New members are welcomed regardless of skill level so come and share our love of music!

  • Dignity in Dying Society
  • Dirty Weekenders

    Weekly environmental conservation work

  • Doctor Who Society

    Whovians and nerds

  • DragSoc
  • Duke of Edinburgh Award
  • Dutch Society
  • EAOP (Edinburgh Archaeology Outreach Project)

    Bringing archaeology to the wider community

  • Easter Bush Academic Society
  • Economics for Change
  • Economics Society

    The Economics Society aims to provide Academic, Career, Social and real Research experiences. We are one of the largest student run organisations in Scotland, with members from 115 different degrees.

  • Edinburgh Entrepreneurs

    Entrepreneurship is about creating and seizing opportunities, accepting challenges. It’s about passion and innovation. We aim to find, inspire and connect future entrepreneurial leaders.

  • Edinburgh Friends of MSF

    Edinburgh Friends of MSF supports the humanitarian organisation MSF by fundraising, raising awareness of its work and encouraging future work for MSF. It's open to any student!

  • Edinburgh Global Partnerships

    Edinburgh Global Partnerships (EGP) is a student-run charity that supports community-lead development projects overseas.

  • Edinburgh Mercy Corps Student Corps
  • Edinburgh Movie Production Society

    We make movies! Our society spends the year creating films, learning about film production and generally having a good time. We are also happy to help other societies with film queries.

  • Edinburgh Revue (Comedy Society)

    The Edinburgh Revue is a comedy society dedicated to the writing and performing of sketches and stand-up. We put on several shows through the year culminating in a run at the Edinburgh Fringe.

  • Edinburgh Sustainable Projects Abroad (ESPA)
  • Edinburgh University Wind Band (EUWB)

    If you don't want your musical talents to go to waste, but don't fancy auditions either: come join us! We are a fun-loving, welcoming society who perform on tour, in concert and enjoy the odd pint!

  • Edinburgh University Women in Business Society

    Join us and be part of a network of empowered students who wish to grow professionally, discover their unique career path and learn from inspiring female leaders.

  • EdIntelligence
  • Electronics and Electrical Engineering
  • Embedded and Robotics Society

    A society for education in the fields of embedded development and robotics. We host talks, workshops and hackathons and aim to make all of our events free and accessible for everyone.

  • Emergency Medicine Society

    EUEMS is a student led society dedicated to the art of preventing and handling the unforeseen illness.

  • Endocrinology Society
  • Engineering for Change

    Putting the power in your hands to change the world for the better. Using STEM to develop solutions to sustainability and humanitarian development issues through local and international projects.

  • Engineering Society
  • E-scape

    The University of Edinburgh Landscape architecture society also referred to as E-scape, has been providing academic events, socials, and workshops to those studying landscape architecture and others

  • Estonian Society

    Edinburgh Estonian Society is a society for everyone who is interested in our country and its enriching culture.

  • European Union Society

    The European Union Society is the society about Europe and the EU. We hold academic and social events for everyone interested in the EU, Europe, its states and peoples.

  • EUSci - Edinburgh University Science Media

    EUSci is a student-run science communication group. We publish a bi-annual magazine, run seminar series and organize workshops, and follow local science events.

  • Exmoor Pony Trekking Society

    Come riding in the Pentlands on our cheeky ponies! Any level of rider can join us on treks in Edinburgh's beautiful countryside or join our Trek Leader Course and help look after the ponies yourself

  • FAQ: Card and Board Games Society

    The society for fans of both Card and Board games. Come along and enjoy games with us!

  • Female Voice Choir
  • Feminist Society

    FemSoc are a group of people interested in discussing feminist issues and campaigning for the liberation of self-defining women and non-binary people.

  • Filipino Society of Edinburgh University (PinoySoc)
  • Film Society (FilmSoc)
  • First Aid Africa

  • FLO (Foreign Language Outreach)

    Supporting the learning and teaching of French, Spanish and Italian languages and cultures in primary schools.

  • Folk Society

    Edinburgh University Folk Society - the society where you can play, sing, listen to and just generally appreciate folk music from around the world!

  • Footlights

    Footlights — the University's biggest musical theatre society

  • Formula Student

    A society of students dedicated to designing, manufacturing and building an f1-style racecar from scratch. Giving students a chance to gain hands-on experience, the goal of EUFS is to promote STEM.

  • Fresh Air is Edinburgh's Student Radio Station. Broadcasting 24 hours a day, we offer the opportunity to do shows Live on Air, learn to DJ, join our Music, News, Arts, Sports teams...

  • Friends of Nightline
  • Friends of the Postcard Association
  • Game Development Society

    Game Development Society is for anyone interested in making games and meeting like-minded people, beginners and hobbyists alike.

  • Gaming Soc (Gamesoc)

    GameSoc is Edinburgh University's only society dedicated to all types of video games! We host a variety of events throughout the year including LANs, pub nights, and much more!

  • GEAS: (The Roleplaying Society)

    Edinburgh University's Roleplaying association.

  • General Practice Society

    The Edinburgh GP Society is an organisation that meets up several times a semester for socials and events. Everyone is welcome to join, whether you're just curious or want to be a GP.

  • Geographical Society

    Welcome to GeogSoc! Our aim is to enhance the Geographical Community of Edinburgh University by strengthening friendships between Geography-minded students of all years.

  • Geological Society

    Geolsoc is a fantastic opportunity to network with other students within the Geoscience community at Edinburgh. Hosting regular socials throughout the year, lectures and a weekend residential tri

  • German Society
  • Gin Society
  • Girl Up Edinburgh
  • Global Culture Society
  • Global Health Society

    The Edinburgh University Global Health Society aims to inspire and educate individuals, groups, organisations and communities about global health issues.

  • Global Kitchen Society

    Global Kitchen Society provides a platform for students to learn to cook and taste foods from all over the world. It is also a great chance to create connections with people from various countries!

  • Graduate Law Society

    The Graduate Law Society is for students studying on the 2-year accelerated program for graduates or Postgraduate programs (such as LLMs). We provide support for our member and organise activities.

  • Guild of Change Ringers
  • Harry Potter Society
  • Hellenic Society

    A society open to anyone that would like to come to Greek cultural events and meet new people!

  • Hindu Society

    Edinburgh Hindu Societies brings to together students and the wider community in celebrating the Hindu festivals from across India, including Diwali, Holi, Makarsankrati, Navratri.

  • Hip Hop Society

    Whether you want to attend hip hop music nights or share your love of hip hop, this is the place for you!

  • History of Art Society

    EUHAS provides support to those interested in History of Art. We run events including socials, our annual ball, gallery trips, and careers events. See our website for more details!

  • History Society
  • Hong Kong International Society

    We aim to provide opportunities and integrate students interested in HK within Edinburgh through cultural exchanges in the form of initiatives and social events by collaboration with other societies.

  • Hong Kong Public Affairs and Social Service Society

    Hong Kong Public Affairs and Social Service Society

  • Humanist Society

    The University of Edinburgh Humanist Society is a society dedicated to promoting free speech, constructive conversation, big ideas, caring communities and reason.

  • Hummus Society
  • Hungarian Society

    A diverse, interdisciplinary project dedicated to progressing the concept of Hyperloop by prototyping and manufacturing the technology in the UK having seen success in two international competitions.

  • Ice Skating Society (iSkateSoc)
  • Indie Music Society

    One of Edinburgh's newest societies dedicated to the Britpop/Indie scene.

  • Indonesian Society
  • InnSpace Society

    InnSpace is lab situated in the Sanderson Building of King's Buildings which is run entirely by students to function as a creative space for innovative engineering projects.

  • International and Exchange Student Society

    IESS tries to make Edinburgh feel like home for all students, especially from abroad or on exchange. Come join us as we travel Scotland, chill in Edinburgh, connect with others students and more!

  • International Development (EUID)

    Edinburgh University International Development Society (EUID) is a student-led society that promotes discussion and debate centered on topics of international development.

  • InterSci

    We believe the best scientific innovations come from interdisciplinary work. We aim to encourage conversation and collaboration between scientists of different disciplines and members of the public.

  • Irish Society

    Top of the morning to ya! We are the University of Edinburgh Irish Soc, the society with the best craic in Edinburgh!

  • Islamic Society

    At the Islamic Society (ISocEd), we aim to provide a space to meet and gather for all who are interested in Islam. We invite students from all backgrounds to our events, so join us to stay up to date!

  • Italian Society

    We organise film screenings, wine tastings, socials at Italian restaurants, language tandem and more. Come along whether you are studying Italian, speak the language or just really like Italy!

  • Japan Society

    Here we invite anyone from Japan, or who is interested in Japanese culture. We organise events to teach Edinburgh the Japanese way of culture and tradition.

  • Jazz Orchestra

    The University's official Big Band, and one of the finest in Edinburgh!

  • Jewish Society

    Edinburgh Jewish Society is a friendly, welcoming, pluralist society that caters to students from all backgrounds. We hold weekly bagel lunches, regular friday night dinners and other social events

  • Juggling Society
  • Knit Soc
  • Korean Students Society

    The Edinburgh Korean Students Society(EKSS)

  • Krishna Consciousness Society
  • La French Society

    Edinburgh University's one and only French Society. Come along whether you are studying French, are French or just love French culture !

  • Labour Students

    Affiliated to the Labour Party and national Labour Students, Edinburgh Labour Students are active campaigners on campus and in communities.

  • Language and Education Society
  • Late Antique and Medieval Postgraduates Society (LAMPS)

    LAMPS (The Late Antique and Medieval Postgraduate Society) was founded by students who wished to create a cross-disciplinary medievalist forum in Edinburgh.

  • Latin American Society

    The LatAmSoc is your point of contact at Edinburgh Uni with the stunning Latin America! It doesn't matter your nationality, we wish to offer a Latin American experience for everyone.

  • Law School Music Society
  • League of Legends Society

    LoLsoc. University of Edinburgh's League of Legends society.

  • Les Escogriffes: French Theatre Society

    Les Escogriffes is the Edinburgh University French Theatre Society, the society which aims to offer high-quality French theatre with an emphasis on fun!

  • LGBT+ Medics

    We aim to provide a social and safe community for LGBT medical students and allies, educate on LGBT related health issues and advocate for progress on issues affecting LGBT medical professionals.

  • Liberal Democrats

    Edinburgh's Youth and Student Branch of the Liberal Democrats.

  • Linguistics Society

    We are a society for the appreciation, study and conversation of language science. We provide a forum for linguistics that extends beyond the classroom to provide support, friendship, and community.

  • Literature Society

    A society for people who love literature!

  • Lithuanian Society
  • Low Carbon Society

    A society for anyone working on climate change mitigation: politics, engineering, geoscience, economics... Meet like minded people, exchange knowledge, socialise, and network.

  • Magic Society
  • Makeup and SFX Society

    The University of Edinburgh Make-Up and Special Effects Society is the only society of its kind, bringing you events ranging from make-up masterclasses to gory SFX, and of course fabulous socials!

  • Malaysian Students' Association
  • Mandarin Language

    Teaching Mandarin language and culture to children

  • Marketing Society

    The University of Edinburgh Marketing Society (MARKS) is an interest organisation for everyone keen on learning more about the world of marketing.

  • Marxist Society
  • Mary's Meals Edinburgh
  • MathSoc

    The official eusa page for the University of Edinburgh MathSoc. Like us on Facebook for news updates & events or follow us on Twitter @EdinMathSoc

  • Mechanical Engineering Society (EUME)

    The Mech Eng Soc (EUME) regularly hosts social and academic events catered towards Mechanical Engineering students, but also open to anyone interested in the subject.

  • MedAID for International Need (Edinburgh)

    MedAID is a charity which collects unused medical equipment from hospitals across the Edinburgh area, and transports and distributes them to resource-limited settings in developing countries.

  • Medical Ethics and Humanities Society
  • Medieval Reenactment Society

    At the Medieval Re-enactment Society we recreate all aspects of life from 600 to 1600AD. From feasts to calligraphy and even to medieval combat skills we cover it all on a regular basis.

  • Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • Metal Society

    Here at Edgar, we are first and foremost a music appreciation society. We strive to put on club nights, gigs and trips to see gigs that cover certain genres such as metal, punk, rock and goth.

  • Mexican Society UoE
  • Middle Eastern Society

    The Middle Eastern Society is a welcoming space for students interested in the Middle East as well as those missing home. Join us for one of our many cultural, academic and social events.

  • Model United Nations

    UN-style debate for anyone and everyone interested in global issues.

  • Modern Dance Society

    Complete beginner or advanced dancer - WE WANT YOU! Choose from 5 professionally taught dance styles, incredible competitions, spectacular shows and socials galore - strut over and join EUMDS!

  • Muggle Quiddich Fan Club
  • Murder Mystery Society

    Explore a web of lies as you try to achieve your goals and keep your secrets safe. But be warned, our mysteries are not your classic whodunits and you might just end up as a victim yourself...

  • Music Outreach

    Hi, we're Edinburgh Music Outreach Society! We organise trips into the community for student musicians to bring their wonderful talents to patients in hospitals and care-homes all over Edinburgh.

  • Music Society

    Founded in 1867, the Edinburgh University Music Society (EUMS) is a major music society of the United Kingdom, as well as one of the largest non-sporting societies in Scotland.

  • Musical Medics

    Consisting of a non-auditioning choir and the university's largest fully non-auditioning orchestra, we welcome members from all degrees, aiming to be the university's most inclusive music society.

  • Neurological Society

    The EUNS is a student-led organisation that provides opportunities to both science and medical students at the University of Edinburgh.

  • New Scotland Country Dance

    The New Scotland Country Dance Society works to promote Scottish culture through dancing throughout the university campus and organises dance classes for all levels.

  • Nightline

    Nightline is a student run support and information service that is open from 8pm till 8am every night of term. Training is twice a year, so if you're interested in volunteering with us get in contact.

  • Nomad Magazine

    We are an independent student-run magazine. We run weekly workshops to support young writers and publish an annual issue with political, cultural, creative, and travel sections.

  • North American Society
  • Northern Society

    Alreyt Lads, Welcome to Edinburgh's one and only Northern society, fond of pints, pies and all things north of the Midlands. NS x

  • Nursing Society
  • Obstetrics and Gynaecology Society
  • Officers' Training Corps

    CEUOTC delivers military training and leadership development to students by students. Albeit in a section attack or climbing a rock face, you will find your limit and impress yourself by exceeding it.

  • Oncology Society

    Edinburgh University Oncology Society (EUOS) is a student-run society at the University of Edinburgh exposing interested students to the exciting, dynamic and rapidly growing world of oncology.

  • One Health

    A collaboration of veterinary, medicine, and biology students, aiming to increase awareness and understanding of the one health concept, through lectures, seminars and debates.

  • Ophthalmology Society

    Tutorials, workshops, and opportunities for medical students interested in this field.

  • Orthodox Christian Society
  • Oxfam Society
  • Paediatrics Society
  • Palestinian-Israeli Dialogue Society
  • Pathology Society

    A society for those interested in the medical and scientific field of pathology. We organise evening talks, workshops and tutorials in pathology. Our membership and events are all 100% FREE!

  • Pathways for Peace
  • Patient Outreach Project

    Interacting with elderly patients

  • People & Planet

    People & Planet Edinburgh is part of the UK's largest student activist network, taking action both on and off campus in our campaigns for social, economic and environmental justice.

  • Persian Society
  • Philosophy Society
  • Photography Society

    Photosoc welcomes students and non-students, digital and film lovers, complete beginners and keen amateurs.

  • Physics and Astronomy Society

    A society for anyone interested in physics!

  • Plastic Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Society (EUPRASS)
  • Poker Society

    Come and join other like-minded students for a friendly game of Poker every Friday at Teviot Union. Regardless of your experience we can help you improve your poker, chill out and have fun cheaply.

  • Pole Dancing Society

    Get fit, strong and flexible, while having fun! Here at Edinburgh PoleSoc we have no limits! We offer classes for all abilities, for more information visit

  • Polish Society
  • Political Union

    Edinburgh Political Union is a society about politics and international relations. We're an academic community, alumni network and a speaker's bureau.

  • Pride Soc

    Visit or find us on Facebook to find out about events!

  • Programming Society

    For those who want to start learning how to code, or those who want to improve their skills in a supportive, open, environment.

  • Project Mongolia

    Ever wanted to work with disadvantaged kids on a social development project? How about visiting the Gobi desert or the Mongolian steppe? Or just be part of an active society? Then PM is for you!

  • Psychedelic Society

    EUPS hosts guest lecturers who are researchers, psychiatrists, and advocates of psychedelic science, who are determined to make the most of these substances' potential and end age-old stigmas.

  • Psychology Society

    Edinburgh University Psychology Society: for Psychology and non-Psychology students alike! Come along to our social events and academic talks for a chance to get to know other Psychology enthusiasts.

  • PublishED

    Edinburgh University's creative writing and publishing society; creators of the Literary magazine 'The Inkwell', which showcases prose, poetry, drama and artwork by Edinburgh students.

  • Quaker Society

    A small group of people interested in Quaker values; peace, truth, simplicity and equality. Everyone is welcome to come along and find out more; we organize trips to Quaker meeting and dinners etc.

  • Quiz Society

    QuizSoc is a society devoted to game show style buzzer quizzing, providing training for Edinburgh's prospective University Challenge contestants. We also host regular informal socials and pub quizzes!

  • Reeling Club
  • Remote and Rural Medicine Society
  • Renaissance Singers

    A choir made up of students and staff of the university and other Edinburgh residents, devoted to performing renaissance choral music.

  • Retrospect

    Retrospect is the journal of the University of Edinburgh's History, Classics and Archaeology School. We publish throughout the year - online and in print - and have an excellent calendar of events too

  • Revelation Rock-Gospel Choir

    Welcome to EdRev. No auditions, lots of cake, run by the group for the group, we sing whatever the members want to sing!

  • Romanian Society

    For everyone interested in Romania, Romanian culture and language regardless of the country of origin or other affiliations.

  • Royal Naval Unit

    EURNU offers new experiences for students such as going to sea on our own ship, HMS ARCHER, developing military / navy leadership, playing sports and hosting socials and events in our own private bar.

  • Russian Society

    Edinburgh University Russian Society provides a social platform for Russian speaking students, residents and guests as well as for people interested in Russian language, culture or heritage.

  • Salsa Society

    The Salsa Society is a multicultural dance society that brings Latin warmth and energy to Edinburgh. Join our mailing list and Facebook GROUP to keep up to date with CLASSES and events!

  • Saudi Student Society (ESSS)
  • Save the Children Society

    All children deserve the right to education, good health and to have fun - help us stand up for child rights by coming to our meetings on Mondays from 6-7pm in Chaplaincy Room 2!

  • Savoy Opera Group

    EUSOG uses the best of talent both on and off stage to put on three shows a year, from the Savoy Operas to classic and contemporary musicals in November, March and at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

  • Scandinavian Society

    Based on Scandinavian customs and traditions we organise a variety of nordic based events throughout the year for anyone who wants to join! No connection to Scandinavia is necessary.

  • Science Fiction and Fantasy Society

    A society in which people can share their love for Science Fiction and Fantasy related TV-shows, movies and games. Our library, at the pleasance, is open to all members.

  • Science Journals Society

    We aim to help students refine their scientific writing skills and produce scientific journal articles.

  • Sexpression

    Judgement-free sex and relationships education for the real world. We are your local branch of a nationwide organisation of students who offer inclusive, fact-based SRE workshops to secondary schools.

  • Shakespeare Company

    Founded in 2009, The EUSC is a society geared specifically towards performing Shakespeare's work. As well as a yearly show, we hold workshops to cover all aspects of adapting Shakespeare.

  • Sign Language Society
  • Singapore Society (EUSS)

    Singapore Society - SingSoc, is 1) Home away from home for all Singaporeans. 2) A colourful, diversified group of Singaporeans, who have come together to introduce Singapore to the World.

  • Singers

    The Edinburgh University Singers are one of the official choirs of the University of Edinburgh. We perform regularly at a wide variety of events in Edinburgh and beyond.

  • Slovak and Czech Society

    We aim to network students from Slovakia and Czech Republic and to promote Slovak and Czech culture by holding social events focused on local traditions, cuisine, sport, music and cinematography!

  • SNP Society

    Welcome to the homepage of the Edinburgh University Scottish Nationalist Association! Join us, and be a member of a society that is dedicated to ensuring a better future for Scotland.

  • Social Anthropology Society

    Do you love (or want to know about) anthropology? The Social Anthropology Society is here for you then; with lectures, meetups, two society led journals, socials, interesting articles and much more!

  • Social Policy Society

    SocPolSoc aims to raise awareness and interest of social policy debates through a variety of events and activities. This Society is open to all students at the University of Edinburgh.

  • SocieTEA

    At the University of Edinburgh Tea Society, civilised gatherings are our speciality. Whether you're a tea connoisseur or just like a good cuppa, you're welcome to join us for a drink and casual chat.

  • Society for Quantitative Research

    We are committed to getting social science students involved in quantitative research. For regular Q-Step lectures, undergrad focussed events, and careers advice watch this space.

  • Society of Immunology and Infectious Diseases
  • South African Society

    The Society for South Africans and all who love this great nation. We bring together students from all over and host great events and an Annual Charity Ball.

  • South Asian Students Association

    Multicultural, International, South Asian

  • Spanish Society

    Reggaeton nights! Language Families! Trips! Food! Bar nights! From Spain? Studying Spanish? Or just love Spain? Join the University of Edinburgh Spanish Society now!

  • Sport and Exercise Medicine Society

    ESEMS aims to educate students interested in Sport and Exercise Medicine, and provide opportunities for all students involved in the pursuit of sport with regard to health, fitness, and safety.

  • STAR (Student Action for Refugees)
  • String Orchestra

    Edinburgh University String Orchestra (EUSO) is an ensemble of around 25 string players, rehearsing every Wednesday with esteemed conductors to work towards concerts at the end of each semester.

  • Student Anatomy Society
  • Student Enterprise Society

    The Student Enterprise Society (previously iCue) is a careers society that strives to provide its members with real-world business experience and life skills to increase their future employability!

  • Student Newspaper

    The Student is the University of Edinburgh's student newspaper. We are always looking for passionate writers, copy editors, photographers and illustrators to join our team - no experience required!

  • Student Voice for Animal Rights
  • Students Association for Stem Cell and Cancer Reasearch (SASCCR)
  • Studio Opera

    This Society aims to perform opera at the highest possible standard. For more information, please visit our website:

  • Surgical Society

    Founded in 2005, ESSS aims to provide extra opportunities for medical students considering a career in surgery.

  • Sustainable Development Association

    Welcome to EUSDA - the official academic society on campus for everyone interested in sustainable development!

  • Swahili Club

    Swahili club is a unique society offering a space for people to learn, practice and mantain the Swahili language. Whether you are a beginner, or totally fluent, there is something here for you!

  • Swing Dance Society

    If you're looking for a social hobby to get you moving to great music, or dream of learning to dance like in old movies, EUSDS is for you. Our lessons give you the moves to get you on the dance floor.

  • SynBio Society

    An interdiciplinary society for all interested in Synthetic Biology.

  • Tai Chi Society

    Our society offers classes in Chen family style Tai Chi. Tai Chi is suitable for people of all levels of fitness and ability and beginners are always welcome.

  • Taiwanese Student Society

    A student society at the University of Edinburgh, aiming to celebrate and promote the Taiwanese culture, and build an inclusive community on campus, where students, families and the public, regardless

  • Tango Society

    Whether you're an experienced dancer or have never tried dancing before, join us for a free class of Argentine Tango - extremely fun, social, and beginners friendly!

  • Teddy Bear Hospital Edinburgh

    Teaching children about health and healthcare

  • TEDx
  • Television Society (EUTV)

    EUTV is Edinburgh University's Student Television Channel.

  • Thai Society
  • The Rattlecap
  • Theatre Company (Bedlam)

    Bedlam Theatre is home to the Edinburgh University Theatre Company, putting on around 40 shows a year, each selected, directed, acted, produced, tech'd and stage managed by our members. TICKETS BELOW

  • Theatre Paradok

    Theatre Paradok; home of alternative theatre at Edinburgh University.

  • Third Culture Society - UoE
  • Tolkien Society
  • Trading and Investment Club (EUTIC)

    EUTIC is Europe’s largest student-run investment fund, worth £52,000. We educate students on finance, giving opportunities to trade stocks and network with some of the world's most prestigious firms.

  • Translators' Society

    Edinburgh's first Society dedicated to translation and interpretation. Join us today!

  • Trauma and Orthopaedics Society


  • Turkish Society
  • UNICEF on Campus Society
  • Untapped Talent

    Untapped Talent is Edinburgh's band and live music society! Meet other musicians and music lovers, play or listen at one of our gigs or jam nights and use our practice space!

  • Vegetarian and Vegan Society

    VegSoc fosters an open community to celebrate vegan cuisine from plant to plate! Whatever your dietary status, find new ideas, a warm environment, and the best food you’ll eat all week!

  • Vietnamese Society
  • Wargames Society
  • Water of Life Society

    The University of Edinburgh Water of Life Society is dedicated to enjoying whisky and having a good time. Please see our Facebook group for more details.

  • Welsh Society- Cymdeithas Gymraeg Prifysgol Caeredin
  • West African Dance Society

    High-energy and affordable classes teaching dance choreography based on traditional West African rhythms, accompanied by live drumming.

  • Wilderness Medicine Society
  • Wine Society
  • Wings Appreciation Society
  • Women in STEM

    Edinburgh University Women in STEM is a society dedicated to promoting gender equality in STEM as well as networking, opportunities and a few socials to get to know like-minded students.

  • Yoga Society

    Welcome to the EUYS page! Here you will be able to find out about our classes, socials, how to get involved and any other relevant information. See you in class!

  • Young Greens
  • Young Scientific Researchers Association

    The "Edinburgh University Young Scientific Researchers Association" (EUYSRA) is an acting catalyst for undergraduate scientific innovation and research development.

  • Youth Stop Aids

    Part of a nationwide campaign, we campaign for universal access to HIV prevention, treatment, care and support worldwide, as well as working to increase awareness and tackle stigma and discrimination.

  • Yugo Society
  • Zoological Society

    A society for students and non-students of Edinburgh with a passion for animals. Join us for talks, zoo trips, days out, Attenborough nights and more!

Academic (Edinburgh College of Art)

Academic (Humanities & Social Science)

Academic (Medicine & Vet Medicine)

Academic (Science & Engineering)

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Artistic and Creative

Campaigning and Awareness

Charities, Community and Support

Dance, Music and Theatre

Employment, Transferable Skills & Finance

Faith, Belief Systems and Spiritual Development

Gaming and Roleplaying

International and Multicultural

Media and Broadcasting

Physical & Outdoor Activities