With over 100 different societies run for students by students on offer, you are sure to find something you like. Why should you join? Joining a society is a great way to make friends, meet like-minded people, be part of new experiences, develop your skills or discover a new one. It really is easy to join a society.

During September and January, you can come along to the Activities Fayres to meet the societies in person and find out what they do. There, you will be able to get a feel for what the societies are about, find out more about the group's activities and have the opportunity to ask them any questions. Check out the individual society pages for more information on what they have planned during the year ahead.

Society Laurels

Identifying those Societies who are a cut above the rest, whose committees and members have gone that extra mile to enhance student experience and who have given their members the best value for money.

Browse our societies

Looking for something specific? Browse our society sections to find a group perfect for you!

Reading University Students' Union academic and career societies Academic & Career

The societies listed here are based around academic interests and career prospects. From Chemistry to Cryptocurrecy, this is the place for the Richard Bransons and Deborah Meadens of campus to meet!

Reading University Students' Union arts societies Arts

The members of these groups share a passion for particular art forms, be that fine art, music or drama.

Reading University Students' Union campaigns and causes societies Campaigns & Causes

These societies cover a wide range of groups, from those passionate about a cause to others who just want to meet similar and likeminded people.

Reading University Students' Union culture and faith societies Culture & Faith

Celebrating the diversity and dynamism of students here at Reading, this group of societies unite networks of students based on their shared identity or belief.

Reading University Students' Union hobbies and interests societies Hobbies & Interests

Whether it’s Lego or lock picking DIY or Drum and Bass, conservation or creative writing Science Fiction or Sign Language that appeals; give a society a go!

Reading University Students' Union politics societies Politics

These groups provide a social outlet for politically minded students to campaign and debate on current issues, whether of international importance or campus based concerns.

Nothing take your fancy?

Never fear! There are still plenty of opportunities to get involved! Have a look below…

Start your own

Have a burning passion that isn't catered for? Why not start your own society or sports club? We'll help you every step of the way.


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