Student societies

Our active and successful student societies form an integral part of our community; providing an avenue for students to interact with one another, supplement their studies and engage with alumni and industrial contacts.

Are you a current student?Then join your student society today. If you have started a new society, have changed the details of a society or we have missed one, then please let us know.

A graduate or recruiter?Then we would be very happy to help you get involved. Please email us at

EPS Societies' Awards

In spring 2014 the College of Engineering and Physical Sciences launched the first ever EPS Societies' Awards to celebrate the outstanding work of our student societies. These annual awards act as a reminder of the hard work and dedication undertaken by students to make the University a better, more vibrant place to study and play.

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Departmental Societies


astroThe oldest society in the guild of students; the University of Birmingham Astronomical Society consists of current undergraduate and postgraduate students who are interested in astronomy. We organise sessions where you can get the chance to look at the night skies through some of the society's telescopes, and we arrange talks by experts from all aspects of Astronomical based backgrounds. See more...

BARC: Birmingham Autonomous Robotics Club

BARCOur society brings together students across many disciplines to the field that is revolutionising the world - robotics! We use our access to the robots from the Intelligent Robotics Lab in the School of Computer Science to provide our members with an exciting and beneficial hands-on experience. We are actively engaging or organising public engagement events such as open days, outreach robotic demonstrations and hack days. We also represent the University in international robotics competitions. Find out more on our website.

BUCES : Bimingham University Chemical Engineering Society

BUCES-LogoThe Society is extremely active and organises many social, sporting and charity events throughout the year. Sporting pursuits and a good team spirit are plentiful in Chem. Eng. which reflects in our participation and successes in a wide range of sports in the Inter-Departmental leagues and competitions. See more...

Join the BUCES facebook group

BUMS : Bimingham University Materials Society


Birmingham University Materials Society - or BUMS as it is fondly known, is the departmental society associated with Metallurgy and Materials. The society is free for all students in the School and combines social events with a range of career-related events (such as industrial trips). The School is relatively small in terms of student numbers and so the society is focused on improving the overall student experience as much as it possibly can!

Join the BUMS facebook group


ChemSoc LogoWe have a very active Chemical Society (ChemSoc), which is run by our undergraduates and postgraduates but is very inclusive in getting everyone involved in ChemSoc activities, which include the School’s annual black tie ball, various charity events, hosting visiting speakers, and debates. 



CivSoc is the society for Civil Engineering students run by Civil Engineering students. As a society we want to help bring together the different years from civil engineering by providing the members with a good time throughout the year; organising nights out, industry talks and a massive end of year summer trip. See more...

Computer Science Society


CSS is one of hundreds of student-run societies based at the University. Our aim is 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 (and sometimes the staff too!!). Past events have included paintballing, laser quests, meals out, pub quizzes, LAN & console nights and our infamous bar crawls.

If you have any questions you can 'like' us on Facebook CSS - Computer Science Birminghamor follow us on Twitter @CSSBham. We post our upcoming events on these pages, and any new relevant information, so check them out. You can also send us an email:

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EESE-logo-newOur society brings students togther in the department from all years (Undergrad and Postgrad) on events such as bar crawls, film nights, paintballing, Go Karting etc. See more...

Join the EESE facebook group

Follow EECE Society on Twitter @EESESoc

EWB Birmingham: Engineers without borders

EWB-logoThe EWB Brimingham is dedicated to achieving a down-to-earth society, aware of the needs for development work and funding for projects in the developing world. See more...

Join the EWB Birmingham facebook group

GUTS: Grand Unified Theorist Society

GUTS logo

Our objective is to bring together theorists from all stages of their careers. We hold termly socials for undergraduates, postgraduates, and research staff, where everyone (i.e. not exclusively theorists!) is welcome. For more details, please contact Austin:

JUGS: Mechanical Engineering Society

JUGS LogoJUGS is a student-run society for everyone studying Mechanical Engineering. The name stands for the James Watt Undergraduate Society. Look out for information from the Undergraduate Office.


MATHSOCThe departmental society for Mathematicians at the University of Birmingham. We organise events so you can integrate - excuse the pun - and have fun!See more...

To keep up-to-date with events planned, 'like' the MathSoc facebook page


nusocNucSoc is a society for students on the Nuclear Engineering, Nuclear Science & Materials and Physics & Technology of Nuclear Reactors courses at the University of Birmingham and acts as the portal for communication between the years. Regular and varied social events are held throughout the year. The society is a great place for academic support and career advice - an annual careers event is held by students of the Met&Mat department, which is attended by several major nuclear and materials employers.

There is no membership fee - just join this Facebook group.

Poynting Physical Society

PPS-logo-updatedPoynting Physical Society, known as PPS to its members, is the oldest physics student society at the University of Birmingham, with members including both undergraduate and postgraduate students. PPS has a history that dates back to the first ever Head of School, Professor Poynting and its traditions reflect this. The main goal of PPS is to encourage and promote social interactions between the many social and year groups here at the University of Birmingham. See more...

Join the Poynting Physical Society facebook group


ubracingUBRacing is the University of Birmingham’s Formula Student team. The School of Mechanical Engineering supports the team, consisting of engineering undergraduates from all years. See more...

Visit the UBRacing website for more information.

Join the UBRacing facebook page

Follow UBRacing on twitter @UBRacing

WISE: Women in Science and Engineering Society

WISE-LogoWISE – Birmingham is a non-profit University organisation with the aim of supporting and promoting women within STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) at the University of Birmingham. We welcome undergraduates and postgraduates from all STEM backgrounds and organise a range of events including socials, industrial visits, talks and outreach activities. 

Keep up to date with WISE activities by following their WordPress blog or join them on Facebook.


Sporting Societies

Engineering Eagles Hockey Team

The Engineering Eagles are a mixed hockey team representing the School of Engineering. We play in the University of Birmingham Intra-League and are currently in the premier division.

Join the Engineering Eagles facebook group

EPS Mixed Netball Team