Student groups and societies

Student groups and societies are a great way to meet like-minded students. From hobbies and skills, to politics and campaigning, there is a vibrant community of groups across campus.

Student groups

As your students' union, the Guild of Students is home to over 500 student groups and associations, and if you can't find one to suit, you can start your own! You'll find groups for a whole range of interests and activities, and the Guild of Students is supporting groups throughout this uncertain time.

Guild of Students - Student Groups Q&A

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Some societies are run separately by the relevant departments, such as The Holdsworth Club (Law) and UBRacing.

University Music Society

Each academic year, University Music provides music-making opportunities for up 2,000 students and members of the local community through a variety of ensembles and projects for choirs, orchestras, instrumental ensembles, jazz groups and those wishing to explore music creatively. 

Our music students in lockdown

For those starting in September 2020, students will continue making music together and can become virtual members of the Music Society, joining online for a number of virtual performances, workshops, and social events. Chamber music - both classical and with small jazz bands - will be the focus of the autumn term, with an enhanced level of professional coaching. As we approach spring and summer there will be a gradual increase in the size and scale of our ensembles as guidance around social distancing for musicians changes.

This June, University Music's annual Summer Festival of Music took place online, with students working work together and reaching audiences of over 8,000. Creative student projects will be at the heart of our music activity, and events will be designed to maintain our sense of community and to enable students to continue to inspire each other.

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Multi-Faith Chaplaincy

The Multi-Faith Chaplaincy at St Francis Hall (O2 - Edgbaston campus) offers an inclusive space for prayer, meditation, relaxation and more. All students are welcome, whether you consider yourself to be religious or not. You can speak to the full and part-time chaplains, attend groups and events, or just visit and use the space available. Subscribe to the weekly newsletter to find out about regular and upcoming events.

Welcome to the Multi-Faith Chaplaincy

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