Meet mates for life through one of our student-run societies. With over 100 to choose from, you're sure to find one that suits your hobbies or interests.

SHSU is home to over 100 student-run societies.

Societies are run by students for students, and cover a range of hobbies and shared interests as well as academic societies. New societies are created each year so you're sure to find something that suits you. Find your people and meet your mates for life, develop new skills or just unwind doing something you enjoy.

Explore our societies

Select one of the following buttons to explore our societies and find out how you can get involved.

Can't find what you're looking for? Start a society.

Society of the Year

Your Society of the Year 2021/22 is Hallam Union Pole!

Society events

Sunday Fellowship
4th December
The Scout Building, 60-68 Trippet Lane, S1 4EL
Fun-filled meetings with loads of dancing, singing, acting and learning about the Word of God!
Society Events | All Events | Free
Pot Painting!
7th December
The Hubs - 6 Paternoster Row, S1 2QQ
Our next upcoming event will be Pot Painting!
Society Events
Christmas Party time! Knit Like Your Nana, Sims, Gamer Girls & Nintendo Soc
7th December
Owen 1028
Join us to celebrate Christmas! Let's celebrate with some classic games such as pass the parcel etc.
7th December
Owen 1028
Join us for a classic Christmas party between societies! In this party we will be playing all the old school games including Pass the parcel etc.
Society Events | Hallam Holidays
Christmas Party time! Sims, Knit Like Your Nana, Gamer Girls & Nintendo Soc
7th December
Owen 1028
Join us to celebrate Christmas! Let's celebrate with some classic games such as pass the parcel etc.
Society Events | Hallam Holidays
Toadwarts festive mystery
7th December
Owen 943
Join us as we return to Toadwarts where it’s Christmas and the Philosopher’s Stone has been stolen!! Help us find the culprit! There is a maximum of 20 players, so please answer interested on our discord event.
Secure your place
Society Events
A Midsummer Night's Dream
8th December
A Midsummer Night's Dream A Shakespeare Classic in which Four Athenians run away to the forest. The four run through the forest pursuing each other while Puck helps his master play a trick on the fairy queen.
Secure your place
Society Events


Get in touch

You can check out what our societies are up to on their social media pages. For any enquiries or to book an appointment with the team, please email us at activitiesadmin@shu.ac.uk.


What is a society?

A society at SHSU is a group of students that share a similar passion, interest or hobby. Societies provide a chance to meet similar students to you, and take part in the things you love. Joining a society is also the perfect chance to try something new!

Where can I find a list of all societies?

You can view our Social Societies and Academic Societies online. When you find a society that you're interested in, click on the society's logo to see more information about them, including their contact details, links to their social media channels, and information on joining.

How do I join a society?

To join a society, simply login to our website with your SHU login and choose which society membership you wish to purchase. Click through to the checkout, where you can pay any membership fee and fill in your details. Even if the society doesn't charge a fee, you still need to 'purchase' a membership through the website - you just won't have to pay any money.

I joined a society but haven't heard from them

You should contact the society to find out when they will next be meeting. Each society should have contact details on their webpage.

I have concerns about how a society is being run

If you have any concerns about one of the Students’ Union Societies, please contact a member of SHSU Staff directly at activitiesadmin@shu.ac.uk.

I can't find the right society for me

Why not set up your own society?! All you need is a great idea and 10 interested students. If you have any questions, just contact us at activitiesadmin@shu.ac.uk.