If you want to do something different, then look no further than where we are. We’ve got almost half the uni involved in sports teams and societies in Lancaster. There is almost certainly something for you.
Join one or join twenty, it’s up to you, you’re almost guaranteed to meet some great, new people who like the same things you do and you might even learn some new skills, anything from feathering your blade to being an entrepreneur.
Clubs and Societies
20 Minutes Society
Fancy a break? Want to meet new people? One text . . . a whole new experience. Join 20 minute society. We run a variety of weekly socials which members have the choice to participate in. Compete in the term-long race, collecting points at each meet to win cash prizes!! Find out more on facebook!
A society aimed at bringing together all students who study any module accounting related. Provide academic support, social events and work experience opportunities, either placement related or via local businesses in the Lancaster area.
This society is for anyone interested in the world of advertising. Our objective is to give every member a hands-on experience in creating advertisements.
Lancaster University Aikido was established to provide an on-campus space for the teaching of Aikido, a Japanese Martial Art with a holistic emphasis on connection and sensitivity as principles for self defence. Training is non-competitive, and accessible to all ages and levels of fitness. The club will strive to operate in accordance with these principles in order to provide a welcoming and healthy training environment for anybody interested in training. All our classes are held in the Brandrigg rooom, Cartmel college, and take place on Wednesdays 8.00pm-9.30pm, and Saturdays 1.00pm-3.00pm. Come along and try it out; you do not need previous martial arts experience; just comfortable clothes, an open mind and a healthy interest in practising Aikido. Please feel free to visit our website for more information, at http://aikido.lusu.co.uk
Welcome to LUAT - Lancaster University Airsoft Team (and society). Airsoft is a military-simulation based sport, it focusses on using real-world military tactics, weapon replicas and vehicles. (If you've seen a gun in Call of Duty... there's an Airsoft version). Often run by current or ex-military personnel, an Airsoft day out is like no other and provides a huge adrenaline rush and a great way to keep fit, meet new people and shoot your friends. You can spend as much or as little as you like on the sport and we are dedicated as a society to keeping costs to a minimum. Airsoft is a team game and we play as such. We are a competitive society and we play to WIN but have a really good laugh in doing so. We may even have some socials from time to time. Anyone is welcome to join, but we have a zero tolerance policy on cheaters and bad sportsmanship.
Amnesty International is an organisation that helps protect human rights worldwide. The Lancaster University branch tries to raise support and awareness amongst students, bringing in guest speakers, holding petitions in Alex square, organisising events, gigs and installations along with regular meetings and social events. Anyone is welcome; we are open to suggestions, from new ways to raise awareness to campaign issue ideas.
Ahlan wa sahlan! Welcome to the Lancaster University Arab society. This society is open for all interested in experiencing rich Arabic culture and traditions ranging from food to dance performances, as well as enabling those interested to meet others from Arabic backgrounds. Our society will strive to create and increase cultural sensitivity, an appreciation and understanding for the Arabic culture on campus
So you’re interested in taking up archery? Whether you’re looking to emulate fictional heroes such as Robin Hood; or inspired by the Olympics to take up a competitive sport that’s slightly off the beaten track, we can cater to the whole range of interests. It doesn’t matter if you’ve never even touched a bow before as we will give you all the basic training you’ll need to get going, as well as providing all necessary equipment. We will be offering free taster session at the beginning of term, so if you’re unsure then you can come try us out! For new archers there is a compulsory 2 session beginner’s course, which teaches you all you’ll need to shoot independently. After this the membership cost is £30 for the year, and this includes the use of all of the club’s equipment as well as affiliation to the national archery governing body, as well as further training and coaching. If you already have shooting experience then you’ll only need to pay the £30 membership fee then you can jump right in.
Fancy getting creative? Here is the place to be! At Art Society we cater for all abilities, whether you’re an art boffin like Van Gogh, or if you scribble like a seven year old. There is a large variety of activities, ranging from life drawing to finger puppets and a busy, awesome social calendar. We are open to suggestions and do our best to create sessions that will suit everyone. So come along and keep your arty side alive! Look forward to seeing you there!
Athletics Club (LUAC)
LUAC is the only society on campus that offers competitive and recreational athletes the opportunity to train and compete in track and field events. Whether you’re interested in sprints or middle distance, throwing or jumping, LUAC is the society for you!
Lancaster Backpackers Association Email: moc.liamgnull@srekcapkcabretsacnal The Backpackers Association is an ideal club for all those who enjoy exploring the outdoors and specialises in weekend trips, allowing you to camp out for the night. We travel all over the UK, from the Cairngorms in Scotland to Snowdonia and of course the Lake District. The backpackers is the smallest of the outdoor societies, allowing a unique flexibility and a chance for everyone to get to know each other really well. 'Omnia mea mecum porto' Everything i need, i carry with me. We also have regular socials including paintballing, bowling and bar crawls! Usual meeting place - Faraday Foyer
Lancaster Badminton - for guys and girls Officially the coolest club on campus - we kick ass at badminton and no one can beat us for action-packed socials. Trials will be at the start of term - just see us at freshers' fair or message any of us. We don't bite - apart from Neil's broken rackets flying across the court.
BadSoc aims to offer any student the chance to play badminton with a range of people of any ability. Badsoc will also carry on the socialising off the court too!
Let us eat cake! Here's some food for thought, why not join a society that'll get you brownie points with your flatmates? At the Lancaster University Baking Society you can have you cake and eat it too. We meet every other Saturday and bake ourselves silly, followed by a good old pigging out sesh. The icing on the cake? Ingredients and equipment are all included! You don't have to have a michelin star to join - it's as easy as pie - so get your vanilla slice of the action and join the Facebook group now! It's the best thing since sliced bread!
Love ballet? Or wish you could give it a go? This is the society for you! If you’re thinking that you’re too old to start ballet, think again - people are turning to ballet as a way to promote fitness and enhance coordination, together with improving posture, muscle control, flexibility and stamina. We have classes for both beginners and improvers with a professional teacher, and then a fitness class for those who want to do a bit extra, or for those who just want to get more flexible and generally improve their fitness! You can find all our information about classes on our Facebook page (Lancaster University Ballet Society) or feel free to send us an email with any questions you might have.
Ballroom Dancing is one of the largest societies on campus and offers all its members a chance to get involved in lots of activities! We offer weekly lessons in both Ballroom and Latin American styles, with our highly qualified teachers, as well as practice sessions. It doesn't matter whether you're a complete beginner or you've been dancing since you were 5, we can offer something for everyone! You will have the (optional!) opportunity to be involved in inter-university competitions, which are great fun, and encourage you to perfect your routines! LUBDS also take part in Roses every year so you have the chance to get involved in one of Lancaster's most prestigious competitions!'As well as competitions and lessons, we also plan loads of fun socials; from barbeques to film nights, bar crawls to posh meals and, of course, our fabulous Winter Ball. You can join us at any time during the year - our membership costs £5 and it costs just £3 for 2 hours of lessons so come and have a go! See our website for lesson details and more information.
Lancaster University Barnardo’s Society offers a fun way to get involved in charitable activities during your time at university. Barnardo’s is the UK’s biggest children’s charity, supporting over 200,000 children and young people every year. As a society we work to support this both in a number of ways; our time is split between holding fundraising events for the well-known children’s charity and working directly with children to make their lives better. Fundraising events can range from book sales, bake sales and street collections, to karaoke, pub quizzes and the annual Mr Lancaster competition, with members are also given the chance to take the lead and run their own events. In addition, members also have the opportunity to get involved working with children as part of the Barnardo’s Young Carers programme. There are a number of different options available for members choosing to participate, all of which offer fantastic, practical experience working with children. In addition to being a great way to give something back to the world, the Barnardo’s Society offers a fantastic way to boost your CV; our work provides the opportunity to gain experience in event management, leadership, marketing, sales, working with children, being part of a team running a business, and much more. The society has a great sense of community spirit and we adopt a work-hard-play-hard ethos, running plenty of socials across the year. Meetings are held at 6pm most Mondays to discuss upcoming events and ideas - all are welcome. We welcome new members at any time of year so please get in touch for more information.
Everyone is welcome to join the club and participate in open sessions. We also have a team which is competing against other universities.
Basketball is a fast-paced, energetic and fun sport that can be enjoyed by all. Currently, we take part in the BUCS 1A Northern Conference League and compete in matches every wednesday. You don't need to know everything about the game to play but if you have some knowledge than that's great. We want to attract as many girls as possible so come on down and try out!
Belly Dancing (LuBells)
Lancaster University's first bellydancing society, teaching arabic and egyptian dances to students of all abilities, so don't be put off if you don't think you'll be good enough - we have no standards! The sessions are Thursdays 6-7pm in County South Lecture Theatre, taught by a professional teacher, at £3 a session. All you need is comfy clothing and enthusiasm, so come along and have lots of fun and laughs! We also have opportunities to perform throughout the year and as well as our taught classes we also have choreography classes run by the exec which prepare us for these performances! All in all a good laugh and a great way to meet people and keep fit!
The 2013/14 exec are hoping to revamp the society so that it'll be a great opportunity to mingle and meet new people... so if you're at Lancaster studying Biology or related Degrees come join and check out our Facebook group for up to date information about socials.
Board Games - Senet
Lancaster University's Card and Board Gaming Society. We play Dominion, Ticket to Ride, Settlers of Catan, 7 Wonders, Alhambra, Monopoly, Magic: the Gathering, Carcassonne and dozens of others, as well as any games that members bring along. You can find us in Bowland Bar on Monday evenings from 6pm.
Want to try something new at university? How about Rowing? Whether you're a complete novice, or an experienced rower, Lancaster University Boat Club is the place to go if you want to make some great friends, get in shape, and compete for your university at races across the country Join us on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/129435480482531/
Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu is more well known as a submission grappling martial art and the main feature in modern MMA. Also considered as a self defence and a life style. Come down for great training sessions and awesome socials.
Bright Futures Lancaster is a newly formed careers event-based society that aims to connect students with their future employer, stimulate aspirations and arm students with a set of CV competencies; helping them grab their first job and fuel their future career.
Hello! Welcome to Lancaster University Canoe Club! The best place to keep up to date with all that we do is our website/forum which is below. We also have a "closed" chat group enabling daily banter, if you would like to join please request and we will add you : ...http://www.facebook.com/home.php?sk=group_183435305021407
Catholic Society (LU CathSoc)
Lancaster Catholic Society (CathSoc) welcomes absolutely anyone with an interest in Catholicism. Catholic, or not, if you’re interested in sharing faith, discussing or exploring Catholicism with a lovely, welcoming and open-minded bunch of people, who will soon become great and genuine friends, you’ll love the chilled out evenings spent at CathSoc. We hope you give it a go, see you soon!
The Lancaster Roses is comprised of 4 squads, an all-girl squad, a co-ed squad, bombshells (level 1) and a dance squad. All four squads enter a routine in the BCA University competition each year which are created by the student coaches who are all NCSSE-level 4 trained.
Welcome to the LANCASTER UNIVERSITY CHESS SOCIETY! The society is for all chess enthusiasts out there, from beginners to experienced players. Our aim is to encourage new players to develop their game, to improve more experienced player’s technique and overall try to get more people involved in this brilliant game. We will host regular matches between members, invite university lecturers and members of the official Lancaster chess club to play against our members and keep a competitive, yet enjoyable atmosphere!
The Lancaster University Chinese Society is an official member of LUSU and we are aimed to encourage for more cultural communication. We welcome everybody from all races and all walks of University life. No matter in our own events or the joint events with other societies, our members enjoy making new friends with both Chinese and people from other cultural background. It would be the best chance for you if you want to gather more with Chinese or know more about the oriental culture.
Chinese Students & Scholars (CSSA)
The Society shall exist to: help our fellow Chinese students to settle into Lancaster University and organise occasional events for our members throughout the academic year. We also strive to help our members whenever possible.
We here at Christian Fellowship are fun and lively, exploring faith in its many forms. We take part in prayer, worship, activities or sometimes just socializing. Each week is different with YOU leading the meetings. We do get guest speakers in and they are always fun to listen to. But we don’t just worship. We make friendships too and even if you don’t have any faith, it is a great place to simply meet some lovely people.
Lancaster University Christian Union is a group of Christians on campus who seek to give every student at the university an opportunity to hear and respond to the good news of Jesus Christ. We do this through various outreach events that take place all year round. For information about events and meeting times please look on our website.
For those selected, the Climbing Competition Team will offer the opportunity to train and compete for the University at the BUCS Climbing Competition and the Roses Climbing Competition. Other inter-varsity competitions such as the Northern Universities Bouldering Series may be entered as well.
Cogitarium- Lancaster Journal of Social Sciences and Philosophy
Our society is an internet-based journal for ambitious people. The members of the society who have passion for their courses engage in extra-academic work (with help of the academics) from which all students may benefit. It is a demanding and hard job which enables students to improve their essay-writing and argument-creating skills. Our society creates the opportunity for students to compare their work online (essays section). What is more, by publishing revision materials and book reviews it benefits greatly students of all social sciences and philosophy in their search for knowledge. Additionally, students with great ambition and passion may engage in extra-academic work by writing articles and essays.
Lancaster Conservative Future is for young people aged 18-30 who are small c and big C Conservatives. LCF has members from a wide range of backgrounds – not just students. LCF is a great place where young people can help get Conservative Party candidates elected, meet other young conservatives, make connections as also make lifelong friends. It isn’t all just about the politics! LCF has members who aren’t political at all, but just come along for the banter and the fun. We have socials every week – so come along, you will enjoy it!
The Consultancy Society is a new and exciting society for all students interested in learning more about Consultancy. It is not specifically forced on a certain type of consultancy; we aim to cater students from every subject, whether they are interested in Management or Financial Consultancy or if they want to know more about Electronic and IT consultancy. We hope to offer students a friendly and warm environment to find out about this rewarding and lucrative industry as a career path and maximize student’s chances of getting through the recruitment process, at both internship and graduate level.
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The Countryside Society is a super fun society. The society aims to raise awareness of rural issues, promote the use of local produce, to raise money for rural charities, campaign to protect rural businesses/farmers and communities, to forge good relationships with local rural communities, to educate people on agriculture and to provide country related socials. Our website is www.lucountryside.wordpress.com. Socials include; an annual black tie ball, polo, rural pub crawls, trips to the horse racing, pimms and picnic events, trips to country shows among many other things. There is something for everyone and we always have a jolly good time.
Lancaster University Cricket Club is a rapidly expanding club after being reformed a few years ago. We have two BUCS teams, a social XI that compete in the summer, as well as indoor cricket competitions throughout the winter, so there's cricket for all levels of player! We have three training sessions a week with two indoors and one out. Coupled with regular socials, we build an excellent club atmosphere, so make sure you come get involved! http://www.facebook.com/groups/lancsunicricket/
We're a new team at Lancaster University, welcoming players of all abilities and anyone interested in cricket. We enjoy playing cricket in a relaxed atmosphere and friendly socials - it’s a great way to meet new people, learn a new sport or carry on playing your sport at University!
The society offers those with an interest in criminological issues to explore them in engaging ways. We promote learning through methods alternative to the course, including discussion groups, films and documentaries, and guest speakers. It would be a crime not to join! (We also make bad jokes).
Welcome to Lancaster University Culture Society! We have members from all over the world, and we are simply friends who enjoy a jolly time together. We learn from each other, we cope with cultural shock together and the most important: we have awesome socials and have lots of fun! We also offer language classes every week and organise trips every now and then! Additionally we are now developing a new tutoring scheme, which is planned to help those freshers who struggle with language and/or getting on with their studies. We're basically a society with many different nationalities and various activities. Hope to see you soon!
We are a society of like minded people that just like to get out on our bikes and see Lancaster. We run trips to mountain bike trails in The Lakes/Wales/Scotland and also trips are planned for road riders this year to get out on some of the best roads in UK. Weekly road rides + mtb rides run every Wednesday from outside the uni library at 2.00pm.
LUDanS is the Lancaster University Dance Society. We offer classes in a range of styles such as Ballet, Tap, Jazz, Contemporary and Street. These classes are catered for all abilities, from people who have danced for many years before university, all the way to those who may wish to take up dancing as a new hobby whilst studying at Lancaster. Every week we put on a different range of classes, which members can pick and choose as to which ones to attend, as well as a weekly session with our very own personal trainer. As well as running classes throughout the year, the society also endeavours to put on an annual show featuring all society members and showcasing routines choreographed by members of our society. Alongside our annual show, other performance opportunities include events around campus such as charity balls, the campus festival and the college extravs at the end of the year. Opportunities to perform at such events are open to all members of the society. LUDanS also have our own competition squad who compete at events such as Durham Dance Fusion, Roses (an annual competition against the University of York), and Lancaster in Motion, our own competition hosted on Lancaster University Campus. This is a great way for our more advanced dancers to get more involved, however we encourage everyone to try it out. Auditions are usually held in the first week of term, however more information will be given during freshers week. As well as dancing, we also have many socials throughout the year, giving all members a chance to socialise and make friends. Some examples include trips to the cinema and themed nights out. Membership for the year is only £10 and for the lessons we work on a one pound per class basis. We place emphasis on having a great time whilst developing our dancing skills, and gaining valuable performing experiences at the same time. The classes have a great atmosphere and, with having about 150 members, provide an excellent way of making potentially life-long friends. If you want to get a better feel for our society and what we do please feel free to look at our website, like our facebook page, follow us on twitter or just give us a quick email, at ku.oc.liamtohnull@snadul, we’d be more than happy to answer any questions. http://www.facebook.com/LancasterUniversityDanceSociety
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Looking for a Society pummeling out consistently high quality events tailoring your CV with skills relevant to employers? Speaking of employers, are you looking for a Society which create close ties with high profile companies? Then look no further, the Economics Society is for you. Email us for details on how to join us or find us at the Freshers’ fair!
Education Society (EdSoc)
Interested in education? Whether it be a career in teaching, Special Education Needs, educational psychology or in policy making – this is the society for you! It will enable you to have career advice and broaden opportunities for volunteering and work experience in the field of education. All of that whilst becoming a part of a community of like-minded individuals from all subject areas. This will enable you to meet others with similar interests and be in a network of friendship, support and advice. Whilst enjoying a variety of socials including; meeting and greeting sessions, pizza and other food-orientated nights, film nights and of course, school-themed socials to Sugar!
Electronic Dance Music
Welcome to the now official Lancaster University Electronic Dance Music Society!!!!!! This society is about Electronic Dance Music, which means all electronic music genres. If you are into house, trance, techno, dubstep or any other genre, and you wish to listen to more of these in Lancaster, come and join us!! Our main aim is to get people with ...similar music tastes together, and to organise events on a regular basis. The plan for now is to organise parties in clubs and bars such as Elements or Dalton Rooms, and create a opportunity for the uni dj's who want to share their mixes or perform in local clubs. We are of course open to more ideas, so if you have some, just share!!
We don t like to brag, but engineering is one of the more time demanding degree schemes out there, so sometimes it s good to relax and meet up with a few fellow students who share similar interests. While the society is mostly made up from engineering undergrads, the Engineering Society is open to anyone, and aims to provide a range of social events from curry nights to laser quest, film nights to company talks, brewery tours, or even just a few casual drinks in bar. It provides a great opportunity to meet helpful students from different years, to share ideas, get a feel for what is happening around the department and just blow off some steam. Everyone wants to get a good degree but you want to have fun getting it. The Engineering society likes to think we can help you do both. http://engineering.lusu.co.uk
LitSoc is a fun and friendly society that aims to promote the enjoyment of all types of literature. We're open to everyone, regardless of degree scheme or particular interests. Typical meetings include discussions of novels, poetry and plays, dramatic readings as well as more informal activities such as games nights. We also have trips, socials and film nights so come along and join in the fun!
We are a society full of enthusiastic individuals with an entrepreneurial spirit in core. Our society was established in 2002, at Lancaster University. Our mission is to inspire students to see the potential in entrepreneurship and to teach them about the fundamentals of the business start-up process. We do so by engaging successful entrepreneurs with our society's events, as well as by arranging challenging business games and competitions. Find us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lancaster.entrepreneurs and follow us on Twitter: http://www.facebook.com/lancaster.entrepreneurs. See you at the Freshers Fair!
Environmental Science (LUESSO)
A departmental society aimed to provide guidance and support for all students studying environmental science subjects. Open to any students with an interest in the environment. We attempt to bridge the gap between teaching staff and students by organising socials where students can interact with the staff in an informal atmosphere, e.g.'s BBQ's, meals and trips to the zoo.
Whether you've been competing for years or never sat on a horse before, Lancaster University Club has something for you. For the more experienced riders we have a competing BUCS team and a development squad who take part in friendly competitons. We also have a polocrosse team which is great for those who have done a bit of riding before and want to try something a little different. We offer lessons for all abilities, other horsey activites such and hacks and beach rides as well as lots of fun non horsey social stuff. So come chat to us at Fresher's Fair, visit our website and add us on facebook. Oh and don't hesitate to email us if you have any questions :)
Welcome to a world you'll never want to leave, you'll feel incredibly international and you'll make loads of friends! This society is for you... If you're in Lancaster on Erasmus or any other exchange, If you're interested in meeting with some lovely internationals or in the Erasmus programme, If you want to explore the country with us, brush up on your language skills, open your mind and basically want a more interesting life...
A society focused on the expansion of e-sports as a world-wide phenomenon; we aim to host a number of LAN and online tournaments focused around popular game franchises such as Starcraft 2, League of Legends, Dota2 and CS:GO, mimicking the structure of large-scale events such as MLG and DreamHack.
European Students Integration
CALLING ALL BRITISH & EUROPEAN STUDENTS! We're here to make sure every European and British student gets the most out of their Lancaster experience. We have themed socials, nights out, and support for new students. We're also the only society to arrange a EUROTRIP - 4 Countries, 8 days, perfect! Find us on facebook
The official Fashion Society of Lancaster University. Connecting all the university members interesting in fashion and what lies beneath it.
A meeting place for feminists, to do what they do best.
Lancaster University Fencing Club welcomes fencers of all abilities so if you are experienced, or just a beginner wanting to try something new, be sure to pay us a visit! Membership fees include coaching once a week for all who want it and we have a Men’s and Women’s team in the BUCS Leagues, so whether you want to fence competitively or for recreation, this club is for you! Sessions are on Mondays and Thursdays in the sports centre 8pm - 10pm
In LU FIFA Society you have the opportunity to play your favourite game and compete for titles against Lancaster University’s best FIFA players. There will be numerous tournaments throughout the year, including Lancaster University World Cup. This is the ultimate tournament that will consist of all members competing for the best LU FIFA player title!
Love film? So do we! If you love to watch or make films, we're the society for you!
Welcome to LUFP! We are a society focused entirely on movie making. Join now and become part of a new community aimed at establishing a high concept movie making team; bringing together a collaboration of people with different skill-sets with one sole purpose: to establish Lancaster University’s Oscar winning film studio!
The University currently has two teams that compete in the Northern Conference of the British Universities and Colleges Sports (BUCS) Leagues. LUMFC 1st’s compete in BUCS Northern Conference 3A and LUMFC 2nd’s compete in Northern Conference 5A. Also during summer term both teams compete as part of the Roses Tournament against The University of York.
Lancaster University Womens Football Club
Skydiving! It is an awesome sport and great fun, whether you’re only doing it once or continuing. Definitely the sport that features on most people’s ‘Try before I die’ list, so give it a go! You never know, you could discover a new favourite pastime, we know we have! Meet loads of interesting and crazy people through this amazing sport which is perfect for anyone who wants to make the sky their playground!
We've got lots of fun socials for you to get involved in, including French film nights, ga mes nights, cheese and wine nights (for a touch of French sophistication), French themed picnics and of course, not forgetting bar-crawls BÉRET STYLE! You’ll have the opportunity to meet fellow French students and Native speakers alike. So if you want practice your French and have fun doing it then this is definitely the society for you! This society is open to anybody, so it doesn’t matter whether or not you study French at uni. If you have an interest in France, you are more than welcome to join us- the more, the merrier!
Friends of Palestine
A group that dedicates itself to increasing awareness of and support for the people of Palestine. Activities will include a weekly meeting, fund raising campaigns and lobbying to apply pressure on local and international governments to work towards a peaceful resolution to the conflict.
Meetings are usually Thursdays at 6pm. In Bowland North Seminar Room 13 or 11.
Keep up to date through the facebook group!
GALUP (Brony Society)
Gathering for All Lancaster University Ponies GALUP is Lancaster University's Brony society. We're dedicated to giving everyone a great time, through the creative and repeated use of ponies! Weekly meetups featuring gratuitous amounts of pony and good fun! Catch up on the latest news and bask in a lecture room in front of the projector! We also run a charity event once a term, in an effort to bring the values of the show to real life!
Hey there, we're the Gaming society, we always say no matter the platform or genre, if there's enough people and controllers around, we'll try and play it.
For socials, on Saturday's we usually try and have PC LAN's 3 times a term, with console LAN's in between (Where anyone is more than welcome to bring their own equipment down!). The games we play PC wise can be a mixed bag at times, depending on what seems to be popular with the society at a given time, but the main favourite right now seems to be League of Legends. But, if people want to play something else, we will do! For the console LAN's we tend to have Rock Band, Halo & Gears of War most of the time and sometimes Call of Duty playing, but again, if something else wants to be played, it can!
We do also hold more socialising events on Tuesday's, join the Facebook group to stay up to date with what we're doing on Tuesdays, since its not always the same old thing!
But anyway just remember, stop playing with yourself!
A society interested in the culture and language of German speaking countries. We host speaking sessions, food and drink evenings, pub quizzes, film evenings, game evenings and run a trip to a German-speaking country at the end of the academic year.
Hey, we're Lancaster University Glee Club! We've been an established society for two years now, and so we are still free to experiment with everything. We sing a range of songs, from classic musical tunes, to the latest top 40 tracks, and we are massive fans of the mash-up! We welcome anyone who sings in the shower, in the opera, or has never sung in their life - all we ask for is enthusiasm and the willingness to look a bit silly occasionally! 2011-2012; Rehearsals are Tuesday nights from 7-9 in Fylde Common Room
The Gospel Choir aims to provide a friendly and fun atmosphere combining singing and up-beat music. We are not a religious choir, we simply enjoy singing music with a "Gospel Flavour". We organise a range of social activities ranging from karaoke to Christmas Meals and Theatre trips, as well as our weekly rehearsals.
One of the largest most active political groups on campus we campaign for peace, social justice and the environment. Our fortnightly meetings (Furness bar every other Monday at 6) are also great for a relaxed debate and a gossip!
This society is for students who want to make a difference. There are plenty of opportunities to develop essential employability skills whilst devoting time to helping a greater cause. There will also be chances to meet both working guide dogs and guide dogs in training.
To let all members know what is going on, plans, games, socials etc
A society for anyone who loves Harry Potter! If you enjoy getting ‘stupified’ on nights out as well as other Harry Potter related puns and fun this is the society for you! Many HP twists on classic goings on such as ‘Pub Quidditch’ and ‘Horcrux Hunts’, if you just enjoy the magic atmosphere then come along! We are delighted to announce we have started playing 'Muggle Quidditch'! A phenomenon amongst American universities (that have there own league), many English universities have also started teams! To join the team, visit the website or facebook group to see when and where we meet, but it will most likely be on the Lacrosse Pitch on Wednesday afternoons!
LUHC is one of the largest societies at Lancaster with over 180 members and membership open to anyone all year round. We organise hiking trips and socials for every term week. We mostly visit the Lake District using hired transport, but we frequently venture to Scotland and Wales for fun weekends too! Every Monday we experience a different pub around Lancaster, with meals, bar crawls and other social events planned throughout the year. Find us every term weekday, 1-2PM in Faraday Foyer to join and sign-up for trips!
Lancaster University Hindu society was started in 2008. We do a weekly aarti and like to hold events such as Navratri raas garba, Diwali, Holi, Sewa week and many more. This is a great way to embrace Hinduism on campus and to meet new people and make friends!!
Hiphop N Breakdance
We are Lancaster University's Official Hip Hop Dance Company and are here to entertain. We also teach streetdance, breakdance, stunts, krumping, popping and locking etc.
Hi! We’re the Lancaster University Society of History (LUSH) and we meet frequently during term time for extra history-related socials and events. These range from guest or celebrity lectures to campus bar crawls; from Ghost Walks to BBQs! You don’t have to study History to be a member so come to one of our socials and we guarantee you’ll have fun!
Lancaster University Horse Racing Society was established to give Lancaster University students the opportunity of going to race meetings around the country without the huge expense that can normally be incurred. We shall be providing cheaper entry and betting vouchers amongst fortnightly socials with a once a month theme such as jockeys or John Mcririck as a few examples.
Independent and Alternative Music
Fancy a bit of Smiths? In the mood for some Vaccines? Thirsty for the Killers? To “cure” your music fix, LIAMS is the one for you! LIAMS is a society where you can mingle, make music and play music. We will be organising indie discos, open mic nights and countless gigs so we can guarantee there’s something for everyone. Check us out!
A group of Indonesians and friends in Lancaster, England. For information about study and living in Lancaster don't hesitate to contact us
Lancaster University Innovation Society focuses on three chosen areas: Political innovation, Management innovation and Technology innovation. From these areas there are discussions and business games on what effective measures can be made in order to combat the problems of the 21st century. Innovation is key to life and without it we would never be able to transform or develop society. If one or more of these areas interest you and you want to learn more about it, either from other student discussions or you just want to meet open-minded people then this is the right society for you.
International Business Schools (LUSIPBS)
LUSIPBS is a society specifically formed for the Euro BBA degree and provides activities as well as help and a new home for all the international students from the other universities around the world that are part of this program “International Partnership of Business Schools”!
International Rotaract Club
Rotary Club’s Global Community Projects are all embraced with having fun while serving Mankind through Charitable Service. Our Projects intend to develop intense valuable skills amongst this vast community of willingful students in order to give them a first-hand experience of Sharing, Caring along with Fun and Loads of Leadership Opportunities.
Ever wanted to volunteer overseas? Lancaster University Intervol Society could be your perfect opportunity! In partnership with the international volunteering charity, Intervol we give opportunities for students to travel to Uganda and participate in the Little Big Africa project. You will join students from other UK Universities for a fun training week before living in a rural village for 6 weeks. You’ll be significantly helping improve the lives of people in the community by: protecting a natural water source, building a 10,000 litre water tank at the local school, teaching primary school children about hygiene and sanitation, building and teaching people to build energy efficient, fuel saving stoves. Oh, and you’ll meet some amazing people and have loads of fun in the process! So if you would like to volunteer overseas, but were worried about doing it on your own – this could be your perfect solution! We have sent volunteers on the LBA project in 2011 and 2012, and we aim provide all the necessary support you will need to make this a phenomenal experience!
Investment & Finance
Investment and Finance strives to provide its members with an insight into the global financial markets by looking at historical and current events, as well as the various ways to invest. After participating in LUIIS activities, students will be better positioned to know what it means to pursue a career within the field.
The Islamic Society is a member of the Lancaster University Students’ Union (LUSU). Its aim is to provide support for the spiritual and social welfare of all Muslim Students at Lancaster University, and to promote an understanding of Islam in the University. We hold regular classes, workshops and seminars - as well as guest lectures on Islamic and sometimes contentious topics, as an avenue for academic debate. If you can think of something, the ISoc most probably already does it :)
The Italian Society is for all the Italians and non, to get together and have a good time. The aim of the society is to promote the Italian culture and its traditions through meetings, events, etc. We also offer an Italian language course with meetings once a week!
Lancaster JSoc is a society dedicated to Judaism related subjects and practices. We always welcome new members from all backgrounds and we do everything we can to please the existing ones we have!
Lancaster University Karate Club has been running for almost 40 years and we are proud to continue the tradition of karate at Lancaster. We do Karate for self defense, fitness, enjoyment and to win medals. If you are interested in joining, come down to one of the training sessions at County South Lecturer Theater. We train 8pm-10pm Monday, 6pm-8pm Tuesday and have competition training 4pm-6pm. No experience is required and wear loose clothing. Join us on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/lancasterkarate/
'Translating stories, Transforming Lives' Katha is an India publishing house that uses literature to promote social change in Delhi's slum communities. The organisation runs a number of schools and women's empowerment groups in and around Delhi. A few of us visited as part of the Involve International Opportunities Programme and saw first hand the amazing work being done. Check out the Katha website for more information on the organisation http://www.katha.org/site/ We have set up a society to work with Katha to benefit the schools and groups in Delhi but also to bring some Katha's values to the local community in Lancaster. We have a number of different projects running: Mentoring Programme - Students at Lancaster can mentor students at the Katha run schools through an online portal. The aim to to make the students at Katha more globally contacted and improve their English. Contact Lucy Miller (ku.oc.evilnull@1rellimycul) if you are interested in getting involved for further. Women's Empowerment: We are working to make advice leaflets for the women's groups in the slum communities to inform them of their rights: such as access to ration cards which we found many women weren't getting. If you want to work on this project get in touch with Matthew Hilton (firstname.lastname@example.org). Fund-raising- We are raising money for Katha to send some of their students over to Lancaster and to organise a summer school. This will be the first time the children have ever been out of the country and will be an absolutely amazing opportunity for them. To get involve in fund-raising events get in touch with Lucy Searles. Local Schools Project - We are working in partnership with Involve to create reading circles in local schools using Katha books to increase the pupils cultural awareness. There is also the possibility of doing a Indian culture day in one of the schools. If you are interested in this get in touch with Emily Robertson (email@example.com) Follow us on Twitter @KathaSocLancs
The only place on campus to practice Kendo, the Japanese sword-fighting martial art.
A Kickboxing society, where the emphasis at present is socially practising the sport. Offers fitness, self-defence, confidence and social aspects. Everybody welcome, complete beginners to experienced individuals.
We meet weekly on a Thursday evening and cater for all abilities. We provide the opportunity to learn something new without having to buy/store all of the equipment to do so! Patterns are sometimes sourced from charities, so we provide the option to donate your masterpieces to do good in the world!
The society aims to help fellow Korean students in Lancaster to meet each other - although membership is open to anyone of any nationality. Above all, we strive to encourage lively communication among our members and to enhance their Lancaster experience by organizing a series of special events, strengthening the bonds of friendship among our members.
Korfball is a fast, mixed-sex sport a bit like basketball or netball. Come along to training on Mondays and Thursdays at 4 or email ku.ca.retsacnalnull@llabfrok for more information!
Lancaster University Labour Club is the most active political society on campus, guided by underlying beliefs of social justice, equality, collectivism, unity and tolerance. If you share these beliefs and are looking for intelligent debate, good friends and a way to gain first hand experience of politics on campus, locally and nationally then join us every Wednesday during term time at 5pm in Fylde Coffee Shop.
Lancaster supports Men's, Women's and Mixed lacrosse, and fields a team in each area. Currently our Men's team have just finished competing in the BUCS League (British University and College Sports) for the first time, our Women's team due to enter many regional tournaments throughout the upcoming season, and our Mixed team entering in the Northern Universities Mixed League for the 3rd year running.
Lancaster Friends of Medicins Sans Frontieres
We are a charity group who alongside many other Friends of Medicins Sans Frontieres groups, organises events to fundraise for MSF who provide emergency medical ain to people who need it the most. We also raise awareness of the plight of these people.
Lancaster University Comedy Institute (LUCI)
LUCI is a society dedicated to allowing those interested in writing and/or performing comedy the opportunity to do so with like-minded individuals. We operate primarily in radio and live formats, though are looking to expand to other mediums, such as filmed sketches. We accept anyone, regardless of whether you think you’re funny or not; as long as you’re eager, we’ll show you how to make other people laugh.
Lancaster University Golf Society
A society for all golfers at the University. We cater for both the weekend warrior as well as the more serious player. Our main activities will include a weekly medal at the wonderful Lancaster Golf Club and visits to other clubs around the UK.
Lancaster University Indian Society
Aim of the society - The society aims at not only bringing all the Indians in the University on a platform and helping them but also at introducing the rich and diverse Indian cultures through festivals and events to all the students interested.
Lancaster University Management Science Society
Management science involves the investigation, development and application of solutions to real managerial and organisational problems, using mathematics, project management, systems thinking, and information systems design. If you have interests any interests in Operational research and looking at life from a risk perspective, join the society. Like our page Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/lancasterMSS Twitter - @LUMSCI
Lancaster University Shooting Club
We host 2 weekly shoots at the Crabtree Clay Pigeon Shooting Ground, about 20 minutes from campus. All are welcome and no prior experience is necessary. We are also a BUCS team, with several competitions on our fixtures list. Please see our page for more details.
Languages Society (LULangS)
Do you study languages? Have you got A levels or GCSEs in languages? Do you just love languages? Join LULangS. We focus on French, German, Spanish and Italian as they are the languages taught at Lancaster. We have a wide range of socials and activities ranging from nights out, to film screenings and meals. Every Thursday from 2 until 5 you can find us in Fylde Common Room, this is the LULangS Cafe,a drop in session where you can chat, do your coursework or get advice about the year abroad! It is £3 to join for the year which covers all our resources including free food and drink at the Cafe!
The Latin American Society at Lancaster University aims to provide support for the Latin American students at Lancaster University and organise activities that promote Latin American Culture such as Latinamerican film screenings, Spanish conversation classes and of course latin –flavoured Socials!!
Societies for all supporters of the Liberal Democrat party to meet, debate, socialise and create links with the local party. We welcome everyone including those who just want more information about our policies and those who aren’t members of the local party.
Lancaster University Liberty League is a political society aimed at being a forum of debate for liberty. We offer a wide range of interesting speakers to come and discuss liberal issues as well as having socials, debates with other societies and more. All welcome!
English for speakers of other languages - The place where we bridge the linguistic gaps.
Linguistics and English Language
The LAEL society is dedicated to the joys of English Language and Linguistics. Our guest lecturers provide insights into areas of linguistics that aren’t necessarily covered in detail in the department, as well as extras in familiar areas. We’ve even hosted the linguistic celebrities of Jean Aitchison and David Crystal in the past! Our guest lectures are suitable for all linguistic abilities. We also organise a number of socials for our members, from bar crawls to balls. These are great opportunities to let your hair down with people who share your interests. Talk of linguistics is not compulsory- anything goes! Anyone with an interest in linguistics is more than welcome to join us for fun and frolics in 2012.
Currently LU Lithuanian students gather, share information and advertise on Facebook – there is a special group for called “Lithuanian students of Lancaster University”. It provides a lot of information on current events organised by the community.
Living History Society (LULHS)
Try Something Different!
We don't shout Forsooth, Honest! Learn medieval combat, "The English Martial Art", with authentic weaponry, as well as medieval crafts from tailoring to woodwork, and enjoy great company. We visit schools, Historic Sites and Events all across the country, where we teach, fight and die for the entertainment of the public.
Lancaster University Living History Society is an official affiliated cell of the national re-enactment organisation, Historia Normannis. Founded by student members of the Historia Normannis Lancaster, the LUSU affiliated society allows the use of University grounds for training, meetings, crafts and storage.
For more information please visit the official website of Historia Normannis at http://www.normannis.co.uk/ or find us on facebook http://www.facebook.com/groups/historianormannislancaster/.
Do it for honour. Do it for glory. Do it for the LULHS!
LU Animal Care Society
A society in support of the charity 'Animal Care', situated in Lancaster. Encouraging volunteering and animal lovin'.
Contact through the website
A society that represents all charitable socities affiliated to LUSU
Made by PMers
Made by PMers is a student led society, focusing on promoting theoretical knowledge in PM as well as practical opportunities for both PM and non-PM background students in a different and fun way.
Malaysian Students Society (LUMSS)
Lancaster University Malaysian Students Society (LUMSS) is the society looking after the welfare and the society that plan and organize activities the for Malaysians studying at the Lancaster University. LUMSS is the sole society recognized by the Malaysia Education representing Malaysian students at the Lancaster University both the undergraduates and the postgraduates. The websites with further information about Malaysian Students Society (LUMSS) are: Lancaster University Malaysian Student Society (LUMSS) http://lumsslancaster.wordpress.com/ Kelab Umno Lancaster http://umnolancaster.wordpress.com/ HELWA Lancaster http://helwalancs.wordpress.com/
Manga and Anime (LUMAS)
We are the Lancaster University Manga and Anime Society. So, for anyone - Freshers or other alike - interested, here is a short run down of who we are! To put it simply, we are a group with an interest in Japanese animation and graphic novels, and act as a forum to bring together different people with their varying tastes in anime and manga. Watch things as you like, discuss your favourite series with others, and all that snazzy jazz. To put it simply, we bring together people into a group with this interest. We charge £2 for entry. I know, I know, but let me explain what this gets you. We show a wide variety of things in anime, including things fresh from the new season and some older show even you non-anime fans may have heard of at our bi-weekly meetings; and we also watch entire series each term that you vote on. So you choose what you want to see the entirety of! In manga, we have our manga library, consisting of over 200 volumes of different series. The £2 from earlier will go to helping maintain, improve, and update the manga library.
Marine & Shipping
Talks given by lecturers and professors of Universities in the UK and in Greece about the topics mentioned above. Presentations and drop-in sessions hosted by shipping companies and firms of this business sector.
Are you interested in marketing as a subject or a career? We have the best possible opportunities available to enable you to grasp a much better understanding of the subject including activities and events throughout each term which are both fun and unique to the marketing society. If you are full of ideas, or just have an interest in marketing, it’s definitely worth joining! Got a question? Email or find us on our website for more information.
Maths and Statistics
We aim to provide support and help for students interested in Mathematics by improving and applying their knowledge, and also to provide a social opportunity for undergraduates and postgraduate students to mix whilst sharing experiences and knowledge, with a view to everyone gaining a wider support network.
Our Society exists to provide a space for Mature Students to meet socially, to give each other support, and above all to collectively enhance our University experience. We meet informally twice a week, Wednesday lunchtimes and friday evenings, and organise additional evening and weekend events, such as walks, meals together, socials and DVD nights. Aims: fun, integration and enhancement! All are welcome!
The purpose of this society is to promote physical and mental benefits of meditation. Proven benefits range from improvements in mood, anxiety and wellbeing, to heightened concentration and ability to learn. Our society concentrates only on meditation without promoting any cultural or religious belief system. This leaves an open room for people of all belief systems to come learn and practice meditation without the fear of conflict.
This is the Lancaster branch of Medsin, a student network aiming to raise awareness of global and local health issues, working to make improvements and have fun doing it.
Lancaster MedSoc is a dynamic and diverse society essentially for Medical, Pre-Med and Nursing students, as well as those with an interest in Medicine and the Medical profession. We are a lively society that are devoted to our members academically alongside creating memorable social events essential for meeting peers and networking for your future medical career. Members receive weekly updates of events via email and through our website. As a medical student joining this society will be one of the best decisions you ever make...aside from choosing to come to Lancaster Medical School of course!
Mixed Martial Arts
Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a full contact combat sport that allows the use of both striking and grappling techniques, both standing and on the ground, including boxing, wrestling, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, muay Thai, kickboxing, taekwondo, karate, judo and other styles.
Welcome to Lancaster´s Modelling Society! What we offer you are unique photo shoots, runway shows and different workshops to upgrade yourself. We also work with charity to give this society a background with more depth. Please visit our facebook page to get a first impression http://www.facebook.com/#!/pages/LUModels/207278979367466 or drop us a mail to ku.ca.retsacnalnull@cosdom if you have any questions xx
As you can guess we climb stuff. If you want to find out more go to our facebook page (just search for LUMC). We go climbing most weekends and have a weekend trip to the Lake District or North Wales once a term. We also have weekly socials and lunchtime meets (Wednesday 12.30 - 1.30 at County Bar). It is £15 to join, come see us at the freshers fair or just email us at moc.liamelgoognull@gnibmilccmul. You can also download a copy of the membership form from the website.
Muay Thai Boxing
The Lancaster University Muay Thai society is a group for anybody interested in training Muay Thai (Thai Boxing) from a fully qualified, professional instructor, held at Lancaster University. The classes cater for all abilities, and all levels of interest whether it be for fitness or as a serious sport.
Muscle & Athletic Sports
Open to men and women of all abilities, we aim to set up a friendly, helpful and supportive 'fitness community' within the university. We want to give students opportunities in sports such as Bodybuilding, Male and Female Fitness, Combat Sports, Power Lifting, Olympic Weight Lifting and Strongman to help them realise their potential and fulfil their goals as well as working with other established societies and sports teams within the university to help improve their sports performance.
Big Band, Brass Band, Choir, Orchestra, Swing Group, Wind Band. The opportunity to start your own ensemble. Lots of socials and fantastic concert. All standards welcome! :)
For anyone doing a Natural Sciences degree or with a general interest in science. We’ve started up new this year and want to be a really active society with a range of events, from talks on careers which incorporate more than one science to bar crawls and socials. Additionally Natural Sciences is an awesome degree, but it can be confusing because you’re doing something different to the majority. It’s difficult to know who else is on the same degree as you and where to go to if you need subject specific help. This society combines everyone making stuff just that bit easier!
Hello you gorgeous freshers and welcome to Lancaster University Netball Club. Browse our website for everything you need to know about the club and feast your eyes on the social themes for term one! The exec page gives you a link to anyone you want to get in touch with, or if you have any questions or queries, don't hesitate to get in touch via moc.oohaynull@llabten_inu_retsacnal!!
One International is a non-governmental organization that works to tackle the causes of poverty by pressuring governments to take legislative action. Lancaster University One International works to promote the issues that One supports. If you become a member then you can attend talks by guest speakers one day and be doing active campaign work the next!
Open Eyes Open Mind
Mental health.Depression.Schizophrenia. Anxiety and Panic disorders. Do you feel like whispering these terms? Are they taboo? Here at Open Eyes, Open Mind we are breaking the stigma attached to mental health disorders through innovative awareness campaigns and exciting guest speakers. We don’t want the 1 in 4 people affected by mental health disorders to be left in the shadows any more. So many students are floundering under the weight of mental health problems with no support and no idea where to turn. We say no, let’s change the world: one mind at a time.
The Oxfam Society at Lancaster University began in Nov 2010 and is all about working with the charity Oxfam to raise awareness of their campaigns, hold fund raising events and getting involved in the campaigns they are running. This year we have had a fashion show with reworked Oxfam clothes, worked with the Oxfam shop in town to have a stall at the farmers market at the University, raised awareness of the Robin Hood Tax Campaign and had training sessions in useful areas from members of the Oxfam Team in Manchester and we are hoping to continue all of these things, and do more this year! The aim of the society is to promote and raise money for these campaigns. We meet once a week (usually a Thursday) and have fun, talk about what we can do and organize as many events as possible! Its a great way to make new, like minded friends and help save the world!
We are a society for all Pagan faiths and for people who are interested in finding out about Paganism, the occult, divination, tarot and magic. Throughout the year we hold workshops and talks. We also hold rituals for anyone who want to celebrate festivals.
Currently an inactive society due to no exec. This group is for members of Lancaster University Paintballing Society(LUPaintballing) and anyone at Lancaster Uni with an interest in paintballing who may like to join. Set up in year 08/09, LU Paintball Society aims to provide a forum where everyone with an interest in Recreational paintballing, be it for fun or competitively, can join and meet up with members who share the same interest - both through Paintballing trips and regular socials !! The society is sponsored by The Plough, members receive a societies wristband enabling a discount of 25% of food orders. If you would like to join the society, drop a message to any of the exec below and join this group, everyone is welcome and we'd love to hear from you! Alternatively find us at Freshers and Re-Freshers fairs. We meet every wednesday between 3-6pm in Grizedale bar (usually upstairs) so come along and say hi
To raise awareness of Pakistani culture to strengthen cultural harmony in Lancaster University between different cultures. To raise the culture of Pakistan and to facilitate Pakistani students at Lancaster University.
Parkour and Tricking Society (LUPATS)
Parkour is the art of movement. You train Parkour to become apt at moving efficiently, becoming strong and to keep fit by vaulting, climbing and running through your environment. Tricking is the art of looking awesome! Encompassing acrobatics and gymnastics, we teach you how to pull of Backflips, B-twists and other aerial movements!
Pentecostal Gospel Choir
For all peeps that enjoy singing especially Gospel Music. We sing to the Glory of the King, coming together to sing a variety of Gospel and Spiritual songs from many traditions. We basically sing any thing that has the Good News in it, from Africa, America, UK and where ever we can find Gospel music. We meet in the Chaplaincy Centre(In the RC Chapel) on Wednesdays from 5:00-7:00pm. We have mini concerts/showcases through out the year and a big one at the end of the year. We also lead worship in the local churches in Lancaster and are always looking for new member whether they are Christian or not. We just Sing, giving people that ‘Gospel Experience’.
People & Planet
People and Planet campaigns to raise awareness of issues concerning global poverty, human rights and the environment. It also organises various fundraising events throughout the year. People and Planet believe in co-operation with many other political societies to bring about social and environmental justice. The society holds weekly meetings every Wednesday evening.
Our society is organised by a group of enthusiastic students who are passionate about performing arts. Most of us have been trained professionally. We will provide training to those of who love performing arts and we will provide opportunities for you to show your talent, no matter you like singing, dancing or acting, just join our society. You will find a warm and welcoming place for you to shine.
You do not have to be a philosopher to be part of the society, nor do you have to be taking philosophy as a major, or even as a minor, anyone can get involved who is just interested in Philosophy in general. Anyone can join, or come along to any of the socials and and meetings, Undergrads, Postgrads, Lecturers etc. The Philosophy Society is a great oppurtunity to meet like-minded people (or not so like-minded people but hey who doesn't love a little healthy debate?). We have regular socials that range from lectures by memebers of the department to just a casual dicussion over a few drinks. We promote the discussion of philosophical issues, ethical dilemmas etc. We are a loud and interesting group - very talkative once we get going, and always up for some fun!
LUPhotoSoc meets on a weekly basis to bring all the photography enthusiasts from the university together. There is something for everyone; from beginner to experienced photographer. Whether you want to learn the very basics of photography, listen to an inspiring talk from one of our guest speakers, widen your knowledge in one of our workshops, share your own experience and pictures with the rest of the society or just want to grab a couple of beers with somebody with the same hobby, LUPhotoSoc is the society to join!
Lancaster Poker hosts its very own Texas Hold'em tournament every week. We run various tournaments. Most weeks we then have cash games for those players knocked out of the tourney. See www.lancasterpoker.co.uk for more information
Still play Pokémon? You’re not alone. PokéSoc is home to Lancaster’s resident Pokémon fanatics. Join us weekly for video game battles, card trading and anime screenings, and randomly for cosplay socials, film screenings and tournaments. Meet some new friends and some old ones – Pika!
Pole fitness is a relatively new society and is a fantastic way to get fit, tone up and meet some amazing people. Pole fitness has over the last couple of years become increasingly popular around Britain and is being described as the new "football for women", and now Lancaster has joined the craze too! With a fantastic teacher, weekly lessons and amazing society members (and amazing exec!), as soon as you've tried it, you'll be as addicted as we are!!
The society exists to give polish students support and create a home-like environment. We organise parties and celebrate national holidays.
We wish to provide a non-partisan social forum for all students, irrelevant of degree, with an interest in Politics. You do not need to be studying Politics to be interested in the political world and therefore, with utmost sincerity and responsibility, we present Lancaster's very own Politics Society to express the sociable and relaxed face of Political interest.
Pool & Snooker
We are responsible for the University Men's Pool Team, University Men's Snooker Team, and University Women's Pool Team. Each team represents the University at the respective annual BUCS Championship and in the prestigious Roses Tournament against York University each year. Further to this we aim to promote pool and snooker amongst a network of like-minded individuals, which involves things such as tournaments.
Do you want to learn more about the portuguese world? Our society is the best chance for you to know more about portuguese language and culture, and also it is an opportunity for students coming from portuguese speaking countries feel a homely atmosphere over here at Lancaster! We welcome everyone to join our events throughout the year.
The Politics, Philosophy and Religion Society is aimed at all students both within and external to the department. We hope to be informative, fun and friendly. Its cheap to join and most events are free so what are you waiting for?
This society is for anyone studying or interested in Psychology. We have a range of academic and non-academic socials throughout the year, including guest speakers, film and pizza nights, laser-quest, BBQs and nights out, among other things! We are a very friendly group and would love to meet new members! Come and find us on Facebook or meet us at one of our socials!
Psychology in Education
PinE Society is aimed at students who are interested in how Psychological concepts can be put into educational situations and how they affect children. Socialising with other people with the same interests takes place and creates a support mechanism for people who may need advice on work. Also, guest speakers are arranged to speak more in depth about aspects of Psychology in Education which will be beneficial to the course.
student society for Science Fiction, Supernatural Horror and Fantasy
Stemming from the Northumbrian mining society Rapper began as a way for workers to earn a little extra cash. Blunt swords with blocks at each end are taken up by the dancers and used in intricate routines branching from Morris dancing, all accompanied by colourful introductions by the team Tommie’s. Come join us to try something different this year!
Real Ale and Cider
Fancy a pint? The Real Ale & Cider society meet up each week for beer and cider in some of the finest pubs in Lancaster. There are also brewery trips throughout the year and pub quizzes and other events each term. We meet every Tuesday from 7.30 until kicking out time so come down and join us!
This society is dedicated to provide the organization of referees for the football leagues at Lancaster University. It will offer a supportive network for anyone who is involved in refereeing or wishing to have an active interest in qualification and promotion
The R.S society is a society specifically aimed at R.S students as well as those who have an interest in the subject. It will involve socials to get to know people on your course as well as help groups to assist those who find aspects of the course difficult or wish to contribute something to discussions.
If you like your music to be of the metal/rock variety, and enjoy making friends, we're probably the society for you. We hold weekly socials where our DJs play your requests, show you the best rock nights in Lancaster, and we also do termly trips to larger rock clubs in other cities.
LURPS is a well established society for tabletop and live action roleplaying, as well as collectable card gaming and tabletop wargaming. We have a large membership of over 100 roleplayers, and run various events almost every day of the week. New and experienced gamers are more than welcome to join.
Lancaster University Rugby League, the team that plays the most contact filled sport around.
Rugby Union Men's
The largest and most socially vibrant club at Lancaster, the Cats are renowned across campus for their excellent nights out, parties, charity events and fun. With 3 teams playing weekly in competitive leagues, there really is a place for everyone; be it experienced or beginner, or perhaps just looking for a wild night.
Rugby Union Women's
Lancaster University Women's Rugby Union Football Team has a deep commitment to the sport of rugby and with over 30 active members LUWRUFC is a team filled with good banter and spirit. As well as being one of the friendliest clubs on campus, last year we were also one of the most successful: We finished a close 2nd in the BUCS league and demolished York in Roses 2011 with a score of 48-0 in the XV's game and both XII's teams easing to victory too. We have high hopes in continuing this success for the coming year. It doesn't matter if you're a complete fresher to rugby or if you have played before, this team welcomes all with open arms. Banter is assured and what is better than playing a great game, keeping fit and making fantastic friends? Here at LUWRUFC we 'Love life' and want you to feel the same way. So if you want to play simply head down to anyone of our training sessions and say 'hello' or drop us an email/message and we'll get back to you :)
We aim to promote running to all abilities, whether you've never run before or you are a seasoned marathon runner you are more than welcome to join. We meet twice a week on campus, and once a week in town during term time. Running sessions are managed according to four ability groups known as 'Beginners', 'Progression', 'Intermediates' and 'Advanced', where members can run with like minded runners. We arrange transport to attend local and national races of all distances and most terrain types, including multi-terrain and road races. Our club also hosts an exciting mixture of socials each term and welcome all members to attend! For more information, take a look at our website, or Facebook group.
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Lancaster University Sailing Club (LUSC) is a student run club for the students of Lancaster University who wish to race on the University team racing circuit, learn the sport or develop their sailing skills. The club currently owns a fleet of 6 Fireflys, 4 Laser II's and a Lark which are kept at Bolton Sailing Club where we Race and train. The club is approximately 40 minutes away from the University Campus and minibus transport is usually available. We sail continuously throughout the year from October, through the winter, and of course in the summer months. We sail, on average twice a week in the winter and usually more often in the summer months. On Wednesday afternoons we focus on the less experienced members of the club and on recreational sailing. Most Saturday's are spent developing our racing skills to make us a more competitive University team. We compete in both national events and University led events for example Roses (vs York University) and Big B (vs our old buoys). We mostly race Fireflys during term time and the lark for special events during the summer. Join us on facebook if you want to know more: http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=8727876942&v=wall
The Scrabble Society is for anyone, whether you are good with words or not. Every week we will hold fun friendly games and competitions to eventually find the annual King or Queen of Scrabble. We hope to break all you Scrabble lovers out of the closet and into the wild.
Senior Learners Society provides support for Older learners within Lancaster University and activities to enhance the learning experience.
SIFE - Students In Free Enterprise
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The University of Lancaster Sikh Society membership is open to any student at The University of Lancaster, you don't have to be a Sikh. Our aim is to raise awareness, learn about Sikhism and provide an identity for Sikh students studying at Lancaster University. Also to bring Sikh (and non-Sikh) students together through debates, discussions and social and religious events.
Welcome to the home of Lancaster University Snowsports Club! We are the biggest and most legendary sports club at Lancaster University whom host an outrageous ski holiday, epic socials and some awesome race teams. To all you guys and gals, whether you're a complete beginner, a veteran snow-goer or just after a few cheeky beers with some sound people then we promise to cater for all your needs and make you proud to be part of LUSS!
South-East European Society
Lancaster University South-East European Society (LUSEES), also known as The Balkans Society, purports to represent a joint society of students from South-East Europe at Lancaster University. The main aim of the society is to support its members and promote their overall welfare and interests. Our society offers help to current and prospective students who wish to embark upon a degree at Lancaster University. Also, it provides students with an opportunity to get to know each other better and to maintain their bonds even after leaving the university.
Primarily, and for LUMS to be happy, our main objective is to help those people who are either taking Spanish as a second or third language. We also help Spaniards and Latin people studying here to integrate and make it easier to settle-in and solve probems and queries, through our Weekly Spanish Coffee. But, as a "secondary" objective, we bring to the cold-rainy English weather the very best of Spanish partying: Ibiza and Pacha style Parties, themes and music, as well as our food and wine. And you don't even need to be taking Spanish or be Spanish to attend to them!! Tempting?
Speak is a Christian social action group. We meet to discuss topics and campaign on issues of injustice. Meetings are every Monday at 8.00pm in the Chaplaincy Centre. Anyone who is concerned with social justice is welcome.
Lancaster Uni Squash Club! Team training: Monday 5.15-7.30 Wednesday 2-3.30 Thursday (if no home game) 7.15 - 9.15 Social Play: Monday: 7.30-9 Wednesday 3.30 - 5 Add us on facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lusquash
Student Scout And Guide (SSAGO)
Lancaster student scouts and guides is an exciting and adventurous club which offers opportunities to try a range of activities including camping. LSSAGO is part of a national network of around 35 universities which offers the unique opportunity to meet with students with similar interests from across the U.K. as we also offer the ability to meet nationally for Rallies and an annual ball! Even if you've never been involved with scouts or guides before, come along - we meet once or twice a week both on or off campus and would love to see you!
Join the Study Abroad Society! It’s a great way to meet other students who are also studying abroad or have studied abroad! We organize regular socials and outings, and aim to provide academic support as well as new experiences to those who are studying abroad in Lancaster!
Sub Aqua Club
LUSAC arranges diving trips around the UK. In winter these are restricted to the relatively sheltered sea lochs of Scotland and inland sites such as Capernwray Quarry. Summer we try to get out as much as possible and dive off the South & East Coasts of England and also Anglesey. Each year we run the BSAC Ocean Diver Course for new members. Further training including Sports Diver or Dive Leader Courses. Any level of experience from any club is welcome. If you have never dived in the UK before then come and try it, you may be surprised! Along with organised diving activities there are frequent social events. Every Monday in term time LUSAC meets in Furness back bar at 8 for a casual drink and chat. Out of term time some members continue to meet but the venue may change. Join the facebook page http://www.facebook.com/#!/groups/104713326260533/
Swimming & Waterpolo (LUSWT)
LUSWT is the club of darlings, whether you're an experienced player or just trying something new come and see what we are about. All teams compete in several leagues and meets every year finishing with the biggest event of the year Roses!
apart from swinging madly across the sun every single second, we also have free lindy hop (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mBdAuXr4ssQ) classes once a week and free dance socials on weekends. what's more, we spice our jazz-flavoured lives with homemade cakes, pies or cookies after each session! LUSDS is definitely a place where all the smily and fun people gather! you just can't be unhappy while swing-dancing, thus - - never stop swinging,
We cater for all levels through our two basic membership types (Development and League). We have 5 teams in the local league plus to teams in the University league and also offer coaching and advice to anyone who needs it. If your interested in Table Tennis, please come along to one of our sessions!
Taekwondo is a South Korean Martial art with emphasis on high gymnastics kicks and spins. LUTKD teaches the WTF style (the version of Taekwondo seen in the Olympic games) and as such is geared more towards a fast and fluid fighting style rather than achievement of inner nirvana. Taekwondo practise can dramatically increase your fitness, flexibility and self-confidence. Because we use our legs so much, you will burn the beer off faster than you can put it on - useful considering our social calendar. Come along to one of the training sessions. Monday: The Great Hall Playrooms 6:00pm till 7:30pm Wednesday: George Fox Foyer 6:00pm till 7:15pm
Created in the spirit of TED’s mission, “ideas worth spreading,” the TEDx program is designed to give communities, organizations and individuals the opportunity to stimulate dialogue through TED-like experiences at the local level. In March 2013 we will be holding a TEDx conference at Lancaster University that everyone can attend.
This year, we have team training at 1pm on Sundays and social play at 3 (weather depending). There will also be this same option on Wendesdays at 12pm but Exec members may not always be present due to playing in matches. Join the facebook group below for more information.
We work hard and play hard! From us you can expect a well run society, organised competitions and training sessions. We also aim to make it as fun as possible, so don’t worry if you’ve never bounced before, or don’t want to compete, you can still come along to training and just enjoy yourself and have a bounce!
The Lancaster University Triathlon Club is a relatively new club within the university and aims to develop keen students into competent triathletes. We train three times per week and regularly compete in local events and in the BUCS national competitions against other university teams.
Ultimate frisbee is a sport that is growing in popularity around the world. Ultimate is like American football in that to score, you have to catch the disc (frisbee) in the opposing end zone. However it is strictly non-contact and 'spirit' is an important concept as it is self-refereed. Additionally, it has elements of netball as you are not allowed to move once holding the disc except for one foot which you pivot off. Ultimate is exciting and fun and we welcome anyone to come to our training sessions and see why!
United Nation Association
Lancaster University United Nation Association (LU-UNA) is one of currently 31 branches across the UK that seeks to engage in education advocacy and activism to raise support for the principles and initiatives of the United Nations through research conference, social awareness activities, research journal and magazine. Along with the other UK branches, UNA-Lancaster University form part on the youth wing of the United Nation Association of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (UNA-UK), that is the UK’s leading independent policy authority on the UN and a UK-wide grassroots membership of organisation. Join us to become a UNA Cadet. and contribute in our reputable and nationally recognised platform with your research work for our Conference and Research Journal or get your informative articles or ideas published in our Magazine. Like us on facebook - http://www.facebook.com/luuna.org?bookmark_t=page
Lancaster University Vietnamese Society is a new society, we are aiming to represent our culture by helping our fellow students from Vietnam, as well as performing culture exchange with other Cultural societies.
Ever think you were born in the wrong era? If you, like us, have a passion for vintage style then this is the society for you! Take a look at our facebook group for more details on all the great opportunities including a trip to the vintage shops in Manchester, exclusive discounts in local vintage shops and a vintage tea party.
Welcome to LUVC! Lancaster University's Volleyball Club is a thriving organisation with members from across the world - we accomodate for experienced players, as well as beginners looking to learn something new at University.
WaterAid is an international charity that helps provide clean water and safe sanitation to some of the world's poorest people. Our society raises vital funds and advocates through a range of events: anything from street collections to music concerts. If you want to help organise events, or simply volunteer a few times a year, get in contact with us. We have great socials too! Meetings every Thursday at 6pm- check out our facebook page for further details.
Lancaster University Welsh Society is open to all members of the university, whether you're Welsh or just wish you were! The Welsh Society have weekly socials which range from cultural experiences such as language lesson's and trips off campus, to games such as pub rugby and fancy dress events. Membership to LUWS allows you to attend all social events, including the annual trip to Wales and the opportunity to be part of the executive of a growing society.
Wilderness Medicine encompasses all specialities where the care given is far from the availability of more formal help, including; expedition medicine, search and rescue medicine, pre-hospital care medicine, tropical medicine, disaster relief medicine, humanitarian aid medicine, extreme environment medicine (sub-aquatic, high altitude, space) and military medicine. This society aims to promote these specialities and raise awareness of the skills used in management of acute situations in these wilderness settings, by organizing training days and weekends outdoors as well as lectures. Members are also notified of any upcoming courses and expeditions arranged by larger international organizations. The events described are beneficial to medics and non-medics alike and useful skills, particularly for those who lead groups outdoors, will be highly useful.
Wing Chun Kung Fu
The Chinese martial art Wing Chun Kung Fu is not your stereotypical style of kung fu. Unlike the old Kung Fu fighting systems, which tended to mimic the motions of animals and lead to elaborate fighting positions, Wing Chun stressed efficiency of movement and simplicity. This makes it an exceptionally effective form of self defence for people of all sizes. Wing Chun is a friendly society, so it is a great place to meet new people and learn to defend yourself and therefore boost your confidence. Please look at our website which has our training details on. If you're interested we take new members all year, so come along and see what you think.
A place for anyone who writes- whether you're prone to scribbling limericks on napkins or spending years on a blockbuster film script or a rhyming couplet version of War and Peace, we take a bit of everything and anything. We have meetings twice a week where members are welcome to bring a piece of work along, read it to the group and get feedback to improve their writing/ polish their ego. Outside of meetings we like to relax and have regular socials ranging from bar crawls and film nights to a summer residential in a cottage somewhere.
Have a look through this list and find something for you. There’s getting on for 150 groups, so it might take a while. If you want to speed things up just use hold CTRL and F, it’ll pop up a search function.
(One day, we will have a proper search function but, things aren’t quite finished on this site yet.)
If you can’t find what you want, you could always set up a new group for yourself.