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Societies

  • A Cappella

    The a cappella scene in St Andrews is massive! We represent six amazing groups that you can be a part of. We provide support to these groups in performances across town and even across the country.

    Category
    Arts, Media and Music
  • Accommodation

    We exist to help all students in private flats or halls of residence with any problems they might encounter during their time in St Andrews.

    Category
    Representation
  • Afro-Caribbean

    We share African and Caribbean cultures with our community through social, academic, and charitable events.

    Category
    Cultural
  • Alumni

    We connect our global alumni to St Andrews, and current students with alumni.

    Category
    Representation
  • Amnesty International

    Amnesty International is a worldwide movement of people who campaign for internationally recognised human rights to be respected and protected for everyone.

    Category
    Charitable
  • Anthropology

    Inclusive and passionate about anthropology.

    Category
    Academic and Education
  • Archaeology

    The Student Archaeology Society is a group for anyone and everyone who is passionate about archaeology!

    Category
    Academic and Education
  • Art

    As the University does not offer courses in fine arts, we the students step in to bridge that gap.

    Category
    Arts, Media and Music
  • Astronomical

    If you love to learn about space, or just stare at the stars in awe, we're the society for you!

    Category
    Academic and Education
  • Bacchae (Classics)

    Salve! Got a growing interest in Classics, Classical Studies, Classical Archaeology or Ancient History? We’re the society for you!

    Category
    Academic and Education
  • Ballroom and Latin American Dancing

    Competitive and Social Ballroom and Latin Dance

    Category
    Activity and Recreation
  • BAME Students' Network

    We exist to provide a strong community, adequate resources, and effective support to the BAME students at the University.

    Category
    Representation
  • Biology

    We run events for everyone interested in biology including pub quizzes, lectures, films and socials!

    Category
    Academic and Education
  • Birding

    Birding Society is a student- and staff-led initiative encouraging the appreciation and study of local bird species.

    Category
    Activity and Recreation
  • Blood Donation

    We publicise and facilitate on-campus blood donation drives in collaboration with the NHS.

    Category
    Charitable
  • Book Club

    Book club is a welcoming and diverse society for anyone with an interest in reading.

    Category
    Activity and Recreation
  • Breakaway (Hill Walking)

    We're the hillwalking club. We go hiking in the Scottish Highlands every other week. You should join us!

    Category
    Activity and Recreation
  • British Medical Association

    The British Medical Association Society of St Andrews is your official local university branch of the trade union and professional association for medical students and doctors throughout the UK.

    Category
    Academic and Education
  • Bute Medical

    Established in 1915, the Bute Medical Society is one of St Andrews' oldest, largest and most active student societies.

    Category
    Academic and Education
  • Catholic

    We are open to all students within the University.

    Category
    Faith
  • Celtic

    The University's oldest society, promoting Scottish Culture through Scottish Country Dance and Scottish Gaelic Language Classes.

    Category
    Cultural
  • Chaplaincy (Faith Society List)

    The Chaplaincy offers hospitality to many faith societies. This links to the groups and societies most involved with the Chaplaincy.

    Category
    Faith
  • Charities Campaign

    Our primary aim is to raise as much money as we possibly can for our three student nominated charities, and have just as much fun in the process. Last year, we raised over £100,000.

    Category
    Activities
  • Chemistry

    We welcome undergraduates, postgraduates, and staff to a variety of fun and exciting events throughout the year.

    Category
    Academic and Education
  • Chess

    Welcome to the Chess Society!

    Category
    Activity and Recreation
  • Chinese Hongpao

    Integrating Chinese Culture into a delightful student life in St. Andrews. Providing culinary experiences, leisurely events, and sporting activities for all.

    Category
    Cultural
  • Chinese Students and Scholars

    We aim to enrich Chinese students' academic and cultural life in St Andrews and to bridge cultural exchange between Chinese and international communities.

    Category
    Cultural
  • Christian Union

    We exist to give every student the opportunity to hear and respond to the good news of Jesus Christ.

    Category
    Faith
  • Comedy

    We are dedicated to promoting and nourishing all comedic talent in St Andrews.

    Category
    Arts, Media and Music
  • Community Relations

    We are the primary point of contact at the Students' Association for local residents.

    Category
    Representation
  • Conservative and Unionist Association

    St Andrews University Conservative Association (STAUCA) is the social and political home of conservatism in St Andrews.

    Category
    Political and Campaigning
  • Consulting

    The University of St Andrews Consulting Society is a student-led organisation dedicated to educating and inspiring its members about management, strategy and technology consulting.

    Category
    Academic and Education
  • Create Society

    This is a test society, sorry!

    Category
    Not categorised
  • Czech and Slovak

    We aim to connect people and organise fun events to promote our culture.

    Category
    Cultural
  • Debating Society

    Welcome to the University of St Andrews Union Debating Society: the oldest – and some might say the finest – of its kind, founded in 1794.

    Category
    Activities
  • Democrats Overseas

    We help American citizens vote from abroad, host social and speaker events, and raise awareness of political issues.

    Category
    Political and Campaigning
  • Design Team

    Whether its pixels or paper, the Design Team is here to be the creative force working with the St Andrews community.

    Category
    Activities
  • Dice

    We play all kinds of tabletop games, including roleplaying games, wargames, boardgames and card games. We provide both a space of playing and a large collection of games!

    Category
    Fan and Geek
  • Disabled Students' Network

    The Disabled Students’ Network is dedicated to representing disabled students and promote an understanding of disability and building a supportive community for disabled students.

    Category
    Representation
  • Disney

    We are a friendly, welcoming society that holds a range of Disney-themed events.

    Category
    Fan and Geek
  • Doctor Who

    We are a friendly society who get together every second week to watch a few episodes of Doctor Who.

    Category
    Fan and Geek
  • Dog Walking

    For all St Andrews dog lovers.

    Category
    Activity and Recreation
  • Economics

    We support and promote an interest in the pursuit of economics.

    Category
    Academic and Education
  • Education Committee

    Educom is here to represent student opinion on education issues. We are responsible for coordinating student representation within the University education structure.

    Category
    Representation
  • Effective Altruism

    A group focused on using evidence and reason to do the most good possible.

    Category
    Charitable
  • Enactus

    Enactus is an international entrepreneurial club in which teams design and implement social enterprises to help specified beneficiaries. The St. Andrews branch currently operates 5 social enterprises.

    Category
    Charitable
  • Engineering and Aerospace

    Workshops, competitions, industry talks, and more for students of all backgrounds looking to get into engineering or aerospace.

    Category
    Academic and Education
  • Ents Crew

    Make events happen.

    Category
    Activities
  • Environment

    The Environment Subcommittee exists to help students live more sustainably and get involved in environmental projects around campus.

    Category
    Representation
  • Equality

    Our mission is to achieve the highest standards of equality so as to provide for a more open, safe, and accessible environment.

    Category
    Representation
  • Feminist

    Promoting feminist causes in St Andrews, nationally, and internationally.

    Category
    Political and Campaigning
  • Filipino

    Connecting Filipinos and sharing the culture with anyone interested.

    Category
    Cultural
  • Film

    We get together weekly to watch films and socialise. Join us at a screening or pub night!

    Category
    Arts, Media and Music
  • Filmmakers

    We provide opportunities for students to learn new skills and refine their techniques in the art of filmmaking.

    Category
    Arts, Media and Music
  • Fine Food and Dining

    We love food and want everyone to experience the best cuisine St Andrews has to offer.

    Category
    Food and Drink
  • Folk and Traditional Music

    Dedicated to playing and promoting folk and traditional music in and around St Andrews.

    Category
    Arts, Media and Music
  • Foreign Affairs

    The Foreign Affairs Society is the official association for the school of International Relations!

    Category
    Academic and Education
  • French

    Our aim is to promote and share with you the language, arts, literature, theatre, cuisine, and culture of France with regular events throughout the year.

    Category
    Cultural
  • Frog

    Ribbit! Hop on over to a safe space of frog filled fun ranging from froggy conservation to Kermit the Frog listening parties. We're also the Best New Society 2020/21! <3

    Category
    Fan and Geek
  • Gaming

    We are an active society, meeting regularly to both play and discuss a variety of video games, some non-gaming specific events, and competitive gaming in university esports leagues.

    Category
    Fan and Geek
  • Geography

    Fun social and academic events that provide you with opportunities to meet other geographers.

    Category
    Academic and Education
  • Geological

    A great way to meet students in different year groups, from environmental scientists to geologists.

    Category
    Academic and Education
  • German

    Love all things German? Then come along to our Stammtisch and German Beer Tastings to meet other like-minded people and practise your German! Look forward to our Oktoberfest and movie nights, as w...

    Category
    Academic and Education
  • Gilbert and Sullivan

    Do you love the performing arts? Imagine the halfway point between musical theatre and opera and you've got the idea!

    Category
    Arts, Media and Music
  • Gluten Free

    Gluten Free St Andrews is a student society to foster a community of gluten-free students to share delicious food, recipes, support, and experiences.

    Category
    Food and Drink
  • Greek and Cypriot

    Fancy ouzo, Greek dancing, and having a good time, then this society is the perfect fit for you. We bring the Greek culture and life to you like Greeks do best!

    Category
    Cultural
  • Guide Dog

    Charitable society working closely with the local Fife branch of Guide Dogs for the Blind.

    Category
    Charitable
  • History

    The oldest and largest arts academic society. Our events give a voice to History students and allow them to engage with the world of academia.

    Category
    Academic and Education
  • Hong Kong

    Connecting the St Andrews community with Hong Kong's culture and history.

    Category
    Cultural
  • Hong Kong Public Affairs and Social Services

    Inclusive platform for formal discussions on political and social affairs in Hong Kong

    Category
    Political and Campaigning
  • Inklight (Creative Writing)

    We are Inklight, the Creative Writing Society! We welcome poets, prose writers, scriptwriters, and anything in between.

    Category
    Arts, Media and Music
  • Investment

    The largest student-run investment fund in St Andrews.

    Category
    Academic and Education
  • Irish

    Promoting the culture of both Ireland and Northern Ireland, and helping to connect Irish students.

    Category
    Cultural
  • Italian

    Promoting Italian culture, language, and food.

    Category
    Cultural
  • Japan

    Looking to learn more about or re-experience Japanese culture, but don't know where to start? Then you're at the right place!

    Category
    Cultural
  • JazzWorks

    Jazz and jams.

    Category
    Arts, Media and Music
  • Knitting

    We meet up regularly to knit together in coffee shops and have other social events with and without our knitting! Crocheters also welcome.

    Category
    Activity and Recreation
  • Labour

    We strive to encourage and share our Labour values throughout our university; to create a fairer and more socially just campus; to participate in, campaign for and shape the National Labour Party.

    Category
    Political and Campaigning
  • Law

    A platform for all students to discover more about US and UK law, directly from international commercial firms and top US law schools.

    Category
    Academic and Education
  • Lifers

    We are responsible for representing students who have entered University after a break from education or from a non traditional route.

    Category
    Representation
  • Mackenzie General Practice

    Aiming to promote the importance of general practice within the medical community.

    Category
    Academic and Education
  • Madrigal Group

    Auditioned student-led choir that sings unaccompanied repertoire ranging from 16th century to contemporary choral works.

    Category
    Arts, Media and Music
  • Malaysian

    We deliver the Malaysian experience to our members by doing our best to showcase Malaysian hospitality within St Andrews

    Category
    Cultural
  • Management

    Management!

    Category
    Academic and Education
  • Marine

    Connecting as many students as possible, from all backgrounds, with the oceans that surround us.

    Category
    Academic and Education
  • Mathematical (SUMS)

    SUMS is the best way for you to indulge in a little bit of maths and make some friends along the way.

    Category
    Academic and Education
  • Mermaids

    Are you into theatre, comedy, musicals or any other performing arts? Want to show off your talents either on the stage or in the wings, or just see some fantastic shows? Welcome to Mermaids!

    Category
    Activities
  • Model United Nations

    Debating and simulation society for any student to discuss topics from Brexit to Star Wars.

    Category
    Political and Campaigning
  • Motorsports
    Category
    Activity and Recreation
  • Music

    One of the University’s oldest and largest societies, providing six student-run ensembles, regular concerts and social events.

    Category
    Arts, Media and Music
  • Music Fund

    At Music Fund we are dedicated to fostering the music scene in St Andrews, whether it be through organising gigs, providing funding for aspiring musicians, or working with other societies.

    Category
    Activities
  • Musical Theatre Society

    MusT (formerly Just So) is St Andrews' musical theatre society!

    Category
    Arts, Media and Music
  • Muslim/Islamic (STAMSA)

    STAMSA meets regularly for prayer and social events, and is committed to charitable fundraising throughout the academic year.

    Category
    Faith
  • Neuroscience

    Furthering interest in neuroscience, both academic and casually. We welcome members from all backgrounds, with any level of Neural knowledge.

    Category
    Academic and Education
  • oikos
    Category
    Political and Campaigning
  • On The Rocks

    On The Rocks Festival is an entirely student-run arts festival incorporating art, photography, film, theatre, dance, fashion, music, and comedy.

    Category
    Activities
  • Oncology
    Category
    Academic and Education
  • One for the World

    Our mission is to eradicate extreme poverty, by asking students to give 1% of their post-graduation income to charity.

    Category
    Charitable
  • Philosophy

    The Philosophy Society hosts weekly talks from leading academic philosophers, as well as discussion groups and social events throughout the year.

    Category
    Academic and Education
  • Photography

    Photography for all, no matter your ability.

    Category
    Arts, Media and Music
  • Physics

    Promoting the understanding and enjoyment of physics.

    Category
    Academic and Education
  • Pokemon
    Category
    Fan and Geek
  • Poker

    Weekly poker tournaments.

    Category
    Activity and Recreation
  • Polish

    Promoting Polish culture and bringing together those interested in Poland.

    Category
    Cultural
  • Pool and Cue Sports

    The go-to society for pool and cue sports.

    Category
    Activity and Recreation
  • Populus

    Reducing feelings of loneliness by holding icebreakers and other events all year round, encouraging good times, good fun, and good friends.

    Category
    Student Community
  • Postgraduate

    We deal with postgraduate academic representation, wellbeing, and social event organisation.

    Category
    Representation
  • Project Anime

    We are a society based around the enjoyment of anime and related media.

    Category
    Fan and Geek
  • Protocol Magazine

    Student human rights magazine.

    Category
    Arts, Media and Music
  • Psychiatry
    Category
    Academic and Education
  • Psychology and Neuroscience

    Bringing together, entertaining, and supporting all those interested in Psychology and Neuroscience.

    Category
    Academic and Education
  • Quidditch and Harry Potter

    For the appreciation of Harry Potter and the sport of quidditch.

    Category
    Fan and Geek
  • Refugee Action

    Our society began as a response to the plight of refugees and migrants in the UK and across Europe.

    Category
    Charitable
  • Rock and Metal

    Welcome to the RockSoc family! It’s great to have you here :)

    Category
    Arts, Media and Music
  • Roller Skating
    Category
    Activity and Recreation
  • Russian

    Dedicated to promoting and celebrating Russian culture, history, music, and cuisine in Fife.

    Category
    Cultural
  • SaIntelligence

    A society for everyone interested in Machine Learning at the University of St Andrews and beyond! We host projects, talks, mini-conferences, competitions, and workshops!

    Category
    Academic and Education
  • Saints LGBT+

    Saints LGBT+ is a social and wellbeing group dedicated to providing an open and safe environment for people in the LGBT+ community – and allies – within St Andrews.

    Category
    Representation
  • Salsa and Bachata Dancing

    Salsa and Bachata dance.

    Category
    Activity and Recreation
  • Science Fiction and Fantasy

    Sharing and discussing works of science fiction and fantasy.

    Category
    Fan and Geek
  • Sexpression

    Providing accessible and inclusive sex education to local schools and youth groups.

    Category
    Charitable
  • Shire of Caer Caledon

    Medieval re-enactment society: home of fighting, feasts, and fun.

    Category
    Activity and Recreation
  • Singapore

    Congregation of people with even the slightest bit of Singaporean in their blood.

    Category
    Cultural
  • Sitara
    Category
    Academic and Education
  • Societies Committee

    We support the many and diverse societies of the Students' Association. The committee consists of 15 members who work to manage the administration for 150+ societies. throughout the year.

    Category
    Activities
  • Soirée

    Soirée, formerly known as High Society, stands for Saints Historical Appreciation & Period Experiences Society.

    Category
    Fan and Geek
  • South African

    We host cultural, social and political events for anyone interested in South Africa!

    Category
    Cultural
  • Sport and Exercise Medicine
    Category
    Academic and Education
  • St Andrews Voluntary Service

    We assign volunteers, mainly from the student body of the University, to local projects in and around St Andrews.

    Category
    Activities
  • St Candrews
    Category
    Charitable
  • St Mary's College

    For Divinity students, offering various college events, charity events, and our annual ball.

    Category
    Student Community
  • STAR: St Andrews Radio

    STAR is the one and only student radio station in St Andrews. We broadcast online with live shows running from morning to midnight.

    Category
    Activities
  • Students for Global Health

    Tackling local and global health inequalities through education, advocacy, and community social action.

    Category
    Charitable
  • Students for Independence

    Pro-independence and pro-European society, hosting a variety of events regarding Scottish politics, culture, and history.

    Category
    Political and Campaigning
  • Students For Life

    Affirming and celebrating the dignity of life from fertilisation to natural end through our three pillars of education, service and community.

    Category
    Political and Campaigning
  • Surgical

    Offering students surgical workshops, talks, and our yearly National Conference.

    Category
    Academic and Education
  • Sustainable Development

    Learn about Sustainable Development and join discussions about inclusive solutions to global issues! You do not have to be taking the subject to join and meet people from all fields!

    Category
    Academic and Education
  • Swing Dance

    An inclusive community for swing dancers of all levels, with weekly classes, practice sessions, and socials.

    Category
    Activity and Recreation
  • Taste of Asia

    Showcasing the biggest Asian food and culture events in St Andrews.

    Category
    Food and Drink
  • Teddy Bear Hospital

    Volunteer society promoting health education to primary kids.

    Category
    Charitable
  • Thai

    Sharing Thai Culture, Food and Language with all of those who are interested!

    Category
    Cultural
  • UNICEF

    Fundraising for Unicef and raising awareness about the causes and efforts that Unicef supports internationally.

    Category
    Charitable
  • United Nations Association

    Promoting civil society engagement in our community with the work of the UN.

    Category
    Political and Campaigning
  • VegSoc

    Welcome to the Vegan & Vegetarian Society!

    Category
    Food and Drink
  • Wellbeing

    We focus our efforts around mental health, sexual health, personal safety, and alcohol consumption, as well as Raisin Weekend, May Dip, and other University traditions.

    Category
    Representation
  • Welsh

    Connecting welsh people who are struggling with homesickness, missing a welshcake, or are just trying to find a mate to watch the Wales game with.

    Category
    Cultural
  • Women for Women International

    Supporting and fundraising for Women for Women International through social and collaborative events.

    Category
    Charitable
  • Women in Business
    Category
    Academic and Education
  • Women in Computer Science

    Supporting and encouraging women in technology.

    Category
    Academic and Education
  • Yoga

    Community yoga program for St Andrews students, running weekly yoga and meditation classes, plus workshops and events.

    Category
    Activity and Recreation

We have a total of societies and subcommittees affiliated to the Students' Association. They run all kinds of events, covering almost anything you can think of. Whether you're interested in dancing, dog walking, or debating we've got something for you. If you don't see what you're looking for, why not start your own society?

Click on a society to find out more, join their mailing list, or buy membership. There's no limit to the number of societies you can join, and all membership fees go directly towards supporting the society and its activities. Click here to see your currently active memberships.

All affiliated societies are supported by our Societies Committee.

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