A society is a student group created to bring students together who have common interests. We have just over
240 Societies at Cardiff University Students’ Union, and this number grows every year! Whether you’re a
dancer, a singer, want to read around your course, have a niche interest or want to take up a new hobby,
there is something for everyone!
You can view a complete list of our current Societies online.
If you can’t see something here that you’re interested in, it is really easy to set up a new Society –
all you need are twenty potential members. The Guild of Societies will provide all the support necessary
for your new group to be a success!
To ask a question about Societies, email StudentsUnion@cardiff.ac.uk
Is there a limit to the number of Societies I can join?
Not at all – we encourage you to get involved in as many activities as your timetable will allow! You can
sign up to Societies all year round, so you don’t need to sign up to loads at the Societies and
Volunteering Fair in September if you’re not sure!
How much commitment is joining a Society?
This very much depends on the Societies you join, but most groups run events weekly! However, there is no
pressure for you to attend every time – they are still an amazing way to meet lots of new
people and really build a community at Cardiff!
You can find out a bit more about each group and the time commitment they entail online
How much do they cost?
In order to join Societies, you will be asked to pay £6 to join the Guild of Societies. This cost does
not change, whether you join one Society or ten!
Societies charge varying amounts for their group memberships, and this is usually reflective of
training, instructor and equipment costs incurred by the Society. A number of our Societies are free,
and the vast majority are less than £10. A number of them also offer half-year memberships if you’re