Union Societies

Welcome to the home of Union Societies (US) at your Students Union - we boast over 50 student societies, ranging from quidditch to theatre and from 3D printing to bhangra or even airsoft.

Our societies sit in 6 categories: Academic, Active and Performance, Charity and Campaigns, Interest, Religious and Cultural and those based in Buxton and Chesterfield. There's a society for every taste – and if not, you can set one up!

Join US today and make loads of new friends, develop new skills, enhance your CV and discover new hobbies or continue an old one and the most of your time here at Derby.

FAQs

Why join a society?

If you want to do something different with your time at university and meet new people who share a common interest, then joining a society will be for you.

What do societies do?

This depends a lot on what society you join, and what their focus and priorities are. Listed below are examples of the activities that our societies typically put on:

  • Meetings
  • Social events
  • Awareness campaigns
  • Fundraising
  • Talks/lectures
  • Performances
  • Beginning/End of year events

How do I join a society?

  • Please log-in to the website using your UDo log-in details
  • Select the society you are looking for from our A-Z of Socieites list - you will then be able to purchse a membership on each individual society page
  • Alternatively you can pay in cash at either the Kedleston Road or Buxton SU Information Points

How much is membership?

In order to purchase society memberships you must first purchase the Union Societies' Pass for £7 (payable once per year) and then pay top up membership fee for each society that you want to join. The  top-up membership prices vary depending on the Society, you can go to their minisite or contact the society directly for their price. There is also a full list of prices available during the online joining process.

When can I join a society?

You can join a Society between September and June within an academic year

How do I set up a society?

Any student can set up a new Society that does not currently exist. For more information click here.

I am having problems joining online and need help - what do I do?

If you are experiencing any technical or access issues please contact  Societies  Coordinator;

Rebecca Gosling: rebecca.gosling@udsu.co.uk / 01332 593890

What do I do if I have a comment, concern or complaint?

If you have a comment, concern or complaint about a society or society committee member, you can contact your VP Student Community giving details.

Amy Horner: vpcommunity@udsu.co.uk / 01332 591 515

 

 Societies Events

Evolution or Intelligent Design of Life?
28th March 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Heap Lecture Theatre, Kedleston Rd Campus
Internationally renown speaker Subodh Pandit is now coming to Derby to deliver his lecture on the subject of " Evolution or Intelligent Design of Life" ? It's a one you don't want to miss it! It's a lecture for everyone, whether you a believer or not
Social Action Society Mixer
29th March 2:30pm - 4pm
The Academy
Chance for all students to mix and discuss what the new social action society could look like.
Community Awards 2017
31st March 6pm - 11pm
The Farmhouse
We would like to invite all of you to attend and celebrate with your fellow students from RAG, Union Societies and Union Volunteers at the Community Awards.
2Q Festival
1st April 11am - 11:59pm
Various venues around Derby
LOUD Society are going to 2Q Festival!  Teir 2 £24.75 inc. booking fee But are £16.50 for LOUD Members! Contact The LOUD committee for more details.
RockSoc Goes To Alton Towers
2nd April 8am - 6pm
Pick Up Outside Princess Alice Court
Transport and discounted tickets to Alton Towers including early entry!
LET'S TALK ABOUT IT
3rd April 7pm - 11pm
Common Room, Roman House, Friagate, DE1 1AP
This event is an opportunity for students to discuss and express themselves on a variety of topics and issues. Topics will include personal dilemmas/struggles, national issues and controversial international conspiracies and much more.
AGM - Derby Student Minds
4th April 5pm - 7pm
N109 - Kedleston Road
AGM for Derby Student Minds
The Great Gatsby
23rd April 2:30pm - 6:30pm
Polish Club Derby, 18 Kedleston Road, DE22 1GU Derby
Ladies and Gentlemen, we would formally like to invite you to come along to see the latest UDSU Theatre Society show in a stunning adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel 'The Great Gatsby'.
The Great Gatsby
23rd April 6:30pm - 8:30pm
Polish Club Derby, 18 Kedleston Road, DE22 1GU Derby
Ladies and Gentlemen, we would formally like to invite you to come along to see the latest UDSU Theatre Society show in a stunning adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald's novel 'The Great Gatsby'.
Paintball with Paintball and Lasertag
24th April 9am - 4pm
Paintball at Wild Park, Brailsford.
Democratic Ideas Forum

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