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.


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

Seaside trip
30th June 8am - 7pm
Join us for a coach trip to the seaside! British beaches, fish and chips and arcades.. what more could you want?
20th July 2pm - 4pm
..because who doesn't love bowling?! Join us for the afternoon, with ticket prices including a sharing platter and a drink.
Y Not Festival
28th July 11am - 31st July 11am
Mouldridge Lane, Pikehall Nr Matlock, Derbyshire, DE4 2PH
LOUD are going to Y Not and friends can come too! The festival is taking place on the 27th-30 of July. LOUD are going Friday to Monday. Members get a discount! This years line up includes: The Vaccines, Clean Bandit and many more!!!
Democratic Ideas Forum

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