Clubs & Socs

Here at Canterbury, we have a wide variety of activities for you to take part in. From sports teams and fitness classes, to religious, cultural, interest and academic societies, there is something for everybody. Clubs and Societies are run by students for students. And if you can't found something you are interested in, we can support you in starting your own club or society!

Please note that Clubs and Society Memberships are non-refundable. 

Clubs and Societies are only open to UCA students, staff and alumni. 

Clubs and Societies can only be started and led by current UCA students.

Please note that Clubs and societies are now closed for this academic year. they will re-open in September for the new academic year.


Start a new Club/Society

If you're interested in being a part of a Club or Society but it doesn't exist yet, click here!

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Committee resources

Here you can find useful documents that will help you with the everyday running of your club or society.

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Useful information

Everything you need to know about awards and recognition, clothing and facilities.

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Participation Fund

Any UCA student can apply for the Participation Fund if they encounter financial or equipment barriers to taking part in Clubs and Societies. Clubs and Societies are an important part of extra-curricular life at UCA and support student wellbeing and learning while at university. No student should feel like they cannot take part or are at a disadvantage due to financial hardship or the need to purchase additional materials.

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Our clubs and societies are run by students for students, and our committees are made up of the students who make it all happen. Each committee is made up of three positions:

  • Group President
  • Experience President
  • Membership President

Committee Elections will take place through online ballot from May 3-5th. You can nominate yourself for a position until Tuesday 26th April. 

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Identity Communities

Under the umbrella of Communities, we have four ‘Identity Communities’. These are based on the National Union of Students’ four main liberation campaigns:

  • Women Students
  • Disabled Students
  • Students of Colour (formerly known as BAME Students)
  • LGBTQ+ Students

You can take part in any Identity Community you identify into – the Students of Colour Community is for black or minority ethnicity students only, LGBTQ+ Students Community is for students who are Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Trans*, Queer+ only, and so on. Our Women Students Community is Trans*-inclusive.
These Communities will run events and campaigns throughout the year, with the support of the Union. You can join an Identity Community by clicking the link at the bottom of that Community’s page, represent your Identity Community at Union Justice Groups, or you can volunteer to be a leader for an Identity Community and help to make it a fun and supportive space for students.

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More about identity communities


Groups up for adoption are groups which have existed before and are looking for committee members to take them over! This means that for some of these groups, we may already have equipment or facilities set up and ready to go.

If you're interested in adopting one of these clubs or societies, contact Vanessa Silva at or submit the 'Start A New Club or Society' Form above.

Here is a list of all clubs and societies that are up for adoption:

(Indoor) Football Club

Dance Club

Christian Union

African-Caribbean Society

Basketball Club

Photography Society

Animation Society

Current Club & Societies