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.
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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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.
Find out more about Identity Communities.
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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 email@example.com 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:
Anime and Manga Society
Art Gaming Society
Art Therapy Society
Asian Students Society
CASCAN - Canterbury Architecture School Climate Action Group
Disabled Students Society
Graphic Design Society
LGBTQ+ Students Society
Students of Colour Society