Clubs & Socs

Being at UCA isn’t all hard work, so we provide the opportunity for students to participate in Clubs and Societies by either running one or being a member.

From interest, academic and cultural based societies, to fitness and team sports, there is a dedicated member of staff to equip you with the skills and support to accomplish your vision. They provide support for any student who wants to start their own group, so no previous experience needed.


Please note that Clubs and Societies 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.


Start a new Club/Society

If you're interested in being a part of a Sports Club but it doesnt 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, Societies and Communities. Clubs, Societies and Communities 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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adoption list

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:

Islamic Society

Dance Club

Basketball Club

Film Society

Netball Club

Graphic Design Society

Photography Society

Table Tennis Club

Current Clubs & Societies

  • Epsom Anime and Manga Society

    A society for fans of anime and manga!

  • Epsom Bangladeshi Society

    Welcome to the Bangladeshi Society! We provide support, representation, facilities, services, entertainment and activities for all of our members.

  • Epsom Basketball Club

    Welcome to Epsom Basketball!

  • Epsom Bollywood Dance Club

    Welcome to the Bollywood Dance Club

  • Epsom Cheerleading Club

    Cheerleading is a no experience necessary club! We are a Co-Ed Level 1 team and we learn stunting, tumbling, jumps and dancing.

  • Epsom Chinese Students and Scholars Association

    Welcome to the Chinese Students and Scholars Association!

  • Epsom Christian Union

    Christian Union is a community for anyone who is exploring their faith and wants to dig in deeper into Christianity.

  • Epsom Creative Writing Society

    Hello to all my whooping writers!

  • Epsom Fashion Society

    We’ll mostly look out for the fun and artistic side of fashion and art, we allow people to be more creative, let out their ideas, and express themselves and their emotions through colours!

  • Epsom Football Club

    Our goal is for everybody to be motivated and excited to come down and play football, whether its your first time or you’ve been playing your whole life, you're welcome! (It will be competitive!)

  • Epsom K-Pop Club

    K-Pop is essentially Korean Pop and once a week we will be holding a dance class teaching a variety of choreographies from both boy and girl groups.

  • Epsom Language Cafe Society

    Welcome to the Language Cafe!

  • Epsom Music Society

    UCA Epsom's Music Society aims to provide a safe and inclusive space for all to live and breathe music.

  • Epsom Poetry Society

    Open to any and all with interest in poetry of any kind, whether you're writing and want a place to show your work, or if you just want a place to listen and find what you like.