Here at Rochester, 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!
Memberships for Clubs and Societies are currently closed as we prepare for the new academic year. They will open on the morning of the 23 September. You will be able to meet the committees for each group at the Freshers Fair from 11-3pm!
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.
More about identity communities
Positions available for each club/society:
The GROUP PRESIDENT is responsible for general day-to-day running of the club/society and shall be entitled to represent the club/society at all times in matters affecting its interests. This includes scheduling regular meetings of the committee and the group, communicating with relevant companies and the Students’ Union. They shall look after the financial structures, risk assessments and planning of the group and chair the AGM and Committee Elections.
The MEMBERSHIP PRESIDENT is responsible for the marketing, recruitment, promotion and organisation of the membership. They will be responsible for maintaining the group’s social media and making sure it is up to date, robust and affective. They are also in charge of increasing and managing the group’s members and that all the membership and committee are following the constitution and bylaws.
The EXPERIENCE PRESIDENT is responsible for the event organisation, socials, campaigns, fundraising initiatives, welfare and inclusivity of the group. They will take a lead on talking to relevant companies, stakeholders and the Students’ Union. They will ensure that the club/society is being as inclusive as it can within the parameters of their activity and ensure student safety is a priority. They signpost to relevant services and ensure the group is being a positive influence on campus and the membership.