Societies and sports
Our clubs and societies will help you develop your interests, meet like-minded people, indulge a hobby or simply socialise.
As soon as you join the University, you'll be welcomed into the Edinburgh University Students' Association, which works on your behalf to ensure you have the best possible experience during your time here.
We host an extensive range of clubs and societies here at Edinburgh. With more than 290 to choose from, you're bound to find one that's right for you, and if you don't you can create one!
Joining a sports club will give you the opportunity to train, compete and socialise with other members.
From archery and athletics to trampolining and Taekwondo, we offer a vast selection of sports clubs for you to choose from.
Our Sports Union is made up of more than 60 sports clubs, catering for all types of activity and ability level, from complete beginner to elite.
Our clubs offer weekly coaching and practice, with opportunities to compete and/or participate in sport on Wednesdays and at weekends. Many of our sports clubs compete at national and international levels.
The Students' Association supports more than 290 student-led societies and volunteering groups, from the Harry Potter society to the photography society.
Getting involved in societies and sports at University is a great way to meet new people, develop or find new interests and hobbies, gain valuable skills and improve your university experience.
Geoscience specific societies include:
You’ll get to know more about our clubs and societies during the Welcome Week Societies Fair which is held during Welcome Week.
You can find the society for you on Societies and Sports at the University of Edinburgh on the website: