There are a large number of student societies available throughout the University.
Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA) provide support to hundreds of student societies and can even help you set up your own.
CompSoc Edinburgh is Scotland’s largest tech society – run by students at the University of Edinburgh. Our society is a diverse community of computer scientists, programmers, and people who are passionate about the IT industry. People come to us for support in all thing's technology – we are the technology hub of the university.
We host monthly Student Tech Meetups, regular workshops, and quite a few social events with a touch of Computer Science culture. CompSoc also organises one of the largest hackathons in the country, Hack the Burgh - with over 150 attendees coming from around the world.
We have several special interest groups (SIGs) who focus on more specific aspects of computing.
SIGINT – Cyber Security
SIGCoin – Blockchain and Cryptocurrency
SIGWeb – Website Development
LawTech – Law and Technology
SIGNet – Computer Networking
AlgoSig – Algorithmic Trading
GameDevSig – Game Development
ScotQuan – Data Science Social Enterprise
HackSIG – Hackathons
You can also find out more about CompSoc via our website
Edinburgh Hoppers (the Hoppers), our student-run women and gender minorities in technology group, has been going strong since September 2005. They organise a variety of events such as workshops, tech talks and socials, often in collaboration with various companies. Hoppers create a community for women in Informatics. The group is named after computer science pioneer Grace Hopper.
- A society dedicated to Artificial Intelligence that positively impacts humankind
- Computer Game Society (GameSoc)
- A society dedicated to video gaming
- Provides events, workshops and tech talks to students interested in Machine Learning.
- A society dedicated to developing rocket and space technology
- EUFS (Edinburgh University Formula Student)
- A society dedicated to constructing an F1-style race car
- Student society dedicated to accelerating the development of Hyperloop and implementing the technology in the UK
- Eclipse eSports
- Edinburgh University eSports team
- Student society about Financial Technology
- Women in STEM
- Student society for Women in STEM Subjects.