New Students

Societies and the Students' Association

As a new student, you automatically become a member of the Edinburgh University Students' Association, with access to over 325 societies and student representation.

Student Societies

Student Societies are a big part of the student experience and can be a great way to enhance your social and academic life.

You don't have to be an expert on a particular topic to join a society. It is about developing new interests and experiences, meeting like-minded people and having fun.

Societies offer free sessions during welcome week/first few weeks of term. Then if you wish to join the society there is a cost for membership, this can vary depending on which society you wish to join. Prices for membership can be found on the link below, and clicking on your choice of Society then clicking 'Join'. 

Worried about the price of memberships? There is also an option to apply for the Student Participation Grant.

Find a society

With over 325+ societies to choose from, there’s something for everyone.

List of societies 

Start a society

If you've got an idea for starting a new society, you can also submit a proposal for a new society.  

Start a society - find out how

Edinburgh University Students' Association 

The Students' Association is an organisation run by students and for students and aims to make sure that you have the best possible experience while at University. Your Students' Association will have a wide range of events on offer throughout Welcome Week and beyond. 

Edinburgh University Students’ Association website