University is a rounded experience and beyond the lecture theatre you’ll find a huge range of societies at our Students' Union that welcome new members. Or, if you're interested in getting fit there’s plenty on offer at our Sport and Active Anglia clubs.
Our SU offer a huge range of societies, from alternative music to animal welfare and Harry Potter to Dr Who. We also have course-specific societies where you can meet people who are studying similar subjects to you. Any student can join a society, and new members are always welcome. If we don’t have the society you’re looking for, you can start one of your own!
Sport and Active Anglia
With Active Anglia there’s something for everyone, whether you’re a complete beginner or a talented athlete. You can join clubs and teams for regular exercise or competition, or if you would rather take part in more social activity, there are plenty of campus sport sessions. You can attend studio classes, the gym, or book our sports halls for your own team games. There are great facilities on campus and we offer discounts and rewards schemes.
If you compete at county, regional or national level you could be eligible for an ARU Sport Scholarship.
We support more than a thousand students who volunteer for us, run sports clubs and societies, act as student reps or volunteer in the community. Volunteering is a great way to increase your chances of enhancing your CV and getting your dream job – or simply a way of giving something back to others.
Hundreds of opportunities are available to you and fantastic staff will help you every step of the way. We will also officially accredit your hours so you can add them to your CV.
Find out more about volunteering.