How to join a society in three of the easiest steps you'll ever take.

How to Join a Society

Step 1: Find out about the group

Find out and explore the 100s of societies on offer by clicking on 'Societies Listings' on the tab to the right. You can browse by scrolling through the A-Z, or if you have a more specific type in mind, we've split them up into categories.

Step 2: Contact the society

Contact the society and go to their next session or social (contact details can be found when you're browsing! - if you can't find the correct email address, emailsocieties@abdn.ac.uk and we'll let you know!)

Step 3: Get Involved 

If you enjoy yourself, fill out a membership form, pay your fee, and you are part of that club or society! On the other hand, if you don't enjoy yourself, there is no harm done, you can just walk away and try something else.

Missed the fayre?

Never fear - societies are so welcoming you can join at anytime - even the day before the end of the year (if you really want!).

It doesn't matter if you're a second year, or doing your third year PhD - you can join any stage along your university life. All the information about societies are listed online.

Why Join?

Why wouldn't you is more the question!? The advantages of joining a club or society are endless. Many who've left university have said one of their biggest regrets was NOT joining a society - don't be one of those regretters!

Good reasons are endless, but here's a handful:

  • Adds value to your university life.
  • Looks good on your CV
  • Gives you the opportunity to meet lots of new like-minded people
  • Opportunity to gain new skills
  • Try new things
  • Explore new activities and opportunities 
  • You can do interesting things with your free time
  • It's really FUN!

Give it a Go

Give it a Go specially caters for first-timers, so if you’re worried about being less experienced than the others, don’t want to turn up and not know anyone, not sure if you want to join a society quite yet, then fret ye not. Come along to one of the Give it a Go sessions, and see what they’re all about!