Societies and sports clubs
There’s no shortage of ways to make friends and settle in to your new life
Ranked number one globally by the International Student Barometer (2019), our 250+ student societies bring together groups of students who all share the same interest – be that a hobby, belief, or passion.
Ever wanted to try performing on stage? What about getting involved with charity work and making a difference? With the number of student societies at an all-time high there is something for everyone. As part of a society, you’ll do more than make friends, you’ll develop transferable skills that will stay with you long after university.
With our broad range of societies, you can keep up with a current hobby or try something completely different. The LIP Theatre Company and OpSoc will allow you to explore your creative side on stage and behind the scenes.
Or you could try out the Participation Society where you’ll play a different sport each week, such as American football, rounders, dodgeball, and more in a non-competitive environment. We even have DunTea, a tea drinking society that revolves around meeting new people, de-stressing with a cuppa, and trying new teas you may never have heard of.
The Sports Union is the representative body of the University’s sports clubs, supported by an elected Student Executive team. We endeavour to have all of our clubs as progressive, inclusive, and successful as possible.
The team works closely with the Institute of Sport and Exercise to ensure the best coaching, equipment, and facilities are available.
In conjunction with joining a sports club, there are many other opportunities throughout the year to get involved in sport.
You can play, coach, volunteer, or cheer on our teams at Varsity. The Dundee Varsity are huge annual events on our calendar,
in which we go head to head with our close neighbours Abertay and St. Andrews.