Societies and sports clubs

There’s no shortage of ways to make friends and settle in to your new life

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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.

Find out more about our student societies

Student playing frisbee

Sports clubs

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.

Getting involved with DUSA Media

Lizzie Bertelsen

Student blogger Lizzie explains how writing for student magazine the Magdalen has been great for her CV

Getting involved with DUSA Media

History Society

Kiah Edwards

Kiah explains why joining the History Society was one of the best decisions she made at university and helped her make so many new friends

Why I Joined the History Society My Favourite Things I’m Involved in at Uni!

The best years of your life?

Sometimes finding your way at university can be tough. Student blogger Rebecca had up and downs along the way but writes how joining clubs and societies helped her find a home
The best years of your life

Dundee University Archery Club

For our student blogger Rebecca, the Dundee University Archery Society gave her to the opportunity embrace her inner Robin Hood.
Dundee University Archery Club

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