University of Cambridge Societies

University of Cambridge Societies

Becoming a University Society

Any club or society consisting wholly or partly of current undergraduate or postgraduate students in the University may apply to the Junior Proctor for registration as a University Society.

Registration is not mandatory but does provide certain benefits which are not available to unregistered clubs or societies. For example:

  • only registered clubs and societies may apply to the Societies Syndicate for financial assistance;
  • registered clubs and societies may also be covered by the University’s public liability insurance policy when hiring premises or facilities; and
  • registered clubs and societies are also entitled to space on the University’s web pages.

Useful documentation

Detailed notes on registering clubs and societies, and useful supporting documentation, are available to help you in the process:

You can see a list of all currently registered Societies.

The University of Cambridge (informally Cambridge University) is a collegiate public research university in Cambridge, England, often regarded as one of the most prestigious universities in the world. Founded in 1209 and given royal charter status by King Henry III in 1231, Cambridge is the second-oldest university in the English-speaking world and the world’s third-oldest surviving university. The university grew out of an association of scholars who left the University of Oxford after a dispute with the townspeople. The two ancient universities share many common features and are often referred to jointly as “Oxbridge”.