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University of Essex Societies

University of Essex Societies

Activity societies

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Anime & Manga 

We are a warm light hearted society that welcomes members to social events to watch anime, spend time with friends, go to comic cons and generally have a good time together.

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Astronomy

To infinity and beyond! Are you tired of our tiny little planet? Do you want to think bigger? Join astronomy and come and join us while we gaze into the night sky and discuss the strange worlds in the distance.

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Debating

Someone once said silence is golden. They probably weren’t a debater.

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Duke of Edinburgh

We are YOUR opportunity to complete your Gold DofE award; have fun, learn new skills, make new friends and gain some amazing experiences! We are also arranging opportunities for those who have completed their award and want to do more.

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Enactus Essex

We are a community of students that endeavour to improve the world through entrepreneurial action. We create local and international projects that not only help improve the lives of those in need, but also develop the skills of our members.

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E-sports

The E-Sports Society is the perfect society to join if you want to meet, chat with and play video games with fellow video gamers.

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Essex Bright Futures

Focused on helping students from all degree disciplines to maximise their skills and boost their employability through year-round collaboration with industry.

During the last academic year we hosted events with Pricewaterhouse Coopers, IBM, KPMG, Deloitte, ICAEW, Capgemini, ACCA, CIPFA!

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gAME DEVELOPMENT

The society for game development. We take people from all walks of life and all subjects and gather them together to create, discuss, and promote games (both video games and non-video games) on campus.

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Gin appreciation

The Gin Appreciation Society (GAS) welcomes all who enjoy the refreshing taste of gin, regardless of preference of lime, lemon or cucumber.

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Harry Potter 

A society dedicated to anything and everything in the Wizarding World created by J.K. Rowling. We aim to bring students that share an interest in this magical world together, your house will be like your family here at Essex University.

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Real Ale, Beer, Cider AND PIE

The Real Ale society is for all who enjoy a good pint of beer or cider or even a pie! We regularly visit all the great pubs in the Colchester area, beer festivals and breweries and also have exclusive discounts at Top Bar!

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TRADING AND INVESTMENT

UETIS University of Essex Trading and Investment Society is a society for anyone keen to learn more about and discuss financial markets, investing, trading and portfolio management on Bloomberg Terminal.

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Juggling, Fire and MAGIC

The Juggling, Fire and Magic Society is a fun social society, where you can learn and practice a range of skills commonly known as ‘circus  skills’ including juggling, spinning staff, poi, devil sticks, magic and fire props.

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Night NinjaS

Night Ninjas volunteer in SU venues to ensure everyone has enjoyable nights and gets home safely. We give free water and advice to anyone who needs it, occasionally helping recover lost items. Counting towards the BigE Award and your CV.

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Origami

The Origami Society will give you the opportunity to spend a few relaxing, fun and productive hours a week learning how to make all kinds of different and beautiful things from the simple sheet of paper.

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Public Speaking 

We are a fun and friendly society made up of students and representatives from Toastmasters International. We work with students to improve each other’s public speaking skills and raise confidence by putting students in situations where they can speak.

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Roleplay and Gaming

A roleplaying game is a mixture of storytelling and drama, with a bit of dice rolling thrown in for good measure! We run different games most evenings, so there should be something to suit anyone who wants to get involved.

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Sci-Fi Fantasy 

Sci-Fi and Fantasy society is an active and creative society, where members can join other enthusiasts in a range of events! From weekly TV screenings and games nights, to cinema trips out and convention visits, to team-building events such as Laser Tag and volunteering opportunities, there’s something for everyone at Sci-Fi!

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St John Ambulance LINKS

LINKS is the university division of St John Ambulance, the UK’s leading first aid charity. We provide basic to advanced first aid training to all our members. Join and be the difference between a life lost and a life saved.

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Student scouting and guiding Organisation

Join SSAGO and you will get the opportunity to participate in a range of activities from camping to laser tag, being part of SSAGO gives you the chance to get stuck into loads of activities. Be prepared, join the adventure!

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Vision Essex

We are VisionEssex. We are a new and upcoming society in the University and we are looking to change the world one step at a time. We are a great bunch of guys and girls who welcome anyone with the same urge to help others.We want to make a difference in the world to people who really need us. We are hoping to host fun and enjoyable charity events and we need your help!

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Yoga and meditation

The Yoga & Meditation society is a friendly and open network for like-minded members with similar goals of mental and physical well-being. We practice a variation of yoga and meditation classes, so there is something for everyone to enjoy. Namaste!

ARTS SOCIETIES

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Film

Film Soc is a group that consists of Film buffs and enthusiasts alike who meet for weekly events usually geared towards the world of Cinema, where members can feel at home viewing and discussing movies together.

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Film production

The University of Essex Film production society welcomes anyone who has enthusiasm for film production!

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Graphic Novel and Comic Book Film

Our society is recently founded but we counter that with the big aspirations that inspire any super-career. Created to answer the recent buzz over cape movies, we welcome anyone with an interest in comics/graphic novels (new to the game or an old hand).

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L’art Pour L’art

L’art pour L’art aims to make art accessible to everyone, no matter your level. We welcome you to enjoy a multitude of creative experiences allowing you to translate your own vivid imagination into a visual display of art.
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Make-up

We are the makeup society. We are not all make-up artists, but we all have a passion for makeup. It doesn’t matter if you’re a novice or an expert everyone is welcome to come along and share tips or just learn from others.

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Hair

The Hair Society acts as a safe, inclusive place for people who are interested in hair, and caring for their own hair. We run events and competitions as well as offering Hair Ambassadors to the Essex student community.

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Photographic 

Are you interested in Photography? Ever have a brilliant photographic idea but are unsure how to pull it off? We aim to promote and inspire interest in the study and application of Photography, in a friendly and encouraging atmosphere.

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Theatre Arts 

The Theatre Arts Society is a fantastic society that allows enthusiasts of the arts to express their interests in a variety of different ways. As ‘Society of the Year 2016’, be sure to join and see what we’re all about!

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Writing

A society that looks to help our members improve their writing skills and to meet others who share the same passion for prose, poetry, and non-fiction too!

Cultural Societies

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African Caribbean 

The African Caribbean Society holds the motto – Excel, Inspire and Unite. This is fulfilled by showcasing our exuberating and refreshing African and Caribbean heritage as well as welcoming anyone who wants to join us and celebrate the amazing vivid cultures.

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ASIAN

The Asian society aims to bring people from all Asian countries together. We also aim to educate people about the cultures of different Asian countries. What makes us unique is our work ethic and drive to provide great events for students.

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BruEssex 

BruEssex acts as representatives from Brunei with the aim to promote its culture and traditions through fun activities and events throughout the year, welcoming everyone to the society.

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Bulgarian

Our aims are to embrace the Bulgarian culture and traditions at Essex and help Bulgarian students to adapt easily to the student life in UK. We welcome you in our society to take part in the activities and events we organise.

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Chinese Student Scholars 

The Chinese society welcomes all of the students joining us! Join us to learn Chinese culture. Join us to have fun. Join us to make more friends!!!

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Cypriot 

Who we are :

One of the most popular and active societies on campus!

What makes us unique?

Our Members.

Join us if you want to have the time of your life.

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Czechoslovak

The aims and objectives of the Society are to provide its members with a program of events and activities based around the Czech and Slovak Culture and other entertainment, religious, sport and fun activities.

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East African

We are a community of students coming together to explore the cultural diversity and beauty of East African countries.

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Eurasian

One of the most welcoming and cozy societies in Essex – will offer you a year filled with a variety of events which will surely take your breath away and guarantee you stories of your lifetime. Don’t be shy to come by!

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Filipino

The Filipino Society provides a community for people who are interested in the Philippines. We organise Filipino socials, charity fundraisers and chilled out Filipino language lessons.  Everyone is welcome; you don’t have to be Filipino to join!

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French Connection 

The French connection is a cultural society run by born and raised Frenchie’s to allow student from all around the world to discover what French culture has best to offer !! Come and try ‘le savoir vivre à la Française’!!

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Ghanaian

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Hellenic

The Essex Hellenic Society aims to unite Hellenic students in order to celebrate our traditions and origins as well as introducing our culture to non-Hellenic students interested in learning our language, traditions and the Greek way of life.

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Hong Kong Chinese

A strong community about the people who love to learn, play hard and love to challenge why. We cooperate with other societies and communities in order to promote a friendly learning culture, as well as to provide help for students.

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Iranian

The Iranian Society at the University of Essex is a friendly and open Social and Cultural Society, aimed at uniting Iranians and those who share an interest in Iranian culture through a non-political and non-religious-affiliated platform.

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Irish

The Irish society is a newly ratified society looking to celebrate university as a whole with special efforts put towards Irish culture.  As much as we love to party there is much more to us than what meets the eye.

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Italian

Making your Essex experience lively and fun… with an Italian flair! The Italian Society aims at being your home away from home, you can make new friends and learn about our culture while being part of an incredible group of people.

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Japanese

The university of Essex Japanese international society is not meant to be for Japanese students only but for all those whom are interested in the field of Japanese language, culture, food and people.

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Korean 

As a cultural society, we teach, we learn, we have fun! We have a lot of members from different countries and we are international! Don’t hesitate, join this big family to make your uni life different. Join us we won’t bite!

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Kurdish

The Kurdish society is a new and unique society on campus that aims to raise awareness about the Kurdish people and their culture. We seek to create a platform for all students interested in learning about Kurds through activities and campaigns.

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Malaysian 

We are all about making close friends, organising super fun events and also aiming to make our members’ stay in Essex a memorable one by sharing our colourful Malaysian culture with everyone.

And not to forget, DELICIOUS MALAYSIAN FOOD!

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Multilingual Society

Welcome to the Multilingual Society at University of Essex! This is a new society aiming at language learners and language lovers and we can’t wait to start meeting you guys!

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Nigerian

We are a cultural society which brings Nigerian customs and traditions to the University of Essex. A communal based society aiming to unify all students from different cultures and backgrounds – we are a cultural hub for expression, enlightenment and education.

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Nepalese

Our society will excite you as much as climbing the tallest mountain in the world. By the end of the year, being our member will not only leave you with a family in Essex, but you will also be an achiever.

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Nordic 

The Nordic Society at Essex is a fun and social society who brings together Nordic students and those who are interested in Nordic culture.

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Pakistani

The Pakistani Society is a close-knit and welcoming community which provides an affable relationship for Pakistan and non-Pakistani students at the University of Essex. The organisation is a great way to gain an insight into the rich culture of Pakistan.

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Polish 

Unique and open to everything, that’s us! We are a fun group of people dedicated to promote Polish culture and cuisine, to bring together Polish and non-Polish students and to help students with Polish origins to learn about our country.

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Portuguese Speaking 

The Portuguese Speaking Society aims to bring together all students from the 5 continents that speak our language (Portugal, Brazil, Cabo Verde, Mozambique, Angola, Guinne Bissau, Sao Tome e Principe and Timor), and those who want to learn.

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Romanian 

The Romanian Society is one of the most popular and active societies, consecutively achieving a Gold Standard in the last years. Voted Society of the Year 2013/2014, Most Community Focused Society 2014/2015, and Shape Everything Around You Society 2015/2016.

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Russian

Our society is unique because we can bring people from all of the Russian-speaking countries together and make a place where they are always welcome.

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Tamil

We represent the Tamil culture at the University, and provide a place for those who are either Tamil themselves, or interested in Tamil culture, traditions and festivals to meet up and learn something new!

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Thai

The Thai Society’s objectives are to educate and promote students to learn more about the Thai Cultural practices and useful information about the university, as well as help networking new Thai students. Our uniqueness lies in our fun and engaging events.

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Turkish

The Turkish society is part of the Cultural & Religious federal group of Societies Guild.  For information on upcoming activities and future events please contact the society committee.

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Vietnamese

We are Vietnamese Essex society, a place for all students that are interested in Vietnam and its culture. If you want a place to enjoy nice and cosy socials, have amazing Vietnamese food and make some awesome Vietnamese friends then, welcome home.

DEPARTMENTAL SOCIETIES

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bar

The Bar Society has been set up to cater for University of Essex students interested in becoming Barristers. Whether you have already decided that this exciting, challenging career is for you, or whether you simply want to find out more; we welcome you.

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Biological Sciences 

A society run by and for students who study and are interested in the Biological Sciences. The society allows all students from the various disciplines of the BioSciences to interact socially with extracurricular activities that appeal to everyone.

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ComputER

Our society strives to engage and involve all members in a wide range of activities and events including Socials, cinema trips and hackathons just to name a few and we are affiliated with the CSEE department to enhance your studies.

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Economics

Providing a platform for students to discuss real world topics and viewing economics from an alternative perspective at the University of Essex.

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Edge Hotel

The EHS society was created for, but not exclusive to, the students of the Edge Hotel School to increase industry knowledge through events and guest lectures.
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European Law Students Association

ELSA aims to introduce its members to the advantages of being a law student in Europe by giving them access to internships, summer schools, and allowing them to interact within Essex University to develop their legal knowledge and personal skills.

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History

We hold lots of socials, from the Museums in London to the Streets of Colchester, we hold regular quizzes, film nights, barbeques, gaming nights, and have large themed termly socials as well as supporting students with their degrees.

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Law 

An inclusive, gold-standard society for law and non-law students interested in a career in law or what being a law student entails. With informative career talks, off and on-campus trips and socials, and support for students.

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MARKETING

Both fun and educational, this society helps students understand that marketing goes far beyond the theory learned during lectures.

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Occupational Therapy 

The Occupational Therapy Society is for all those interested in OT. We aim to bring together students across the cohorts through regular Continuing Professional Development events, fundraising and social meet, proving we can play just as hard as we work.

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Physiotherapy

With direct links to the CSP, the society provides a discussion and learning platform whilst promoting physiotherapy in the community.  With part-time, full-time, BSc and MSc students, our society brings cohorts together through social activities, fundraising events and volunteering opportunities.

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Politics

We foster political discussion where all are free to express their opinions in an open environment. We aim to increase cooperation between different political groups on campus, organise trips to Westminster and Berlin and create friendships that span political divides.

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Psychology 

The Psychology Society is not only for psychology students, but for all Essex students with an interest in the human mind. It is a great opportunity for anyone to find friends with the same interests and have fun.

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Sociology

The Sociology Society (Soc Soc) is for any students that are in the Sociology department such as Criminology and Anthropology or for anyone interested in these disciplines. We will hold different events including quizzes, trips, debates, support groups and nights out!

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Sports Science

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Speech and Language Therapy 

We aim to raise awareness of the role of Speech and Language Therapy in a multitude of areas, fundraise for our chosen charities and provide opportunities for members to gain experience in being involved with future client groups.

Musical

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Alternative Music

We are Essex’s very own Alternative Music society. A collection of likeminded people who all share a love for music of all walks and influences .We meet regularly via socials gigs and fundraisers and help promote Colchester’s local scene.

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Choir

We are the society for the student members of The University of Essex Choir which was founded in 1977 and has about 150 singers.

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Metal

The UoE Metal Society brings together those on campus with a heavier taste in music; whatever subgenre you may be into, we’re the society for you!

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Music

A community of musicians and music lovers. We bring people together, with the necessary space and equipment to jam and form musical relationships. We arrange socials and offer opportunities for our members to come together to discuss music, build friendships and perform.

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Music Production

Who are we? We’re a society for every musician. Every producer, every DJ, every rapper, singer, instrumentalist, we are the society that unites all the ways of making and showing music.

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Punk

Whether you’re into classic punk, hardcore, folk punk, ska punk, Riot Grrl, or anything in between… this is the place for you. If you love punk – we’d love to meet you!

POLITICAL & REPRESENTATION SOCIETIES

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Amnesty International 

Amnesty Essex is one of the most active political societies on campus with over 50 supporting members. We aim to make a real change in the world by promoting justice, fairness and freedom of all. Human. Right? Join Amnesty Essex!

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Animal Protection

We’re a bunch of friendly, animal loving students-anyone is welcome, regardless of your motivation! Join us for a year packed with fun: volunteering, fundraising, off-campus trips, film viewings, workshops, and much much more!

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Black Social and Political

BSPS is a friendly political forum for all students who wish to learn and discuss issues in the Black community such as BlackLivesMatter, colourism, political apathy, Black achievements and so on while also hosting debates, guest speakers, career opportunities, etc.
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Conservative Future

We are the University of Essex branch of the Conservative party’s youth wing. Allowing party members and those generally interested in Conservatism to meet.

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ENVIRONMENTAL

EnviroSoc is for all students who want to work together to protect the planet and fight climate change, to discuss environmental issues, and to organise against the greatest threat of our generation.

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Liberal Democrat

Our society is the place to be if you are a LibDem, pro-European or just interested in politics. All are welcome to meet well known LibDems and discuss the big political stories of the week or just have a drink.

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UKIP

University of Essex UKIP students is a political discussion and social society who believe in Britain’s ability to make its own choices. Whoever you are, whatever your views, you are welcome to come and inspire us with your ideas.

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Feminist 

The University of Essex Feminist Society strives to change the negative perspective that many hold on feminism. We aim to raise awareness about inequality both around the world and locally.

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Human Rights 

With all the University of Essex students wealth of knowledge and experience from all over the world, the Human Rights Society believes we can best learn from each other about the real and personal implications of upholding and violating human rights.

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Labour

Essex Labour Students is for members or supporters of the Labour Party and is affiliated with the national Labour Students movement.  We organise discussions on campus, campaign in local and national elections, and promote Labour values.

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LGBT & Friends

The LGBT+ and Friends society, is a society for members of the LGBT* community, their friends and allies. We hold socials, forums and are a form of support. All our socials are a safe space for everyone to be themselves.

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Model UN

Model United Nations is the simulation of UN meetings and conferences. We organise weekly meetings and conferences, discussing issues of global importance, so that our members become aware of the procedures that are being followed in the actual UN meetings.

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Palestine Solidarity Group

The University of Essex Palestinian Solidarity Group is a group of students from all over the world dedicated to the Palestinian cause.

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Sanguine Mental Health

Sanguine warmly welcomes anyone interested in joining a friendly, supportive and empathetic community. We consider the mental wellbeing of students as paramount, and are pro- active in our approach to helping others, both directly and through charity fundraising.

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Socialist

The Socialist Society aims to broaden the political discussion available on campus, and provide support for student to engage in like-minded campaigns and activism, both on campus and in the wider world.

RELIGIOUS SOCIETIES

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Believers Love World

Believers’ LoveWorld Campus Ministry is the youth arm of Believers’ LoveWorld, a unique and dynamic ministry called by God to play a chief role in the end time move of the Spirit.

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Catholic

Catholic Society is providing opportunities for students to share the happiness of being a catholic and their faith. Also, people can make friends from all over the world in the simplicity of daily prayers and activities, weekly mass and exciting trips.

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Chinese Christian Fellowship

We are a group of Chinese students who are interested in Christianity and gospel. We have gathering together every Friday night. It has been started for more than 15 years since 1997. We pray, sing hymns, study the Bible, watch movies, play sports and share food.

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Christian Union

Our aim as a CU is to give every student on campus the opportunity to hear and respond to the gospel of Jesus. We are a friendly group of people who want to serve others and let God use us to bless every student on Campus.

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Dominion City – Oasis of love

 

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Islamic

A society committed to positive dialogue and improving understanding of Islam through engagement with the wider community, charitable projects, fun activities, stimulating seminars, congregational prayers, knowledge building courses and social gatherings. Tied together by a unique atmosphere of brotherhood and sisterhood.

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Jesus Alive Fellowship

Jesus Alive Fellowship is a society that declares the resurrecting power of Jesus our Lord in our lives, and specifically our community Essex University. We aim to provide a community that ultimately cultivates the kingdom culture holistically (socially, spiritually and academically).

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Progressive Christians 

We’re a fun, super-inclusive Christian society. We welcome anyone. We are part of the Student Christian Movement (SCM), Britain’s oldest Christian group. We focus on faith in action with weekly discussions and social justice campaigns. You’ll be welcome here!

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REDEEMED CHRISTIAN Fellowship

RCF Society is friendly and welcoming to all.  As a society, we fellowship with each other: learning and building our relationship with Christ.  We offer an ear to listen, a shoulder to cry on and a friend to rely on.
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