The Students’ Union has more than 100 societies organised around international communities, sport activities, religious groups, hobbies and many other interests. You can join an existing society, or create your own.
Freshers Week is organised at the beginning of academic year. There is a variety of events to get involved in as well as advice about settling in, and information about our wide range of student societies and clubs from the student union. We encourage students to join societies outside of study to facilitate teamwork, develop social networks, and other employable qualities.
International and Religious Societies
We have close links with the following International Societies:
There are also religious societies that welcome international students, for example:
|Abrahamic Monotheistic||African Caribbean Christian Fellowship||Alpha Society||Atheist Society|
|Catholic Society||Christian Union||Hindu Society||Islamic Society|
||Krishna Consciousness||Student Christian Movement||The Sikh Society|
The Students’ Union Societies Directory offers a full list of all societies. Joining a Club or Society is a great way to meet other people with the same interests and an easy way of making friends.
Friends International Southampton
Friends International Southampton is a Christian charity welcoming students of all faiths and nationalities. It puts international students in contact with local people, and distributes information about international events taking place in Southampton.
Portuguese Language Cafe at the Avenue Campus
The Portuguese Language Cafe was launched in 2009 at the Avenue Campus, providing an informal setting in which to talk in Portuguese with native and non-native speakers and to learn about each other's cultures. Language Cafes are the ideal forum for those who want to keep in touch with languages and through languages but who cannot commit to regular attendance at classes, or for those who want more practice in order to quickly improve their language skills. For more details contact Jaine Beswick on firstname.lastname@example.org