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10 Edinburgh University Societies You NEED To Know About

At the University of Edinburgh, there's something for everyone, and we really mean that! With over 280 societies and 64 sports clubs, we're sure you'll find something to get stuck in to. If you didn't get the change to truly explore the Activities and Sports Fair during Welcome Week, check out some of these societies and clubs here that you should consider!

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The Harry Potter Society

Edinburgh is the birthplace of the Harry Potter series, so it’s very fitting that we have a Harry Potter Society! From games nights, pub quizzes, and Christmas craft nights at the Weasleys’, this soc are sure to keep all you witches and wizards busy!
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Edinburgh is the birthplace of the Harry Potter series, so it’s very fitting that we have a Harry Potter Society! From games nights, pub quizzes, and Christmas craft nights at the Weasleys’, this soc are sure to keep all you witches and wizards busy!

ChillOut Society

After a tough week at uni, the ChillOut Society offers a vibrant community of friendly, chilled out people who enjoy massage, conversation, laughter, music and food to help you wind down. Check out their Facebook to find out how to get involved, and to keep up to date with all their latest events and classes!
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After a tough week at uni, the ChillOut Society offers a vibrant community of friendly, chilled out people who enjoy massage, conversation, laughter, music and food to help you wind down. Check out their Facebook to find out how to get involved, and to keep up to date with all their latest events and classes!

SocieTEA

As you’re studying in Edinburgh, you should really get into the true British spirit! Why not try out the University of Edinburgh Tea Society? You’ll get the chance to try teas from all over the world, as well as local specialiTEAS, and there’re lots of great people for you to chat with over your cuppa.
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As you’re studying in Edinburgh, you should really get into the true British spirit! Why not try out the University of Edinburgh Tea Society? You’ll get the chance to try teas from all over the world, as well as local specialiTEAS, and there’re lots of great people for you to chat with over your cuppa.

Nomad Magazine

It’s back! Nomad magazine was once almost extinct, but a generation later, the society resurfaced and printed its first magazine in years once again! Become part of the team for your chance to create content and discuss all things travel, politics, arts and culture.
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It’s back! Nomad magazine was once almost extinct, but a generation later, the society resurfaced and printed its first magazine in years once again! Become part of the team for your chance to create content and discuss all things travel, politics, arts and culture.

The Gliding Club

Not for the faint-hearted, you no longer have to be in the passenger seat as the Gliding Club gives you the chance to try your hand as a pilot! And the best part – learning to fly is cheaper than learning to drive!
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Not for the faint-hearted, you no longer have to be in the passenger seat as the Gliding Club gives you the chance to try your hand as a pilot! And the best part – learning to fly is cheaper than learning to drive!

Untapped Talent

Start the rockstar journey you’ve always dreamt of with Untapped Talent! With a practice area fully kitted out with drums, amps, and mics, you’ll have the ability to show off your hidden talent and meet lots of likeminded people to perform with and learn from.
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Start the rockstar journey you’ve always dreamt of with Untapped Talent! With a practice area fully kitted out with drums, amps, and mics, you’ll have the ability to show off your hidden talent and meet lots of likeminded people to perform with and learn from.

Shinty Club

Try out Scotland’s national sport today! With tournaments across Scotland, and getting the chance to represent the University of Edinburgh at the annual trip to Dublin, this is not an opportunity to miss. Meet new people, stay active, and get into the real Scottish swing of things with the Shinty Club.
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Try out Scotland’s national sport today! With tournaments across Scotland, and getting the chance to represent the University of Edinburgh at the annual trip to Dublin, this is not an opportunity to miss. Meet new people, stay active, and get into the real Scottish swing of things with the Shinty Club.

Murder Mystery Society

Put all those years of Cluedo at your family parties to use with the Murder Mystery Society! Put on your suit and tie, best frock or just a t-shirt and jeans to meet new people, kill them and have a drink with them after the game.
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Put all those years of Cluedo at your family parties to use with the Murder Mystery Society! Put on your suit and tie, best frock or just a t-shirt and jeans to meet new people, kill them and have a drink with them after the game.

Gin Society

Put all those years of Cluedo at your family parties to use with the Murder Mystery Society! Put on your suit and tie, best frock or just a t-shirt and jeans to meet new people, kill them and have a drink with them after the game.
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Put all those years of Cluedo at your family parties to use with the Murder Mystery Society! Put on your suit and tie, best frock or just a t-shirt and jeans to meet new people, kill them and have a drink with them after the game.

Ultimate Frisbee

You’ve seen it in the Meadows for sure, and now why not give it a go! The Ultimate Frisbee club at Edinburgh Uni are a force to be reckoned with in their league. Take those Frisbee skills you’ve built up from playing with your friends at picnics and family gatherings and sign up to the team!
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You’ve seen it in the Meadows for sure, and now why not give it a go! The Ultimate Frisbee club at Edinburgh Uni are a force to be reckoned with in their league. Take those Frisbee skills you’ve built up from playing with your friends at picnics and family gatherings and sign up to the team!

Summary

Societies are a great way to make new friends and try something different. Make sure to check out all of our societies and sports clubs to find the right activity for you!

Don’t forget to get involved with Give It a Go week in January also, for your chance to sample some of the great activities on offer at the University of Edinburgh.

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