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Clubs and Societies

Queen's mountaineering club sitting on boulders
Sean Webb | 26 March, 2024

In November last year, the Queen’s Mountaineering Club ventured to Fair Head for their annual bouldering trip.

Queen's rowing club group photo
Katie Gordon | 18 March, 2024

Broadcast Production student Katie explains the benefits of joining clubs and societies at Queen's, of which there are over 220 to choose from.

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Tim Chan | 25 December, 2023

Want to know more about the clubs and societies available at Queen's? Computer Science student Tim tells us all about the Queen's Computing Society, which currently boasts over 400 members.

Students at Red Sox game in Boston
Eimear Kernan | 20 December, 2023

Enactus Belfast is a social enterprise society at Queen’s dedicated to inspiring students to improve the world through entrepreneurial action. Hear from society President Eimear on the aims of Enactus and their upcoming projects.

Mulhouse Building
Yashani Gohil | 15 December, 2023

The Queen’s Arcsoc has existed since August 2020 and has supported students who are enrolled in Architecture, as well those who have an active interest in the subject!

Group of people putting hands together
Charlotte Jennings | 4 December, 2023

Politics and International Relations student Charlotte is a keen participant in various clubs and societies at Queen's University. Take a look at her favourite clubs below and find out how you can get involved.

Students at Queen's LAN event
Mark McCourt | 17 November, 2023

Film Studies and Production student Mark tells us all about the Queen's Esport Society's first major hosting event - the QUBLAN, a major competitive gaming tournament.

Student from Queen's Mountaineering club at El Chorro Trip sitting on cliff edge
Sean Webb | 1 November, 2023

The Queen’s Mountaineering Club (QUBMC) seeks to instil a sense of adventure and community in its members. We hike, climb, and socialise all over Ireland and beyond.

Students together for the Medic Toga Party at Queen's
Kathryn Allen | 16 October, 2023

There are plenty of medicine-specific clubs and societies at Queen’s, meaning you’ll never be short on things to do throughout your degree. Fourth year student Kathryn is here to give you the low down on what’s on offer.

QUB Esports society
Mark McCourt | 28 July, 2023

Esports in Northern Ireland has been expanding steadily, and the Queen's team is proving to be a dominant force within the community. Mark McCourt tells us more about the growth in interest and what the future holds for Esports in NI.

Row of rubber ducks
Tim Chan | 10 July, 2023

A weird and wonderful society has recently landed at Queen's, celebrating all things rubber ducks - Computer Science undergraduate Tim Chan tells us more about the society and how you can get involved.

Society formal
Charlotte Jennings | 15 December, 2022

With over 220 Clubs and Societies at Queen's you are sure to find your squad. Second year student Charlotte is in more societies than we can list!* Here are her top six (Warning...contains amazing pics! )

Mountaineering club
Sami Koitz | 9 November, 2022

There are over 200 clubs and societies that you can choose to join at Queen's. From academic, religious, political, sports related, and more there are really clubs for every type of student. Check out Sami's blog on the Mountaineering Club.

Boxing gloves
James McGeehan | 26 September, 2022

Joining a Society may be the best thing you do in your life! Okay, maybe not that important, but it can make the difference between a good university experience and a great one. Here's James with his experience...

Two business women
Claire Ford | 12 September, 2022

As the new term approaches, so does Queen’s annual Freshers Fair. This is, of course, the perfect time to get involved in a range of university societies. Not sure which to pick? Queen’s Consulting is a great choice!

Christian Medical fellowship members
Kathryn Allen | 1 September, 2022

Medical student Kathryn shares why she’s glad she took the plunge and got involved with societies here at Queen's and how good things come to those who go for it!

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Claire Ford | 26 July, 2022

Queen’s hosts a range of unusual and interesting societies which you can get involved in alongside your studies. Hear from Business Management student Claire on why you should join one (or two...!)

Tessa on a surf board
Tessa Rendina | 29 June, 2022

Join Tessa to learn more about Queen's Surf and their trips to the beach and the clubs! Whether you’re a novice or an expert surfer, the Queen’s Surf Club is open to all skill levels.

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Manasa Ramakrishna | 12 June, 2022

Do you want to make friends, further your career or just stay fit? Check out Manasa's guide to clubs, societies and sporting facilities at Queen's.

guys at the QCS formal
Tobias Hunter-Tod | 31 May, 2022

Queen’s Computing Society, better known as QCS, is an academic society aimed at those studying a EEECS subject but everyone is welcome. Read more about the society and everything it has to offer.

Tessa and friend at formal
Tessa Rendina | 26 May, 2022

Joining a club is a great way to make new friends at uni. American blogger Tessa joined the Ladies Gaelic football team at Queen's and has been having a ball.

This is the sign you've been waiting for neon sign
Muhammad Shah | 15 April, 2022

Is there a dormant society you wished was still going? Or perhaps you want to start a new society? Muhammad explains how he reignited the Medical Ethics Society.

Georgia at the Management Society formal
Georgia Thornton-Smith | 6 April, 2022

Interested in joining a society at university but not sure which one? Georgia's here to answer all your questions about the Management Society.

Patrick Doherty | 7 January, 2022

Patrick explains why joining a club or society could make your university experience and tells us about his experience of getting involved with different groups at Queen's

Staff writer | 23 November, 2021

University isn’t all about studying and meeting deadlines. It’s important to make the most of your university experience. One of the best ways to get involved is by joining one of the many Student Union’s clubs and societies.

Choo and Sijin sitting on a bench outside Botanic Gardens
Yi Kang Choo, LLB Law | 24 February, 2021

Malaysian Law Student Yi Kang Choo, provides a student's perspective as a Malaysian Student Society NI (MSSNI) member.

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Emily Romeril, Guest blogger | 16 September, 2020

Row, row, row your boat gently down the Lagan, says guest blogger Emily Romeril, a member of Queen's Rowing Club

Ruchismita Bhattacharjee, Business Analytics | 12 March, 2020

Korean Pop is taking over everywhere from the runway to Instagram – and Queen’s are on top of the K-Pop hype with the K-Pop Society, says Ruchismita Bhattacharjee

Tejinder Gill, BDS Dentistry | 30 April, 2019

Part of having an enriching university experience is getting to know people outside of your course or flat. One way of meeting people with similar interests as yourself could be joining a club or society. In this post, Tejinder shares her experience.

Queen's Student Blog | 17 May, 2019

From chasing a puck at the bottom of a swimming pool to strutting your stuff like a KPop Star there’s no telling what adventures you’ll have in a Queen’s Society! And with 215 clubs and societies and counting your next escapade is waiting.

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Club and societies are great way to make friends when you start uni. There’s over 200 to choose from – there’s sure to be one that’ll take your fancy. For Peter, it was the Literific Debating Society.

Underwater hockey
Lucy Brown, PhD Chemistry | 2 February, 2018

Fun, friends and fitness are just a few of the reasons to take the plunge, says Lucy Brown from Cambridge, England, a member of Queen’s Underwater Hockey Club

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Jocelyn Hill, MB Medicine | 31 January, 2018

When you find a hobby that you love, university life is plain sailing, says guest blogger Jocelyn Hill from Queen's sailing club