Societies - something for everyone

You hear the words all the time … boosting   your employability … enhancing the student experience … expanding your skill set … Bath aims to create a well-rounded graduate, and how better to make the most of your time here than by joining one of our many societies?

Every single society is open to every single student at the University of Bath and joining a society is a great way to meet like-minded people, mix with different groups of students, and make life-long friends and memories.

No matter your course, hobbies, experiences, cultural, age, background, nationality, shoe size, hair colour... Making sure everything we offer is inclusive of all students is at the heart of everything Bath Students' Union does, so check out what our societies can offer you and get involved.

If something you enjoy doing isn’t provided then fear not, if you can find 30 people who share your interest then you can go about setting up a new Society. So whatever your interests we hope to be able to help you to make the most of your time here at Bath.

Activities Awards 2017

Spotlight on a Society

Society of the year 2015/16

Bath University Debating Society 

We are the centre of debate and discussion on campus. With big public debates starring expert speakers to weekly meetings,  international competitions and great socials, there is something for everyone. Whether you’re a debating novice or an experienced speaker, you can get involved in BUDS from day one. 

Over the last year we have had extrodianary success, having reached the finals of Southern Novices, won the inaugural Bath-Exeter IV, and seen teams hold their own against the worlds best debating teams. We have been at the centre of all the major political arguments on campus with big debates on issues such as the EU, the Conservative party’s representation of students and quotas for women in the boardroom. These were attend by guest speakers including Charlotte Rose, Sir Graham Watson, Timothy Congdon and Lukas Mikelionis, and in the past we have had guests such as Jacob Rees-Mogg, Peter Hitchens and Graham Smith amongst many others. 

We also attend competitions all over the UK and the world, competing against some of the best universities there are. In the last few years we have been to competitions nearby such as Imperial, Oxford and Exeter, to international competitions in Dublin, Zagreb, Warsaw and Vienna. Whats more, with the support of our fantastic sponsors and the Bath Alumni Fund, we are able to subsidise entry and travel to all these competitions, meaning nothing can stop you competing against the best in the world. 

Of course, no society is complete without socials and our regular events and trips to the pub see the arguments continue! Our black tie End of Year Awards Evening also rounds off the year like no other. 

So contact us today and make sure to join up, for a year that you will never forget! 


News and Updates

There are no current news articles
Ideas To Action - Make A Change

Please log in to use the
Ideas To Action form

Health & Safety Information

Societies Office

Sport and Societies Centre

(Opening Hours Mon - Fri 10am -3pm)

Students' Centre Level 2

(on the right as you come in through the main doors)

01225 384860

Role: Activities Coordinator 

Name: Carmela Lear 


Tel No: 01225 38 4860


Role: Activities Administrator

Name: Suzanne Snook


Tel No: 01225 38 6329