Clubs and Societies

GUU currently has 110 affiliated clubs or societies who make use of our facilities and treat GUU as their home. Below find details of affiliated clubs and socities who have sent us their information.If your club or society is not featured here, please 'Contact Us'. Entries are organised in alphabetical order. 
If you would like to find out more about affiliation or the joining process, please click here.

Glasgow Bright Futures Society

Bright Futures is more than just a student society; it’s your pathway to success - a way for you to develop key skills and gain an edge in a job market that is more competitive than ever. Bright Futures gives students the chance to engage with top graduate recruiters through the varied events we organise with them throughout the year. Whatever career you seek, whatever you are studying and whatever year you are in, by being actively involved in the society we can help you get to where you want to be. Interested? Head on over to our Facebook page, or register on our website to find out more!

GU Cecilian Society

The Cecilian Society is Glasgow University’s musical theatre society, performing two productions a year. We have an open chorus policy, so there’s no need to audition! Our WEEKEND SHOW takes place the weekend after Freshers’ Week, and our MAIN SHOW takes to the stage in February. We also have many great social events running throughout the year, from our October pub crawl to the infamous weekend away. Come along!

Creative Writing Society

Are you interested in creative writing, or would like to give it a try? GU Creative Writing is entering its third year and is looking for members with all sorts of interests. Whether you like to write poetry, short stories, plays, or are working on your 100,000 word novel, we'd like to see you. If you haven't written anything creative since school, this is equally OK and we'd love to see you too. The Creative Writing Society is an opportunity to meet like-minded people, join in with fun workshop activities to get you inspired and also submit your own work for us to casually discuss and provide feedback for. Our first official meeting will be in the GUU Elliot Library at 6pm on the 25th September, and following that our meetings will be in the GUU Drawing Room every Wednesday 6-8pm.

GU Dialectic Society

Welcome to Glasgow University Dialectic Society, one of Glasgow's oldest and most prestigious societies. The Dialectic aims to promote cross-campus debate and discussion of a variety of contemporary issues, from British and international politics to ethics and metaphysics. The Dialectic Society is open to all students at Glasgow University. Whether you want to get involved with Union Debating, hold a debate on something you are interested in or just come along to social events, this society is for you. However much you want to get involved, we are easy to find and talk to so come along to one of our events or email us and hopefully you will never look back.

GU Emergency Society

The Glasgow University Emergency Society is a student body based at the Medical School. Our main aim is to supplement the emergency training in the undergraduate medical curriculum by providing tailored educational opportunities and an annual national conference to equip medical undergraduates with the skills they would need to manage the medical and surgical emergencies that they will face during their early careers. Students from all years are more than welcome.

GU Geography Society

WELCOME TO GEOGSOC!!! We are the Geography Society for the University of Glasgow and if you are a geography student or just have an interest in the subject then this is the society for you. Geogsoc runs a variety of social and academic events through the year for you to get to know class mates and to get you involved in your subject. It's the perfect place to make friends on your course and also to get advice from older students as well as having so much fun. Events for the coming year include a Glasgow Treasure Hunt, academic speakers from the Royal Scottish Geographical Society and our famous Christmas time ceilidh! Check us out of Facebook and Twitter by searching 'Glasgow University Geography Society! for more information and the latest updates

Hares and Hounds Running Club

No matter your ability we hope to satisfy your middle to long distance running desires. Meet in the lobby of the Stevenson building 17:30 Monday-Thursday for some craic before heading out. Monday and Wednesday are 3-7 easy miles, while Tuesday and Thursday are intervals or hill repeats around Kelvingrove park (though easy miles are always an option). Team-Steam after training on Tuesday is not to be missed. We have road, cross country, and hill races lined up for just about every weekend of the year and a great Training Weekend in the works in the Autumn. Get psyched and come run with us!

GU Karate Club

Whether you have been a black belt for years or are looking for something new then GU Karate Club is the place for you. Under the watchful eyes of our Senseis Mike MacKay, Denis Stirrat and David Hall, you will learn techniques that have been passed down through generations. We train on Tuesdays 8.30pm-10.30pm and Thursdays 7pm-9pm in the Exercise Studio of the Stevenson Building. We also hold a training session on Saturdays run by our very own members to finely tune techniques ready for gradings and competitions. A very wise social secretary once told us that we must “work hard, play hard” and that is exactly what we do here at the club. From Christmas dinners and cocktail parties to joint matrial art events and GUSA Ball we have got the social scene covered. If you have any questions then don’t hesitate to get in touch with our amazing captain Hannah at or pop along to the studio and our members will be happy to help.

GU Men's Hockey Club

The GUMHC is the sports club renowned for its camaraderie, competitiveness and cracking social scene. We field three teams that cater for all levels of ability and experience. From the Internationals on the first XI to the complete beginners on our 3rd XI and recreational leagues; everyone has a place in our club. We play both in the National Leagues on the weekends and BUCS leagues on a Wednesday. Together with the Women’s club we embark on a number of socials each year and an annual tour to the continent.

Glasgow Order of Dagon

The appeal of the spectrally macabre is generally narrow because it demands from the reader a certain degree of imagination and a capacity for detachment from everyday life. Relatively few are free enough from the spell of daily routine to respond to tappings from the outside” - H. P. Lovecraft (1890 - 1937) Hailing from Innsmouth, but operating from the University of Glasgow, the Order of Dagon (GOD) is named in honour of the master of cosmic horror, and is Glasgow University's only society in appreciation of the art that is horror, as depicted in both cinema and literature. From the loathsome depths of R’lyeh to the cosmic realms of Yog Sothoth and beyond, GOD is the society for horror fans to come rot together.

GU Paediatrics Society

The Glasgow University Paediatrics Society aims to raise awareness and interest in Paediatrics and Neonatal Medicine throughout Glasgow University and beyond. Want to get involved or find out more? There are loads of volunteering opportunities available and we have lots of events coming up to look out for including an annual conference and evening ball!

GU Pole Dancing Club

Glasgow University Pole Dancing Club teaches pole dancing to men and women of all abilities. GUPDC helps its members to improve their fitness, confidence and skill as well as giving them to chance to perform in our showcases. We will be running classes from September 2013 in the QMU Food Factory for all levels.

GU Rugby Football Club

Founded in 1869 the GURFC is one of the university’s oldest and most successful student groups. We welcome all players, from those that haven’t played rugby before to those that are aspiring internationalists. The club currently has 3 teams along with several intramural teams, allowing players at all levels to participate. The 1st XV currently compete in BUCS 1A which is the top university league in Scotland and the 2nd XV currently compete in BUCS 4A. We train at Garscube and run two training sessions weekly on Mondays and Fridays from 6-7.30pm. We are fortunate to have such a high level of coaching with a development officer, fist team coach and two assistant coaches. The club also has a vibrant social scene and we welcome all our players to get involved with the club socially. If you are interest in joining the club contact us through Facebook, twitter or email. Hope to see you on the pitch!

GU Sailing Club

The Sailing Club is one of the most active clubs at the university with open sailing sessions every Wednesday afternoon (followed by an inevitable night out!), racing virtually every weekend and a multitude of banging socials. We cover virtually all aspects of sailing from dinghies (fireflies, picos, wayfarers and laser 2000s) at Bardowie Loch and yachting from Largs and Portsmouth. In this same mind-set we enter into fierce competition in racing, with both yachting and dinghy teams. We also offer RYA recognised courses for super student discounted prices, if you are new to sailing!

GU Ski & Snowboard Club (GUSSC)

Love snow? Love to party? Regardless of your skill level (or none!), if your answer to either of the previous questions is yes then join GUSSC. With almost 600 members, we are the biggest and best club at Glasgow Uni so at £20 for membership it’s just 4p a friend! Compete for our prestigious teams, come on our famous trip to the Alps, get cheap lessons and great deals from our sponsors or join us for the best socials throughout the year. GUSSC has something to offer everyone! Don’t be shy – check out our website and Facebook page. For further info email Ailsa on

Glasgow Student Dance Company

GSDC is a fun and relaxed dance company created by, and for, the students of the University of Glasgow. Our year begins in September when we hold our taster session showcasing the dances which will feature in the annual show we put on in February. We pride ourselves on being a company which welcomes and caters for all dance abilities; from those who have previous professional training to those who have never danced before. We are also proud of the variety of styles of dance which we continue to showcase year after year from Ballet, Tap, Jazz and Modern to Bollywood, Hip hop, Contemporary and Highland and many more! Throughout the year we get to know everyone by holding regular socials such as nights out, theatre trips and meals. Although our efforts are mainly focused towards rehearsing for the dance show, we also take part in dance events such as a dance video in association with GUST, flash mobs and competitions. Our dancers have also had amazing opportunities to dance outside of the company. Past events have included performing at Boteco do Brasil in Glasgow and performing at T in the Park! This year we are also offering drop-in workshops in different styles for both members and non-members who want to try something new

GU Trading and Investment Club

‎Founded in 2009 the Glasgow University Trading and Investment Club is a nascent society that has developed considerably over the past couple of years. In this time, we have evolved from a simple trading club to a more expansive society by broadening our remit to incorporate the financial services industry as a whole. While our society has a clear emphasis on the financial services industry we would like to highlight that we’re open to all members of Glasgow University – regardless of what degree course your studying. Most companies in this sector don’t care what your studying so why should we?

GU Women's Rugby Football Club

As one of the University of Glasgow's friendliest teams since 1987, the GUWRFC welcomes all new players regardless of previous experience. The majority of our freshers have never played before, yet producing Scottish Internationals. With a badger as the team emblem we are tough, dedicated ruggers who put emphasis on the enjoyment of the game! With regard to the social aspect of the club, GUWRFC is second to none. Our social secretaries plan many memorable (and themed) nights out during the year, as well as our annual tour abroad that has taken us to destinations such as Barcelona, Brussels, Berlin, Budapest and Belfast. We train at Garscube Sports Complex twice a week: Mondays 7:30-8:45 on grass and Fridays 5-6pm on astro-turf. If you would like to get involved, please do not hesitate to contact us!

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