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How do I join a club or society?

The Clubs and Societies Centre, found on the 2nd floor of the Bloomsbury Building, sells memberships throughout the year. However, it’s often quicker and easier to buy your membership online. If you cannot buy memberships online please come to see staff at the Bloomsbury Building Reception, or the Lewis Building Reception which has recently opened to offer the same services.

If you are under 18 years of age please visit either Reception to purchase your membership as you will not be able to purchase it online. Please ensure you have a parental permission form  filled in before you visit us.

If you are not a UCL Student and meet our eligibility criteria (see application form), you can join a club or society by becoming a member of UCL Union.  You can find out everything you’ll need to know about this here.

Where does the money I pay for membership go?

It goes directly to the Club or Society that you join and contributes towards your chosen club/society’s activities. The amount you pay is set by the club/society treasurer each year and varies depending on the levels of activity they provide.

What should I expect as a member?

Every club and society is different but as a minimum each must provide its members with at least two events, such as sports fixtures, meetings, parties or lectures, per term. Most provide much more than this. You can find out more about what each Club or Society has to offer by checking the What’s on Calendar, or looking at their Club or Society page on the Directory.

Once I’ve joined, what should I do next?

  • The club or society should contact you via email. If they don’t, get in touch with them via Facebook, email or attend a meeting. The Reception can provide a contact email for the club or society.
  • Get involved in the club/society, turn up to their events and make sure you are getting your money’s worth
  • Hold the committee to account, make sure they are running your club or society in a clear and transparent way and are keeping you informed about what’s going on
  • Ask for reports and feedback on the finances – it’s your money, find out how it’s being spent.