Clubs and Societies





Important information about Signing up for Clubs and Societies:

New Bath Spa students: You can sign up to join clubs and societies as soon as you have registered as a Bath Spa University student and have your 6-digit student number.

Existing Bath Spa students: You can join clubs and societies from 1st September.

If you change your mind about joining a club or society, there is a 14-day 'cooling off' period from when you sign up to receive a refund. Any refunds will be minus a £1 administration fee.

Sports Clubs are members of the AU (Athletic Union). This means that they regularly compete with other university teams across the South West. Whilst this is competitive, all clubs accommodate for all levels of players - with weekly training and friendly games between each other.

Sports Societies have a similar set up but they do not compete. They still play regularly and may occasionally take part in local or friendly competitions.

If sport isn't your thing we have an extensive and diverse range of Interest Societies where you can meet like minded people and have all sorts of fun. Check them out!

Maybe you are passionate about politics or a particular cause, or want to join students in a religious group or from a particular background: Campaign and Networks Societies could be for you.

All of our sports clubs and societies bring people together in a friendly setting outside of the academic university environment. If you thinking about joining something - just go ahead and do it. You'll be amazed at the difference it can have to your university experience.


Set up your own Club or Society:

Clubs and Societies are completely student run – and they aim to reflect the interests and activites of a variety of students. However, if you fancy setting one up yourself then we actively encourage the formation of new clubs and societies.

All you need to do is find ten like-minded people who would like to join your Club/Society and you are nearly ready to go… 

The Students’ Union will then discuss with you:

• How to get set up online.

• How much your membership will be for the year (minimum £3).

• How to fill out a constitution (your clubs/society aims).

• Your risk assessment – so you and your members are safe.

   (Please see the Guidance Notes and blank Risk Assessment form)

• How to advertise and attract members.


The Students’ Union will also support your new club/society by:

• Advertising online via the Students’ Union website, newsletter, facebook page and twitter.

• Advertising offline through posters stalls in the Students’ Union and Freshers' Fair.

• Offering personal development and training to all committee members. You can also gain a volunteering award.

• Being available for any queries you may have.


Pop into the SU Office at Newton Park and have a chat with the Student Experience department or the Vice President Activities Amy Dawson, or email at for more information and guidance.