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Check out some of our societies

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What is a society?

A society is a term we use for a group of students who share a common interest or hobby.

A society is set up by students for students and gives you the opportunity to come together with others and practice your interest in a welcoming and fun environment.

A society can be based around anything from sport, music and gaming to cards, tea and business.

Being part of a society also looks great on your CV or when applying to university.

What societies are available to join?

There are many societies currently available to join, including the following:

  • Apprenticeship Social
  • Art
  • Board Games
  • Comic Book and Movies
  • Community Club
  • Concept Art
  • Cosplay
  • Crafting
  • Criminology
  • Culture
  • Debate
  • Dungeons and Dragons
  • Feminism
  • Films
  • Gaming
  • Knit and Natter
  • Law
  • Literature
  • Maths
  • Music
  • Racial Justice
  • Reading
  • SEND
  • Sustainability
  • True Crime

Want to join or set up a society?

If you are interested in joining an existing society, or are looking to set up a new one, contact Students’ Union on studentsunionbarnsley@barnsley.ac.uk or call 01226 216 611

Good news stories about our societies:

College friends set up sign language group to help fellow student

Take a look below at what our students say…

Nathan Creber - BSL Society

“The responsibilities I have in the society are to keep everyone motivated, to organize meetings and share quick videos or posts to help others learn sign language. I chose to set up this society to help a student who is hard of hearing on my course.”

Emily Chadburn - The Debate Society

“As president, I chose to be part of this society due to my love of debating and I felt it would have a positive impact on my future career and education. I worked alongside College to set up the debate society as I was informed there was one a few years ago and so I decided to start it up again.

“I absolutely recommend being in a society of any nature as they help you meet other like minded people and enhance your people and communication skills.”

Last updated: 22nd May 2023

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