Anime & Manga
We love Anime and Manga, as such we feel that it is our responsibility to share the medium that we all enjoy so much. The variety of different stories and genres that anime has to offer is amazing and we show a wide selection to give our members tasters of what else they can watch.
We're a brand new society, set up to get together all of our cosmic sciences fans on campus. We aim to share news about astronomy, as well as attending lectures on the cosmos, going on trips, and engaging in discussion on this topic.
Cheese & Wine
Cheese and Wine Society enables fellow students to share common interests whilst gaining knowledge of both regional and international produce. Through this society, students will be able to sample and enjoy wines and cheeses which they may not have tried before on a student budget or due to lack of confidence in this area.
The Debating Society is a society for students of all subjects to engage in lively debate. Debates will be on myriad topics; both current affairs, engaging to the politically minded as well as comical contests. Enthusiasm is valued over experience, and extensive knowledge of the subject is not required. Those who just want to watch are also welcome!
Headshot! PENTAKILL!! Shazbot! The e-Sports Society is here to bring you the best e-Sports experience, whether competitive or casual, among friendly people just like you! With LAN parties to get people together to play and socialise, an online discussion group for news and interesting conversation or big event screenings in the LTBs, we know you won’t regret joining us!
The Harry Potter Society aims to bring together fans of the Harry Potter franchise, whether this is from the books, movies, games or all three! From this we aim to hold different events for members, whether they be social, academic, sport or fundraising. These events can range from film screenings, guest speakers, HP related trips, house competitions, a Quidditch team and much more.
We are the sober friends of party goers or anyone who needs it, we give you someone to talk to, help you to get you back to your nice warm bed or a safe bed for the night. We also help relocate lost friends or lost items if we can. We also currently provide free bottled water to anyone who wants it.
The Public Speaking Society proposes to provide its members with the skills necessary in order to communicate their ideas in public. The Society also aims to help the members build confidence in expressing their ideas in a clear manner. We collaborate with Toastmasters International - a society aimed at improving the speaking skills of its members around the world.
St John Ambulance
We are the university based division of St John Ambulance, the UK’s leading first aid charity, which has been working on campus for 10 years. Learn life-saving skills and volunteer! Our society revolves around first aid training, providing first aid cover at events and socials ranging from all-campus treasure hunts to gatherings in Top Bar on campus!
We are a charity society, who aim to host fun and enjoyable events to raise funds (both monetary and item collections) to help the less privileged around the world. Join us to give something back to those less fortunate than ourselves! University Life, you're welcome here!
Duke of Edinburgh
The Duke of Edinburgh Award is a prestigious award which shows employers that you have many desirable skills and enhances your CV so that you are more employable than those with the same grades. Our society has been made to help students achieve the gold award which is the highest award that you can get!
Essex Bright Futures
Essex Bright Futures is an award winning student-led society, focused on helping students from all degree disciplines to maximise their skills and boost their employability through year-round collaboration with industry. During the last academic year we hosted events with Pricewaterhouse Coopers, IBM, KPMG, Deloitte, ICAEW, Capgemini, ACCA, CIPFA and many more!
Investment and Trading Skill
Focusing on contacts from the City, as well as portfolio and market analysis. Various events with companies and speakers from Banking and Finance especially from the City. Investment & Trading Skills society will bring better understanding of specific sectors in Banking and Finance as well as key skills needed securing a job in each sector.
Origami is the Ancient Japanese Art ofFolding Paper. Join our small but growing community where you can turn unwanted essays into Art. We organise teaching sessions, as well as social events for our members to meet other individuals interested in this beautiful art!
Roleplay and Gaming
The Role Playing Society sets up gaming groups to play a variety of pen and paper role playing games, ranging from D&D 3rd/4th edition, World of Darkness, Wushu and some other specialist games. We also play board games such as Arkham horror, Battlestar Gallactica and Small World. There is a card game group that is also set up at the beginning of the year for members that play Magic: the gathering.
Coming to University isn't just about studying, IT'S AN EXPERIENCE! And we want to help make it the best experience possible. We are NOT exclusively for students working as ambassadors, but we ARE a community of keen and enthusiastic students who want to get the most out of our experience here! So as long as you want to get involved with University Life, you're welcome here!
Enactus is a global organisation that considers the relevant social and economic factors to effectively empower people in need through business and economic concepts. At Enactus Essex we have three international and two local projects which are being led by dedicated project leaders with clear aims and goals, to help the overall work of Enactus International.
Fitness and Natural Body Building
We aim to unite student fitness at the University, build a community where students can share knowledge and help one and other, to organise fun fitness activities, events, competitions and trips, and to create opportunities for students in our fitness sports.
Juggling, Fire and Spinning
We're a very friendly and informal club and welcome new members of all and any ability. Even if you've never picked up a juggling ball before in your life. We practice a variety of skills including; Ball, ring and club juggling, Poi, Staff spinning, Unicycle, Hula hooping, Diabolo, Plate spinning, Fire spinning. Feel free to come along and show us something new!
The Paintball Society aims to organise trips for paintball fans, as well as provide opportunities to try out something new, for those who may not have tried this awesome game!
Whether you're interested in traveling through time with the Doctor, brewing potions with Harry Potter or simply walking into Mordor, we are the society for you. We hold weekly film nights showing movies voted for by you, and quiz and game nights too. Interested in Comics? We're here for you too! Our society is home to many comic enthusiasts, so come along!
The Travel Society is a place for everyone who wants to travel , whether for a day in the UK or a week away in Europe. The society is a fantastic place to meet new people from different backgrounds and to make new friends. It has a close family vibe where we support each other in more than just travelling, having social events to promote interaction and having fun.