Everyone knows that joining a society at University is a great way to meet people and develop new interests. Whether you’re a sports enthusiast, an admirer of the arts or an academic aficionado, there is an abundance of societies to choose from. From ‘Meal Deal Society’ to ‘Ghost Hunting Society’, the universities of the UK certainly have something for everyone – however weird or wonderful it may be!
- PunSoc – University of Sussex
The sharp-witted PunSoc describe themselves as bringing together “a love of puns and pubs.” Activities include their “sundown pundown”, where old school rap battles meet witty puns. They also partake in pub crawls (or as they call them, “pun crawls”) and trips to comedy clubs, stand-up gigs and comedy festivals where members can get their monthly fix of comedy and puns galore.
- 20-Minute Society – Newcastle University
Newcastle University is the home of the 20-minute Society, where members receive a text detailing the location of the social 20 minutes prior. Mystery events range from trampolining to cocktail making, comedy night to paintballing. The society has a great deal of members and they have adapted to adhere to COVID-19 restrictions by hosting an online Take Me Out, a Zoom Bingo and a “web crawl” where participants solve riddles to be in with the chance of winning a cash prize.
- Ghost Hunting Society – UEA
The University of East Anglia’s Ghost Hunting Society describe themselves as a “tight group of friends” who aim to add an element of the supernatural to University life. The group have adapted their socials to abide by the current restrictions. They have overcome such limitations by streaming live ghost hunts, hosting horror movie screenings and providing online lectures from experts in the field of the paranormal.
- Meal Deal Society – Plymouth University
In second place is Plymouth University’s Meal Deal Society, who hold the belief that “there’s A LOT to be said about what makes a good meal deal.” Despite the current restrictions, the group is actively seeking out exclusive discount codes for their members and continue to rate meal deals on their social media pages, so members still get their share of meal deal content!
- Nicolas Cage Appreciation Society – University of Lincoln
The prize for the wackiest society goes to the University of Lincoln with their Nicolas Cage Appreciation Society. The group has only one condition: you must be a fan of Nicolas Cage (or simply enjoy making memes out of the American actor!) to join. This seemingly niche society boasts an impressive 1,155 followers on their Facebook page. Nicholas Cage enthusiasts unite!