What are Clubs, Societies and Networks?


cycling3SUBU’s Clubs, societies and networks are an important addition to your life as a student. Being a member of a club develops skills, creates friendships and expands your opportunities for future employability. Alongside your academic studies, clubs are extra-curricular activities that allow you to develop on your interests whilst at Bournemouth University. There is often something to suit everyone, but if there’s not you can create your own. It’s really easy to set up your own club or society, just come and speak to one of the Activities team to find out what you need to do!

Sailing2Networks are very similar to your standard clubs and societies yet do not charge membership fees and have less administration rights. Unlike a club which has access to a bank account and consists of a committee of five leaders, a network only requires two  people to take responsibility for it and act as SUBU’s main point of contact. Many clubs and societies often start out as networks until they have built up in popularity. All clubs, societies and networks have regular meetings and socials and are also given a SUBU email address, access to free room bookings and support from the Activities team in SUBU.

Some of our clubs and societies have gained 5 star status which means you can expect a high level of service with regular activities, giving you real experience and opportunities to aid your personal and professional development.

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SUBU Clubs & Societies

Following are the Sports Clubs/Societies SUBU currently host:

Archery Society

Athletics Club

Boat Club

Boxing Society (Silverbacks)

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Society

Cheerleading Society (BU Falcons)

Clay Pigeon Shooting

Climbing Club

Cycling Club

Dance Society

Equestrian Society

Free Fall Club (BUFF)

Handball Club

Hip Hop Society

Muscle & Athletic Sports Society (MASS)

 Polo Club

Quidditch Society

Roller Derby Society

 Sailing Club

Scuba Diving Society


Surf Club

 Swimming Club

Tennis Society

Trampolining Club

Ultimate Frisbee

Wakeboard Club


Yoga Club


What are the benefits for students?

Whovians1Although you most likely came to university to study, the skills you develop and friendships you make in extra-curricular activities such as clubs and societies are the things you will remember for much longer than your few years at Bournemouth University. Whether you want to take your passions further and compete in national competitions, or just want to hang out with like-minded individuals, the benefits of joining clubs or societies are unparalleled. Not to mention it looks GREAT on your CV!

What do we have available?

We have over 100 clubs, societies and networks for you to get involved in, but if there’s not one you like the look of, you can start your own! Check out the SUBU Website for a full list and details of how to join: http://www.subu.org.uk/main-menu/activities/clubs-societies-and-networks

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