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Clubs and societies


We have a thriving community of more than 140 clubs and societies which cover everything from American football to Tolkien.

Our various clubs and societies, run by students and managed by the Students’ Union, offer a great way to get involved in life at Royal Holloway.

Whether you’re a seriously competitive rugby player, an opera buff, or have always wanted to try skiing, there is sure to be societies or clubs to suit your tastes.



There are 104 different student-run societies, giving you the chance to get together with others who share your interests.

From acapella choir to juggling or Amnesty International to Indian dance, there's a wide range for you to choose from. There are also a multitude of faith and political groups as well as societies relating to your department or course of study.


Matt, Humans v Zombies Secretary

"Humans v Zombies is a big game across campus that goes on for a week. I really enjoy it because it’s a really immersive game with an element of fantasy. I got involved in my first term which ended up being the biggest game with about 150 people playing. With HvZ you’re guaranteed a whole new group of friends, it’s that easy."



Sports clubs

With Royal Holloway ranked as one of the top sporting colleges of the University of London, our sports clubs offer opportunities to play at a competitive level against other UK universities.

There are 39 different sports clubs covering a huge range of interests and each club welcomes both experienced players and those with no prior knowledge of the game.

Taster sessions are also on offer giving insights into exciting sports such as Ultimate Frisbee and Ninjutsu. 


Charlie, Basketball President

“I didn’t get to play much basketball in school so I was really looking forward to joining when I came here. I love it. It’s a real team sport and I’ve made my best friends through basketball. We celebrate together when we win and support each other when we lose. We’ve got people who’ve played a lot and those who’ve never played before, which is perfect for the team dynamic."

Charlie Basketball

Get involved

Getting involved with clubs and societies doesn't need to just be about meeting new people and having fun. Each club and society is run by a committee of students, with at least three elected positions, which means that every year there are more than 255 positions available.

These are positions involving organisation and leadership, finance and publicity - skills that could help set you apart from others in a competitive job market.

For more information on the clubs and societies on offer, and how to join, see the Students' Union website.



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