Activities At Birkbeck

Activities at Birkbeck

University is a great time to meet new people and try new things, and this can still happen even in 2020's online reality. We have a host of different clubs & societies for you to join, from liberation groups to sports. We have 50 clubs, societies & networks for you to join, from liberation groups to sports, general interest, cultural and academic. More are available to join thanks to our University of London neighbours, meaning there is plenty for you to explore. We have created Networks that align with our liberation officers to create more identifiable homes for our student communities.


Societies make up the bulk of student group activity here at Birkbeck. Ranging from General Interest, Culture & Faith and Academic groups to Art, Politics and Faith - there is almost always something for you to get involved with, or maybe try for the first time! Don't see a Society you wished existed? Well it can! If you have an idea for a society, we can make it a reality. Click below to explore all our current Societies...

See our Societies


Clubs are our student groups that fall under our sporting umbrella; and are all as such mighty members of Team Birkbeck! We have a number of sporting groups on offer, and the list is growing all the time thanks to funding from Ede & Ravenscroft. Whether you are looking to compete against other institutions across London and represent the Claret & Gold, or just play recreationally for fun or fitness, or maybe even try something new; there is plenty on offer. Click the link below to explore our Clubs...

See our Clubs


Networks are our student groups each ran by a member of our Officer team, each specifically designed to be vehicles for promoting community, representation and advocacy for some of our more underrepresented groups. As well as providing a means to get together and socialise, they are an important part of the Student Union eco-system, with the power to create positive change both in the Union, the College, and beyond. Click the link below to explore our Networks...

See our Networks

Events & Activities

We run a whole host of events and activities throughout the year, a longside our Clubs, Societies & Networks. Keep you eye on our What's On page and opt in to the Birkbeck communications newsletter to stay up to date. You can do this by changing your preferences on your Students' Union website account.

What's On

Welcome Calendar

Make sure you don't miss out on any of our Welcome Calendar events! Check out what's in store on our What's On page, and book your space for the events you're interested in. As all of our events are online this Welcome period, by booking your space on the events, you will get joining instructions sent straight to your inbox.

What's On


The really exiting part about studying in the heart of London is that we are so close to lots of University of London instiutions, including SOAS, UCL and Kings. SOAS and Birkbeck have an activities agreement that allows Birkbeck students to join in their clubs & societies too! If you want to venture outside of Birkbeck, we recommend checking out what SOAS has to offer.

SOAS Students' Union