Every week, the Students' Union will be promoting a society.
Every week starting in January, the Students' Union will be promoting a society through our social media and building. This campaign aims to increase student engagement and membership with our more than 160 societies that we have, especially in the upcoming new year.
By taking the survey below your society will be highlighted for a day to students on our website, social media, and throughout the building with posters and on our digital screens. Our Activities and Community officer is happy to come along to your events as well to vlog and try it. These videos are posted on his Instagram @Tom_KeeleSU as highlights for the sub part of this campaign called Tom Tries.
Take this 5 minute survey to apply on behalf of your society. Questions range from what your society is to what events you run and to what taster sessions students can get involved in.
Click on the tabs below to learn more about those societies who have taken part in Societies of Keele and go to @Tom_KeeleSU to check out Tom Tries.
Keele Irish Dance:
We are launching our first post of Societies of Keele with KEELE IRISH DANCE! Keele Irish Dance are a society that teaches Irish dance to people who want to learn, they also have socials and do show and competitions. Their goal this semester is to teach Irish dance and be a friendly safe place to make friends.
They have socials, joint socials with other dance societies, charity show and display, Christmas meals, and attend the productions of some Irish dance shows. They have had their first ever inter-university feis (dance competition) as well!
You can join Keele Irish Dance at https://keelesu.com/activities/society/13618/ for £5.
Like their Instagram and Facebook @keelrishdance.
if you have any questions about the society, you can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keele Baking Society:
Our second society of Keele is KEELE BAKING SOCIETY! Keele Baking Society are a newly formed society for people who enjoy and want to get into baking - from amateurs to professionals. In aid of making friends and meeting people with same interest across the years.
They host bake offs, treasure hunts, bake sales, challenges, and quizzes. Keele Baking Society want to become a well developed society, allow people to have fun within their years at keele, raise awareness and money for charities close to their hearts, bring people from all different courses and years together, and make everyone feel they can come to a safe space
You can join Keele Baking Society at Baking Society (keelesu.com)for £7.50.
Like their Instagram and Facebook @keelebakingsociety and @keelebakingsoc.
if you have any questions about the society, you can email them at email@example.com.
Doctor Who Society:
Our third society of Keele is DOCTOR WHO SOCIETY! Doctor Who Society is a society for fans of Doctor Who! Anyone and everyone who is interested is welcome regardless of whether you are a huge fan, you've watched a few episodes or it's something you might want to get into.
Build up membership for fans of the Doctor Who series, hold fun and creative events during the year for members, create an inclusive environment for those who want to join. The society this semester will be hosting general social meetings, games nights such as quizzes and Doctor Who related games, Karaoke, themed socials, and rewatches of the series.
You can join Keele Doctor Who Society at Doctor Who Society (keelesu.com) for £2.50.
Like their Instagram @keele_doctor_who_society.
if you have any questions about the society, you can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out @tom_keelesu on Instagram to see Tom Tries the first Doctor Who Society Social in the highlights.
Keele English Heritage and National Trust Society:
Our fourth society of Keele is ENGLISH HERITAGE AND NATIONAL TRUST SOCIETY! KEHNT aim to provide a relaxed environment in which to visit National Trust and English Heritage sites roughly once a month - you can come to as many or as few as appeal to you.
KEHNT aim to provide a relaxed environment for people to meet new friends to decrease feelings of isolation and increase mental and physical wellbeing. Trips also offer the chance to get off campus and enjoy some of the cultural heritage of the local area.
You can join Keele English heritage and National Trust Society at English Heritage & National Trust Society (keelesu.com) for £5.
Like their Facebook @KEHNTSociety.
if you have any questions about the society, you can email them at email@example.com.
Check out @tom_keelesu on Instagram to see Tom Tries KEHNT at New Vic Theatre to see ‘As You Like It’ in the highlights.
Our next society of Keele is MATHEMATICS SOCIETY! Maths Society is an inclusive society for those who have an interest in Maths. This can be studying it or has an interest in the area.
Mathematics Society want students, whether they take maths as undergrad or plan to post foundation year, or do not study maths but like the subject, to have a space and environment that they feel welcome and can use to get to know people. The society run events such as a yearly society ball and trip to Bletchley Park, weekly meet-ups for study space, academic support, and for a place to chat with other members, and socials such as pub quizzes and board or card game nights.
You can join Mathematics Society at Maths Society (keelesu.com) for £2.50.
Like their Facebook @MathsSoc21 and Instagram @keele_maths_soc.
if you have any questions about the society, you can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Veterinary Medicine Society:
Our next society of Keele is VETERINARY MEDICINE SOCIETY! Veterinary Medicine Society aim to support students both academically and socially as they embark on their Veterinary Medicine journey.
Veterinary Medicine Society want to create amazing social events for students to destress and meet new people with fun theme ideas! We also want to connect students with specialists in the veterinary world to enhance our knowledge in unison with the vet school as well as tackle mental health awareness and community understanding of vets!
You can join Veterinary Medicine Society at Veterinary Medicine Society (keelesu.com) for £20.
Like their Facebook @hkvetmedsoc and Instagram @hkvetsoc.
if you have any questions about the society, you can email them at email@example.com.
Our next society of Keele is KEELE UNIVERSITY CHRISTIAN UNION! KUCU is a society for those of Christian faith that aims to give every student on campus the opportunity to hear and respond to the Gospel.
KUCU want to give every student on campus the opportunity to hear and respond to the Gospel. KUCU run events such as weekly meetings, weekly prayer meetings and small groups, lunchtime and evening free food and discussion sessions, and the famous Tea and Toast after a night out at the Students' Union.
You can join Keele University Christian Union at Christian Union (keelesu.com) for £5.
Like their Facebook @keeleuniversitychristianunion and Instagram @keelechristianunion.
if you have any questions about the society, you can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out @tom_keelesu on Instagram to see Tom Tries Christians Unions Focus in the highlights.
First Aid Society and University Unit:
Our next society of Keele is FIRST AID SOCIETY AND UNIVERSITY UNIT! First Aid Society is a society that aims to provide members with the skills and confidence required to save a Life, provide basic first aid and to know when professional medical help is needed.
First Aid Society aim to provide members with the skills and confidence required to save a Life, provide basic first aid and to know when professional medical help is needed. Their sessions range from covering new topics and learning new skills, to external speakers such as advanced paramedics and critical care doctors. We also have scenario evenings where everyone gets to put their skills to practice
You can join First Aid Society and University Unit at First Aid Society and University Unit (keelesu.com) for £2.50.
Like their Facebook @SJAKeele and Instagram @sjakeele.
if you have any questions about the society, you can email them at email@example.com.
Check out @tom_keelesu on Instagram to see Tom Tries Basic First Aid with First aid Society and University Unit in the highlights.
Our next society of Keele is CONCOURSE! Concourse is Keele University's student newspaper. We publish a wide range of articles on subjects ranging from culture and sport to news and opinion, and everything in-between.
Concourse want to encourage as many students as possible to write articles! Writing for a student newspaper is a great way to gain journalism experience and looks great on a CV. As a society w Concourse hold regular in-person socials where members can meet like-minded writers. Usually Concourse plan a night at the Squirrel, Ballroom, or KPA, but for the next semester we're planning on including more alcohol-free socials too so everyone feels included.
You can join Concourse at Concourse (keelesu.com) for £2.
Like their Facebook @ConcourseMedia and Instagram @keele_concourse.
if you have any questions about the society, you can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keele Philharmonic Ensembles:
Our next society of Keele is KEELE PHILHARMONIC ENSEMBLES! Keele Philharmonic Ensembles includes a orchestra (grade 6+) (& voices subject to numbers) that rehearse weekly, focusing on a range of classical repertoire. KPE concludes what they've been working on with concerts in the Chapel at the end of the semester.
The goal of the society is to have fun playing music together and working on pieces for a successful and rewarding concert at the end of each semester. Another goal of the society is to keep and gain new members. This semester KPE will be hosting a concert on the 9th of April and a Summer Extravaganza on the 5th of June.
You can join Keele Philharmonic Ensembles at https://keelesu.com/activities/society/philharmonic/ for £5.
Like their Instagram @keele.philharmonicensembles.
if you have any questions about the society, you can email them at email@example.com.
Check out @tom_keelesu on Instagram to see Tom Tries Keele Philharmonic Ensembles in the highlights.
Keele University Music Union:
Our next society of Keele is KEELE UNIVERSITY MUSIC UNION! Keele University Music Union (KUMU) is a group designed to bring the music societies of Keele together, representing 8 different groups. We organise a range of events to encourage inter-society unity including socials such as a ball and joint concerts like the Extravaganza.
There goal is to get more people involved in music and integrate all music societies to create a friendly and welcoming community. KUMU put on events such as an end of term Extravaganza, a ball, and BBQ/picnic for the music societies they represent.
You can join Keele University Music Union at https://keelesu.com/activities/society/17548/ for FREE.
Like their Facebook @KeeleUniversityMusicUnion and Instagram @keele_music_union.
if you have any questions about the society, you can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keele Harry Potter Society:
Our next society of Keele is KEELE HARRY POTTER SOCIETY! Keele Harry Potter Society is open to all Keele students who are a fan of the magic held within the extensive Potter universe.
Keele Harry Potter Society want to run an event with Newcastle Under Lyme Library for children within the area - providing an opportunity for engagement with the local community! and to carry out a really great competitive Triwizard Tournament for society members to enjoy and gain points for their houses! With a warm and welcoming community, you can expect to develop great friendships and enjoy interactive socials which cater to a variety of different interests and preferences.
You can join Keele Harry Potter Society at https://keelesu.com/activities/society/harrypotter/ for £2.
Like their Facebook @KeeleHarryPotterSociety and Instagram @keelehps.
if you have any questions about the society, you can email them at email@example.com.
Model United Nations:
Our next society of Keele is MODEL UNITED NATIONS! Model UN is a simulation of the United Nations system where you role-play as a UN delegate. We discuss ongoing world affairs and devise solutions to international problems.
Model United Nations want to raise awareness of world affairs and human rights issues by holding events that tackle these issues head-on. We also want to encourage more students to participate in debates through public speaking which is a great skill to have. We hold a new event every two weeks on a Thursday, usually followed by a karaoke social in the SU ballroom. Normally we'll focus on a specific international crisis and endeavour to find a solution by the end of the session. We also discuss jokey topics (such as a zombie apocalypse for Halloween).
You can join Model United Nations at https://keelesu.com/activities/society/modelun/ for £2.
Like their Twitter and Instagram @KeeleMUN.
if you have any questions about the society, you can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out @tom_keelesu on Instagram to see Tom Tries Model United Nations Russia V Ukraine in the highlights.
Our next society of Keele is LAW SOCIETY! Law Society is an academic society for Law students to further their career in law and have a range of opportunities as members.
Keele Law Society is one of the biggest academic societies here at Keele, with their recent law ball being a massive success. Law Society run events such as Ice breaker event, Halloween social, the Law Ball, Legal Dining.
You can join Law Society at https://keelesu.com/activities/society/law/ for £7.
Like their Facebook and Instagram @keelelawsoc.
if you have any questions about the society, you can email them at email@example.com.
Make a Smile Keele:
Our next society of Keele is MAKE A SMILE KEELE! Make a Smile is a national charity with the aim of creating magical moments for children with disabilities and hardships through dressing up as their favourite characters and playing with them.
Make a Smile aim to welcome new volunteers to join and visit children in events. They also would like to share their work and achievements with other Keele students and students from other Make A Smile chapters. They attend events run by local charities and organisations. They also train volunteers in a range of skills such as Makaton, BSL, and prop design. They also hold fundraising events and national conferences for all to join.
You can join Make a Smile Keele at https://keelesu.com/activities/society/20052/ for FREE.
Like their Facebook and Instagram @makeasmilekeele.
if you have any questions about the society, you can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mature Students’ Society:
Our next society of Keele is MATURE STUDENTS' SOCIETY! Mature Students Society is a supportive group for all mature students (21+yrs old at start of your course). Whatever your level of study, join us so we can chat, laugh and make friends together.
Like many mature students, the society has just returned after being out of education for a few years. Their aim for this year is to get the Society re-established, start to rebuild a membership and meet our overriding aim of helping mature students to meet each other and have fun together. Their event range from coffee mornings to LaserQuest to crafternoons...! They want the society to reflect the needs of its members so are also open to member suggestions.
You can join Mature Students Society at https://keelesu.com/activities/society/mask/ for £3.
Like their Facebook @MatureStudentsatKeele.
if you have any questions about the society, you can email them at email@example.com.
Keele Oncology Society:
Our next society of Keele is KEELE ONCOLOGY SOCIETY! Oncology Society is a new society that hopes to explore every aspect of oncology - from clinical to scientific! They hope to encourage more students to engage with the oncology field!!
They aim to provide insight into the oncology speciality through panel discussions, Q&A sessions, and talks and to develop a research network between Keele medical students and oncologists. Keele Oncology have had a range of events from academic talks (introduction to Oncology and introduction to the academic foundation programme), to breast cancer, palliative care revision sessions.
You can join Keele Oncology Society at https://keelesu.com/activities/society/oncology/ for £2.
Like their Facebook and Instagram @keeleoncology.
if you have any questions about the society, you can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check out @tom_keelesu on Instagram to see Tom Tries Keele Oncology Take Me Out Social in the highlights.
Economics and Finance Society
Our next society of Keele is ECONOMICS AND FINANCE SOCIETY! The Keele Economics and Finance Society (KEFS) is a new society and one of the only societies in the business school, providing students of all degree disciplines a great university experience. From invaluable networking opportunities and study support, to hosting events and socials - when it comes to making the most out of university, we’ve got it covered!
KEFS' goal is to provide students from diverse backgrounds (degree, race, gender) access to a support bubble helping to build interest for careers and insights in finance. We will host a wide variety of events to cater for your interests. Competitions surrounding investing, lessons on intraday trading, and talks from external speakers help provide students with an insight into different areas of finance, economics, and business!
You can join Economics and Finance Society at https://keelesu.com/activities/society/economicsandfinance/ for £2.50.
Like their Facebook and Instagram @keeleconomics, @keele_economics_and_finance, and their twitter @KeeleEconAndFin.
if you have any questions about the society, you can email them at email@example.com.
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Keele Musical Theatre:
Our next society of Keele is KEELE MUSICAL THEATRE! If you enjoy musical theatre, singing, dancing, acting, all of the above or if you want to try something new, whatever your level of ability, then KMTS is the place for you! We have some of the most fun and inclusive socials on campus, exciting rehearsals and shows, as well as a great group of people who work hard doing what they love.
KMT aim to create a welcoming environment for all musical theatre enthusiasts, whether you are a complete novice or perhaps a trained professional. We also aim to perform the best show possible, this year being Mean Girls! KMT have rehearsals Tuesdays 6-8pm in Lindsay Social Space, Thursday 6-8pm in WM 0.01 and Sunday 10am-4pm in Lindsay Social Space. We also have fortnightly socials on Wednesday nights as well as the occasional movie night!
Their musical Mean Girls is showing April 2nd and 3rd so get tickets at https://keelesu.com/whatson/.
You can join Keele Musical Theatre at https://keelesu.com/activities/society/musicaltheatre/ for £7.
Like their Facebook and Instagram at Keele Musical Theatre Society and @KMTsociety.
if you have any questions about the society, you can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Keele Labour Students:
Our next society of Keele is KEELE LABOUR STUDENTS! Keele Labour Students runs socials, campaigning activities, debates and much more for Labour Party supporters and members at Keele.
We want to grow and diversify our membership. As a society we offer a broad range of socials and campaign activities such as inviting guest speakers and organizing campaigning. With upcoming local council elections in May, there will be a huge range of campaigning events for our members to get stuck into. Everyone from experienced campaigners to those who are looking to do it for the first time can get involved. KLS is a great way to meet like minded people, as well as a great way to get out in the community and campaign for causes you are most passionate about.
You can join Keele Labour Students at https://keelesu.com/activities/society/labourstudents/ for £1.
Like their Facebook and Twitter Keele Labour Students and @KeeleLabour.
If you have any questions about the society, you can email them at email@example.com.
Our next society of Keele is Aerial Dance! Aerial Dance is a new society offering students to chance to learn a new and different style of dance. We are currently offering a range of pole classes and are working towards starting aerial silks classes later this year.
We want to give our members confidence in themselves as well as teaching them fun new skills. We also aim to expand our range of classes to include aerial silks. We run a large range of classes, from beginner pole to spinning pole to exotic dance. We are beginning to run socials and are currently part of the planning for a Performers' Ball.
You can join Aerial Dance at Aerial Dance Society (keelesu.com) for £30.
Like their Instagram @keeleaerialdance.
If you have any questions about the society, you can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our next society of KUBE Radio! KUBE Radio is a student media society here at Keele - comprising of a radio station and YouTube/TV Channel! We broadcast a wide variety of shows during term time and hope to host short films and sketches too.
They want to re-establish themselves as Keele's one stop shop for student radio and new/alternative music! KUBE want to provide a place where Keele Students can share their love of music (music which will soundtrack their time at University), whilst also enjoying the medium of Radio by engaging in funky features and silly stunts.
You can join KUBE Radio at KUBE Radio (keelesu.com) for FREE.
Like their Facebook and Instagram @KUBEkeele and @kuberadio.
If you have any questions about the society, you can email them at email@example.com.
Our next society of KEELE UNIVERSITY GERMAN SOCIETY! German Society is a society that celebrates German culture through German language film nights, trips to German restaurants, events, and even Berlin!
They aim to get more students learning German at Keele learning centre, get more exchanges going and Keele students talking to partner universities in Germany! They will focus on German subtitled film nights, quizzes with German prizes and local and abroad trips day/weekend trips.
You can join German Society at German Society (keelesu.com)) for £3.
Like their Instagram @keelegermansoc
If you have any questions about the society, you can email them at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bikers of Keele:
Our next society of BIKERS OF KEELE! A community for bikers and motorbike enthusiasts that do ride-outs and allow other bikers to buddy-up for rides around the beautiful local scenery.
They aim to launch their Emergency Tools initiative which will allow members to borrow equipment free of charge in order to enact simple repairs on their bikes on campus. They want to build a bigger community and have a great summer of meetups and events.
You can join Bikers of Keele at Bikers of Keele (keelesu.com) for FREE.
Like their Instagram @keelebikers
If you have any questions about the society, you can email them at email@example.com.
We'll have more societies to promote soon, so make sure to come back in the future!