With more than 400 groups to choose from, your time at Oxford will never be dull. There are so many - not just for music and sports, but literature, politics, performing arts, media, faiths, cultural groups, opportunities for volunteering and more - that it may be a challenge to decide which to join. Whatever your level of expertise, you can become involved in any club or society that interests you. If a society or team does not exist, it is often possible to find support for setting one up. The annual Freshers’ Fair at the start of the first term is an ideal opportunity to find out what is available.
Oxford University Students' Union (OUSU)
Run by students, for students, OUSU exists to enhance the student experience at Oxford. A team of sabbatical and part-time officers, elected annually by the whole student body, work hard to ensure that Oxford's 22,000 student voices are heard within the University and the local community. International or home, undergraduate or postgraduate, OUSU represents all students.
OUSU deals with University-wide issues, like bursary negotiations and welfare, representation on national debates surrounding higher education and its funding, and liaises with the local community.
It also provides a free, confidential Student Advice Service.
Students can get involved with OUSU's LGBTQ campaign, Campaign for Racial Awareness and Equality (CRAE), Mental Health Campaign and more.
As well as hosting many events including charity events and an International Students’ Festival, Oxford University Students' Union also organises the annual Freshers’ Fair where hundreds of student societies try to sign up new members at the start of their first term.
The Student Union produces more than 20 publications, including its Alternative Prospectus, the Freshers’ Guide and Oxford Handbook.
Students talk about their work with the Oxford Hub and RAG.