• University of York Student Societies

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The University of York has an unusually high number of active student societies (150+). University Radio York[1], the student radio station, is the oldest independent radio station in the United Kingdom. There also exists student television station YSTV[2], England's first student TV station and one-time holder of the world record for longest continuous television broadcast under a single director. The societies are funded by the University of York's Students' Union.

Student Societies, as of March 2011 include:

  • Active Meditation Society
  • African Caribbean Society
  • Agnostic & Atheist Society
  • Amnesty International
  • Anime & Manga Society
  • Archaeology Society
  • Art History Soc
  • Art Society
  • Astronomy Society
  • Ballet Society
  • Band Society
  • Barbersoc
  • Bellringers (York Colleges Guild of Bellringers)
  • Biosciences Society [3]
  • Book Group
  • Breakz
  • Bright Futures York
  • Brunei York Society
  • Bulgarian Society
  • Catholic Students' Society
  • Central Hall Musical Society
  • Cheesy Pop Soc
  • ChemSoc
  • Chess Society
  • Chinese Society
  • Christian Union [4]
  • Comedy Society
  • Concert Orchestra
  • Culture Society
  • Dance Society
  • Decibel
  • Democratic Socialist Association
  • Dougsoc
  • DramaSoc
  • Duke of Edinburgh Society
  • Dutch Society
  • Economics Society
  • Electoral Reform Society
  • English Society
  • Filmmaking Society
  • FragSoc [5]
  • Free Culture University of York
  • Freedom Society
  • Fusion
  • German Society
  • Gilbert & Sullivan Society
  • HackSoc [6]
  • Happily Ever After Society
  • HAUS
  • Hellenic Society (YUHS)
  • Higher York Student Think Tank
  • History Society
  • HP Muggle Soc
  • Indie Soc
  • International Development Society
  • Investment & Finance Society
  • Islamic Society
  • Italian Society
  • Japanese Society
  • Jewish Society
  • JuggleSoc
  • Kazakh Society
  • Krishna Consciousness Society
  • Labour Club
  • Latin American Society
  • Law Society
  • LGBT Social
  • LINKS
  • Lithuanian Society
  • Live Football Society
  • Malaysian Students Society
  • Maths Society
  • Medieval Society
  • MedSoc
  • MovieSoc
  • Music Society
  • Namaskar
  • Naturalists & Birdwatchers Society
  • New Generation Society
  • Nordic Society
  • Nouse [7]
  • Opera Society
  • Outdoor Society
  • PantSoc
  • People and Planet
  • Philosophy Society
  • PhotoSoc
  • Physsoc
  • Poetry Society
  • Pole Exercise Society
  • Portuguese Language Society
  • PsychSoc
  • Quakers on Campus
  • Quite Interesting Society
  • Real Ale Society
  • Revelation Rock-Gospel Choir
  • Romanian Society
  • Russian Speaking Society
  • SAGGY
  • Science Fiction & Fantasy Society
  • ShockSoc
  • Singapore Society
  • Slavic Society
  • Social and Political Sciences Society(SPS Society)
  • Social Policy Society
  • Social Work Society
  • Stand for Peace Society
  • Thai Society
  • The Fringe (Alternative Music Society)
  • The Homeric Greek Society
  • The Lemon Press
  • The Looking Glass Anthology
  • The University of York Liberal Democrats
  • The York Entrepreneurs Society
  • TheatreGoers
  • Travel Society
  • Turkish Society
  • United Nations Association
  • University of York Brass Band
  • University of York Concert Band
  • University of York Conservative Association
  • University of York Green Party
  • University of York Magic Society
  • University of York Poker Society
  • University of York TenPin Bowling & Quasar Society
  • University Radio York
  • West African Percussion
  • World Cinema Society
  • Y'uke Soc
  • Yoga Soc
  • York Big Band
  • York Caledonian Society
  • York Carnival
  • York Dancesport
  • York Glee Singers [8]
  • York Hong Kong Society
  • York Linguistic Society
  • York Rotaract
  • York Student Cinema [9]
  • York Student Television (YSTV)
  • York University Aerobics Society
  • York University Cocktail Appreciation Society (YUCAS)
  • York University Darts Club
  • York University Debating Society
  • York Vision [10]
  • Zahir

There are also a number of sports clubs run by the University of York Athletics Union.

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