English Society

We are the University of Southampton English society! Despite our name, we are here to build a community between students from all departments and degrees, with a shared love of literature. We not only aim to offer support to English students through our first-year mentoring scheme, but to organise socials and events that will connect literature-loving students, and to provide something for everyone to enjoy! We run and plan both alcoholic, and non alcholic events, including but not limited to bar socials, book clubs, meet and greets and film screenings. We also have our own Engsoc netball team for anybody who loves sport, or just wants to have some fun! We welcome everybody and would love you to get involved!

Welcome to EngSoc!

Firstly you do not need to study English to be part of the society! Everyone is welcome, we have members who study subjects ranging from Law to Biochemistry that join in. The 23/24 committee are working to ensure we have a full packed and exciting year, some of the things we are looking to introduce are:  

  • Book Club
  • Buddy Scheme - mentoring for first year students by more experienced students!
  • Weekly socials (alternating Wednesday and another day in the week to ensure people who are part of sports teams can still join in regularly!).
  • Socials with other societies such as Taylor Swift Society, Theatre Group, BioSoc, humanities, and plenty more!
  • Boat Ball with Histsoc (History Society) and Polisoc (Politics Society)
  • Coffee Shop catch up
  • A group chat to ensure a welcoming and friendly environment for new and current members to ask questions and contribute ideas.

We offer free membership from July 2023 - November 18th, after this date membership then increases to £5.50 for the rest of the academic year. This membership fee includes discounted tickets to our events such as the Summer Boat Ball, Netball Summer Ball, as well as other socials and events. 

Please feel free to email us any questions or pop along to a social! We are a friendly community and would love for you to join. :)

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The Committee

All clubs and societies within the Students' Union are run entirely by students. The student committee for English Society this year are:

Jenna Stewart
President & Treasurer
Caitlin Corbett
Social Secretary & Events Officer
Emily Vine-Tafft
Sports Secretary
Erin Kirk
Vice-President & Secretary
Natasha Barber
Welfare & Employability Officer
Natasha Barber
Wellbeing Officer

Membership Information

These are the current membership fees offered by English Society, although many clubs and societies offer a free period for new members to try out their activities.

You must be a member of the Students' Union to join a club or society
NameCostValid PeriodDetails
EngSoc Membership - 1 year£5.5010/12/2023 - 10/12/2024Engsoc is for everybody and anybody with a love for English! From 1st of June - 17th of November we offer an opportunity at free membership, to ensure everyone has the opportunity to join Engsoc despite financial situation! After the 17th of June our membership changes to a £5.50 membership. What does this include? - Discounted tickets at socials and events! To name a few this includes: our Summer Boat Ball, IM Netball Ball, Back to school Social, and BIG social Fundraiser! - You also have the opportunity to buy discounted merchandise and kit in the second round of merch orders in the begining of semester 2! - First come first serve to exciting talks with a few big names planned... - Free Pizza social in Semester two for members!


All SUSU clubs & societies must have a Constitution which governs how they run

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Health & Safety

All clubs & societies are required to risk assess their activity to ensure it is carried out in a safe manner for members. Current risk assessments for English Society are available to view below

Upcoming Events

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