We’re really fortunate to have a range of societies that address a wide array of interests and activities. What’s particularly unique about the majority of the student societies at Glasgow School of Art is that their interests and concerns are not tethered to the concerns of specific studio disciplines. Rather, the societies at GSA tend to address interests, concepts and ideas for which there is no dedicated, formal provision for within the current academic structure of GSA. As such, the groups are inherently interdisciplinary.

Student societies and groups provide an invaluable perspective and their activities present the opportunity to extend the current GSA ethos of ‘studio based learning’ to be inclusive of the notion of learning as a space shaped by its contributors; exploring learning as a place, a space, or a temporary community of shared interests.

Here’s a brief intro to some of our existing societies…



Develop a great awareness of beekeeping and the importance of bees from an environmental and sustainable aspect.

GSA Christian Union

Christian Union want to try and give everyone at GSA a chance to hear and respond to the gospel and to know the love of Jesus Christ. They aim to discover the Bible’s relevance in the context of the GSA and in connection with our personal lives as artists and designers.  They gather weekly to explore new layers of the Bible and its complexity.

Game Society

To play, explore and discuss video games and examine their place in society. Meetings on Fridays at 2pm in Studio 5, School of Simulation and Visualisation



GSA Sport

A grassroots association run by students promoting sport and activity throughout GSofA. Find more information about GSA Sport and Sport societies.


Hill 52

Broadcasting a wide array of programmes from students, graduates and members of the public featuring new music, old music, experimental music, poetry, spoken word, discussion, breakfast shows and much more!





Mackintosh Architecture Students Society. We are run by students, for students to excel the learning experiences for all




Pizza Society

We aim to be inclusive – after all, everyone loves pizza! Our society is open to other universities and even non-students. A membership card grants you exclusive pizza deals! Keep an eye on our facebook page for upcoming events – it’s never too late to join.





GSA POC Collective

GSA People of Colour Collective is a queer, black led organisation that works to challenge the white, Eurocentric hegemony that GSA operates under, while also creating space and opportunities for people of colour, both within and outwith the school.




Queer Soc

A LGBTQIA+ community space for activism, discussion and art.



Responsive Art & Design (ReAD)

Our aim as a society at The Glasgow School of Art is to spark discussion around important environmental and social issues by hosting events such as lectures, workshops, film screenings and social events.


Throw Away Gourmet

Organise regular communal meals using surplus food to raise awareness of food wastage and the impact of eating habits.