Student Societies

Central & East European Studies

CEES Students run their own student society called CEESSoc, which organises and runs a wide range of events throughout the year. These include quiz nights, film evenings, talk and lectures and food and drink evenings. As you can imagine these events always have a Central and East European theme and are very popular.

For more details please visit the CEESSoc Facebook page.

Economic & Social History

The Society of Economic & Social History (SESH) is a student-run group providing a platform for ESH students at all levels of study to meet up and get to know each other in a familiar setting, generally the Seminar Room at Lilybank House.

SESH is regarded by students and staff alike as an important part of the Subject community because it encourages networking between students at all levels, staff and former students in a relaxed and informal atmosphere. SESH organises academic and social events all year round, and also works to enhance student employability by inviting past graduates to speak about obtaining employment and how the degree assists in this process. The Society is also responsible for organising the Senior Honours Graduate Ball at the end of year.

For more details please visit the SESH Facebook page or email Dr Annmarie Hughes for more information.

Historical Perspectives

Historical Perspectives is a student-run group that brings together post-graduate students providing a platform for them to present on their study interests. The group organises a seminar series, entitled Work in Progress, at which postgraduate students present papers based on their research. Everyone is welcome to attend.  In addition, it organises an annual two-day conference in the Spring.

If you are interested in presenting a paper in an informal atmosphere (with free wine and soft drinks...) or even just coming along, please e-mail and register your interest.



Glasgow University Politics Society is an independent student-run organisation which aims to create a social network for students studying or interested in politics; to improve relations between students; and to provide a forum for discussion and debate. The fundamental characteristic of the Politics Society is its unaffiliation with any party or position. The Society welcomes every opinion and viewpoint, followers of any ideology or party affiliation, or lack thereof, as diversity furthers debate and discourse. The Politics Society holds informal meetings in a local pub every week and organise both academic and social events throughout the year.

For more details please visit the Politics Society website.


For more details please visit the Sociology & Anthropology Society Facebook page.