Student societies

There are over 200 student societies within the University of Edinburgh.

Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA) provide support to hundreds of student societies and can even help you set up your own.

EUSA student societies


CompSoc Edinburgh is Scotland’s largest tech society – run by students at the University of Edinburgh. Our society is a diverse community of computer scientists, programmers, and people who are passionate about the IT industry. People come to us for support in all thing's technology – we are the technology hub of the university. 

We host monthly Student Tech Meetups, regular workshops, and quite a few social events with a touch of Computer Science culture. CompSoc also organises one of the largest hackathons in the country, Hack the Burgh - with over 150 attendees coming from around the world. 

We have several special interest groups (SIGs) who focus on more specific aspects of computing.  

  • SIGINT – Cyber Security 

  • SIGCoin – Blockchain and Cryptocurrency  

  • SIGWeb – Website Development 

  • LawTech – Law and Technology 

  • SIGNet – Computer Networking 

  • AlgoSig – Algorithmic Trading 

  • GameDevSig – Game Development 

  • ScotQuan – Data Science Social Enterprise 

  • HackSIG – Hackathons 

You can also find out more about CompSoc via our website  


Edinburgh Hoppers (the Hoppers), our student-run women and gender minorities in technology group, has been going strong since September 2005. They organise a variety of events such as workshops, tech talks and socials, often in collaboration with various companies. Hoppers create a community for women in Informatics. The group is named after computer science pioneer Grace Hopper.

Hoppers Facebook group

Hoppers website 

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