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African Societies and Groups in Cambridge

Student Societies

  • African Caribbean Society: From fantastic social events to exclusive careers and networking opportunities, the ACS definitely has something for everyone.

  • African Society of Cambridge: The premiere group for all things African in Cambridge. Subscribe to their mailing list for a weekly bulletin on events and other news. They host an annual conference.

  • Black Girl's Space: Representing Black women & non-binary people in and outside Cambridge.

  • Black in Tech: a dynamic and inclusive society dedicated to fostering diversity and inclusion within the tech industry. Our mission is to amplify the voices and increase the visibility of Black individuals in tech-related fields.

  • Black Medics Society: CBMS aims to bring together past, present and future African and Caribbean medical personnel, to celebrate the achievements of Cambridge black medics past and present.

  • Black Postgraduate Societyexists to provide a safe and welcoming space for postgraduate, mature, and clinical year medical students from the black diaspora to connect with others, build their communities, and feel at home.

  • Caribbean Students' Association: To promote community, unity and cooperation between students of Caribbean heritage.

  • Decolonising Art History: A student-led group aiming to diversify and disrupt art historical narratives at the University of Cambridge.

  • Global South Forum: The object of the Society is to provide an independent, international platform for constructive discussions on the Global South. This can be achieved through an annual forum, serving as its flagship event, as well as through debates, panels, and other events aimed at the university community.

  • Languages & Culture Society: to unite linguists across the university who may otherwise not get to meet.

Student Societies by Country/Region

  • Afro-Americans Society: dedicated to the celebration, empowerment, and advancement of people of African descent with historical roots in North and South America.
  • Ghanaian Society: focuses on the socio-cultural well-being of Ghanaian students studying in Cambridge, and all who seek to learn, understand, and participate in Ghanaian culture or cultural activities.
  • East African Society: a networking forum for students of East Africa/Horn of Africa heritage and friends of CamEAS who share an interest and a willingness to participate in the region's culture, education and development.
  • Nigerian Society: not just for Nigerians at the University of Cambridge, but also for non-Nigerians interested in Nigerian culture, issues and people.
  • Somali Society: A wholesome environment for Somali students at Cambridge to create friendships and a platform for access and welfare of current and prospective students.
  • Sudanese Society: It aims to recognise, reinforce and provide a space for those of Sudanese descent, and any others interested, to explore the cultural wealth of Sudan.

Relevant Groups

  • Islamic Society: strives to create an environment of unity whilst catering to the academic, social and spiritual needs of Muslim students and encourages learning and discussion about Islam amongst its members and the wider community.
  • Cambridge Middle East and North Africa Forum: an independent, non-partisan think-tank and registered charity based out of the University of Cambridge.

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