Faith/Spiritual Societies


‘The aim of UAL’s Jewish Society is to provide a second home for Jewish students at all six colleges. We are incredibly inclusive and don’t want anyone to feel isolated. Events will partner with other London Jewish societies, where you will have a chance to meet and interact with other London-based Jews. Look forward to kosher lunches/dinners, career/portfolio advice, talks, discussions, socials, and exhibitions visits.’


‘The UAL Islamic Society hopes to create a community where Muslims and non-Muslims can meet each other and find a sense of unity. Our society aims to create a space where students can find friends with whom they already share common ground. We want students to feel comfortable discussing pressing issues within the Muslim community. We want to have a charitable aspect to our society, where we organise fundraisers to help specific charities. The Islamic Society represents freedom of expression, and offers a chance for students to meet people they can relate to, with a view to creating a solid social circle.’


‘UAL’s Christian Union provides the opportunity for every UAL student to hear and respond to the gospel. We have one centralised UAL CU, which is open to all.’


‘Diverse Church is an organisation of online Christian communities of LGBT+ people of all ages, across the UK and Ireland. We are committed to confidentiality for our members including our regular local and national meet ups. If you are LGBT+ and Christian drop us a line and say “hi”. We would love to hear from you!’


‘The Inclusive Mosque Initiative is dedicated to creating places of worship for marginalised communities, spiritual practice and the promotion of inclusive Islamic principles. We currently host regular Friday prayers, seminars and discussion groups. We aim to create a family-friendly place of worship that welcomes people regardless of their religious belief, their race, gender, impairments, sexuality or immigration status.’


‘The Anchorage is a contemporary church for young people, set up by the historic, established Church of England. Come and join us to learn more about living life that is transformed by a hope that is steadfast and sure. ‘


‘NA is a non-profit fellowship or society of men and women for whom drugs had become a major problem. We are recovering addicts who meet regularly to help each other stay clean. This is a program of complete abstinence from all drugs. There is only ONE requirement for membership, the desire to stop using…’


‘Alcoholics Anonymous is a fellowship of men and women who share their experience, strength and hope with each other that they may solve their common problem and help others to recover from alcoholism. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop drinking…’


‘Overeaters Anonymous offers a program of recovery from compulsive eating using the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions of OA. The Twelve Steps work for anyone with any eating issues including over eating, under eating, obesity, anorexia and bulimia. The only requirement for membership is a desire to stop eating compulsively…’


‘Al-Anon Family Groups provide support to anyone whose life is, or has been, affected by someone else’s drinking, regardless of whether that person is still drinking or not. For some of our members, the wounds still run deep, even if their loved one may no longer be a part of their lives or have died….’


‘Families Anonymous is a world-wide fellowship of family members and friends affected by another’s abuse of mind-altering substances, or related behavioural problems. FA has groups, spread throughout the country, which meet regularly. Any concerned person is encouraged to attend the meetings, even if there is only a suspicion of a problem…’