Welcome to the website of the UCL Catholic Society!
University can be a very busy yet exciting time for students: plenty of extracurricular activities on offer; unending deadlines to meet; exams to revise for. However, often we are so overwhelmed with university life that we neglect our relationship with God.
Add to that the challenge of being a Catholic in the 21st century. With the controversies of the Church relentlessly reported in the news, and in a world that seems to be increasingly hostile to religion, there is no doubt that it can be difficult belonging to a faith which seems to be in decline.
Wherever you are in your journey of faith, the UCL Catholic Society offers an oasis where you can explore issues openly and honestly in a friendly, comfortable and welcoming environment with other students in a common search for truth. CathSoc is a place where students can deepen their spirituality, build a community of friends and become actively involved in social justice. We are open to anyone - whether you’re Catholic or just interested in the Catholic faith, you’ll get a very warm welcome from us.
CathSoc organises a variety of activities throughout the academic year, including talks, workshops, social nights, worship, interfaith events, trips and volunteering projects. Through their involvement in CathSoc, students emerge as enriched individuals and renewed Christians, mature and strong in faith, eager to share the Good News and passionate to serve society.
We are always happy to hear your suggestions and to answer any questions.
Hope to see you soon at CathSoc!
Sign up as a member - simply complete an application form at the Clubs & Societies Centre reception on the 2/F of the Bloomsbury Building or join online at the Students' Union website. The membership fee is £5 per academic year. Becoming a CathSoc member gives you voting rights at the AGM. Even if you were previously a CathSoc member, please note that you have to re-complete the application form at the start of each academic year. (This is very important as we receive funding from UCLU for each member and we need a minimum number of members in order to be affiliated to the Students' Union.)