How to get involved with your economics student societies

An image of a crowd of students overlaid with the text 'How to get involved with your economics student societies'.The new term brings fresh opportunities to get stuck in with student societies at the University of Bristol. Here’s what our economics-affiliated societies have in store for you this year.

By Ffion Lindsay



EFM Society

The Economics, Finance and Management (EFM) Society provides academic, social, and career-centred events for all students who have an interest in economics and related areas.

They are the only society affiliated with the School of Economics, School of Accounting and Finance, and School of Management, representing the interests of over 2,000 highly motivated students studying a wide range of disciplines.

The society runs careers, networking, and speaker events for sponsor firms and charities, as well as a comprehensive parenting (peer support) scheme. They also regularly organise bar crawls and sports teams alongside international trips and their renowned Winter Ball.

From the EFM team:

A photo of four EFM Society organisers taken at a Welcome Week event.
From left to right: Emily Taylor, Social Secretary; Megan Dingle, President; Joseph Okore, Vice President; James Pollard, President

‘We are the EFM Society and we would love for you to get involved. We run a variety of events from pub crawls and laser tag socials to academic talks and of course our annual Winter Ball.

Head along to the White Bear at 8pm on Tuesday 26 September for our back to school social!’

You can find EFM on their Facebook page and follow them on LinkedinX (Twitter) and Instagram.

Fintech Society

Another society many economics students join is the Fintech (financial technology) Society.

The FinTech Society is a vibrant community that brings together students from diverse academic backgrounds who share a common interest in harnessing FinTech to solve real-world problems.

Their mission is to foster knowledge development in emerging technologies within the finance industry and demonstrate their potential to impact various sectors and disciplines. The society is dedicated to nurturing entrepreneurial and intrapreneurial mindsets among their members, empowering them for their future career journeys and endeavours.

They organise monthly e-newsletters, academic and professional speaker events, peer discussion seminars and networking events throughout the year.

From the FinTech team:

Jay Liu, President of the Fintech Society, addressing the audience at a Welcome Week event.
Jay Liu, President of the Fintech Society, addressing new and returning students at a Welcome Week event

‘Hello! The Bristol Fintech Society facilitates opportunities for our members to build their knowledge, network and excitement for this rapidly expanding area. We’re looking forward to meeting you.’

Connect with the Fintech Society on Whatsapp and follow them on LinkedIn and Instagram.

Other societies

There are over 350 student groups and societies for you to discover, with everything from a cappella to yoga on offer.

For economics students, these societies may also be of interest:

Please share your photos of student socials and events with the School of Economics Instagram.

Happy exploring!