Joining a society which is in line with your interests is a great part of student life. They organise a number of events and activities at Lancaster, so there are plenty of opportunities to get involved in.
At LUMS, the student societies relating to business are brought together under the Lancaster University Management School Association (LUMSA).
Why join a LUMS society?
- It's fun!
- It will increase your employability
- You will have an opportunity to meet like-minded people and network
- You will develop your skills such as problem-solving, teamwork and leadership
Our LUMS Societies
The Advertising Society aims to provide students with a platform to explore their interest in the world of advertising but also gain hands-on experience in this field. Members are given the opportunity to work on advertising and marketing projects for local clients and gain the experience and skillset that will help them in a career in this direction. The society also provides advertising-focused workshops and guest lectures.
Bright Futures Society
The society is all about employability, in other words making top companies want to employ you! It is your pathway to success and our events are designed for you to clearly develop those essential skills that employers are increasingly demanding. We organise many great events each year, including our annual ‘Dinner with Industry’.
Business & Sustainable Development Society
Our mission is to provide a platform for students at Lancaster University where they can (1) MEET in order to work together in the fields of business and sustainable development; (2) LEARN from the events, workshops, roundtable discussions, business challenges and conferences organised by the society; and (3) DEVELOP themselves in order to create and run businesses in a sustainable manner.
As consulting has recently become one of the most popular professions, our society’s aim is to provide students with the best possible insight into consultancy. You will have a chance to attend talks and get inspired by consultants from various areas of this broad sector, who will share their experience with you. We support you in developing relevant skills such as analytical thinking, problem solving and pitching solutions.
The society offers a great variety of events such as debates concerning current affairs, research insights, module talks and trips to the Bank of England and the Warwick Economics Summit. This gives members the opportunity to enhance their academic skills, gain insight into economics research and actively participate in discussions on current affairs. Furthermore, the society helps its members with their degrees and career choices.
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This international student-led organisation seeks to change lives through economic opportunity, have real impact, both in the local community and globally, by transferring vital skills and entrepreneurial knowledge in its projects. It brings a tremendous opportunity to develop teamwork and leadership skills, network with like-minded students and business professionals, and get involved in a global student movement. We welcome students from a wide range of subjects who are dedicated an innovative individuals!
Lancaster Entrepreneurs Society
We are proud to be the oldest society of this kind in the UK. Our mission is to inspire students to see the potential in entrepreneurship and to teach them about the fundamentals of the business start-up process. We do so by engaging successful entrepreneurs with our society’s events as well as by arranging challenging business games and competitions. Not only are we open to people who want to pursue an entrepreneurial career path, but also to those who wish to learn more and are generally interested in business!
Lancaster MIT Society
Do you have a passion for both Management and Information Technology? Are you interested in developing skills for the digital economy? Would you like to meet employers who are looking to employ students like you? Lancaster University Management and IT Society runs in parallel with the MIT degree scheme at Lancaster, working in partnership with the TechPartnership, the LUMS Careers Team and the OWT Department. The society aims to allow students to share ideas, develop skills, and perhaps most importantly, network with industry leaders such as P&G, HP, IBM and Informed Solutions. Through this, the society helps to boost your employability skills and further develop your passion for both IT and management.
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Lancaster University Investment & Finance Society (LUIFS)
LUIFS aims to increase our members’ financial knowledge and awareness of opportunities in the financial sector. Our members benefit from many exceptional events, including City Careers Weekend, where members are able to gain insight from City professionals. Members can take part in our society’s Investment Fund to gain real world experience and have video conferences with professionals from City.
Management Science Society
Management science involves the investigation, development and application of solutions to real problems, using mathematics, project management, systems thinking and information systems design. If you have an interest in problem solving and looking at life from a risk perspective, then this is the society for you.
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The society helps students understand that marketing goes far beyond the theoretical knowledge gained during lectures. Both educational and entertaining, the society organises a range of activities including simulation games, competitions and large social events. Having developed strong links with the Marketing Department and LUMS Careers Team, the society has connections with prominent guest speakers, with whom it organises events to help its members get an insight into the real world of marketing.
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Organisation, Work & Technology Society
The OWT society is for all those interested in or studying as part of the Organisation, Work and Technology Department. With revision sessions, guest lectures, documentary screenings, company involvement and a few socials, we aim to expand knowledge on all topics OWT while getting to know our colleagues in a relaxed atmosphere.
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Project Management Society
Project Management Society is a major society specializing in running business and community projects, and we aim at providing a platform for our members to gain practical experiences by real-life engagement. We are aware that theory alone is not enough to make you thrive in the competitive world, and that is why we offer experiential learning for members to transform theory into practice. Members can initiate projects from scratch and involve in different stages of project management, as well as gaining valuable knowledge and experience through our mentoring system.
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