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Ukulele Society

We are the Ukulele Society ("UkeSoc"), here to bring people who are interested in the ukulele together and get them playing!

We welcome all levels of ability, from complete beginners to virtuoso players, as we hold both beginner and advanced sessions in our weekly Monday 6-8 meetings in Meeting Room 4, Falmer House.


  • President: Elise Simond
  • Vice President: Anna Jepson
  • Secretary: Tom Gregory
  • Treasurer: Harry Mills
  • Social Secretary: Maddie Evans
  • Welfare & Inclusivity Officer: Rachel Wotton
  • Librarian: Oliver Mawhinney

UkeSoc is run by and for ukulele players and enthusiasts; we hold weekly teaching sessions, organise socials throughout the year, and perform across and outside of campus.

Our weekly meetings this term will be held on MONDAYS in MEETING ROOM 4, Falmer House.

We welcome new members of all abilities, and so host two sessions: one for absolute beginners, and another for those with a little more uke-ing experience. If you're unsure of which session to come to, come to both!

  • Beginners: 18:00 - 19:00
  • Advanced: 19:00 - 20:00

New members will be mentored in their first few sessions so that you don't feel completely out of your depth when you start out. This way, we can get you up to speed with your ukeing with the rest of the society!

Members external to the university (i.e. alumni) are also welcome to our sessions, socials and concerts! Membership for our society is free so feel free to just come to a session and talk to us about anything you want to know or for more information about external membership email us at ukulele@societies.sussexstudent.com


Expect many socials throughout the year to help everyone to get to know eachother, that may include: Bar Crawls, 'Film (Shrek) Screenings and Pizza', 'Wine, Cheese and Karaoke Nights' and Nights Out in Brighton.


UkeSoc practice a safe space, zero tolerance policy, so our society space and time is a discrimination free zone. Our members can expect to be treated equally and fairly within the society time and space. You can come with any problems, uke or non-uke related to the committee members - we're here to help.

We have recently given a role of inclusivity officer to Rachel Wotton, so if you have any sensitive issues she is your first call! Feel free to message her privately on Facebook (or message any one of commitee/the general page and we can put you in contact with her) or pull her to the side during a session. She is there to ensure that everyone has a really pleasant ukulele experience and is treated with respect. Even if your problem is with a member of comittee it will be taken seriously and of course there would not be any reprocussions for voicing your concerns. Please let us know if there's anything we can improve upon!


Ukulele society have been awarded the bronze inclusivity leaf award by the Students’ Union in recognition of their positive efforts to increase membership within their society and include as many members as possible (2015/16)

Ukulele society have been awarded the silver social leaf award by the Students' Union in recognition of the fun and engaging social activities they put on for their members (2015/16)

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Memberships will be available in September
  • Ukulele Society Standard Membership£0.00

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Our schedule

We meet on Mondays in Meeting Room 4, Falmer House

Beginners: 6-7pm

Advanced: 7-8pm

No events are currently scheduled.

Other useful contacts

Activities Officer - Becky Doran

Email: activities@sussexstudent.com
Office: Activities Centre, 1st floor, Falmer House

Societies Administrators - Joanna & Tierney

Email: societies@sussexstudent.com
Phone: 01273 873415
Office: Union Hub, 1st floor, Falmer House

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