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Chess Club


You must also purchase a Sports Centre membership as the Sports Union club you are joining uses the University's Sports facilities on campus.

Students can click here to buy on the portal.

For more information - including for non-student, graduate and staff memberships - please click here for more information.

Our sessions this semester will primarily be held online via Discord (although we are working towards a blended approach!) Join here:


  • Chess Club Student Membership£5.00
  • Chess Non-Student Membership£5.00


What do you do at chess club?

Most of our meetings are relaxed gatherings where members can socialise, play untimed chess games, and generally goof around. At least once a semester there will be an opportunity for more serious play in a timed tournament, where prizes will be up for grabs!

Do I have to be good at chess to join?

Rest assured that no matter what your skill level is, you'll fit right in! You don't even have to know how to play chess (we can teach you that).

I'm good at chess though - are you all scrubs?

No! Some of our members are tournament winning, king stomping machines! If you want a challenge, you'll definitely be able to find it with us!

Are you still meeting amidst this pandemic? (last updated 15/09/21)

We meet every Thursday from 7 - 9pm, primarily on Discord (Join here: We're currently working towards blended meetings, where members playing in a physical space and members attending online will be able to interact. Room details will appear here soon!

Does attendence require membership purchase?

If after one or two visits you plan on becoming a regular - YES!

Memberships keep the club alive and allow us to organise cool stuff for you to enjoy. Our memberships will cover you for the whole academic year and are only £5 each. That's less than one night out! Buy your membership using the buttons above, just below Horsey and our email address.

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