Video Gaming

Welcome to the UWE Video Gaming Society!

It's in the name - here at the Video Gaming Society, we're all about gaming of all kinds - online and offline, casual or competitive, PC or console.

We have regular social events for you to meet new friends and hang out, an active and vibing Discord server to find people to play & chat with, and a welcoming, inclusivity-first community!

Community Groups

  • Discord Server - If you're a regular member or are still deciding whether to join or not, you should join the VGS Discord server, make your introductions and find friends to play with / talk with! Feel free to shitpost as much as you'd like, too!
  • Facebook group - Our events and important info will be announced here, so make sure to join and stay updated!


We have frequent socials of all kinds - there's something for everyone! These are usually put out on our Facebook Group and Discord Server a week beforehand.

Here's some of what you might expect to see:

  • Console Socials - Bring your Switches, Laptops and Consoles in your backpacks (if you want to) and gather round a table to hang out with other members for a few hours and play games in person! Great for couch co-op and just hanging out!
  • Game Nights - No need to leave the house, this one's online! Join the discord chat and play all sorts of online games, changing it up every week and hopefully as accessible as possible, this one's great for discovering new games and having a great laugh with friends!
  • Drinking Socials - Hang out with your gaming friends in person! Grab a drink and have a great time!
  • LANs - 24 hours of gaming! This is a bi-monthly event where we take over the top floor of the Students Union for a weekend and plug our PCs and Consoles straight into that gigabit ethernet connection and play an assortment of games together, alongside things like films and whatever else you'd like to bring to the table!
  • Film Nights - In person or online over Discord, we'll get together and watch a movie every once in a while. It could be a Pokémon movie, the Sonic movie, or even worse...

Coronavirus Notice: We will be following the Government and University advice on Coronavirus. This may impact our in-person events this year. We'll keep you updated on our Facebook Group and Discord server.


Standard membership for undergraduates costs £5 a year, if you are a postgraduate student you can become a member with the associate membership (£6)!

Confused? Have any questions? Need a cool new best friend? Contact us at our email address:


President: Oliver Hewison

Vice President: Alexander Goodacre

Treasurer: Abigail Craig-West