As well as all the clubs and societies available
through the universities of Hull and York, HYMS
students have set up many societies of their own. Current examples include:
- HYMS Sports Association is the largest club affiliated to Hull's Athletic Union. With hundreds of members, the association now boasts highly successful teams in men's and women's rugby, as well as men's soccer, cricket, tennis, squash, mixed hockey, netball, basketball, horse-riding and cheerleading.
- Minds in Motion is a voluntary project set
up by students reaching out to people
with dementia. The project won a major award in 2008-2009 at the Higher Education Volunteering Awards.
- The Accidentals, a 20-piece
jazz band organised and run by HYMS students and
alumni, plays a mixture of jazz, swing, blues,
latin, funk and popular arrangements. Musicians
with any big band instrument and any level of
experience are welcome to join.
- The Medical Ethics society invites expert
speakers to debate a current issue in an informal
atmosphere, such as ‘doctor-assisted dying’ or
whether a deaf couple should be allowed to
genetically select for a deaf child.
Alongside these societies, HYMS MedSoc organises
general social events including barbecues, quizzes,
nights out and formal balls. There are also several
HYMS-specific sports societies such as men’s
and women’s rugby teams, football teams and a riding club.