Welcome to DMU's Oriental Society!
Founded in 2021, the Oriental Society aims to strengthen the Asian community in Leicester by creating a welcoming space, for students of any East/Southeast Asian heritage, to socialise and celebrate our cultural differences.
Oriental Society has spread across the UK Midlands, forming branches at the University of Nottingham, Nottingham Trent University, and Loughborough University.
Join one of the fastest-growing societies on campus to meet lifelong friends and have a guaranteed great experience!
We are a space for students of Chinese, Filipino, Japanese, Korean, Malaysian, Thai, Taiwanese, Vietnamese, and many more East/Southeast Asian backgrounds!
We also welcome students with an interest in and respect for Asian culture. Inclusivity is a core value of Oriental Society, and as part of this, we only speak English.
Since we're a new society, here's an insight into what's to come:
- Welcome events (e.g. Fresher’s Icebreaker, Meet & Greet).
- Food outings and events (e.g. bubble tea, Dim Sum, dumpling making).
- Activities (e.g. badminton, karaoke, escape rooms).
- Inter-society events where we exchange cultural values (e.g. languages, and traditions).
- Inviting DMU alumni and industry speakers to lead workshops.
Join our society by following these simple steps:
- Click 'Add to Basket.'
- Proceed to checkout.
- Click 'confirm' to continue.
- You're now officially a member of the Oriental Society!
When you sign up for our membership, we'll email you a link to our WhatsApp group chat. (DM us on Instagram if you didn't receive an email, we're more active there!)
PLEASE NOTE: Memberships lasts for the whole academic year!
Annual Membership: £8.00
Your membership fee contributes directly towards the running of the society, including the cost of venue booking, hiring staff, various administrative costs etc., and of course the provision of beverages. As a member, you'll get the opportunity to not only represent your ethnicity but you'll also meet loads of like-minded, dedicated and awesome individuals that will become your friends for life.
Follow us on Instagram (@dmuoriental) to receive live updates on everything happening as soon as it's announced!
- Go Owl – Discounted tickets (10-20% off) for the only Kpop-themed clubbing nights in Leicester!
- Seven Tea – Bubble Tea Cafe, serving authentic Taiwanese bubble tea and Chinese bakery (10% off).
- WFC (Whole Fried Chicken)
- Monsta Entertainment – Discounted tickets to the best Asian clubbing events in Nottingham and Loughborough.
- Kreate Hair Design – Local Asian Hair Salon based in Leicester.
PLEASE NOTE: these discounts are included in your membership.
To access these discounts, you will require the official membership card.