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National Secular Society

Challenging Religious Privilege

Secular Students

Help promote secularism and support our work through campaigning, debating and spreading the word.

Religious organisations are very active in recruiting new supporters on campuses across the country, especially at Freshers’ Week. We want to balance this by ensuring that students have access to a range of viewpoints, including a non-religious one.

The AHS is the National Federation of Atheist, Humanist and Secular Student Societies, the umbrella organisation for non-religious student societies.The National Secular Society works closely with the AHS to promote secularism among students.

From the AHS website:

“Our vision is a thriving atheist, humanist or secular student society in every institute of higher education in the UK and the Republic of Ireland, networked together, with a shared voice in public life, whose members can contribute to and be part of the wider national and international movement.

It is our mission to build, support and represent atheist, humanist and secular student societies; to facilitate communication between them; to encourage joint actions; and to ensure that their members have opportunities to be part of the wider national and international movement.”

If you'd like to discuss student campaigning, please contact Alastair Lichten in the NSS office.


Get your hands on our range of campaign leaflets that tackle a range of secular concerns head-on. The eight issue-based leaflets cover:

These leaflets are an ideal for starting point for debates and discussions and are available for free to all student groups (Gay Rights, Church & State, Science & Medicine and Catholics & Condoms are no longer available). Just email us with your details and how many of each leaflet you need (maximum allowed per request is 50). We are more than happy for you to print copies of the materials you require.


Secular students and campaigners at the AHS launch, 2009.