U.Porto students have been getting together in student clubs since the foundation of the University. More than a century later, this movement is clearly expressed in the Student Associations (Associações de Estudantes - AE).
Aside from representing and defending students’ interests, the AEs offer academic services, including stationery and photocopies, and organise cultural, recreational and sporting activities.
U.Porto’s AEs are members of the Academic Federation of Porto (FAP), a platform which brings together all of the student associations of the city’s higher education institutions.
The student association movement in the University also includes a vast set of organisations that act in diverse fields, such as culture, volunteering, social development, education, research, among others.