Our Universities' Scheme Lodges
We have a vibrant student membership and are keen to help our younger members develop their interest in Freemasonry, and derive the maximum enjoyment from being a Mason, Within Leicestershire and Rutland, there are three University Lodges which are members of the Scheme.
All three lodges welcome new members who wish to join and become a Freemason who are undergraduates, postgraduates, alumni or staff from the local Universities. Student Freemasons from other Universities are also welcome as joining members if relocating to live or work in the Leicestershire and Rutland area after graduation.
If you are a member of a local University, whether student or staff, and wish to know more about Freemasonry, or you wish to join, then please contact us or the appropriate lodge via their website using the links below.
UGLE Universities' Scheme
The Universities’ Scheme was introduced in 2005 by the governing body of Freemasonry in England and Wales with the objective ‘To establish and/or enhance arrangements and opportunities for undergraduates and other university members to enjoy Freemasonry’.
There are currently over 80 Lodges situated across the UK, where towns and cities have a university, which have been authorised to participate in the Universities’ Scheme.
The Scheme is headed by the Assistant Grand Master, Sir David Wootton, who explains: “We know from these long-established University lodges that students – whether undergraduates or postgraduates – enjoy Freemasonry to the full. Through the Universities Scheme, we hope that University members from all over the country will be able to gain the same inspiration, fulfilment and enjoyment.”
The Grand Master, HRH the Duke of Kent, states “A real benefit the Scheme offer is having young intelligent men joining us who will, we hope, contribute greatly to the future of the Craft, as potential leaders and sources of inspiration.”
While the minimum age for joining Freemasonry is normally 21, in the case of University students, this limit is reduced to 18. In addition, reduced fees are charged to those aged under 25.