Societies Affiliations

Applications to start a new society are now closed!


What do I need to start a new society?

A Committee:

You'll need a few of your members to take on some key roles in your society's committee. Each society requires a minimum of three committee members consisting of a Chair, Treasurer and any other roles you'd like. For all applications, the core committee will need to be studying at the University during the whole academic year (not be on placement).

What do you want to do: 

What is the main purpose of your society?

Your Aims and Objectives:

How is your society going to develop and continue to grow in years to come?


What activities and events will your society organise? How do these events enrich the student community?

What happens after you've submitted your application?

The Activities Officer and Activities Executive Committee will review all applications based on the following criteria: 

  • your society is inclusive and provides a range of activities for its members
  • provides sufficient personal development for its members
  • is created for purposes other than arranging socials or making money
  • activities will offer value for money and enhance the student experience
  • is sustainable within the SU
  • does not duplicate the efforts and activities of an existing group affiliated to Socs or another sub-group of the SU
  • activities do not conflict with the SU’s values, policies or legal obligations

Applications closed on Wednesday 3 July at 12:00.

You will be contacted with the outcome of the panel's vote on Wednesday 24 July. 

If your society is affiliated, you'll be guided through the process by the Activities Officer and the rest of the Activities Team. 

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