A society is a group of students with a common interest. There couldn’t be a better or easier way to make new friends with similar interests, or if the taste of new experiences that University brings has got you feeling adventurous, why not submerge yourself into something completely new?
Our societies represent a wide range of interests, from the extra curricular to the downright whacky. With the likes of Debating Society, Performing Arts and even a Come Dine with Me Society, there’s likely to be something out there that tickles your fancy. Follow the simple steps below to become part of something special.
If you have any questions regarding society membership, fees, or contacting any of the societies listed, please contact our Societies Executive Committee (SEC) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
All you need is:
A minimum of five committee members together (you must have a President, Secretary and Treasurer, the rest is up to you).
Fill in a Society Constitution Form or collect a physical copy from the Student’s Union reception) including the name of the society, cost of membership (minimum £4), and aims and objectives. Then hand it back to reception.
Complete a Genereal Risk Assessment.
Get fifteen paid members.
Society Points are a great way for societies gain recognition and accreditation! Working towards their Bronze, Silver and Gold awards, points are awarded to societies for simple requirements such as holding executive team meetings, to more complex activities like holding an international trip or event.
Points are divided into six categories so our societies can see which areas they excel in, and will be collated throughout the year. Depending on their points, socieities will be awarded a Bronze, Silver or Gold award at the end of the year. There is also the opportunity for one society that has particularly impressed the SEC and the VPA to be awarded a Platinum award!
Society Points encourages good practice and interesting activities to make members enjoy the year as much as possible! Gold, Silver and Bronze awards are proof to current and potential members of how amazing societies are!
|Sports & Societies Co-ordinator|
|Societies Executive Committee|
|Society Claims Form|
|Society Trip Pack|
|Society Constitution Form|
|Society Grant Application Form|
|Society Points Application Form|
|General Activity Risk Assessment|
|External Speaker Request Form|
Upon completion, please hand in to the Ground Floor reception.