Societies Board

The Societies Board is a group made up of reps from the Students' Union's societies to develop and help steer the management of societies. It's made up of 6 elected students from Mile End and BL as well as two part-time elected Societie

What does the Societies Board do?


  • Reviews applications for new societies and decides which Societies to affiliate
  • Reviews grant applications, allocating funding to Societies from the £47.5K Societies Fund
  • Recommends improvements for the management of Societies.
  • Work with the Societies Officers to organise committee events and new initiatives
  • Reviews nominations for the Students' Union Societies Awards

For a full description of the role of the Societies Board see the Societies Bye-Law: click here.


New Society Affilaitions and Grant Funding rounds for 2019/2020 are below:

Round Opens Deadline Societies Board Meeting


2 August 2019 29 August 2019 (9am) 2 September 2019 


13 September 2019 9 October 2019 (9am) 14 October 2019


1 November 2019 27 November 2019 (9am) TBC


10 January 2020 5 February 2020 (9am) TBC


28 February 2020 18 March 2020 (9am) TBC

Who sits on the Societies Board?

The Societies Board is made up of your two elected Societies Officers and 6 Societies Board Members - 3 representatives for the Mile End Campus and 3 representatives for the Barts and The London Campuses.  

The Societies Officers are elected through the Students' Union's main elections and the other Board Members are elected through the Societies Board Elections (see dates below). 

When are the Next Societies Board Elections?

For the 2019/20 academic year there are currently 2 vacant positions: a Mile End Societies Representative and a Barts London Societies Representative. 

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Who can be a Societies Board Member?

Any Society member can stand to be on the board. However you must stand for the board posistion that is relevant to your Society's campus. 

Why you should stand to be a Societies Board Member?

This is an excellent opportunity for you to get even more involved in some of the most important decisions that affect Societies! You will gain insight knowledge of how your Students' Union supports it’s Societies and be on the board that helps develop them. You will develop new skills that you will be able to not only take back to your Society but you’ll also be able to add them to your CV when applying for those all-important jobs! You will learn skills such as the ability to review affiliation and finance applications, decision making, refining your ability to pay attention to detail, articulating evidenced students feedback to those in a position to make act on the change your want to see.

This is also an exciting opportunity to further enhance your extra-curricular activities whilst at University and meet new people from other Societies. Furthermore you will be a part of a great new initiative that aims to further engage the board in important decisions and activities across all societies. This is your Students' Union and you should be able to shape it! 

Skills you will gain include:

  • Decision making
  • Leadership
  • Communication
  • Event Organisation
  • Budget Management
  • And much more!

How to Stand to be a Societies Board Member?

Standing to be a Societies Board Member couldn’t be easier! Simply nominate yourself on the Societies Board Election Poll found at the bottom of this page (when live).

Things you will need to stand:

  • Paid membership to a Society on the same campus as you are standing for on the board, e.g. Mile End Society Membership and standing for the Mile End Societies Board Member Position.

  • Student ID number to hand.

  • Current email address.

  • Current phone number to hand (optional)

Who can Vote for Societies Board Candidates?

Each Students' Union Society receives just one vote. This is administered to your Society President who can call a Society vote on who the Society wish to vote for or the President can choose the candidate to vote for.

The President can vote through the election poll at the bottom of this page when live. 

If your Society has any trouble in voting please contact as soon as possible so we can help resolve the issue quickly.

Societies Board Elections

No elections are currently running


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Elected Officers:
ME: Bilal Khan
BL: Caitlin Gordon