How do I start a new society?
Want to start a new society? Or has your society recently been affiliated to the Students’ Union? If so, this is the webpage for you!
Running a society is easy and takes as much or as little time as you and your fellow committee members would like to give to it. Running a group is a great way to develop your skills and share your passion for your activity/interest with other students. Your group could run social events, competitions, training, talks and debates, and much more!
The Students’ Union will give you all the information you need to get started and we’ll offer you a wide range of resources and support once your society is affiliated with the Students’ Union.
Read our 'Guidance for New Societies' document before you start an application to get an overview of the things you need to know when you want to start a new society or how to get your newly affiliated society successfully up and running.
When and how to apply
There are 5 rounds throughout the year when you can apply to affiliate a new society. We are still planning timeframes. Round 1 normally takes place in August/September.
We are also working a process for you to become a society leader for societies that have existed before but no longer have a committee!
If you have any questions, you’re always welcome to email firstname.lastname@example.org or come to one of our drop-ins. Information about and for non-affiliated student groups can be found here.