how to start your own society

Firstly, you will need to complete a Society Start-Up Form stating the aims & objectives of your proposed society and attaching the signatures of 20 current students who wish to join it.  This should either be returned to us via or handed in at SU Reception.

Your application will then go before the Societies Guild Committee, who will either contact you for additional information or - so long your aims do not duplicate those of any other society, and do not conflict with SU bylaws or policy - will approve your prospective society for ratification on the Societies website.

Society ratifications can be submitted at any time, but please allow for around 6 weeks before your society is up and running completely (if you're applying outside of term time this may take longer).


In order to request ratification you will need to:

Forward the Societies Department some information about your society for the ratification process - you can create videos to give some more info

Be prepared to answer questions about your proposed society during the two week information period

After the information period has closed, 50 Societies Guild members will need to vote on the ratification of your society

If you are successful, you will be required to attend a Development Meeting, where members of the Societies Department will take you through everything you need to know in order to run your society effectively.


You will also need to complete and submit for approval by the Societies Guild Committee a Code of Conduct, Constitution and Budget Form for your society.