Start a Society

Start a Society

Starting a society is easier than it seems and is very worthwhile. There are so many benefits and it doesn't have to be very time consuming.

If you've got a great idea for a new student-lead group, we want to hear from you. Whatever your passion or interest, running a society will help you to bring like-minded students together, opening you up to a whole network of people you didn't even realise you had right here on campus. 

Want to start a new society? Here are some tips and tricks to get you started!

  1. Make sure you have a minimum of 3 committed people ready to get the society up and running.
  2. Check out the resource library to find out more about committee roles and what kind of responsibilities you'll have as a committee member. 
  3. Promote yourselves! Create a facebook group, keep the website updated and regularly post new content to keep people engaged. If you're not sure on how to update the website, check the infographic below.
  4. Attend SU events such as social sports and freshers week events to find new members for your society. Being prepared and always having the next meet-up or event in the diary will encourage your members to keep active and involved.
  5. Know your SU. We are here to help! We will try to answer all questions during committee training, but you can always get in touch with us by dropping into the office, messaging us on Facebook or emailing us at


There are two parts to the application pack - Part A: The Application Booklet and Part B: The Application Form. These explain in more depth what it is to run a society, and then give you the correct forms to submit your application to us. When you're ready, fill in the forms and send them to us. Your application should be sent to 

Download the Application Pack here.