How to Start a New Activity Group
Ensure that there is not already a club/society organising the same or a similar activity and figure out what your proposed group will be:
- Society - Any group that wishes to provide an environment for like-minded people to meet and enjoy their passions, including: performance arts and music; course-related; faith; hobbies and specialist interest; student media; representation and liberation.
- Club - Any sports or physical activities, including: team sports; dance; outdoor pursuits; indoor and outdoor sport; martial arts and water-based activities.
Download a Proposal Form and start to complete it
Form a committee who will run the society or club. A committee should consist of at least three people, usually made up of a President/Captain, Treasurer and Secretary, all of which must be current students.
Attract potential members to support the proposal. We require 20 people initially to register their interest on the proposal form.
Return your proposal form to The SU.
Your proposal will then be submitted for consideration to the The SU Activities Committee then to the The SU Activities Forum where a vote is held to pass the group's proposal and to allow affiliation to The SU.
Arrange a meeting with your relevant manager to discuss the next steps, which include completing essential health and safety requirements. The Manager will also help you complete a budget proposal and discuss possible funding opportunities.
Sports Clubs - The SU Sports Manager
Societies - The SU Societies Co-ordinator