start a club

So, you want to start a club! We like to keep starting a club as simple as possible so everything you need is included in our Society Starter Pack read on to find out what happens next! 

A group of images which show the journey of starting a club from initial idea, speaking to the Union and completing the Starter Pack, presence on the Union website and affilation (10 or more members)

constitution

This is a document which explains the aims of the club and what the committee positions are. Once submitted, it awaits approval by a committee of elected students.

We recommend using the template included in the Society Starter Pack. You'll likely need to edit: Name, Aims and Committee Positions (including a President, Treasurer and Secretary) 

Please email your proposed constitution and Starter Pack to communities.union@stir.ac.uk.

membership

All clubs require 10 paid members to affiliate with the Students Union. This means paying for a Clubs & Societies Membership, and the set fee for the club itself. The current minimum membership fee is £5, and memberships can be bought online (through the society's webpage)

Find out more about how to join a club on this page here.

committee list

These are the positions tasked with running the club or society. All people in these roles must be elected democratically by vote at a club's general meeting. You can have as many or as few positions as you like, but a society must have the core positions of President, Treasurer and Secretary.

Please download and fill a Committee list form and submit electronically to communities.union@stir.ac.uk

inventory

If your club owns any equipment or material it will be covered by our insurance policy, provided that the club submits an inventory form by 31st May each year and as any purchases are made throughout the year. Please submit to communities.union@stir.ac.uk