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, but read on for more details

a constitution

This is a document which explains the aims of the club and what the committee positions are. Constitutions are then approved by a committee of elected students.

You can download a Sample Constitution in the Starter Pack. We suggest using the sample in the Society Starter Pack and editing the following paragraphs: Name, Aims and Committee Positions. All clubs must have a President, Treasurer and Secretary. Please email your proposed constitution to the Student Activities & Volunteer Co-Ordinator at

10 paid members

Every club or society needs 10 paid members to affiliate. This means they must have paid a membership fee to the club. The current minimum membership fee is £5, and memberships can be bought online (through the society's webpage) or in the Union offices.

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 dedicated: President, Treasurer and Secretary. Please download and fill a Committee list form and submit electronically to, including any changes during a semester.

inventory & risk assessment

 If your club owns any equipment or material it will be covered by our insurance policy, provided that the club submits an inventory form upon affiliation each year. along with a risk assessment for all general activity. Please submit to

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