If you have a great idea for a new club or society, then you can apply for it to be created and be apart of the Students Union.
Creating a society provides a lot of great benefits, including:
- Funding (limited and not guaranteed)
- Publicity and promotion services
- Access to rooms and facilities
- Support, development and advice from staff and officers
- Networking and collaboration with like-minded societies
Because we have limited resources and strict criteria some applications are not successful. We have a list of criteria which your application would have to meet if your proposed club or society was to be considered for approval to be a part of the Union.
How do I create a society to become part of the Students’ Union?
- If you want to start a club or society, make sure there isn’t one already existing that does the same activities, or is based on the same idea – there’s no point in duplicating.
- Download an application form.
- Get a group of UWL friends, or like-minded fellow students together, to sit down and discuss what the basic activities and functions of your club are going to be. Will you be going on trips, are you discussing something, are you training etc?
- You need to choose a committee; this comprises a President and Treasurer as a necessity, and you may want to think about a Social Secretary, a Captain, a Producer, Editor or Liaison. It all depends on what your club/society will be doing.
- Next you need to attract a minimum of 2 people but we encourage you to recruit as many students as possible. At this stage, they don’t need to pay anything, but you will need to collect their names and contact information on the provided sheet in the application pack.
- Then you need to look carefully at the questions on the application pack, and fill in the answers as best you can.
- Remember, if you have any questions please visit the clubs and societies centre reception, or contact us!
- Once you are all done, hand in the form into the SU Reception and come in say hello, or send via email.
You will then be contacted by the team for a follow up meeting and to get your group going!