Have a great idea for a new club or society? This will take you through the process to make your dream a reality
Starting a new group has loads of benefits. On top of making a whole new group of friends, the benefits also include:
Support, learning and development opportunities
Networking and collaboration with other groups
The opportunity to put on events
Access to rooms and facilities
Funding *(where applicable and not guaranteed)
There are 3 steps to applying to start your own group:
Make sure the group doesn’t exist already! It sounds obvious, but triple check on our societies and sports club webpages to make sure your idea or something similar doesn’t already exist
Fill out the application form, making sure you have other students who would want to join your group, to make sure it will be a success!
A member of our community & belonging team will be in touch, so keep an eye on your student email...
Filling out the form
Get together with a group of your friends from UWL 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?
You then need to choose a committee! You must have a Club Captain/Chairperson and Group Administrator. You can also have other committee members, here’s a list of roles and their responsibilities:
Club Captain (Sports): Contribute to the success of players and club, as well as act as a role model for the group and make sure the team and UWLSU’s views and values are upheld
Chairperson (Societies): Uphold the views of the society and UWLSU and represent group members, guiding them through their time with you
Group Administrator: Cover all the admin work, e.g. room bookings, training sessions, group finances
Communications Manager: Create content and distribute all group communications (emails, social media, event promotion)
Inclusion Manager: Challenge inequality and encourage equal and fair opportunities for all members
Events Manager: Planning and executing a range of events within the group and for the wider UWL community
Captain (Sports): Lead your team on the pitch and promote the best from your players
You will need to attract a minimum of two people but getting as many students as possible interested will make your chances of success a lot higher. 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.
Lastly, look carefully at the questions on the application pack and fill in the answers the best that you can.
Remember, if you have any questions, please visit the SU front desk at SMR, or contact us at email@example.com.