Create Your Own

Not found a group you're interested in joining? Got an idea for a great new group? Create your own.

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Getting started

Think you have a great idea for a new club or society? Great. Forming a new society provides loads 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

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.


1.

Check the group doesn't already exist by looking through our societies and sports pages.

2.

Download the application form from this page, find other students who are interested in joining you and fill it out together.

3.

When you're done, either drop the form in at the SU reception or email it to su.studentgroups@uwl.ac.uk.


Filling out the 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?

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 group will be doing.

Next you need to attract a minimum of two 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 at su.studentgroups@uwl.ac.uk.

Once you've submitted your application, you'll be contacted by the team for a follow up meeting in order to get your group going.