Start your own society
One of the best things about coming to University is the opportunity to become involved in an activity that interests you, at a much cheaper cost with like minded students.
Forming a society would be one of these opportunities. It is relatively easy to set up your own society: just follow these pointers and you should be up and dancing, debating or divining in no time! You can set up a society for just about anything!
The very first thing you need to do when setting up a new society is to speak to Mel or your Elected Officers. They will discuss your ideas and ask you to put together a proposal (one side of A4 should do it!) outlining what your society will be all about, the activities and events you plan to hold and how you will fund it all. You will also have to prove that the proposed society fits in with the aims and ideals of the Union as a whole and is something that the Union is practicably able to support. This proposal will then need to be approved. Once it has the OK, you’re off and you need to recruit members.
The Union supports societies by providing general administrative back up such as photocopying/telephone/mailing services. More importantly it provides willing and experienced staff to help sort out those little problems that will inevitably occur. Do not be afraid to come and seek our advice – find out how to get in touch below.
If you have any questions, whether it's about joining a society or starting one, then come and visit us at the Students' Union office in Cardiff, Treforest or Newport City or get in touch below.
Download the Societies Handbook.