Step 1 - Pin Down your Idea
Figure out the purpose and aims of your society and get a committee together. Read through the application criteria to make sure your group fits the minimum requirements. Try to gage how much interest there is amongst students so you have an idea of how popular the society might be.
Step 2 – Submit Your Application
If your group meets the minimum requirements, fill out and submit the application at the bottom of this page before the deadline. Be prepared to spend at least an hour writing your application, ensuring you include as much detail as possible. Don’t assume we know what your interest or activity is about – treat us as if we know nothing and tell us all about it!
Step 3 – Application Review
Once the deadline has passed, Activities will review all applications and decide which ones will be provisionally accepted. This list will then be reviewed by the Societies Executive, before students are contacted about the outcome of their application. This may take a few weeks, depending on how many applications we receive.
If your application is provisionally accepted, you’ll be invited to book a development meeting with one of the team. This must be arranged within seven days following our acceptance email, or our approval will be withdrawn and your application will expire. If your application is rejected you will receive an email explaining why, alongside feedback on how you can improve your application for next time.
Step 4 – Development Meeting
The purpose of these meetings is to meet you, ask any questions we might have about your application and find out a bit more about what you plan to do as a society. It’s nothing to be worried about, and is the last step before we fully accept your application and set up your group.
Step 5 – Final Approval
Once you’ve had your development meeting, Activities will confirm that you’re now considered an official society, and talk you through the next steps to get you started. This will include completing a risk assessment and finalising your committee positions