How to start a society

How to Start a New Society

Societies are groups formed and led by students, which bring together people who share a common interest. If you’ve got an idea for a new society, we can help you set this up.

Here’s what you need to do:


1 - Have an idea

Do you have an interest of hobby you want to enjoy with others? Do you want to help bring together or represent a specific group of students?


2 - Find two other students who are interested in your idea

You need a minimum of three UWS students to start a society


3 - Submit a New Society Application Form

Access the form here: New Society Application Form

  • This is where you tell us about the society you want to set up and provide us with the necessary details to enable this.
  • Completing this will also help you develop a plan for the society


4 - Attend a Society Training Session

Once your application has been processed the Student Opportunities Coordinator will get in touch to invite you to your Society Training Session


Society Training Session:

  • You will receive an email on your university email account inviting you to book your Training Session
  • This is a one hour meeting with the Student Opportunities Coordinator
  • It will be held by video call or in person at a time that suits you
  • We will explain everything you need to know about promoting and running your society
  • We will also complete the affiliation process


5 - You’re good to go!

Once you've completed this process you'll be ready to start promoting your society and organise your first meetings and events

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