How To Directory
- 1. How to Run a Club or Society
- a. How can members join/register for your society?
- b. Code of Conduct
- c. Writing a Constitution
- d. Adding/changing committee members and positions
- e. Creating a society email account
- f. Getting SUSU website hosting
- g. Sending a mass email to group members
- h. Receiving paper mail for your group
- i. Running your Annual General Meeting (AGM)
- j. Handing over to a new committee
- k. Terminating your Student Group
- 2. How to Make Your Society Inclusive
- 3. How to Organise Events
- a. Creating a balanced programme of events
- b. Getting people to your event
- c. Considering Health & Safety for your event
- d. Running an event outside SUSU premises
- d. Running an internal or external event
- e. Running an event on SUSU premises
- e. Running your own charity event through RAG
- f. Involving external speakers
- 4. How to Promote Your Group
- 5. How to Book Facilities and Transport
- 6. How to Manage Your Money
- 7. How to Manage Equipment
- 8. How to Manage Health & Safety
- a. Making a Health & Safety policy for your group
- b. Important SUSU and University regulations you need to know
- c. Ensuring you are covered by insurance
- d. Complying with SUSU data protection policy
- e. Electing a Health & Safety Officer for your committee
- f. Completing a risk assessment
- g. Safeguarding your members
- h. Ensuring your Group's safety when manual handling
- i. Preparing and supplying food
- j. Dealing with incidents
- 9. How to Run a Sports Club
How to Elect a Health and Safety Officer to your Committee
To ensure that student groups are fully aware and responsible for the safety of their members, each student group must have an officer with the designated responsibility for health and safety matters. This may be a separate role or it can be included into an already existing role. SUSU must be informed of the details of the officer.
Unless otherwise stated by the group, the student group president will be deemed to be fulfilling this responsibility.
The duties of the Health and Safety Officer will include:
- Responsibility for creating a Health and Safety policy for the student group
- Completing a generic risk assessment for the student group as well as any additional risk assessments for particular events.
- Ensuring the student group is aware of and adheres to the Union Incident procedure.
- Ensuring the student group follows food hygiene guidelines when preparing food
- Awareness of manual handling procedures.
To help you along with this, the Students' Union will provide Health and Safety training at the beginning of each academic year, which the health and safety representative will be required to attend. This will ensure that you have all the resources and knowledge required for the role. In the meantime, you will find all the information you need on these pages.