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Being part of a club or society is one of the most exciting, challenging and rewarding things you can do at university, and the Students' Union is here to help.

Applications to affiliate your existing club or society to the Students’ Union can only be made in the Summer term during the affiliation window period. The affiliation window is currently closed but will be open for applications between 04 - 17 May 2020.

In order to apply for affiliation, you will need to fulfil the criteria detailed below.

Step 1: Speak to a member of Union staff

Each new society will be looked after by an area of the Union’s work, formerly referred to as zones. In order to ensure that you are given the correct information and recommendations, please arrange to meet with a member of staff from the appropriate area to discuss your new society.

Step 2: Be an Active Group

We are more than happy to offer guidance to those of you wishing to start a completely new club or society, but can only affiliate those that are established. You can still exist as a non-affiliated group and are able to use our spaces just as individual students can.

To be considered for affiliation you will need to be demonstrate that your club/society is already running and has members, generally we would expect you to have been functioning for a minimum of 2 terms.

Some of the things we take into consideration when determining whether a group is active:

If your club/society does not meet all of the above, it may not be the right time for you to apply for affiliation. We encourage you to speak to us to get advice but remember if your application is unsuccessful you are always welcome to apply again in the next round.

Further Requirements For Affiliation

If you apply for affiliation and your group meets the criteria, then the decision will be put forward to the affiliations committee (selected student officers chaired by VP Activities) to vote on.

Please remember fulfilling all the criteria does not guarantee affiliation. We currently have over 300 clubs and societies and are not necessarily able to accommodate affiliating all applications. We encourage you to be as clear as possible about the benefits you expect from becoming an affiliated club or society.

Step 3: Apply

Please complete the affiliation form in order to apply to be an affiliated club or society wiht SUSU

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