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.

Update 04/05/20: In light of the current situation please be aware that the affiliation process will be significantly more stringent and there is no guarantee of affiliation.

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.

Update 04/05/20: Due to the current situation several members of the Activities are on rotating periods of furlough. If you are looking to apply in the 2020 summer window and have not already been in touch, please contact

Christie Mousourouli –

Education Coordinator

This area of SUSU works to ensure that the academic interests of our students are looked after by representing our students at all levels of study to the University. Societies within this zone are usually subject-based such as Actuarial Society and Film Society.

Hayley Shepherd –

External Engagement Coordinator

Focusing on community engagement at a local, national and international level. This area of SUSU’s work helps students to get involved with important projects and helps with employability. Societies within this zone include Fish On Toast and Oxfam Society.

Ash Hunt –

Student Communities Coordinator

Ensuring that we celebrate and represent our students from all backgrounds and levels of study. This area of SUSU’s work supports our Postgraduate, Mature Student and Student Parents. Societies within this zone include Greek and Cypriot Society and India Society.

Chris Small –

Student Life and Sustainability Coordinator

Student Life looks after areas of University life that are in addition to your studies, such as housing and welfare, while Sustainability ensures we are looking after the world around us. Societies within this zone include Conservation Volunteers and Christian Union.

Sarah Challis –

Sports Coordinator

If you are interested in sports whether it is recreational or professional, this area of SUSU’s work will work with you and support you. Clubs in this zone include AcroYoga and Rugby (Ladies and Mens).

Jamie Ford –

Creative Industries Coordinator

This area of the Union works with students that have interests in art and media, and supports our Union Groups such as SUSUtv, Wessex Scene and Surge Radio. Our Performing Arts societies also sit within this area, such as Jazz Band and Street Dance 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 with SUSU

Sorry, affiliations are currently closed