Start a new student group

If you can't find an existing student group that interests you, why not start a new one?

Student groups are split into two categories:

AffiliateAssociate
Events and activities organised by group with assistance from Student EngagementEvents and activities organised by group with assistance from Student Engagement
Access to dedicated Microsoft Teams space and social mediaAccess to dedicated Microsoft Teams space and social media
Can have bank accountsFinance handled by Student Engagement
Have executive committee who are elected at an IGM/AGM Executive committee/AGMs not required
Constitution based on provided modelGroup ‘rules’ based on provided model
Ability to have paid memberships Unable to take paid memberships
Access to room and equipment bookingsAccess to room and equipment bookings
Professional development opportunitiesProfessional development opportunities

The category you choose for registering your group depends on how formal or informal you would like your group to be as well as the level of responsibility you would like the group to take on, with Affiliate groups requiring more governance including the management of bank accounts, finances and documented meetings. Groups are not locked into a particular category and can change categories at the end of an academic year ready for the next.

Registration requirements

Requirements for registration in each category include:

AffiliateAssociate
Hold Initial General Meeting (IGM) followed by a yearly Annual General Meeting (AGM).

*See Initial General Meeting (IGM) and Annual General Meeting (AGM) guides for an idea of what's involved.

Not applicable for associate student groups

Provide/update information:

  • Committee details
  • Finances including signatories bank statements and asset register
  • Number of members
  • Group communication platforms and social media information
  • Constitution
  • IGM/AGM minutes
  • A written end-of-year review

Provide/update information:

  • Names and contact details of at least one member for the purpose of liaising with University staff
  • Number of members
  • Group communication platforms and social media information
  • A written end-of-year review
Groups to agree that any conflict resolution will be brought to the Student Engagement Officer/Coordinator. Groups to agree that any conflict resolution will be brought to the Student Engagement Officer/Coordinator.

First steps

The first step to beginning a new student group is to complete an Expression of Interest. We will then be in touch to go through the next steps with you.

If you have any questions you can also contact a Student Engagement Officer by emailing studentengagement@federation.edu.au