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:
|Events and activities organised by group with assistance from Student Engagement||Events and activities organised by group with assistance from Student Engagement|
|Access to dedicated Microsoft Teams space and social media||Access to dedicated Microsoft Teams space and social media|
|Can have bank accounts||Finance handled by Student Engagement|
|Have executive committee who are elected at an IGM/AGM||Executive committee/AGMs not required|
|Constitution based on provided model||Group ‘rules’ based on provided model|
|Ability to have paid memberships||Unable to take paid memberships|
|Access to room and equipment bookings||Access to room and equipment bookings|
|Professional development opportunities||Professional 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.
Requirements for registration in each category include:
|Hold Initial General Meeting (IGM) followed by a yearly Annual General Meeting (AGM).||Not applicable for associate student groups|
|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.|
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 email@example.com