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

Registration requirements

For the first year, all student groups are registered as Associate. After this first year, groups can choose to either remain Associate or change to Affiliate.

Registration requirements for Associate Groups:

  • 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

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