Application Dates:

You can submit a new club/society application within these dates:

  • Term 1: 1st October - 8th November
  • Term 2: 24th January - 21st February
  • Term 3: 26th April - 10th May

Please fill out a New Society Booklet and send it to us using the emails below.

Sports: sports@su.arts.ac.uk 

Societies: societies@su.arts.ac.uk

 

How to create a new society or sports club:

 

Leading a Sports Club or Society comes with lots of benefits such as meeting lots of new people, forging friendships, gaining skills for future employment and the potential to win your sports club or society an award in our annual awards ceremony. At Arts SU we are committed to facilitating community building, developing the skills and experience of our student leaders, and celebrating the wonderful achievements of our clubs and societies. 

Here is a step-by-step guide:

  1. First check that your sports club or society idea (or something similar) doesn’t already exist.

  2. If the group already exists, email the group’s President and see if you can start working together. We always want promote collaboration between students.

  3. If your idea has not already been created, you should start to think about who will make up your committee. As all of our sports clubs and societies are run by student committees, there are two roles we require you to have to start a new one: President and Treasurer.

    Without these two committee positions being fulfilled, we cannot approve your request. If you have trouble finding someone to fulfil either of these positions, talk to your friends, reach out on social media, and contact course leaders. Get the word out! 

  4. Once you’ve got these two essential positions filled you can add additional committee roles - such as: Vice President, Social Secretary, Social Media Officer, Events Officer. These extra roles are not essential to get you up and running. If you do wish to have a larger committee of students to help run your new student group, please let us know using the emails on this page.  

  5. Now that you have some other students on board please get in touch with the Societies Development Coordinator for society requests or the Sports Development Coordinator for sports club requests. New society or sports club requests will only be considered within the following dates:

    • Term 1: 1st October - 8th November 2021
    • Term 2: 24th January - 21st February 2022
    • Term 3: 26th April - 10th May 2022
  6. Send the Sports Development Coordinator or Societies Development Coordinator an email with a short description of your idea (250 words max.). This helps us get an understanding of what kind of community you would like to establish.  

  7. Someone from the Activities Team will aim to be in touch within 7 working days to discuss what other information they may need from you and the how to best support the creation of your new student community. 

  8. If all goes well, you will be asked to fill out a New Society Booklet. This includes the following:

    • All committee members must sign their consitituion

    • Any potential new sports club or society are required to have a minimum of 10 current UAL students who would be interested in joining that club/society

    • Providing us with the information you would like displayed on your website

  9. Once approved, the Students' Union will work behind the scenes to get all of your systems and information up and running. 

  10. Now you're ready to go! You will continue work with the Communities Team to catch up on the training you will need to run your society. 

Best of luck!