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. 

Create a new sports club or society: 

Now that you’ve identified that your Sports Club or Society doesn’t already exist, double check to see if there’s anything similar to your idea. If so, email the group’s President and see if you can start working together as we always promote collaboration between students.   

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, which are 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.  

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, but these 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 by contacting the team.  

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. 

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.  

Someone from the Activities Team will aim to be in touch within 3 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. This will involve chatting through a development plan and budget proposal to ensure your student group is financially sustainable. 

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.  

Sports: sports@su.arts.ac.uk 

Societies: societies@su.arts.ac.uk