We know that the societies you’re looking for might not always be active, so we’ve made it really easy to start a new society and jump straight into hosting the events, activities and development opportunities you want!
Our societies have a group of student committee members who make decisions in leading the group, manage their society's finances and develop the society so that it leaves a legacy and continues building through the years.
What benefits do you get from being on a society committee?
Leading a society at Your Students' Union is an extremely rewarding experience for any student. These voluntary roles can provide you with a whole range of opportunities such as:
- Meeting likeminded people and making new friends;
- Building skills such as communication, financial management, leadership, project planning, event management and more to enhance your CV;
- Receiving additional training and support to boost your employability;
- Making a lasting impact on members of your society and inspiring others;
- Gaining recognition and rewards.
What do our previous committee members have to say?
"[In my society] I had some incredible opportunities, made connections with inspirational people in the psychology field and guided so many people from all over the world who are just as passionate as I am about psychology! Being on a committee has made me a more rounded, understanding, and driven person and I'd recommend it to everyone."
"The main reason being a committee member is so much fun is because we are the ones who get to put ideas to make the society more fun and organised together. We can think of events and actually do them as much as we want!"
You also get rewarded by our very own Leadership Awards and Leadership Badges, which are compatible with LinkedIn and recognised by employers.
If you lke the sound of helping to run a campus society, there are a few things you need to get started:
- An idea - what's the focus of your society? What do you want to do?
- A committee - societies need at least three students to run them, filling the following roles:
- President: Leads the society, managing the Committee and coordinating activities
- Treasurer: Manages the society's finances and spending, liaising with the Students' Union
- Inclusion Officer: Ensures the society is welcoming, inclusive, and accessible to all
You can have further roles in addition to this, such as a Secretary to send out regular communications to members, a Social Media Officer to manage your channels, a Welfare Officer to signpost students to support options, or something else relevant to your group.
- To agree to the Societies Code of Conduct - this sets out the expectations and requirements of Your SU-affiliated societies, and the disciplinary process if these are not adhered to.
Once you've agreed on your idea and your roles, you can fill out the application form below to affiliate with the Students' Union. Once your application form has been reviewed, you'll be contacted by a member of the Your Students' Union team to get the ball rolling on your plans!
If you would like more information, please contact the Scarborough based Your Students’ Union team!