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Is there a society you would like to start?

Societies are the perfect way to try something new and explore your hobbies and interests during your time at ARU.

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Starting a society at your Students’ Union:

If you have looked at societies before and thought, I wish there was a photography society, chocolate lovers society, physics society or something completely different now is the best time to think about gathering up likeminded people and starting that society!


Societies are the perfect way to try something new and explore your hobbies and interests during your time at ARU. Our students currently run over 120 different societies and by joining, you’ll make friends, socialise and have fun. 


But why bother starting these groups with us? Well, as a society with the Students’ Union, you will be supported by a dedicated team of coordinators who support you in running events, having a stall at Freshers Fair and gaining access to all important funding available to you!


To start a society all you need is a minimum of two people who share a passion for something to become committee members, as committee members you will be trained on what running a society means and how to reap the rewards of this role.


What can you expect to get from this role? Well, you don't need to listen to us, you can read about how much our current societies love what they on the society news page. But if thats not enough, you can also see all the fantastic SU Awards available, Monthly Committee Member Rewards and more availble, alongside the fact that running a society gives you the platform to gain skills and leave a legacy here at ARU much like many of the people we love celebrating on our LinkedIn Page.


First Steps


  • Email – even if you don’t have two people this team can help you find others who may also be interested in running a society!


  • If you have two people, great, you must have a President and a Treasurer but we would also recommend having an Administrator. These are the basic roles that every society needs to function but if you wish to add more go ahead and create your own roles. Only current ARU students can be committee members.


  • Create a clear aim for your society. Where do you see it going? What is its purpose?  What are your objectives?


  • Remember Clubs and Societies must abide by the Union’s current Equal Opportunities Policy and are subject to the provisions of the Constitution, Regulations and Policy of ARU Students’ Union.


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