Start A New Society

Start a new Society or Adopt an inactive one!

If you are interested in setting up a new society please complete this form and a member of the Student Activities department will be in touch.


Follow our four step process to starting a society here:



  1. 1. Check the group you wish to start doesn't already exist here.

  2. 2. Check our list of inactive societies to see if there's one you'd like to adopt here.

  3.  3. Check if other students want to be committee members to your society previously here. 

  4. 4. Gather at least two Committee Members and submit your start-up form below.


Tell us about your new society:

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.  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.

Name of Society:


Which campus is your society on? 

Society Facebook Group link: 

Society Twitter link: 

Membership Fee for your society (minimum £3.60 for societies and £3.00 for sports clubs. It is possible to not charge a fee but this will need to be discussed with your society coordinator) :  


Your name:

Email address:


Aim of Society:



Does your group have links with any local or national organisations, e.g. a charity or place of worship? If yes, please provide details.



Your Committee Members:


President (Compulsory position):





Treasurer (Compulsory position):





Administrator (Recommended position): 




Other Committee Members:

Committee position:




*If you have further additional Committee Members, speak to your relevant Society Coordinator who will be in contact soon.


By completing this survey and becoming a society committee member, you agree to abide by ARU Students' Union's Societies Code of Conduct. *


Thank you for submitting a Start Up Form, a member of the Student Activities team will be in touch within 5 working days to discuss the next steps.