Start A New Society

Start a new Society 

If you are interested in setting up a new society please complete this form and a member of the Student Activities department will get back to you shortly.


First Steps

  • Check the group you wish to start doesn't already exist here.
  • Check if other students have suggested your idea for a society previously here. This can help you to find more committee members. 
  • Gather at least two Committee Members - 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.

Tell us about your society:

Name of Society:


Are you restarting an inactive club or society? 

Yes No


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):  


Your name:

Email address:


Aim of Society:



Does your group have links with any local or national organisations, e.g. a charity? 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 shortly to discuss the next steps.