How to re-ratify

  • ALL Societies must be 'ratified' annually by DSU before starting any Society activity
  • A Society obtains ratification by completing the below forms and submitting them to the Students Union.
  • Re-ratification occurs annually in the Easter Term.

Societies Regulations

Societies are required to act within the accordance of DSU Equal Opportunities, and according to rules on fair access and financial accountability. Societies deliberately breaching these Guidelines will be de-ratified.

Need help with Ratifying

The Sabbatical Officers' Personal Assistant is also available as a source of general information and assistance. If you have any queries she can be found in the Advice Centre on Level A from 10am-5pm (Monday-Friday).

Lapsed Ratification

In the absence of re-ratification being sought by the 1st August the Society will be deemed to be 'lapsed'.

A lapsed Society may apply for subsequent ratification as a new Society at a later date.

Upon a Society becoming 'lapsed', DSU reserves the right to close any bank account(s) to which the Society and DSU are joint signatories (as per existing bank mandate(s)).