Start a New Society

What you need to start a society:

  1. A list of 30 people willing to become members. You can make a small society with only 15 people
  2. Some aims and objectives for the society, set out in a Society Constitution. A basic template constitution is available within a ratification form.

If you have any questions about these requirements, then contact the Societies Officer by emailing societies.officer@dsu.org.uk.

Society affiliations are considered by Societies Team every week. In rare cases, you may be asked to attend this meeting.

Starting a new society

Setting up and running a society is exciting and fulfilling, but can be quite a lot of work, so we want to help you, but we recommend you get together a few friends to share the initial workload. The first step is ratification:

To help you, the societies officers have revamped the ratification process, and it is now possible to ratify electronically, saving a lot of time and paper. Download these pdf document:

Societies Regulations

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