Start a New Club or Society

Step 1

Ensure that there is not already a club/society organising the same or a similar activity and figure out what your proposed group will be:

  • Society  Any group that wishes to provide an environment for like-minded people to meet and enjoy their passions, including: performance arts and music; course-related; faith; hobbies and specialist interest; student media; representation and liberation.
  • Club - Any sports or physical activities, including: team sports; dance; outdoor pursuits; indoor and outdoor sport; martial arts and water-based activities. 
  • Charity groups and student-led projects: Any group established for the purpose of fundraising or raising the profile for a charity or community project. If your group sounds like it could be one of these, it is then managed by kristy.wallace@fxu.org.uk and needs to be set up in a different way. More info can be found here.

Step 2

DOWNLOAD A PROPOSAL FORM AND START TO COMPLETE IT

Proposal Form

Step 3

Form a committee who will run the society or club. A committee should consist of at least three people, usually made up of a President/Captain, Treasurer and Secretary, all of which must be current students.

Step 4

Attract potential members to support the proposal. We suggest approx 10-15 people initially, depending on the nature of the activity and the costs involved.

Step 6

Return your proposal form to FXU.

Your proposal will then be submitted for consideration to the FXU Sports and Societies Committee and FXU Sports and Societies Forum where a vote is held to pass the club/society proposal and to allow affiliation to FXU.

Step 6

Arrange a meeting with either the FXU Sports Manager (email hayley.curtis@fxu.org.uk)  or FXU Societies Administrator (email rosie.lea@fxu.org.uk) to discuss the next steps, which include completing essential health and safety requirements (risk assessments, codes of conducts and constitutions). The Manager will also help you complete a budget proposal and discuss possible funding opportunities.

Forms

Template Constitution

Societies Budget Proposal

Club Budget Proposal

Blank Risk Assessment Form

Code of Conduct

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