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Can't find a society to suit your interests? Find out how to start your own society!

Can't find a society to suit your interests? Find out how to start your own society!

What are the benefits of being a Guild-affiliated society? 

As a Guild-affiliated society, you are part of a community of over 260 societies and student groups who span a diverse range of interests.

 as part of being Guild-affiliated, you benefit from:

Training and Resources

  • In-person committee training which helps you to build your skills in events planning, risk-assessing, budgeting, fundraising, leadership, and more.
  • Online resources to help you understand and fulfil your committee role 

  • Access to secure society storage spaces.

Support and Representation

  • One-to-one help, information and resources from the Activities Team and officers. 

  • Access to Society Forum meetings with your Societies Officer, where you can make your voice heard and shape decisons which impact societies, through the Societies Council.

  • Recognition and celebration events for your committee. 

Financial Support

  • A society bank account which is secured and monitored by our Activities and Finance teams. 

  • Financial processes which help you to ensure that your committee are complying with the law.

  • Support with understanding tax exemptions, and how they affect your society. 

  • Access to termly Guild grant funding. 

Event and Publicity Support

  • Support in risk-assessment processes to ensure your committee fulfil your duty of care and provide safe and successful events.

  • A guaranteed place at the Freshers' Fair in September.

  • Access to Guild publicity channels - Society Spotlight, student media, posterboards.

  • Free access to booking Guild spaces and University rooms. 

  • A network to collaborate and share ideas with other societies.

Do you have an idea for a new Guild-affiliated society? Follow the links below to find out more and apply for affiliation.


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