Start a Society

Find out how to start your own society

Find out how to start your own society

Why become a Guild society? 

Congratulations on your idea for a brand new Guild-affiliated society! The Students’ Guild encourages students to come together to follow common interests and develop your own personal talents, skills and employability. You are looking to become part of over 250 vibrant societies and student groups - both large and small - that span a diverse range of interests.

 By becoming Guild-affiliated, your society will benefit from:

  • Training on events management, budget management, fundraising and more. 

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

  • Making your voice heard through the Societies Council - your representative body. 

  • Keeping your society money safe and secure with Guild accounts. 

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

  • Providing safer events for your members with risk assessments and support avaliable for all activities. 

  • Access to termly Guild grant funding. 

  • Access to Guild communication channels - webspace, email lists, student media, posterboards and social media. 

  • Free access to Guild spaces and University rooms. 

  • Recognition and celebration events. 

  • Support in combining student activity experiences with personal development and employability. 

  • Being part of more than 250 societies and student groups run by students - sharing experiences and ideas.  

    Affiliation Process


University of Exeter Students' Guild is a Charity and Company Limited by Guarantee. Registered Charity Number: 1136468 Company Number: 7217324; registered in England and Wales Registered office: Devonshire House, Stocker Road, Exeter, EX4 4PZ