Start a Society

Q. What do you need to do to start a society?

We love supporting new student led opportunities so you can make the most of your time at University. If there's a society that you can't see on offer, you are welcome to create it!

Here is everything you will need to start:

1. A new idea

To start a society you need to have a new idea that doesn't replicate any existing societies or services at BCUSU.

Check the societies web page using the link below, to see the ideas that have already been submitted, as well as our established groups.

Check Existing Societies

2. A completed Society Start-Up Form

The Society Start-Up form tells us who will be running your society and what your society will do. The information on your form allows us to allocate a coordinator to support you.

If you need help deciding who's best suited to which committee roles, click here to watch a short video explaining more about the different positions.

As you begin thinking about the events your society could do, consider a combination of online and in-person activities. This will ensure that your society is more accessible to a wider range of students.

Society Start-Up Form

image of sign up form

3. A Society Start Up meeting

If your application to start a new society is approved, one of our administrators will contact you to set up a meeting between your committee members and a coordinator from our Activiteis and Representation team. The meeting will cover everything you need to know to begin planning your first society activities.

These meetings are a good chance to get to know your coordinator and ask any questions you have.


After that, your society is officially launched!

You will be able to start planning events and activities straight away, and you'll receive ongoing support from your Society Coordinator throughout the year.

If you have any further questions about starting a new society, please contact