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How to set up a new society

Here at uea(su) there are over 200 societies representing a really vibrant and diverse range of interests and hobbies. Freshers is over, but it's not too late to join a group – you can get involved at any point through the year by purchasing membership on the uea(su) website.

If you don't find anything that's to your liking, why not start your own society? 

We're always keen to expand the opportunities available to students and love hearing your society ideas. If you want to start a new society, there are a few things to check first. 

  • Take a look at what's already on offer. We can't approve societies with the same objectives as any that already exist, so make sure your idea doesn't clash. 

  • We'll want to see that you have a plan to keep your society running. If the activities you have planned are likely to be expensive, you'll have to show us that you've worked out how it will be affordable over a long period. 

  • As a uea(su) group you'll need to adhere to our policies, which you can find here. Remember that all societies are open to all members, so you can't make your society exclusive to students on certain courses or from particular cultural backgrounds. 

If you've got all this sorted, submit your idea to our website here and encourage people to vote for it.  If your idea gets 20 votes up, we'll be in touch about getting you started! 

If you have any queries about setting up a society email and we'll get back to you as soon as possible. 


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