create a new student group

With over 180 societies, we are proud to be represented by such a vibrant, diverse range of student-led groups. We're always keen to expand the opportunities available and love hearing new society ideas from student!

I've got an idea for a new society! Will I be allowed to start it?

Before you actually put in an application to start a new society, take a look at this document, which has some critetia you will need to be aware of and meet.

Not all applications will be accepted, but we want to make sure that all get off to the best start. Reading this will support you in creating your society.

I've checked and my society idea meets the criteria - how do I get started now?

Now that you know your society application would meet the criteria, you can begin the application process. The 'how to create a new society' guide will take you through each stage of the process, so take a look and make sure you are ready to go!

Once you've read this, you can fill out a new society application pack. Please fill this out in as much detail as possible, to give you the best chance of being accepted. 

Then send your completed form back to us at

My society's been approved! What next?

We will email you all the information you will need to know now that you are a fully fledged society!

However, this document also explains the next steps in us setting up your society, so make sure you take a look!

We also have a great new tips guide for brand new societies to follow in order to set yourselves up in the best way possible!

If you have any questions along the way, don’t hesitate to ask the Opportunities team - we're here to help you! Just email or pop into the office and see us.

Over the summer period, Societies Executive and Union Coucil (these are the committees that approve your ideas) do not meet and therefore any new society applications cannot be ratified until October 2019.

However, do submit new ideas on this page and begin the application process! 

  • Can we still apply for a stall at Socieities Fayre? Yes you can, you will still want to advertise yourselves and sell membership at Societies Fayre in September, but be aware that if your soceity is not officially accepted in October, you may need to give refunds to those who paid - therefore it's best not to take any memberships until your are ratified.
  • How do we get a place at Socieites Fayre? Do not post your new idea anonymously, and we can then contact you in August to apply for a stall.
  • Can we prepare over the summer? Yes, you can begin planning activites and events, but do not spend money! Feel free to set up social media accounts and get promoting your society.
  • Why can't we spend money? Because you are not an official society until you have been approved in October, your finances are not set up.
  • Any other questions? Email us at and we will get back to you as soon as possible!

What do you think of my idea for a new society?

Are you keen to make a brand new society happen? Post your idea here and see what people think of it. If 20 people vote your idea up, we'll get in touch with you about getting started!

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  • 13 score
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    One-Bounce Society

      Distilling the game down to its basics, the One-Bounce Society will bring together any person interested in football. One touch; one bounce; one winner. It couldn't be a more organic form of the modern game. Our board of representatives are a committed, passionate and ambitious team ready to take one-bounce from grassroots to the international stage.
    Alfie Blake
    10:35am on 23 Sep 19 This is great !
    Luke Brown
    3:17pm on 23 Sep 19 Love this!
    Karl Sengebusch
    11:42pm on 23 Sep 19 My life has immeasurably improved since removing two touches from my life, it's about time this not just game but lifestyle could be embraced by the wider UEA community
    Alexandra Hunt
    11:05pm on 30 Sep 19 What an original move by the ziggs boys, can’t wait to see this grow!