Start a Society




Setting up a New Society

So you’ve seen the list of societies and haven’t found what you were looking for or there isn’t one that’s right for you? Don’t worry, you can start one up or adopt one

Follow these simple steps and you can affiliate your ideal group with the Students’ Union.



Step 1

Find two other people to be on the starting committee- to help you set up and run the group. Find out about the committee roles here.


Step 2

As a committee think about what your society will look like; what will it do and what are the aims of the group? Once you have all that planned complete the new group registration from here .

This is your chance to tell us what your society is and why it's unique.


Step 3

Once your form has been submitted it will go to the Societies Council (made up of sociey reps and sabbatical officers), who will review the information you have provided.

This can take up to a month and the council might request a meeting or further information about your group.


Step 4

While we process your application, start thinking about how you will recruit more people as societies need at least 6 members to be concidered active. You can find out about running a give it a go taster session here.

Also make sure to prepare a description of your group and a logo as once your group has been affiliated, we can update your society webpage here on the SU website. 



Benefits of Affiliating Your Group with SU

There are many benefits for you and your group once affiliated with Edge Hill Students’ Union.


  • Your own page on the SU website

  • Access to rooms and spaces on campus

  • Help and guidance on how to promote your group

  • Managed  bank accounts within the Students’ Union

  • Insurance

  • Access to personal development and group development training

  • Opportunities for financial support for your group through the SU's funding streams for Societies.



Feeling a Bit Stuck?

Don’t panic. Contact us at or pop into the activities office opposite the SU bar, for guidance on what to do.