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Membership - the Who, What and How

When you’re joining a student group, some of them may have a membership fee. Some are free, but others charge a membership fee. This is not to make a profit, but to cover the costs of running the group. For societies, the membership fee is stated on the individual pages. To join the Dragons Sports Clubs, each student must pay the Dragons membership fee of £65, then each club may have an additional fee that you must pay to join. You only need to pay the Dragons fee once, no matter how many clubs you join.



Terms & conditions of purchasing student group memberships at UWSU

By joining any student group you are agreeing to the terms and conditions of membership and the Student Group Code of Practice. We may process your personal information for carefully considered and specific purposes which are in the interests of delivering and enhancing our services as well as adding benefit for our members. Our privacy statement details when and how we will process this data as well as your rights relating to your data.

Group memberships can be bought at any time throughout the academic year, all annual memberships expire on the last day of the academic year.

The cost of each group membership may, for example, cover use of facilities, equipment and provision of coaches. This is subject to each group's budget and should be outlined on the group page.


Refund policy:

We offer a 14 days’ cooling off period for new members, effective from the day you register for membership to any student group. This will allow you to cancel your subscription without any penalty, providing that the individual making the claim has not been selected to represent the University in any BUCS fixture or equivalent competition. If you wish to cancel your new member subscription, you must notify the Students’ Union at within these 14 days in writing by e-mail. Membership fees will be refunded within 30 days of cancellation. 

If the customer chooses to cancel the purchase after 14 days of the original subscription then the Union will not refund the payment as it considered that the individual will have benefited from being an activity member by having access to member information, obtaining any associated member discounts, and participated in the activity.

Group events and trials are considered by the Union as events and these fall under the purchasing tickets policy. 

All other refunds are subject to the UWSU refunds policy.