Have an interest that you want to share with others? Starting a student group is the perfect way to find like-minded people and celebrate something in common. We cater to everyone whether you want to start a culturally based societies or you play a sport that you want to bring to UWSU, we can work together to try and make it happen. We encourage you all to take a leap of faith, we guarantee amongst the 23,000 students there will be people who feel the same way. You might just find the thing – or the people – that make your time at Uni amazing.
When you choose to take over leadership of a society, it’s important to remember that this is a year-long commitment to your group. You will need to stay on top of the groups’ emails, keep in touch with your coordinator, and work together to put on events and meetings for your other societies.
It’s always good to start a society with a friend or another student who is interested in similar things as you. This way you can share the workload to make sure you don’t get overwhelmed with work during busy times. We will always ask you to sign up at least 3 people to lead the committee, so make sure you have this when you apply to start your group.
If you have any questions about running a group, get in touch with us on the chat or email the relevant coordinator
If you’re looking to just get involved and run an event as a passion project, consider getting in touch with our Campaigns team and becoming a Student Activist!