Start a Society

If you have an idea for a society that is not currently offered by the Students' Union, you have come to the right place! The chances are that if you have an interest in something, there are others out there with the same interest. Our student-led societies are designed to offer opportunities for their member and all Salford students; through putting on regular meetings, arranging workshops and exhibitions, planning trips and excursions, and much more! The Students' Union is here to help you get started, it is a very simple process and there is help every step of the way.

All of our societies are student-led. While staff, students form other institutions, and alumni can join societies, only current students at the University of Salford can start and run societies. 

Starting-up during September (freshers):

Please note:

We welcome applications to start a society year-round, however won't affiliate any now until after Welcome/Freshers. If you submit the below form, you are invited to attend our start-up sessions on the below dates. All sessions will be in The North Side, University House. 

  • Tuesday 24th September @ 5.30pm
  • Thursday 26th September @ 5.30pm
  • Monday 30th September @ 11am
  • Wednesday 2nd October @ 3pm 

What are some of the benefits of affiliating a society to the Students' Union?

  • Full-time staff support to help you put on your events, campaigns, and other activities. 
  • Page on our website will all our other groups. 
  • Free stall at our Welcome Fair (value £1500)
  • Access to funding
  • Promotion and marketing

If you want to start a Sport's Club, please visit the Start A Club page.

Submit your society:

Use the form on the right to to begin the process by submitting your idea with some information about the society you would like to set up.

Meet with the Student Opportunities Coordinator:

Once the form has been submitted it will be sent to our Student Opportunities Coordinator. The coordinator will be in contact to arrange a meeting to discuss the idea further and talk you through starting your Society.

Complete the start up documents (they are very short and we're here to help!):

After meeting with the Student Opportunities Coordinator and deciding on how to start up your society, you will be sent an email outlining what you need to do next as well as information on completing a Constitution, Registration and Committee Details Form. I fyou are affiliating as a micro-society, you will only need to submit one registration form. We have templates for all these so the hard work is complete. We just need you to complete the fun parts! 

Recruit your members:

Once the society is up and running you will get a page on our website where members will be able to sign up.

Attend training: 

Running a society can be daunting at first, so we will put you through training to help you along. This includes finance, recruitment, events, marketing, and much more. You'll also meet with your coordinator for a development meeting once a semester to see how your society is coming along and if you need any extra help. 

Most importantly enjoy your success!

You’ve done it! You have now created a new society from scratch – celebrate this at your first meeting and enjoy the rest of the year, it’s going to be great! Don’t forget we will be here for support whenever you need it - even if everything is going well we still want to hear from you so we can help promote your Society and any events you're planning!