Not found the Society for you? Well, take a look at how to start a new one.

Start a New Society

Not found the Society for you? Well, take a look at how to start a new one.

When & How to apply

There are six application periods in an academic year for student groups to apply to become affiliated with the Students’ Union.

Read the information at Complete the form on the page with all the important information we should know about the society you want to start. Your application will be reviewed at the next Societies Board meeting, dates for which are listed at Your society will either be approved or rejected with recommendations on how to improve it. We will provide you a bank account, email address, web page, and full set of regulations and training materials in order for your society to be as great as possible!

These new societies application periods are open to all current City, University of London students.

  • Round 1: August 1-October 14
  • Round 2: October 22-November 11 
  • Round 3: November 19-December 9 
  • Round 4: December 17-January 20 
  • Round 5: January 28-February 17 
  • Round 6: February 25-March 10

Top Tips

  • The Societies Board meets one week after the end of each round to discuss applications received in that time and approves/rejects applications in this meeting, so don't worry if you haven't heard from us by the time the deadline has passed.
  • When filling out your application, please give as much detail as possible about your society aims and proposed activities. 
  • Before completing an application you should read the Student Groups Regulations and the Template Student Group Constitution that you will need to compete for your society upon becoming affiliated.
  • If your proposed society is similar to another one that already exists at City, please ensure that your application shows how you will be different and won't overlap.

New Society Application Form

This form is an application to establish a new City Students’ Union Society, and may only be completed and submitted by a current City, University of London student. Please fill out all the sections to aid us with your application. Failure to fully complete all sections may lead to your application being rejected. 

Applications will be reviewed at Societies Board meetings, which occur monthly between October and April. Committee members will then be required to attend training, create a constitution, and begin operating as a society. Please note the Students’ Union may not reimburse any expenses you create before this date relating to your proposed society.