If none of the societies we have running take your fancy, the Students’ Association can help you set up your own society. Rachael Ghilchrist, Vice President of Social and Activities will walk you through the process of starting your own society by providing comprehensive convener training, and by providing on-going support to your society.
Creating a new society is simple! This guide will talk you through the process on how to do this.
Deciding on a name
The first thing you need to do, is decide what you want your society should be called. The best advice that we can give is that the name should represent your society and give in inkling into what it’s about. The only thing we ask is for you to be mindful when choosing a name that it’s not offensive.
Here are a few examples of societies we currently have running for inspiration;
‘Perilous Expeditions’ – a society for Dungeons and Dragons enthusiasts.
‘Raise It’ – The aim of this society is to raise money for worthy causes in the Glasgow area.
To get started with your society you only need to have three members (including yourself). If you don’t have any members yet, we can help you by advertising your society on City SA’s Social Media channels and our other various platforms around the college.
One of the ways that your Students' Association can help your society is by providing funding. The process for this will be explained during your convener training with Rachael.
The Students’ Association can make a block booking for a room so your society can take place at the same time in the same room each week.
Your Students' Association will be there to support you throughout the year. This will include helping you with funding, events, activities and fundraising you'd like to do.