Setting up a club or society is an exciting and fun way to embrace college life. Not only does it provide you with a platform to meet like-minded people, but as a society leader you will develop new skills and experiences, all of which are transferable to your CV. Robyn Lambert, 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 five 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 Robyn.
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.
The Students' Association will help with designing artwork for your society. We will then be able to advertise your society on our noticeboards, our social media channels, our website and the College's TV screens.
You will take part in Society Convenor Training which will support you in setting up and running your society.