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Adopt an Inactive Society


Can’t find what you’re looking for on our list of societies? Did we previously have the society and now it’s nowhere to be seen?


Take a look at our inactive societies, as you may be able to simply adopt one. This is like a fast-track version of starting a new society! Having said that, if you would like to start a completely brand new society from scratch, our affiliation form can be found here.


Which societies are inactive?

We have a variety of societies that can be adopted including academic, social and cultural. 

See the full list below!


Why are these societies inactive?

All of our societies are student-led. They are run by committees, all of which must have a Chair, Secretary and Treasurer. Unfortunately, sometimes societies don't manage to find a committee for the following year. Consequently, they can't run and are made inactive.


Why should I adopt a society?

Societies are like mini communities on campus. They are a great way to make friends with similar interests and increase your social activity. As you know, every society needs a committee to run it. If the society you like the look of is inactive, you and 2 others could be the ones to give it life! Committee positions are voluntary roles which look great on your CV. Committee members will have to complete a compulsory induction training and will be invited to specialised society workshops too. These are great opportunities to enhance both personal and professional skills.


How do I adopt a society?

If you'd like to restart one of our inactive societies, let us know! To get it off the ground for this year you’ll need another 2 people to help you run it. Once you’ve got your committee together complete the form below and we'll be in touch!


Please note: due to the current Coronavirus outbreak, causing the University to close campus, we are currently not accepting any applications to adopt an inactive society.

Adopt a Society Form

Adopted Society Details
Which society would you like to adopt?

Select the Society: 


Membership Fee

It's mandatory that every society has a membership fee. The income your society generates from membership sales can be used to benefit the society as a whole. Society membership also ensures that students registered with your society are insured at your activities/events. Your membership fee can be anything between £2 and £20. You must make sure the membership fee you set is value for money!

Please state your membership fee: 


Society Logo

Every society gets their own webpage when they are affiliated. Yay! Here you can upload a society logo that will appear on your page. You can leave this blank if you don't yet have one.

Upload Documents:

(Maximum file size is 3 MB)


Committee Details


Primary Positions


To move forward with your society adoption, you must input at least 3 students who will fulfill the roles of Chair, Secretary and Treasurer.

Position Name Email Address Student ID Phone No.


Additional Positions


If you would like to introduce any additional positions, please insert these here.

Position Name Email Student ID Phone No.



You must complete all fields before submitting the form

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