Start a New Student Group

How to Start a New Student Group

We love supporting new student led opportunities so you can make the most of your time at University. If there's a student group that you can't see on offer, you are welcome to submit an application to create it!

Here is everything you will need to start:

1. A new idea

To start a student group you need to have a unique idea that doesn't replicate any existing student groups or services.

Check the Student Group web pages to see the societies, sports, media and volunteering groups that are already established.

Check Existing Student Groups


 
2. AN APPROVED Student Group Application Form

The Student Group Application Form tells us who will be running your society and what your society will do. The information on your form allows us to allocate a Student Opportunities Coordinator to support you.

As you begin thinking about the events your Student Group could do, consider a combination of online and in-person activities. This will ensure that your society is more accessible to a wider range of students.

Your completed application form will then be taken to the next Opportunities Zone meeting for approval.

Student Group Application Form


3. A Student Group Start Up meeting

If your application to start a new Student Group is approved, one of our Student Group Coordinators will contact you to set up a meeting with your committee members. The meeting will cover everything you need to know to begin planning your first Student Group events and activities.

These meetings are a good chance to get to know your Coordinator and ask any questions you have.

After that, your Student Group is officially launched!

You will be able to start planning events and activities straight away, and you'll receive ongoing support from your Student Group Coordinator throughout the year.

If you have any further questions about starting a new society, please contact dsuopportunities@dmu.ac.uk.