Start a Society or Sports Team

Got a great idea for a group? Apply today and become UCB Guild's newest society!

UCB Guild is run by students, for students. All of our sports clubs and societies are student run and student led, created by students just like you who want to come together to build an amazing community experience at UCB. Creating your own society comes with lots of great benefits, including:

  • Access to funding
  • Access to booking rooms at UCB
  • Publicity and promotion through Guild channels, including across campus
  • Support, development and guidance from staff and officers in the Guild
  • An amazing community support network from fellow clubs and societies

Nearly all societies and clubs are accepted, so don't be worried about putting an idea forward. We'll help you to get your idea off of the ground, and support you to think about ways you can fundraise and get fellow students involved to support you.

How do I create a new sports club or society?

1. First of all, check there isn't an existing club or society undertaking the same activities or based on the same idea. We aren't very likely to have two groups doing the same thing, so if someone else is already doing what you're interested in, we'll connect you to join that society and get involved in making that one a success. 

2. Get a group of UCB students together to sit down and discuss what the basic activities of your society are going to be. You need an absolute minimum of 2 people - just you and someone else - but we would encourage you to recruit as many students as is possible. The more students you have involved, the more membership money you can raise and the more funding we can give you to support you in your goals.

3. Set up a meeting. Pop into the Pod in Summer Row, or email our Development Coordinator, Kenet, at k.vuks@ucb.ac.uk to set up a meeting to discuss your idea.

4. Meet with a member of our Guild staff team to talk through your ideas and give you some support and advice. We'll fill in a society application form with you in that meeting that will then go on to our Exec Team.

5. Decide who will be part of your organising committee. You only need two roles minimum - a President/Captain/Chair (you can call this whatever you like!) and a Treasurer. After this, you can have as many other roles as you like - you might want a Social Secretary, a Producer, an Editor or different representatives for areas in your society. It all depends on what roles you need to make your society a success.

6. Wait to hear back from the Guild Executive Team. Most likely, you'll be welcomed as the newest society in the Guild Society family! If not, it's probably that we need you to do something small to make it happen. It's our goal to support as many students as possible to be able to set up clubs and societies so we'll support you every step of the way.