Minimum Operating Standards for Societies

Created by Thomas Weller, Modified on Thu, 21 Sep, 2023 at 3:14 PM by Sam Baran

Whether you're a new society, or a society that has been running for the last 20 years, there are a few metrics and deadlines that you'll need to meet each year to remain an SU affiliated society. Missing these might result in resource being withdrawn from you group, or even suspension of your group

  • Core 3 committee roles are in post (President, Treasurer and Secretary)
  • Committee elections are held annually via SU website 
  • Society email account is checked weekly 
  • Society attendance at Freshers’ Fayre (SU, faculty-led, or school-led fayre where appropriate)
  • 20+ members annually 
  • 10+ members recorded within 6 weeks of Fresher’s Fayre (or upon being set up)
  • No external bank account held
  • Positive bank balance maintained
  • Financially sustainable
  • Distinct aims, unique from other SU student groups
  • Risk assessment for activity submitted annually and a new risk assessment submitted for each subsequent distinct event/activity
  • Society Constitution held and reviewed annually

If you're having difficulties meeting any of these criteria, why not book a development meeting with a member of the engagement team by submitting a ticket at the top of this page? 

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