All you need is an idea and 30 people willing to join your group. Just follow the steps below:
1) Research the currently affiliated groups, checking that they aren't already covering your proposed aims and activities. If in doubt, contact the group to explain your idea and ask if they are OK with it, and let us know if this is the case in your application.
3) Complete the Affiliation Application Form below - your answers will be used to create your group's constitution and to help the Affiliation Committee decide whether to affiliate your group. The main reasons groups are rejected is a lack of originality (duplicating the aims and activities of another group) and a lack of sustainability (not well thought out or unlikely to have a long term future) so think carefully about these when completing the form!
4) Gather 30 supporters! Once we've checked through your application, your group will appear at the bottom of this page. If 30 people express their support for your group before the application deadline, your group will be considered in the next affiliation round.
5) Attend New Groups Guidance training (you will be contacted to confirm this).
If you have any questions about the affiliation process, please contact the Development Team (email@example.com).
The Affiliation Committee consists of the Societies Network Chair, Sports Network Chair, Union Affairs Officer, Sport and Student Development Officer and Student Opportunities Manager (Groups & Services) and is supported by Bristol SU staff.
Application Deadline: Wednesday 17th October
Decision expected by: Wednesday 24th October
New Groups Guidance Training (compulsory): Wednesday 31st October 2pm - 4pm
Application Deadline: Wednesday 6th February
Decision expected by: Wednesday 13th February
New Groups Guidance Training (compulsory): Wednesday 20th February 2pm - 4pm
Application Deadline: Wednesday 20th March
Decision expected by: Wednesday 27th March
Check out proposed groups below and express your support by clicking the link to the supporters form. Proposed groups need 30 supporters before they are considered for affiliation by the Affiliation Committee. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.