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You must have at least 30 fully paid members (UCL Students) in your Club or Society by the end of October.  Any club with less than 30 will be considered for disaffiliation by the Students’ Union UCL Activities Network Executive.

All Club and Society memberships are sold centrally by the Union and under no circumstances should Presidents, Treasurers or other committee members sell memberships in person. This is a serious breach of Union regulations and will result in disciplinary action if it happens.

Membership

All returning UCL students can join Clubs and Societies from the beginning of the Autumn Term (Term 1), either through the website or through the Lewis or Bloomsbury Building Receptions.

New students have to wait until Term One to be able to join to make sure they have tried a variety of Clubs and Societies, and are sure about their choice. Once Term begins, they can become members via the same channels – through the website shop or through the Receptions.

Even though you need to have 30 members by the end of October to avoid being considered for disaffiliation, students can purchase memberships to your Club or Society all year round.

How to buy membership

There are 2 ways to purchase membership for a club or society:

If joining through the reception, students will need their UCL e-mail address and their UCL ID card, as these details are needed for our records. You can pay by cash or card.

If joining through the Union website, you will need your UCL username and password to log in.  The Union online shop accepts most Credit and Debit cards, and you won’t be charged any extra charges for using your card over the internet.

Please note:

No membership cards will be issued, but the members details go onto a database from which Presidents and Treasurers can find out who has purchased a membership to their Club or Society. Details of how to get access to these membership lists will be given to club and society Presidents and Treasurers at the beginning of the Autumn Term (Term 1).

For sports clubs – it is against Union policy and BUCS regulations to allow someone to compete in a match who isn’t a paid member of the club, nor a UCL student.

If you have students outside of UCL wishing to join your Club or Society, please see How to arrange for Non-UCL students to take part in my Activities for guidance. If you have any further questions about non-UCL students taking part please contact for more advice.