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Club and Society memberships are not available for sale during the summer. Please contact the CSC for more information.

How do I join a club or society?

The Clubs and Societies Centre, found on the 2nd floor of the Bloomsbury Building, sells memberships throughout ‘Joining Fortnight’. However, it’s often quicker and easier to buy your membership online  The CSC reception will continue to sell memberships throughout the year. ‘Look, Try, Join’ - which encompasses Freshers’ Week and the subsequent four weeks – is the process by which you can find out about the clubs and societies you’re interested in (Look), take part in taster events and trials (Try), and then pay your fees to become a member (Join).

If you are under 18 years of age please visit https://studentsunionucl.org/forms/request-under-18s-membership-for-club-or-society where you can request your membership online. You just need to upload your completed parental permission form with your parent or guardians signature. 

If you are not a UCL Student and meet our eligibility criteria (see application form), you can join a club or society by becoming a member of UCL Union.  You can find out everything you’ll need to know about this here.

Where does the money I pay for membership go?

It goes directly to the Club or Society that you join and contributes towards your chosen club/society’s activities. The amount you pay is set by the club/society treasurer each year and varies depending on the levels of activity they provide.

What should I expect as a member?

Every club and society is different but as a minimum each must provide its members with at least two events, such as sports fixtures, meetings, parties or lectures, per term. Most provide much more than this. Always find out from a club or society what they offer their members before you pay.

Once I’ve joined, what should I do next?

  • The club or society should contact you via email. If they don’t, get in touch with them via Facebook, email or attend a meeting. CSC Reception can provide contact details for the club or society.
  • Get involved in the club/society, turn up to their events and make sure you are getting your money’s worth
  • Hold the committee to account, make sure they are running your club or society in a clear and transparent way and are keeping you informed about what’s going on
  • Ask for reports and feedback on the finances – it’s your money, find out how it’s being spent.

What if I’m unhappy?

If the clubs and/or societies you join don’t deliver what you believe you were promised at the Welcome Fair, you are entitled to a refund.

  1. Try to resolve the issue with the club/society President
  2. You are eligible for a refund up to two months from date of purchase. If you purchased online, log on to union website and click ‘contact us’ form at bottom of any page. Complete the form and include your order number and reason for refund request. Once processed and approved, the union finance dpet. will pay refund directly into the account you paid with.
  3. If purchased at the clubs and societies reception please enquire there during office hours about a refund. Please remember to bring you college ID and, if purchased with a credit or debit card, the card you paid with.
  4. If purchased over two months prior to request for refund please email csc@ucl.ac.uk ,explaining why you have requested a refund, and they will contact the club/society on your behalf. Refunds for purchases of over two months will only be refunded if approved by club/society President of Treasurer.

If you wish to make a complaint about how you have been treated by a member of a club or society or about the activities a club or society is undertaking, please contact the relevant union department by phone or email on the ‘contact us’ page of the website http://uclu.org/forms/contact-us