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If you have a great idea for a new club or society, then you can apply for it to be affiliated to Students’ Union UCL. Affiliation to the Union provides a lot of great benefits, including:

  • Funding(limited and not guaranteed) and accounting/banking services
  • Publicity and promotion services
  • Access to rooms and facilities
  • Support, development and advice from staff and officers
  • Networking and collaboration with like minded societies

Because we have limited resources and a strict criteria some applications are not successful. We have a list of criteria which your application would have to meet if your proposed club or society was to be considered for affiliation to the Union. This is contained within the notes below.

How do I request affiliation to Students’ Union UCL?

  1. If you want to start a club or society, make sure there isn’t one already existing that does the same activities, or is based on the same idea – there’s no point in duplicating.
  2. Download an application form and notes from this page.
  3. Get a group of UCL friends, or like minded fellow students together, to sit down and discuss what the basic activities and functions of your club are going to be. Will you be going on trips, are you discussing something, are you training etc?
  4. You need to choose a committee; this comprises a President and Treasurer as a necessity, and you may want to think about a Social Secretary, a Captain, a Producer, Editor or Liaison. It all depends on what your club/society will be doing. 
  5. Next you need to attract a minimum of 30 UCL Students to become potential members. At this stage, they don’t need to pay anything, but you will need to collect their names and contact information on the provided sheet in the application pack.
  6. Then you need to look carefully at the questions on the application pack, and fill in the answers as best you can.
  7. Remember, if you have any questions please visit the Student Activities Reception, or contact

There will be two opportunities to affiliate to Students’ Union UCL in 17/18 academic year. In term 1 the deadline for forms to reach Student Activities is 16th October 2017. In term 2 the deadline for forms to reach Student Activities is 29th January 2018.

Please note:

An affiliation meeting will be held shortly after the deadline. In most cases you will not be required to attend the meeting, only in rare cases where we need more information or further explanation will you be asked to attend.