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Clubs & Societies Affiliations

Due to the current challenges Students Union UCL is facing because of the COVID-19 situation we have decided that we will only be affiliating new clubs or societies in term one, of the academic year 2020/21, in exceptional circumstances, where the additional criteria below is met. Our focus will be on continuing to support our existing 300+ sports clubs and societies and their top class provision for UCL students.

You can learn more about our clubs and societies here

The application process will be reviewed in January 2021.

New criteria for UCL club/society affiliation applications

In addition to the criteria required in the guidance and application form, below your application will need to meet the following:

  • Is able to provide a wide range of remote/online activity for UCL students
  • Does not require grant funding from the union in order to provide activities for members.


  • Provides a service which directly assists or supports the UCL community during the COVID-19 pandemic

The deadline for submissions is 12noon Monday 19th October 2020

Submissions will be considered by the Activities Executive during the week commencing 19th October

Applicants will be informed via email of their decision no later than Monday 26th October

No affiliation request will be granted prior to this date.

If you have any questions to queries regarding the additional criteria please contact the Societies & Media Coordinator, Johnny Glover at

Please note that students signatures are not required as part of the application below, only their names (as they appear on their UCL Student ID) and their UCL email address.

[Last updated: 01/09/20]

How do I request affiliation to Students’ Union UCL?

  • 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.
  • Complete an application form and notes from this page.
  • 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?
  • 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. 
  • 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 signature sheet and attach to your application. 
  • Remember, if you have any questions please visit the Student Activities Reception, or contact 

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.