New Committee Welcome Training

New Committee Training is there for you to make sure that you have all the knowledge and skills to run your Society effectively, safely and legally!

This training is compulsory for your Group President,Treasurer and Secretary along with the necessary compulsory paperwork.

New Committee Welcome Training can be booked through the SU Website.

New Committee Welcome Training

In order for your Society to be active you must have completed all the necessary Training and paperwork - failure to do so will result in suspension of your Group.

This consists of :

  • The incoming President,Treasurer and Secretary attending the Committee Welcome Training. Book here.

  • Drop in Training for Events

  • Drop in Training for Events to be ran before 1st September 2019. These sessions are going to be compulsory for any group running an Event before 1st September.   Suitable for General Secretary or whoever is involved in organising events.  Book Here.

  • Completion of all the necessary compulsory  Paperwork.

  • A valid society constitution uploaded to your society webpage.

  • Attendance at Societies Council.

  • Hold an AGM with a democratic election of new committee.

  • No unauthorised debt.

  • Update committee details on your society page. See guide here.

Failure to complete your Bronze Award could result in your Society being disaffiliated.


Group Development Training sessions (Silver)

Once you have completed the above you can begin working towards your Silver Award. The STARS Silver Award recognises excellent groups and is based on your commitment to developing your Society by attending additional training sessions. By attending these sessions you will gain vital skills that employers are looking for and gain that crucial head start in the employability market, as well as helping your committee and society to be the best it can be.

There are 17 training sessions to choose from.  Your group needs to have sent an attendee to at least 4 of the below sessions to complete the compulsory actions under STARS if your group is trying to achieve Gold or Silver status this year. We recommend you send a different committee member to each one you plan to attend, but this is up to you to decide as a committee.

The sessions are as follows (click on each link to find out more and book onto a session):

All sessions can be booked via the SU website. You must log-in to sign up.

In addition to attending these training sessions, you need to achieve further points across the other categories under ourSTARS Points scheme. For more information on this, please visit our Points-based Rewards page.

Gold Award

STARS Gold Award recognises Clubs and Societies that have been outstanding throughout the year. These are the groups that have really gone the extra mile - achieving very high standards within their aims and objectives and going out of their way to give their members the best possible experience.

To achieve Gold Award, as with Silver you need to attend a minimum number of training sessions, along with achieving points across the other categories under the STARS Points scheme as described on the Points-based Rewards page.

The Award:

On obtaining your STARS Gold Award, your status will be published on the Societies notice-boards and website and you will get the following benefits:

  • At Welcome Fair, you'll receive extra branding and free power for your stand (if requested).
  • As individual committee members, you will all receive certificates which are excellent for your CV and to talk about with prospective employers.
  • Gold status for your society also gives the group 10% off clothing orders with Red Oak Roller clothing for the following academic year.
  • The society will be highlighted in the Activities Guide for the following academic year.
  • Gold societies are given priority for booking rooms (a day early access to the room booking system).




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