Start your own student group!

We know that at Uni a great way of meeting new people, gaining new skills and having fun is to get involved with the student groups we have here at SUUG. We have many clubs and societies on offer – but sometimes they don’t always fit into what YOU want.

Any University of Greenwich student can set up a sports club or society with the Students' Union, and receive benefits such as: ability to book Union & University rooms, cheaper booking of Union venues, access to development funding, and staff and sabbatical officer support.

A full list of the benefits you can access as an approved SUUG student group can be found by clicking here.

Below sets out what is required to set up a student group – its as simple, as 1..2..3


Get your idea and find 5 other students who are interested in it

Read the information and fill out the form below as best you can - you can always email the Student Activities team ( for advice!

Submit the form to the Student Activities team (, who will then submit the application to the Team Greenwich Exec meeting or Societies@Greenwich Exec meeting, where the elected Exec members vote on if the new group is approved.


Team Greenwich and Societies@Greenwich Exec meetings are held regularly during term time, and email votes are conducted outside of term time, so the longest time between submitting a form and hearing back should be a maximum of three weeks.

Once your group has been approved by the relevant Exec then you'll be invited to a new groups meeting with a member of Activities staff, and be emailed to let you know that your webpage and membership have been set up. You're then good to go ahead with planning your activities and getting students involved!



SUUG Student Group Start Up Form (.doc)


Group Leaders Handbook (for more information about how to run a club/society)

Why start a student group: the benefits and how (.pdf)

Group Leader Roles & Descriptions (information on what being a student group leader involves, and our guide to what skills you can develop)

Please note: to request confirmation of running a student group for your Employability Passport your group must have been running for at least one month, have the minimum required membership (6), and have held activities, events or trips for members. For more information about the recognition for student groups and student group leaders  take a look at the 'Recognition & Awards' section of the Group Leaders Handbook.