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If you can’t find a group that matches your interests or you think that we’re currently not catering for a particular group of people, you could start your own student group.
The first thing to do is to look at all the groups that currently exist to see if any of their aims and objectives are similar to what you would like to do. If there is, have a chat with them and see if they are willing to expand their objectives to incorporate what you’d like to do. This would have the benefit of accessing their existing members. If you’re not sure if your idea could work with the current group, ask anyway, as they’ll be able to give you more information about what they do and whether they think you could work together.
If you can’t find a similar group to work with, the next step is to download our Group Start-Up Form or pick up a hard copy from the Student Development office, it has a lot more information about the process of starting a student group, what is involved with running a group, and an application form.
You must not collect any membership fees from students until your group has been formally approved by the Student Group Committee.
For more information on starting a new student group ask at the Student Development or e-mail us on studentgroups @guild.bham.ac.uk
Want to start a student led volunteer project?
You will need to come and have a chat to a member of staff at Student Development before completing the start up form as there may be some legal information you need to know. Ask at the Student Development counter or email volunteering @guild.bham.ac.uk