We are a democratically elected Working Committee and we are elected during AGM fortnight each year. We have loads of fun throwing huge events and celebrating and supporting societies. So whether you're the president of a society or have never been involved in activities, you should think about joining us!
Remember to join the appropriate group for your respective society on facebook to get all the latest news and information, and for any help with running your society or applying for funding.
At the start of the year Societies Committee allocate £50 to every society which opts in for funding for their A-accounts, if a representative of their committee attends the first forum session. On top of this Societies Committee meet every week to consider applications for funding from Societies & Committees. Societies Committee are able to allocate funding to societies from 4 funds (committees can apply for the New Ideas Fund and the Collaboration Fund).
The Societies Extra Fund exists to assist societies to achieve their aims and objectives.
There is a £250 limit to how much you can apply for, but bear in mind that the Fund is there to support over 350 societies! Please ensure that a full cost breakdown is included with your application, including receipts where possible. Our lovely Treasurer Zak oversees funding applications, and is available to answer questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What type of things can I apply to Societies Extra Fund for?
When can't I apply for Societies Extra Funding?
New Ideas Fund exists to enable societies to develop, reach their aims and objectives in new ways and explore new ideas.
There is a £500 limit to how much you can apply for, but bear in mind that the Fund is there to support over 350 societies and committees! Please ensure that a full cost breakdown is included with your application, including receipts if possible. Our lovely Treasurer Zak oversees funding applications, and is freely available to answer questions at email@example.com.
What type of things can I apply to the New Ideas Fund for?
When can't I apply to the New Ideas Fund?
With over 380 Societies, Working and Representative Committees of such diversity at our Students' Union, what better way to show off what you do best than through collaborating on a new initiative together. The Collaboration Fund exists to help just that
There is a £500 limit to how much you can apply for, but bear in mind that the Fund is there to support over 350 societies! Societies Committee particularly look to give the money where extra costs have been incurred due to the collaboration itself. Please ensure that a full cost breakdown is included with your application, including receipts where possible. Our lovely Treasurer Zak oversees funding applications, and is freely available to answer questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What type of things can I apply to Collaboration Fund for?
When can't I apply for Collaboration Funding?
Every week Societies Committee meet on a Monday to consider applications from students wishing to form new societies in the Students' Union. We consider these applications against a specific set of criteria given to us by the Students' Union, and decide whether to approve the new society.
Click here to find more information on the process of setting up a new society. New Societies are represented on committee by our awesome New Societies Reps Rosanna and Deacan, who are freely available to answer emails to email@example.com.
We hold three major events throughout the academic year designed to showcase the great work undertaken by the many societies here in Sheffield. These include the Dance Your Socs Off Bar Crawl, Geek Week and the Activities Awards. These are put on by our fantastic Events Coordinators Dan and Monica, who are freely available to answer emails to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dance Your Socs Off Bar Crawl is Sheffield university's biggest bar crawl! This year it's being held on Thursday 18Th October and is working it's way through 8 bars on West Street and then finishing of in the Students Union. There is absolutely no risk to the societies getting involved and 50p of every ticket sold goes back to the society.
Dance Your Socs Off is held every year in the first few weeks of semester one; if your society is interested in participating get in touch with our Events Coordinators Dan and Monica at email@example.com.
Geek Week SheffUniCon is a convention organised and run by SocCom and Special Interest Societies. UniCon features a wide range of events from life size board games, to anime showings, to a cosplay masquerade, culminating in a large scale Nerf War across the union. ShefUniCon is held every year in Spring Semester; if your society is interested in participating get in touch with our Special Interest Liasons Charlotte and Harriet at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Activities Awards recognise and celebrate the terrific achievements of the societies, working and representative committees at Sheffield Students' Union. The awards take place every year in May, and each year over 300 nominations are received from societies. Winning an Activities Award is a huge accolade for any society or committee, and if you are a commitee member of a winning society this is recorded on your HEAR.
Nominations open in March, and Societies Commitee will be running workshops on how to make your Activities Awards applications stand out.
Societies committee hosts 3 compulsory forums over the Academic year, in the Autumn and Spring Semesters and a Handover Forum towards the summer.
These Forums are a great way to learn about changes that have been implemented into the Societies Committee and Activities Department, as well as meeting other societies, and attendance at the Forums is a requisite for the A-account opt-in for the next year.
Each society is assigned a category (Creative, Faith, National and Cultural, Academic and Departmental, Political and Campaigning, Special Interest, and Working and Representative Committees), and has a Liaison on the Societies Committee. Liaisons are elected during the Handover Forums in the summer (apart from the National and Cultural Society Liaison who is elected by the International Students Committee). Feel free to get in contact with your Liaison at email@example.com