FAQs

Got a question about joining a student society or sports club? You’re in the right place! Take a look at our most commonly asked questions to find your answer.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for below, don’t worry. Just drop our Societies and Sports team a line: socsportadmin@nottingham.ac.uk

Student societies FAQs

How do I join a society?

It’s really easy – just log in to our website, choose which society you want to join and pay for it online. You can also pay for your membership at SU reception in Portland Building’s Welcome Zone.

How do I get in touch with a society?

Each society has its own email address or Facebook page you can use to contact its committee. Just head to their page and take a look.

How much does membership cost?

Costs vary from society to society. Use your student log in to log into the SU website and you’ll find the membership cost for each society on its page.

I want to set up a new society. What are the rules?

There are a few things you need before you can set up a new society, for example, you must have at least 25 other students willing to join. You can find the rest of the rules on our start a society page.

I need to use a room for a society meeting. How do I book one?

Only your society’s president can book a room (so we don’t end up with the same society trying to book more than once!).

You’ll need to fill in the room bookings form and email it to the SU reception team, or hand it in to them via Portland Building’s Welcome Zone.

What happens if we don’t need the room anymore?

If you need to cancel for any reason, please let us know by getting in touch with SU reception. If you don’t, we’ll have to charge you for the room.

How much does it cost to become an associate member?

Life membership costs £30 + the society membership fee, which varies depending on the society you want to join.

Annual membership costs £5 + the society membership fee.

You can find out more about becoming an associate member on our web page.

Why can’t I sign up to training sessions online?

Make sure you’re logged in and try again. If you’re still having trouble, get in touch with the Societies and Sports team.

Where can our society store its equipment?

You can keep your society’s belongings and equipment in the cages/volt in Portland Building, or in the Trent stores in Trent Building.

Why hasn’t my invoice been paid?

There are a few reasons, including:

  1. The payment date on the invoice might be in 30 days (most are, unless they include a specific date for any reason)
  2. Payments for invoices are processed every Friday. So if the payment is due, the payment will go through this Friday and will be paid on the coming Monday
  3. There's an additional step to taking money out of student group accounts, which has to be done internally and manually. This can take a couple of working days (though sometimes it’s a bit quicker than that)

Student sports clubs FAQs

How do I join a sports club?

It’s really easy – just log in to our website, choose which club you want to join and pay for it online. You can also pay for your membership at SU reception in Portland Building’s Welcome Zone. Depending on which club you want to join, you might also need to buy sports centre membership.

How do I get in touch with a sports club?

Each club has its own email address or Facebook page you can use to contact its committee. Just head to their page and take a look.

How much does membership cost?

Costs vary from sports club to sports club. Use your student details to log into the SU website and you’ll find the membership cost for each society on its page. Depending on which club you want to join, you might also need to buy sports centre membership.

How do I book a room/non-BUCS transport for my sports club?

Only your club’s president can book a room (so we don’t end up with the same club trying to book more than once!).

You’ll need to fill in the room bookings form and email it to the SU reception team, or hand it in to them via Portland Building’s Welcome Zone.

What happens if we don’t need the room anymore?

If you need to cancel for any reason, please let us know by getting in touch with SU reception. If you don’t, we’ll have to charge you for the room.

I want to sell tickets online. What do I need to do?

Firstly, you’ll need to make sure that you’ve filled in the event approval form and that your event has been created on your web page. Then you’ll need to fill in the online ticket request form. Simple!

Why hasn’t my invoice been paid?

There are a few reasons, including:

 

  1. The payment date on the invoice might be in 30 days (most are, unless they include a specific date for any reason)
  2. Payments for invoices are processed every Friday. So if the payment is due, the payment will go through this Friday and will be paid on the coming Monday
  3. There's an additional step to taking money out of student group accounts, which has to be done internally and manually. This can take a couple of working days (though sometimes it’s a bit quicker than that)
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