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How to form a group at your college, institute or university

Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 9:42 pm
by Ygern
In most cases this is how you do it:

* contact your Student Clubs & Societies / Student Union / Student Services for your institution’s requirements for starting a new society
* Get a small group of interested students together (these things are much easier to achieve if you aren’t doing this alone)
* Next you have to collect a certain number of signatures (number differs)
* you will need to have a meeting to decide on the following:
-- Aims of the society
-- Events you intend to hold
-- your Constitution.
-- proposed committee (Chair, Treasurer, Secretary, etc)
* you then submit your application with an application fee and organise your first official meeting
* your college / institute may send a representative along to your first meeting(s) to ensure that the rules and guidelines are being adhered to etc.


Here are some links to get you started.
[This is by no means a comprehensive list. If you have any links or queries, either PM me or post your additions in this thread, and I’ll see that the list is updated straight away]

Union of Students in Ireland http://www.usi.ie/

Cork Institute of Technology
http://www.citsocs.com/

For Waterford Institute of Technology
http://www2.wit.ie/StudentLifeServices/ ... Societies/
Thanks ctr!

Dublin Institute of Technology http://www.socs.dit.ie/
Online handbook http://ww2.dkit.ie/student_life/student ... e_handbook

Institute of Technology Tallaght
http://www.ittdublin.ie/sports/ClubsSocieties/
http://www.ittdublin.ie/sports/ClubsSoc ... lications/

Institute of Technology Tralee
http://www.ittralee.ie/en/InformationFo ... esWebsite/

National College of Ireland
http://www.ncirl.ie/Prospective_Student ... -Societies

Galway University (very good site - you should check this out even if you are not from Galway)
http://www.socs.nuigalway.ie/files/

University of Dublin, Trinity College
http://www.csc.tcdlife.ie/about_us.html
(Contact Hector or whigif you are interested)

Queen’s University, Belfast
http://quis.qub.ac.uk/

University College Cork
http://www.ucc.ie/en/societies/
(Already in progress - contact adamd164)

University College Dublin
http://www.ucd.ie/socs.htm
(contact IrishKnightif you are interested)

University of Limerick
http://www.clubsandsocs.ul.ie/


When you get to the part of drafting the constitution, these should help you get started:


A few examples of Constitutions:
http://www.socs.nuigalway.ie/files/Cons ... ted_80.doc
http://www.csc.tcdlife.ie/csc/Draft_Constitution.html
http://www.ucc.ie/en/societies/FAQ/news ... 976,en.doc

Re: How to form a group at your college, institute or university

Posted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 10:12 pm
by adamd164
This should be stickied!

Re: How to form a group at your college, institute or university

Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 12:11 am
by ctr
For Waterford Institute of Technology
http://www2.wit.ie/StudentLifeServices/ ... Societies/

Re: How to form a group at your college, institute or university

Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 1:17 am
by Ygern
List updated. Thanks, ctr.

Re: How to form a group at your college, institute or university

Posted: Sat Jan 17, 2009 12:59 pm
by adamd164
Cork Institute of Technology
http://www.citsocs.com/