WHY START A CLUB OR SOCIETY WITH NUSA?
Meet new people
Meet like-minded students who like the same things you do, from political views to hobbies.
Develop new skills
Develop skills in areas such as governance, leadership, event planning and more.
Hosting activities on campus will help foster a thriving campus culture at the University of Newcastle!
If you're interested in starting a club, the first thing you should do is check out the Clubs Directory to see if there is already a similar affiliated club.
Secondly, you will need ten people to fill out and sign an Intent to Affiliate Form, which tells us that there are enough students to form a club. After that, you will just need to fill out the below form and upload your Intent to Affiliate. Simple!
If you have any questions or enquiries, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
1What is involved in running a club or society?
As club or society President, you will be required to take responsibility for the general running of the club, including holding and chairing meetings. Your other members will be able to take on responsibilities such as Secretary, Treasurer and more.
2What support can NUSA offer?
We can support clubs by providing access to events and activities funding, as well as giving advice about booking spaces on and off-campus.
3I want to start a club, but that club already exists.
Join that club! This way, you can just join in instead of doing all the legwork yourself. If you'd like to have a more hands-on involvement, attend the club or society's annual general meeting (AGM) and run for a position!
4The club I want to start exists, but it's defunct.
If you believe a club or society is defunct, send us an email with the details to email@example.com and we will investigate for you. If it turns out that the club is truly defunct, there are processes for that club to be de-registered.
5Are there rules about what types of clubs can affiliate with NUSA?
In short, yes. NUSA staff and the NUSA Council reserve the right to refuse affiliation to any club that they reasonably believed to be based on principles of racism, misogyny, homophobia, transphobia, extremist ideology or more.