Welcome to the Society Support hub. Here you should find the forms, documents and guidance that your Society or Committee needs to make great things happen! Hope you enjoy... If you need any help, head to the 'Staff Support' section on this page.


Running Your Society

Have you just been elected to a committee for the 19/20 academic year? Congratulations! This section provides you with all the forms and advice you should need to get your Society registered with the SU and trained in your committee roles!

First thing's first - remember you must submit the relevant Committee Detail forms below: 

Committee Details Part A - Every President or Chair must submit this form to re-register your Society or Committee for the next academic year.

Committee Details Part B - Every committee member must personally submit this form (including the President or Chair) with their personal and contact details and answer essential questions abour their role. Individuals will need to be logged in through their @sheffield.ac.uk email account to access the form. 


Society Elections

Training & HEAR

Committee Training Guides

Working & Rep Committee Training Guides



Money & Funding

Although creativity can bloom when the pennies are tight, money can come in pretty handy when it comes to running your society.

These pages contain useful guides, copies of the finance forms to download and links to funding opportunities.

Remember, you can check your society statement online at any time: http://statements.union.shef.ac.uk - simply login using your society username and password and click 'View Statement'.

There are a range of funding options available for societies, with varying criteria. Review the list below and complete the relevant form to make an application.

Students' Union Funds: These funds are granted by the Students' Union and aim to help student groups with their ideas, projects and events.

University Funds: These funds are granted by the University of Sheffield.


Events, Trips, Balls, Socials & Film Screenings

Our Societies and Committees run such a wide-range of exciting activities and events. These pages contain all the information that you need to organise your Society activities successfully and safely!

Bookable Spaces & External Speakers

All rooms and equipment are free of charge to Students' Union-recognised societies, clubs and Working and Representative Committees.

If you are wishing to invite an external speaker to your event, you must submit an External Speaker Form at least 3 weeks in advance.

Please note: you must not invite the external speaker, nor confirm the booking, until you have received full and final approval from the Students' Union.

Any approach to an external speaker must make clear that nothing is confirmed nor booked in until the SU have given full approval.




Safety is your number one priority! The Students' Union has public liability insurance cover for all societies and committees for your usual activities.


Digital Society Tools

Going digital means you'll have all your society memberships, events and elections in one central digital dashboard. You have control 24/7 from your mobile, laptop or computer. We can help you with things like importing non digital members. Here you'll find lots of helpful step by step guides...


Shared Equipment Directory (ShED)

If your society needs equipment for events or activities, check out the shared equipment directory (ShED). All equipment from the ShED can be borrowed free of charge! From electronics to sports equipment to music equipment, ShED has something for every society.

The full list of items available and more information on how to fully utilise the ShED is in the link below!


Need help or advice?

Contact Societies Committee!

Email: societiescommittee@shef.ac.uk

Facebook: facebook.com/societiescommittee

Twitter: @SocComSU


Staff Support

Talk to us: At the Zone Information Desk (Level 3 in the Students' Union), open weekdays 10am - 5.30pm during term-time.

Email us: activities@sheffield.ac.uk

Phone us: 0114 222 8620



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