The two main events for you to get to know more about a specific society is the Societies fayre held during freshers’ week and the refreshers fayre held in January.
Here you can talk to societies about who they are and what they do, don’t worry if you have missed these events and still want to get involved. All of our societies have their own email addresses and contact information on their mini website which you can access on the main page.
Once you have decided what society you would like to join you can pay the membership fee at the SU Reception located in the Tower Bar foyer, or you can pay online lincolnsu.com/store.
If you’ve had a look at what we already have, but haven’t seen something you like, you can always start your own society! The Activities team are more than happy to help you with this or any other queries you may have.
An organization or club formed for a particular purpose or activity.
A society will be made up of at least three key roles. President, Vice President and Treasurer, these people will run the society together, additional roles may be added depending on the structure of the society.
Trips / Events
We host a variety of trips throughout the year, our main two being Tour and Amsterdam.
These are both in the second term around Easter.
There is also the Society Showcase where societies come together to demonstrate what they have been doing so far in the year. This can be a performance or presentation or whatever your society decides to do, it’s a great way for everyone to show their support to others.
Each year we host the Activity Awards where you can nominate someone in your society for some great work they have done, or nominate a society for a project that has been successful. These are held in April with nominations taking place in March.
Keep an eye out for publicity promoting this as well as emails letting you know the nominations are open. Seats will be available to be bought for the night, again look out for publicity for this around March/April.
Each year we have to elect a new committee to run your society. You can nominate yourself for whatever positions are available and have other members of the society vote.
You will need to fill all of your key committee positions in your society and have the relevant training before you can start running your activity. So it’s important that you do all this as soon as possible.
There are also main elections which take place in February each year in order to elect your Student Leaders. Nominations for this time occur throughout January so if you want to be more involved in how your SU is run then these are the elections for you.
Joining a society isn’t just about having fun and making friends (although what more would you need?) It’s also preparation for the working world after you graduate, even though you don’t really realise it!
Aspects of being in a society include working together with groups of people, helping raise funds, selling tickets to your events, practising together, having fun together, problem solving together and that’s just being a member.
The Committee are the members of the society that help run it, this includes: President, Vice President and Treasurer. Other committee positions can be created such as social secretary, campaigns manager, fundraising officer etc.
There are mandatory training sessions for specific members of the society, especially for president and treasures. It’s very important that this is done as soon as possible.
Being a part of a committee gives you greater responsibility. You will be in charge of a group of people helping to organise where your society is going and how you’re going to get there.
Skills gained from President and Vice President roles:
Clear communication skills
Make sure you log your volunteering hours if you are part of a committee under My Account.