Club & Society Membership

To successfully join a club or society, you must purchase the correct membership tier. We have two levels of membership, Tier 1 and Tier 2. Purchasing membership allows you to join an unlimited number of groups on the same tier until the end of the academic year. 

 

How much does membership cost?

Tier 1 membership cost £5, and Tier 2 membership costs £20. 

 

Why are some groups Tier 1 and others Tier 2?

When a group first applies to become an official club or society, we review their application and depending on their unique requirements, we categorise them Tier 1 or Tier 2. Examples of things we consider are fixtures fee, transport costs, venue hire, equipment purchases etc.

 

How do I buy membership?

When joining a group, you'll be prompted to purchase the required membership at checkout. You can directly purchase memberships here. 

 

I'm unsure which membership type I need?

Don't worry, when you sign up to a group, the required membership will be added automatically at check out.

 

I am already a member of a Tier 1 group and want to join another, do I need to buy membership again?

After purchasing Tier 1 membership, you're free to join as many Tier 1 groups as you like without having to buy membership again. Please note that some groups may charge an additional membership fee that's unique to them, so check the details on the individual group page. 

 

I am already a member of a Tier 2 group and want to join another, do I need to buy membership again?

After purchasing Tier 2 membership, you're free to join as many Tier 2 groups as you like without having to buy membership again. Please note that some groups may charge an additional membership fee that's unique to them, so check the details on the individual group page.  

 

I want to join a more than one group; some are Tier 1, some are Tier 2; do I need both membership types?

Yes, if the groups you want to join are a mix of Tier 1 and Tier 2, then you'll need to buy both memberships types.

 

I want to join a group half-way through the year, do I still have to pay full price?

We reduce the price of our memberships by 50% in January, and by 75% in May. Your membership will be valid until the end of the academic year.

 

Where does the money go?

Money raised from memberships goes towards insurance cover, kit and equipment, access to vehicles and facility hire. Learn more about the Students' Union investment into clubs and societies here.