The ‘Societies Association’ is the official term for the collection of societies at Brighton Students’ Union and the Societies Association Policy & Guidelines outline the rules and regulations all societies must follow.
The aims of the Societies Association are:
- to promote inclusivity in all societies
- to provide opportunity for students to gain employability skills
- to encompass student feedback in all things societies
Shaping the Societies Association
A group of society committee members are elected each year. These Society Association Officers represent their society category in discussions around a range of topics related to societies.
This feedback is taken by the VP Activities to the Societies Team who make changes where possible to best reflect what students’ want, which sometimes means taking a proposal to the Trustee Board who decide whether or not to make amendments.
Becoming a Societies Association Officer
There are 5 different Societies Association Officer positions; each representing a different category of societies.
To become a Societies Association Officer, you must have been a committee member for at least 3 months in one of the societies in the category and you can only stand for 1 role per election
Every core society committee member will be allowed a single vote for their corresponding representative
If no-one steps forward for one of the positions, Brighton SU will approach the Presidents of the societies in that category and ask one of them to fill the place.