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Your Societies Staff
Your Societies Working Group
The Societies Working Group are student society members themselves and are another way for your views to be represented to the Students' Union. They approve funding requests as well as being a forum for us to get feedback on potential developments and new ideas.
Frequently Asked Questions
A Society at SHSU is a group of students that share a similar passion, interest or hobby. Societies provide a chance to meet similar students to you, and take part in the things you love. Joining a Society is also the perfect chance to try something new!
Where can I find a list of all societies? ↓
Visit our A-Z list of Societies
and click on any that take your interest where you can see information about them, their contact details, links to their social media and information on joining.
How do I join a Society? ↓
To join a Society, simply login to our website with your SHU login and choose which Society
membership you wish to purchase. Click through to the checkout, where you can pay any membership fee and fill in your details. You should then come to the Students’ Union in The HUBS, to collect your membership card. Even if the society doesn't charge a fee, you still need to 'purchase' a membership through the website - you just won't have to pay any money.
If you are not a registered student at Sheffield Hallam University, you can still become an associate member of a society. First contact the society, to check that they can take associate members (they can only have a certain amount), then create an account on this website, and purchase an associate membership from the page of the society you wish to join, following the steps above.
What if I'm unable to collect my membership card? ↓
If you are unable to get to the HUBS to pick up a society membership card, then you can email us a photo and confirm your student number and the societies you have joined, so we can make up the card for you. Email photos to firstname.lastname@example.org
If you're based at Collegiate, we can take the card up there and you can pick it up from the Students' Union office in the Heart of the Campus.
If you still can't collect it from Collegiate, then you can arrange for a friend to collect it for you, but please let us know to expect them.
I joined a Society but haven't heard from them ↓
You should contact the Society to find out when they will next be meeting. Each Society should have contact details on their web pages
I have concerns about how a society is being run ↓
If you have any concerns about one of the Students’ Union Societies, please contact a member of SHSU Staff directly using the above details.
I can't find the right society for me ↓
Why not set up your own Society
! All you need is four committee members, an idea of what you want to do, and twelve potential members if you're planning to charge a membership fee. If you have any questions, just contact us on the details above.