Societies Council


Enthusiastic about Societies at Leicester?
Get involved and make an impact!


What is Societies Council?

Leicester Students’ Union is looking for students to join the Societies Council! Chaired by the Activities Officer, Societies Council aims to give a platform for the opinions and ideas of members from a variety of student groups to discuss and make decisions on important topics relating to student groups and activities within the Students’ Union in collaboration with Executive Officers.

You do not need to be a committee member to be part of Societies Council – you just need to be enthusiastic about Societies at Leicester!


What do we do?

We meet biweekly, with sessions alternating between a review meeting of New Student Group and Grant Funding applications and a forum where we discuss individual projects as well as wider projects alongside the Activities Officer and other members of the Council.

The time commitment for this voluntary role is between five hours a month, there may be times when the role requires additional hours, however these are optional and work around your schedules. Council selection will be based on online applications followed by a short interview.

We want Societies Council to be driven by students for students and as such, we will be looking to appoint a Student Vice Chair to support the Activities Officer in the effective operation of the Council. This role will be chosen from successful representatives following a vote.


What are the responsibilities?

Working closely with our Activities Officer, the core responsibilities of Council Members in this role are:

  • To attend biweekly Societies Council Meetings.
  • To attend separate monthly Student Council meetings to represent the voice of Societies.
  • To represent the student voice for your category and act as a point of contact for relevant student groups
  • To review and vote on New Student Group Applications
  • To review and vote on Grant Funding Applications
  • To work on individual projects as well as wider projects alongside the Activities Officer and other members of the Council



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