Students will be asked to provide a statement explaining why they feel they need
financial support for joining a club or society and describe the benefits that the
funding will give them along with some questions about themselves.
Applications will be reviewed on a weekly basis by Emma Davies, SUBU Student
Opportunities Manager and Ugo Andy-Eke, SU Vice President Student Opportunities.
If the annual
allocation has been spent in full before the end of the academic year, further
applications to the fund will not receive any funding.
Where a decision cannot be reached, the application will be extended to the Clubs and
Societies Awarding Committee; an active committee of internal stakeholders made up of
Student Engagement staff, Part-time and Full-time officers. The decision of the Awarding
Committee will be final.
A decision on an application will be provided within a maximum of 7 working days upon
receipt of the application. Where further information or clarification is requested to
inform assessment of an application, this decision may take longer.
Once an application is accepted, the agreed upon membership funding contribution is
directly transferred to the bank account of the relevant club or society. The applicant
will then be contacted by SUBU to pay the remainder of the fee and complete the purchase
of the membership to their chosen club or society.
The membership will last for the remainder of the 20-21 academic year, expiring on
Students who are dissatisfied with the outcome of their application should first discuss
their case with Emma Davies and Ugo Andy-Eke by replying to the outcome email within 7
days of receipt of the decision. Appeals will only be considered when there is new
evidence presented that was not available at the time the application was completed.