SSC Societies Officer

Hi! I'm Markus and I'm your Societies Committee Officer!

Hi! I'm Markus and I'm your Societies Committee Officer!

The Societies Committee helps the Union’s 160+ affiliated societies with affiliation, grants and elections. It’s a lot of paperwork and emails but it’s worth seeing all the incredible things student societies get up to. From Dr Who Soc screenings and Tea Soc tastings to UNICEF lectures and Bute Medical Soc’s annual ball, societies’ presence on campus is impossible to ignore.

Here're some of the ways that we support societies:

  • Grants: The Societies Committee reviews grant requests on a weekly basis. From buses for Go-Kart outings to balls and food fayres, the Societies Committee can help fund just about anything!
  • Affiliation and Elections: Running a society can be hard and there’s a bit of paperwork involved. The Societies Committee helps with constitution writing, membership lists, running AGMs, settling disputes and anything else societies need.
  • Society Awards: The highlight of the Societies Committee’s social calendar is the Society Awards. Societies apply to win monetary awards ranging from Best Society and Best New Society to Most Innovative and Most Green Society... and everyone else gets a bit too much wine. Look out for more information about Soc Awards in March.

The Societies Committee is always looking for new and interested people and is always available to help societies with anything. 

Pop by our Office Hours (Mondays, 4-6pm in Main Bar) or email the Societies Officer, Markus (socs@st-andrews.ac.uk), with any questions, thoughts or just to chat (preferably about societies but we’re open to whatever!).