The Societies Committee exist to help you run, set-up and fund your society. They meet every Tuesday at 6pm in the Committee Room (top floor of the Union) - if you have anything you wish to discuss with them, please feel free to e-mail the appropriate committee member, or turn up at their weekly meeting.
If you want to view the Committee's constitution, please go to the section "SSC Societies Committee" of the "Constitution & Laws" found on this page.
The committee members are as follows...
SSC Societies Officer
His job: The societies officer is elected to deal with societies. He heads up the societies committee.
When to contact him: If you have any society related queries and are unsure who they should be directed to.
SSC Member for Societies Grants
His job: He is in charge of administrating the financial aspects of societies and dealing with the financial grants paperwork dealing with societies treasurers. He also organises financial training.
When to contact him: If you have any questions related to grants, loans or any other general money questions. If you have questions about Treasurer Training.
SSC Member for Societies Elections
His job: He is responsible for the constitutional and governmental society matters. He also acts as one of the returning officers at AGMs/EGMs.
When to contact him: Every time you are planning to hold an AGM or an EGM.
Make sure that you let him know at least 2 weeks before the date you wish to hold your AGM/EGM. He or a Returning Officer (or if all three are busy another member of the Societies Committee) must be present at every AGM held to make sure that it is run in accordance with the Union rules. It may be that a representative has to attend your society’s EGM as well, if example if you plan to make a change to your constitution.
Director of Student Development & Activities (DoSDA)
Her job: The DOSDA is a full-time elected student – sabbatical officer of the students association in charge of coordinating all of the SA’s subcommittees and societies, alongside student development. She is also in charge of societies’ administration, health & safety, charities law, and societies training. The DOSDA acts as a line manager for the Societies Committee and Societies Officer.
SSC Charitable Development Convener (Non-voting)
His job: To advise the committee on the best way to benefit from funding from charitable trusts.
Daniel Franklin, SRC Member for Libraries and Learning Resources
His job: The SSC and SRC are both entitled to nominate two voting members of the committee to broaden the experience of the committee and foster better integration amongst the Association's various bodies.
All of the above have pigeon holes in the General Office of the Union if you need to leave anything for them. Please make sure it is clearly marked with the name of your society and its non-personal email (and if needs be the email of your society’s president)
Clerk of the Committee (Non-voting)
His job: To perform administrative tasks as and when required to ensure the smooth running of the committee. He takes the minutes, prepares documents and never sleeps.
Health & Safety Officer
His job: Looking through the risk assessment forms of every society, and making sure every society has had a member of their committee go through health and safety training. That’s his voice on the health and safety podcast!
When to contact him: To organise additional health and safety training if it is needed. If you have any questions relating to health and safety, or filling out risk assessment forms.
Courtney Lewis and Joseph Tantillo
Their job: To fill in for the SSC Member for Societies Elections when he cannot make it to an AGM or EGM.
His job: Creating and maintaining the Societies Committee website. If you have any problems with the new system, drop him a line!
The Students' Association Management Accountant, Jillian Cowan, also sits in on committee meetings to provide advice on financial matters.