Re-start an Inactive Club or Society

What is an 'inactive' Club or Society?

Sometimes, things just don't work out. That's life! Occasionally some of our brilliant clubs and societies fall into inactivity and become dormant, usually because no-one has been able to join the committee to keep it going.

However, the SU retains the records of any inactive Club/Society (and its financial account) for a certain period of time. During this period, the club or society can be re-started with a new committee, and regain access to all the benefits of being a recognised Club/Society (including room bookings, attendance at events such as Freshers' Fair, and even any funds left in the account). However, this is a limited time offer - clubs/societies who are still inactive at the end of the waiting period will be formally dissolved.

All you need to re-start an inactive club or society is a new committee, with at least three people (i.e. the Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer) who are willing and able to take on a leadership role and attend committee training at the start of Semester 1. 

Check out the full list below and fill in our super simple Interest Form if you'd like to be involved with re-starting a club or society. 

You can browse inactive clubs and societies by theme:

Activism and Politics

Charity and Volunteering

Academics

Something for Fun

Ideas, Cultures, and Communities

Or check out the full list:

Animal Rights Society
Barnardos Society
Belfast Dental Students' Association
Belfast Hills Society
Bollywood Society
Cancer Focus
Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Society
Children in Crossfire
Comedy Society
Coppafeel
Dermatology Society
Feminist Society
Fossil Free QUB
Friends of the Earth
Guide Dogs
Heart of Belfast Society
Humanist Society
International Relations and Conflict Studies Society
Juris Doctors Association
Korean Society
Libertarian Society
Make and Bake
Mature Students’ Society
Michaela Foundation
Microbiology Society           
Model UN
Networking and Employment Society
Neurological Society
Origami
Oxfam Society
Queen's Indie Games Development
Red Cross
Sexpression
Sober Society
Weightlifting Club
Welsh Society
Wing Chun Kung Fu Club
Yoga
 

 

Activism and Politics

Animal Rights Society

 

The objects/aims of the society shall be to provide members with an opportunity to meet like-minded people of different schools and institutions; provide members with a support group; provide members with an opportunity to engage in creative, non-violent animal rights activism; promote veganism as an ethical, sustainable and healthy lifestyle; provide members with social activities and events.

Feminist Society

 

The objects/aims of the Society shall be:

 

  • To lobby to influence local and national policy, legislation and decision making. 

  • To work to ensure that the University provides a safe and welcoming environment for female students that is free from gender inequality, gender injustice and unchallenged gender stereotyping. 

  • To advocate for gender equality within the Students’ Union and foster a culture of campaigning on gender issues by members of the Students’ Union. 

  • To encourage students to tackle sexism, wherever they encounter it. 

  • To organise and participate where appropriate in protest and other forms of direct action. 

  • To provide up-to-date information on feminist issues. 

  • To seek to communicate feminist perspectives to the media and increase public awareness of feminist issues through diverse and creative campaigns. 

  • To celebrate the contribution of women to society and milestones in their pursuit for equality. 

  • Create and publish positive feminist material through contribution to and development of both internal and external pieces. 

  • Push for open debate on reproductive rights and the extension of the 1967 Abortion Act to Northern Ireland. Support the protection and promotion of family planning and sexual health services. 

  • Encourage awareness of the role men can and have played in the movement for social, economic and sexual justice for women. 

  • Form positive working relationships with other partners, groups and networks both inside and outside the University.  This includes the wider feminist community and women’s sector in Belfast. 

  • To liaise with RAG to promote fundraising for charities that support women’s rights.

 

Fossil Free QUB

 

The objectives/aims of the Society shall be: To pressure Queen’s University Belfast to divest from fossil fuel companies through lobbying, negotiations and direct action.

 

Charity and Volunteering

Barnardos Society

 

This society was previously established and hopefully re-established to provide education and awareness on topical issues such as child sexual exploitation. It aims to fundraise for Barnardos in Northern Ireland as well as increasing student community involvement and volunteering.

Belfast Hills Society

 

The aims of the Society shall be to provide Queen’s students with the opportunity to contribute to the work carried out by the Belfast Hills Partnership. The work will be mostly conservational and ecological work. This will the provide students who are interested working in these fields after their degree with vital work experience while also providing help and support to a charitable organisation in our local area.

 

Cancer Focus

 

The objects/aims of the Society shall be to:

  • promote the cancer prevention message to fellow students

  • raise funds for Cancer Focus NI

  • provide opportunities for members to meet new friends and

  • make the most of their time at Queen’s

  • improve members’ employability skills

  • to help promote healthier environments through active

  • campaigning for policy development

 

Children in Crossfire

 

The aims/objectives of the society shall be:

  • To uphold the mission of the Children in Crossfire Society, Charity Number: XR85661.

  • To raise awareness of the work of the charity Children in Crossfire around Queen’s University Belfast campus.

  • To work towards a world where young children can realise their potential, perform effectively in school and have access to proper healthcare.

  • To work towards the effective and sustainable implementation of a high quality ‘early childhood care and education’ programme of work.

  • To work towards fundraising money for Children in Crossfire campaigns every year.

  • To hold fundraising and awareness events both in Queen’s University Belfast campus and within the wider community.

  • To work alongside other societies on campus to hold successful fundraising and awareness events.

 

Coppafeel

 

The objects/aims of the Society shall be to establish a Queen’s University branch of the charity CoppaFeel! known as a Uni Boob Team. The mission is to eradicate the taboos and common misconceptions around checking breasts from a young age. We want every young woman to realise that the sooner they get to know what is normal for them, the greater the chance of detecting breast cancer early. At present many young people are either scared or embarrassed to start checking or don’t feel they should as they are not at an immediate risk. We aim to engage with our target audience in new and innovative ways, removing the ‘scare factor’ and talk about breast cancer in an open and honest way.

 

Friends of the Earth

 

The objects/aims of the Society shall be:

  • To promote sustainability as defined by the 1987 Brundtland Report

  • To promote ecological literacy

  • To support Friends of the Earth’s local, national and international campaigns where possible and appropriate

 

Guide Dogs

 

No Constitution on file, but in previous years this society took part in activities such as…

 

For our members, actively participating in charity fundraising and raising awareness will be hugely personally rewarding.  They will demonstrate teambuilding, motivation and other soft skills that employers will value in their futures. Increasing awareness for the Guide Dogs charity within the university more generally is extremely important. It is often overlooked how much the true cost of training an individual guide dog is and bringing this to the attention of young people would be a great success both for the charity and the Queen’s community.  We also hope that raising awareness of the issues that blind and partially sighted people face will help to improve the student experience of current and future students at Queen’s who have visual disabilities. For example, we hope to continue aiding the Guide Dogs “Pavement Parking” campaign which focuses on the issues of obstructive parking in the wider Belfast area. This campaign aims to make the streets as accessible as possible so that these students can experience their Queen’s campus and city to their fullest potential.

 

Heart of Belfast Society

 

The main object/aims of the Society are:

  • To combat Social exclusion/isolation within Belfast on all levels.

  • To work alongside the ‘100 Help the Homeless’ registered charity to gather research based evidence to advocate for change at a legal and political standpoint.                  

  • To provide a fun, engaging and supportive atmosphere for students to enter into the volunteering sphere within Belfast.

 

Michaela Foundation

 

The objects/aims of the Society shall be to act as a student branch of the Michaela Foundation and to educate, inspire and support the students of Queen’s University Belfast to lead Life Without Limits.

 

Oxfam Society

 

The objects and aims of the Society shall be:

(a) to raise the profile of the work of Oxfam Ireland and their campaigns, and

(b) to encourage student engagement with those campaigns and activities.

 

Red Cross

 

QUB Red Cross aims to raise awareness of Red Cross and promote humanitarian values within and out with Queens University. QUBRC will also recruit volunteers to work within British Red Cross services including First Aid/Emergency Response, Community Care, Orientation Services for Refugees and Asylum Seekers and Education. QUBRC will train the membership as appropriate to their volunteer roles; provide volunteering opportunities for members; raise funds to support the activities of the British Red Cross Society; and ensure that members are aware of and uphold the Fundamental Principles of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement.

 

Sexpression

 

Sexpression is an independent student-led initiative, not affiliated to any religious or political cause.

 

We believe in:

  • Creating opportunities to discuss sexual health matters in an open, non-judgmental environment

  • Promoting individual self-esteem and empowerment

  • Encouraging respect for personal beliefs and values

  • Facilitating informed decision-making and autonomy regarding sex and sexual health

  • Ensuring that young people have the skills to access sources of confidential advice 

 

We will strive to achieve our aims by going into local schools around Belfast and giving interactive, informal workshops to small groups of pupils, creating a relaxed environment in order to facilitate an open dialogue which allows young people to learn in a way that they feel comfortable with. Schools will identify their pupils needs and prior experiences and the Sexpression Belfast committee will accommodate projects accordingly.

Academic Societies

Belfast Dental Students' Association

 

The objectives/aims of the Society shall be:

  • To promote a sense of community within Queen’s University Dental School amongst its undergraduate members and staff

  • To facilitate networking of dental students with other year groups, staff members and outside associations/sponsors

  • To provide an opportunity for dental students to take positions of leadership at university

  • To support students throughout their time at Queen’s University and prepare them for their future career

 

Cardiology and Cardiothoracic Society

 

Aims & Objectives

  • To form an interest group, primarily among medical students, in future careers in cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery through an active network of medical students, trainee, and consultant cardiologists and cardiothoracic Surgeons.

  • To promote knowledge and cultivate interest in cardiology and cardiothoracic surgery through guest lectures, dialogues, career days, and scientific conferences.

  • To hold cardiology revisions for medical students in all major years.

  • To promote academia in pre-clinical and clinical cardiovascular science.

 

Dermatology Society

 

The objects/aims of the Society shall be:

 

  • To promote awareness of the importance of dermatology in the medical curriculum thereby increasing exposure during training

  • Allow those with a keen interest in dermatology to build contacts and learn more about a career in the field

  • Raise public awareness of preventable disease such as melanoma

 

International Relations and Conflict Studies Society

 

The objectives and aims of the Society shall be:

  • To encourage those who have an interest in Politics, Economics, Law or History to come together and socialise with others in their respective fields of interest.

  • To enable those who have an interest in the above subjects to visit cities of international political and historical significance.

  • To organise fundraising activities and events in order for the society’s members to have a student budget-friendly overseas experience.

  • To enable students of the university to have a greater understanding of their courses through being able to visit historically, politically or economically important sites.

 

 

Juris Doctors Association

 

The objects/aims of the J.D.A shall be support students in the Juris Doctor Program.

 

The aim shall be achieved by organizing social events and creating networking opportunities. The intention of these events is to provide opportunities for the incoming students to be mentored and offered guidance by the upper year students.

 

Microbiology Society     

 

The objects/aims of the Society shall be:

  • To promote and encourage microbiological topics and discussion within Queens.

  • Build networks between students and alumni across various disciplines.

  • To encourage and foster relationships and friendships between students

 

Neurological Society

 

The objects/aims of the Society shall be to encourage and support the interest in and

advancement of all branches of neurology and associated disciplines among any such

interested students of Queen’s University Belfast.

Queen's Indie Games Development

 

The aims of the Society shall be:

  • To promote the interests of students who are have an active involvement or interest in the games development industry.

  • To provide guidance and support for students who wish to develop their own games.

  • To promote and develop the independent games industry in the island of Ireland. 

Something for Fun

Bollywood Society

 

The object of the club shall be to encourage an active interest in Bollywood amongst members and to organise Bollywood activities, to increase and promote awareness of Bollywood and to provide a forum for members to experience Bollywood.

 

Comedy Society

 

The objectives/aims of the Society shall be: To encourage and facilitate the performance and appreciation of comedy within Queen’s University and Belfast as a whole.

 

Make and Bake

 

No Constitution on file, but in previous years this society took part in activities such as…

 

Regular meetings:

  • Fortnightly meetings/classes, each focusing on a different craft or baking skill, including

  • Knitting/crochet

  • Jewellery making

  • Sugarcraft

  • Embroidery

These meetings typically attracted 10-20 members each. We supplied all the necessary equipment, while members took turns bringing in their own baked goods for everyone to share.

 

Unusual events:

  • Freshers’ event – a cinema-style screening of the Great British Bake Off final

  • A joint meeting with the Art Society, working with Fimo clay

  • An end-of-year trip to Aunt Sandra’s Candy Factory, with tickets subsidised by the Society

  • Pizza night AGM

 

Achievements:

  • Nominated for Best New Society

 

Origami

 

The objects/aims of the Society shall be to provide a suitable environment for all interested origami enthusiasts to practice, and act as a forum for teaching origami to all interested students and non-students alike.

 

Weightlifting Club

 

The aims of the club shall be:

  • To increase the interest and raise awareness among Queen’s students in the sport of Olympic weightlifting.

  • To provide members with the opportunity to develop on their weightlifting skills in a safe and friendly environment.

  • To provide a foundation for members that will allow for entrees to competitions (given that there has been an increase in the number of competitions held in Northern Ireland)

  • To provide a productive and healthy platform for students and other members to interact and socialise.

  • To give an opportunity for anyone to build on their CV by acquiring new skills.

 

Wing Chun Kung Fu Club

 

No Constitution on file. Email clubs@qub.ac.uk for some more guidance.

 

Yoga

 

The objectives/aims of the Club/Society shall be:

  • Helping people begin their yoga journey without the pressure of a professional studio

  • Providing a safe exciting environment for people to learn yoga together

  • Providing classes for those who may not financially be able to join professional yoga studios

  • Helping to create a connection with other students from different departments

  • Giving people opportunities to become healthier happy students

  • Creating an environment that will help students to handle and cope with stress in a more productive and beneficial way

  • Promoting exercise in a safe and low impact way 

  • Assisting students in gaining balance and control in their daily life

  • Teaching physical and mental exercises that will benefit them in the foreseeable future

Ideas, Cultures, and Communities

Humanist Society

 

The objects/aims of the Society shall be:

  • To provide a place where people are able to comfortably explore their own religious/political/ philosophical beliefs without fear of harm or prejudice.

  • To question, critique and debate any topic: no debate is off limits.

  • To support those that are questioning previously held religious/political/philosophical beliefs.

  • To conduct various campaigns that seek to enhance free thought and free speech, and that challenge practices of discrimination based on religion, political thought, gender, sexual orientation or race.

Korean Society

 

The objects/aims of the Society shall be

  • To promote Korean language and culture in Belfast

  • To encourage new students to learn Korean

  • To interact with other Korean speakers in the country

 

Libertarian Society

 

The objects/aims of the Society shall be to provide a unified, student-driven forum for students and non-students to discuss their beliefs and justifications of liberty and freedom.

Mature Students’ Society

 

The Mature Students Society aims to bring together mature students throughout Queen’s University Belfast, through a range of activities including meet and greets, coffee mornings, organised workshops, and mature student induction events at Welcome Week.

 

We aim to ensure mature students feel represented, engaged, and included throughout their time at Queen's and offer social opportunities outside of their academic timetable to meet other students.

Model UN

 

No Constitution on file, but in previous years this society took part in activities such as…

 

  • Regular meetings of the Society took place every two weeks. At each meeting, the members simulate a debate of the United Nations, each taking on the role of the representative of a country

  • The society entered a team in the PwC Opportunity Challenge Quiz, finishing in second place

  • The society formed a working connecting with the United Nations Association of Northern Ireland during the year, and as a result our members were able to attend talks being held by the organisation. The events included a talk by Natalie Sadja, head of the United Nations Association of the UK, and Angus Lambkin, a Belfast man who worked for the United Nations, trying to prevent sexual violence in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

  • The society sent a delegation of three students to the Münster University International Model United Nations Conference in Münster, Germany. The students thoroughly enjoyed the five-day conference and did a service to the University by representing it so well on the international student stage

 

Networking and Employment Society

 

The Society aims to help develop essential networking skills for graduates across a range of different industries. The main objective is to develop graduate employability and should enable students build strong connections with graduate employers even before they finish their degrees. This should give Queen’s Graduates a distinctive edge over the competition in the highly competitive graduate recruitment environment.

Sober Society

 

The aims and objectives of the Society shall be as follows:

  • To promote non-alcohol based socialising among students, and tackle the misconception that alcohol is necessary to have a good time.

  • To raise an awareness and respect for sobriety, and restore its value in university life.

  • To eliminate the social divide between the drinking and non-alcohol drinking student populations.

  • To facilitate in the personal development and fulfilment of members whilst at university by offering a relaxed, non-pressurizing/judgemental social outlet conducive to friendship formation and interconnectedness.

Welsh Society

 

The objectives/aims of the Club/Society shall be:

 

  • To promote Welsh culture amongst students

  • To build a community within Welsh students and those wishing to learn about the Welsh culture

  • To provide native Welsh speakers with a platform to use their mother tongue, and to give others an opportunity to learn the language

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