Student Group Resources


The Student Resources Introduction

In this area you'll find everything you need to help you run your student group sucessfully.

If you still have any queries after looking through the resources please get in touch via 

Every other week student group execs will receive the Opportunities email from the Opportunities Officer, which will include updates and important information groups need to know.

If you are an exec member but are not receiving these emails please get in touch.


Overview of Students Groups

The Union is the home for nearly 200 student groups (that’s you) which cover a variety of interests from Aerial Arts to Yoga. These groups consist of the societies (which make up the majority), student media, the Associations and DUCK. The societies are sub-divided into 6 categories for representational purposes: Academic, Active, Arts & Music, Hobbies & Games, International & Faith and Political & Causes.


Union Support

The Union provides support and resources to student groups to enable them to run effectively.

This includes training, grants, a financial account, budgeting advice, insurance, and equipment and facilities hire.

There is also a wide range of storage facilities available to student groups for safekeeping of equipment for your group.

Other opportunities are available to Durham students through college clubs and societies, and within Experience Durham which sits in the University’s governance structure.


Facilities and Services

Student groups can book out rooms in the Students' Union for meetings and events (Bookings).

Other rooms are available in the University to book out too - more information about this can be found here

The Student Groups Hub on level C of the Students' Union is somewhere you can meet with your group's executive committee to plan meetings and events. Each group also has its own post pigeon-hole, which can be found here.

You should get post sent to Your student group, Durham Students' Union, Dunelm House, New Elvet, Durham, DH1 3AN.

There is a printer at reception, which you can use to produce promotional leaflets and posters.


Key Contacts

Opportunities Officer: 

Student Group Coordinator:

General queries:


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Durham Students' Union is registered in England as a company limited by guarantee (07689815) and a charity (1145400).

Our registered office is Dunelm House, New Elvet, Durham, DH1 3AN.