|Guidelines for a Successful Society (Pak-Socs, UK Only)|
1.) Have a read of all important information such as society constitution, guidelines and rules and regulation from your Student union website or else contact them.
2.) Check your society email account regularly to keep updated. This is main form of communication between the Union and societies and is incredibly important as you may miss essential information and deadlines. It should be checked at least twice a week.
3.) Go to the Training courses/sessions/meetings organised by your Student Union and read all the relevant information so you know exactly what is required of you and when.
4.) Be organised! Organise your events and activities in plenty of time so that you have everything planned out, you can complete the relevant paperwork and inform people, and prevent any unnecessary stress.
5.) If in doubt, ask! The Societies Officer and staff in the Student Union who are there to help you. If you are not sure of anything, don't know if you are allowed to do a certain activity or purchase certain things with society money, or run into problems, the best thing to do is ask your Student Union before it is too late.
6.) Have fun! Remember that you are doing this as an extra-curricular activity. If you are finding it difficult to balance your time with your academic work, delegate tasks among the executives, ask for help, and speak to someone. Also, make sure that you get the most out of it you possibly can. Running a society develops many skills which employers look for, as well as enhancing your time and experience at your University.
NUPSA Executive Council 2011/12