Page:Difference between Societies and Microsocieties

Difference between full and micro societies

Benefits/requirements

Full Societies and Media groups

Microsocieties

Membership fee

Must charge a membership fee of at least £3 for anyone who wishes to take part in activities

Cannot charge a membership fee

Finance accounts

Given a private account to hold funds

Given a support account

Not given a private account to hold funds

Not given a support account

Support funding

Can apply to UBU for funding to help run the group

Is allocated up to £50 for the entire year to support activities

Development Fund

Can apply to the Activities development fund

Can apply to the Activities development fund

6 week trial/October audit

Must pass the trial/audit requirements of;

  • Minimum of 3 elected execs
  • A least 10 paid members

Does not have to meet these requirements. Instead must contact the Activities Committee every 6 weeks with a summary of what you’re doing

Able to run weekly activities

Yes

Yes

Can hold one-off events with a financial risk

Yes

No

Given a UBU mailbox

Yes

No

Given a UBU website page

Yes

No

Has a vote at Activities Assembly

Yes - must also attend Assemblies or send apologies

No

Can access UBU Training

Yes

Yes