Sports & Societies

Join a Club or Society and become a part of #TeamWorc

Memberships for 2021-22 will be on sale in September. Keep an eye on our social media for full details.

 

What your Membership Means

This page outlines what you get out of your society or sports club membership and the importance of paying the joining fee. 

This page outlines the following: 

 

Sport Club Membership 

Memberships are an essential part of university sports clubs and cover a broad array of components throughout the year. All memberships have to be paid prior to playing in any fixtures.

Failure to pay membership will result in you not being able to attend training sessions or be part of the club in question.  

You can choose either to buy a Standard Membership which covers your membership for the whole academic year or a semester membership which covers your membership for the semester you purchase it in. We also have discounted memberships for students who qualify for our placement memberships. Students also have the option to use their University REACH account to purchase their membership through. 

Sports membership includes:

  • Training facilities and times
  • Affiliation to your National Governing Body
  • Playing kit (team dependent and if applicable)
  • Referees (if applicable)
  • Coaching staff (if applicable)
  • Transport (minibuses / coaches / fuel) (if applicable)
  • Elite Personal Accident Insurance 

Checks will be carried out every week to ensure all memberships have been paid by all match day players and compeition entrants. 

Please note that we reserve the right to stop a student representing the SU or the Univeristy in Sport. This is if we feel there are concerns about your attendance and/or engagement with your academic studies. The SU and the universtiy maintain a dialougue on such matters, so please bear that in mind. 

 

Society Membership 

Memberships are an essential part of Societies and the fee enables the society to purcase equipment, go on trips and organise events. All members of the soicety must pay the annual membership fee as determined by the committee to take part in all activities of the society. 

Reach Memberships

Club and Society Memberships are available to purchase through the Reach Study Scheme. The Reach website can be accessed here - https://www.worcester-reach.co.uk/shop/memberships.

Your Reach account is loaded with credit and you can use this as full or part-payment for your club/society membership.

Please note (Sports Clubs only) - placement discount memberships are not available using Reach funds. These may only be purchased directly through the Students' Union. 

Refund Policy 

Please note: Membership refunds will only be given within two weeks of purchase. Any requests after this time can only be granted following extenuating circumstances. Enquire at the SU Welcome Desk. 

Due to the uncertain time we are in, the refund policy on all society memberships has been amended for this year. Please see our Refund Policy below for further information. 

All sports club members have been contacted about refunds for the 2020-21 academic year. If you have any further queries, please contact studentsunion@worc.ac.uk. 

Health and Safety 

All members of Students’ Union Sports clubs/societies are covered by Elite Personal Accident Cover with Endsleigh Insurance.

More details can be found here

Phone number for counselling services - 0800 519 9969

Our policy number is UKBOPC45858/036

 

Data Protection 

Please note that Worcester Students’ Union is the Data Controller and details of how we process your data including how long we retain it and your rights are detailed in our Student Data Privacy Notice.

Worcester Students' Union takes its responsibility to data protection very seriously. You can view our Data Protection Policy and all other relevant documents here. If you have a query regarding data protection, please contact sudataprotection@worc.ac.uk. 

Worcester Students’ Union takes the responsibility of handling your data very seriously. When joining a sports club/society we will use the personal data we hold on the membership system to process your membership and enable you to access the services provided by your chosen or sports club/society. We will also use the information for monitoring and reporting on memberships of sports club/society. We will provide, internally, your name and email address to the committee of your chosen sports club/society. All committee members are volunteers within the Students’ Union and will have received appropriate data protection training before gaining access to your data. The processing of this data is necessary to provide you with the services associated with membership of your chosen sports club/society. 

From time to time we or the sports club/society committee will email you to update you on events on campus and the activities that may be of interest to you as a sports club member. If you don’t want to receive emails from us you can unsubscribe at any time by either clicking on the link at the bottom of or emails or by logging on to www.worcsu.com/login and editing your details on the contact options page.

 

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