The New Activities Committee is made up of student volunteers involved in different aspects of Imperial College Union Activities. The role of the committee is to oversee all applications and to help with the transition of the application process to a fully functional Club, Society or Project.
There are two outcomes from the meeting:
1st – The application is unsuccessful
The reasons for this might be that your idea is too similar to an already existing society. In this case, the Committee would recommend that you engage with the existing society and work together on your idea. Another reason could be that the application itself is not as strong as it could be. If this was the outcome, the committee would recommend that you work with the Student Activities Coordinator to strengthen your application and reapply. If you are unhappy with the outcome of this, you will be able to appeal the decision at the next New Activities Committee meeting the following month, addressing the feedback that you would have been given after the initial meeting.
2nd – The application is successful - New Activities Incubator
The committee felt that your application was strong and you have shown you are a sustainable, active and proficient group. This is the most common result of an application. This result means that the Committee like your idea, though they feel it has room to grow. From this point you will be placed in the 'New Activities Incubator' (NAI or 'the Incubator'); this is a ‘buffer’ period whereby you receive support and training from the Activities Team to allow you to develop into becoming a fully-fledged Club, Society or Project. For more information on the New Activities Incubator please click here.