In order to help us to provide the most appropriate support and oversight for societies we operate a system of tiering. The system is designed to make sure that we have the information and ability to do best by you and use our resources in a way that is most effective for our members. All Groups affiliated to Brookes Union will have access to:
Below are the levels of the tiering system and what is entailed by all. Please be aware that this isn’t an application process and that all societies who meet the requirements for a tier will have access to the benefits.
This provides societies with the maximum amount of support in terms of staff time and Finance but also places the most requirements on societies. It ideal for large societies planning big activities with high expenditure and or lots of organisation. To be eligible you need to meet the following requirements
In return you get:
This level of support is right for smaller groups looking to do lower cost more ad hoc activity. There isn’t as much upfront planning required but you still have access to the same level of staff support. Whilst there is less access to grant funding this level of support allows societies and their committees more flexibility and removes the requirements to put forward specific proposals. The requirements are;
In return you get:
This is designed to support groups put on activity without forcing them into a specific leadership structure or to hold elections.Whilst the union will still offer staff support and advice, Associated student groups won’t have access to financial support. Banking will be available and if used the same requirements for budgets will be placed on these ghese groups as tier 2 societies.
These are groups that are affiliated or part of other, external groups. This could be a charity or religious group that.