Print isn’t dead – not yet! Just ensure you are environmentally friendly and respectful of the University, accommodation, and Union environments.
The best way to design is on Adobe, be it Illustrator or Photoshop. University computers have this pre-installed across campus if you don't have it on yours. The best advice is to use your networks and find a friend of a friend who can whip you up some material that looks professional! Also don't use microsoft to design your work!
The Union has a provider of high quality roller banners. The costs vary slightly, but a rough figure of £45 would be accurate. We encourage all societies to have at least one roller banner. Banners can be used at all of your functions, particulalry those with externals attending such as conferences and Welcome events.
Banners should be as engaging as possible, so putting high resolution photos of your events is a good start, and your social media details are a must! What we don't advise is societies putting meeting times/venues and contact information on them, as these will likely go out-of-date within one year, meaning the society will have to spend more money ordering a new banner. All banners must be done on the template provided below and approved by Student Opportunities.
Posters that work are eye catching, relevant, timely and succinct. Remember to pull down your posters after the event too! Flyering can be fun and a good way to meet new students. Again, be aware of the flyers and pick up any strays you see on the ground. Pick your time well, aim for busy days of lectures and around different campuses. As a general rule, the 12-3pm lunchtime slot is always good wherever you are!
These are crucial for all societies. On here you can put all the details you included on your roller banner, plus any more such as meeting times and venues. Using the Union template ensures that your posters and flyers can go up on official noticeboards and communal spaces across campus, however if you put them on random doors and walls then Estates will just take them down again! You can order them through our provider or source your own, however designs must be approved by Student Opprotunities staff.
All print must have the Union logo on it, and we advise that you use our templates just to be safe.
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Our online clothing store is designed to help societies with leisurewear. This takes the responsibility off committee members to do bulk orders and worry about having specific memberships which do or do not include clothing, by having an online store where members can buy society clothing at their own leisure.
If you want to have an item of clothing available on the store, simply send in your logo with a transparent background to the Student Opportunities Coordinator and details what design/garment you would like. You can have as many or as few logos as you wish, and have personalised initials or naming on them too.
For some examples of what other societies have ont he webpage, visit the website below.