FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
How much does membership cost? How long does it last? What is the difference between a Standard membership and an Associate membership?
Membership costs £3. You can buy your membership from the Northumbria Students Union website (https://www.mynsu.co.uk/getinvolved/society/grey/). The membership will last for the whole academic year (September 2020 til June 2021). All current Northumbria students should purchase a standard membership. Associate membership is for anybody who is alumni, University staff and any student who attends another university.
Do I have to attend every event?
No. You can attend as many of our events as you like. We run an array of functions so there is something for everybody.
Do I have to study law to join?
Not at all. We want to encourage any student from any degree to join, especially students who may want to change to law in the future or students who just want to have a good time! We are a welcoming community open to anyone.
What if I don't drink? What if I have accessibility needs?
During our socials, we always offer non-alcoholic drinks. We also host Sober Social events. We do our absolute best to cater for all needs for every event. If you need any extra help and support, our Equality and Diversity Officer Gabrielle is here to help.
Why are you called The Grey Society?
The name 'Grey' comes from the northern prime minister Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey. You may recognise him from the top of Grey's Monument in the centre of Newcastle. Not only is the British staple Earl Grey Tea named after him, but he was also a leader of multiple reform movements such as the abolition of slavery in the British Empire and increasing representation within the electoral system. Like our namesake, we too drive for progressiveness, fairness, and northern pride.
How do I get involved with the Committee?
There are various ways you can get involved with us. We hold representative positions for Foundation Year, First Year and International Students. If you would like to find out more, email our Fundraising and Volunteering Officer. You can also get involved when committee positions get re-elected for the next academic year in our Annual General Meeting. This typically happens around April/May so keep an eye out for more details closer to the time.
What do I gain from joining The Grey Society?
Societies are a great way to meet friends, build confidence and get the skills you need to be the best you can be. We offer a wide range of exciting opportunities that you can get involved with. The employability sessions can help with your academics, the socials are a great way of meeting new people and the diversity and fundraising help you get involved and help out in your local community. There is something for everybody!
If I have an issue, who do I contact?
If you have an issue regarding a certain area (such as Socials or Employability), you should contact the committee member in charge of this area. If you have a general query, please use the feedback system located on the home page or email the President, Zoe Norton.