A group of Members will only be eligible
for approval as an Affiliated or Society Special Interest Group
- its sole purpose
is to carry out the Society's objects within its specialist area
- it consists of at
least twenty five (25) Ordinary and/or Honorary and/or Retired
Members of the Society
- all its members
are members of the Society
- it is open to more
than one professional group or area of discipline - its interest
will be in one subject area and it has a governing document in
Specific Regulations have been created with regards
to establishment, status, benefits, constitutions, membership, administration,
assets, income & expenditure, rules for operation, information,
accounts, dissolution, dismissal and suspension.
Any member wishing to create a Special Interest
Group is asked to read the Regulations
governing Society SIGs and Affiliated SIGs.
Any member wishing to create a new Special Interest Group must do
so by completing the Special
Interest Group Application Form.
Once completed, the form must be sent to the Honorary
Secretary of the Society, together with 25 signatures of members
of the Society. Where it is difficult to obtain 25 signatures on
one form, the 25 signatures may be gathered on separate SIG membership
forms. SIG membership forms can be found in the ‘Join a SIG’
The Council of the Society will then assess the application and
where the application criteria is met, a Society SIG or Affiliated
SIG status will then be granted.