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Craft Society


Keep yourself up to date with all our events and socials by liking our Facebook page and joining our Facebook group and follow us on Instagram and Snapchat, follow: sussexcraftsoc 

Come along and share your creative, crafty skills and ideas with us. 

Our crafty creations include card-making, weaving, sculpture, sewing, tie-dye, cake decorating, painting and felt-making.......just to name a few! 

We meet every week on Wednesdays 2-4 pm in Meeting Room 4, Falmer House. We will also be hosting socials throughout the year so make sure you like our facebook page and join our facebook group so you can see all of the events happening throughout term. 


You can either buy our termly membership (£10, or £8 for Buddy Scheme members), which means that you do not have to pay for any sessions again for the rest of the term, or you can bring in £2 for each session - a great option if you will only be attending a few sessions. If you are going to pay per session you need to 'purchase' our pay-as-you-go membership from the website (doesn't actually cost anything) so that you are still registered as an official member of Craft Soc.

We look forward to seeing you there!

(P.S. We are always looking for new things to make and do, so if you have any ideas please do let us know!)

Meet the Committee

Maddie Bills - President - Contact: msb30@sussex.ac.uk

Hi, I'm Maddie B, president of Craft Society. My role is to organise and run the weekly craft sessions and come up with fun new ideas for craft activities we can try out! I also have to make sure we are fulfilling the Leaf Award Scheme criteria and that our funding is sorted. Everyone is welcome in Craft Soc so please do come along to any session that you like the sound of - hope to see you there!! Please feel free to email me if you have any questions or concerns.

Maddie Stewart - Vice President and Social Secretary

Hello!! As VP/Social Sec, I help to plan and run socials for the society, sometimes liaising with different societies to try out something new. We’re aiming to have a range of socials (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) each term and would love for you to come along to one and get to know you! Alongside this I help with running the society and working on branding and promoting the society to help get more members and even better craft activities.

Emeli Moon - Committee member


Leaf Awards

What is the Leaf Scheme?
Leaf awards reflect contributions of the society or sports club towards its members, the University of Sussex Students’ Union, the University of Sussex, the local community and the public. Leaves can be attained at bronze, silver or gold levels by meeting three, six or nine criteria. Leaves apply for an academic year as a symbol of what the present committee have achieved.

Groups can work towards nine leaves:

CLICK HERE to see our current ranking in the Leaf Award Leader Board.


Below are the Leaves that have been achieved by previous committees:

Inclusivity Leaf

The Inclusivity Leaf is awarded to groups who have taken positive steps to increase the diversity of their membership and include as many members as possible. They have made specific efforts to include students that don’t traditionally engage, without ignoring or neglecting their current membership or other student groups.


Student Voice Leaf

The Student Voice leaf is awarded to groups who engage their members in Sussex Students’ Union campaigns, democracy and elections and influence the way the Students’ Union is run.


Social Leaf

The Social leaf is awarded to groups who have taken active steps to include as many members as possible and regularly engage in various social activities, including those organised by - and with - other societies/sports clubs.


Community Leaf

The Community leaf is awarded to groups taking practical action in the service of others to create positive change. This can be through involvement with activities and events on campus, but they will also have made an impact on the wider community by engaging with activities, campaigns and events at a local, national or international level.


Team Sussex Leaf

The Team Sussex leaf is awarded to groups who have made efforts to encourage collaboration and mutual support between Students’ Union groups. Groups who achieve this award have worked in collaboration with other clubs and societies to support a welcoming, inclusive and friendly team environment within clubs & societies at Sussex.


Development Leaf

The Development leaf is awarded to groups who have taken active steps to develop themselves, offer development opportunities to their members, build on the successes and failures of previous years and/or worked to maintain the high standards of previous years.


Events Leaf

The Events leaf is awarded to groups who have demonstrated an exceptional ability to organise and hold events on a regular basis. Such groups have also made the effort to hold joint events with other societies/sports clubs and/or the Students’ Union and the University. They have also gotten involved in cultural and community events.


Communications Leaf

The Communications Leaf is awarded to groups who communicate with their members and the student body regularly and in innovate ways.

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  • Craft Society Autumn Term Membership£10.00
  • Craft Society - Autumn Term Membership (Buddy Scheme Members)£8.00
  • Craft Society Pay As You Go Membership£0.00

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Phone: 01273 873415
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