Running Your Club.
Qpay is your very own purpose-built online platform for University Societies which allows your club to track memberships, payments, events and merchandise all in one single place.
When you affiliate with LUSA, you will be asked to set up your QPay account which will give you access to a range of features that help with running your club. In order to affiliate, you will need to provide:
Contact details for your Exec
An asset register
A members list
A signed copy of the LUSA Clubs & Societies Constitution and Code of Conduct
Whether you intend to have a membership fee
Once affiliated, you will need to set up your membership form to allow other students to join your club! You can choose whether to charge a fee for memberships (recommended) which will be collected via a secure online payment portal within QPay and paid directly into your club bank account.
From here on out, QPay is your one-stop shop for managing members, sending out communications, organising paid and free events, selling merchandise, applying for grants, reimbursements and more. If you have any questions or need assistance with QPay, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Remaining Affiliated with LUSA:
Clubs must re-affiliate annually, affiliation expires in October every year.
Re-affiliation will also be necessary anytime there is a change to the Club's Constitution or Executive.
A club must have at least 10 members, with at least 75% being Lincoln University students.
You can't let your Club get into debt.
LUSA will only pay invoices for clubs with prior permission.
Grant Funds may only be used for the purpose requested in the Application Form. LUSA reserves the right not to reimburse clubs for purchases outside the intended use.
Any assets purchased with grant funds remain the property of LUSA. Any unused grant funds must be returned to LUSA at the end of the year.
Clubs and Club Members shall act in a manner that does not bring LUSA or Lincoln University into disrepute. Lincoln University and/or LUSA may take disciplinary action if required.
Clubs should always act respectfully toward other clubs. However, a little banter is acceptable, because you should be fighting it out to be the best club on campus.
LUSA Clubs will abide by their constitution, LUSA and Lincoln University Policy. Clubs must follow New Zealand Laws too.
Clubs must be democratically run.
Food & Alcohol
Grant funds are not to be used for alcohol without permission of the LUSA President/ Association Manager.
LUSA can assist with booking catering from a range of external suppliers.
No alcohol shall be brought onto, or consumed at any club meeting, event, or activity on campus unless arranged previously by Lincoln Hospitality Ltd.
Wicked events and activities cost money, and we know from our experience of benders and bargains that students often don’t have much. We get that, so every year LUSA puts aside some money for club grants.
The purpose is to aid club activities by giving them the financial support needed to grow and succeed.
You can apply for grants to support a particular project, such as purchasing equipment or running a trip. As the grant money is limited, it is important that clubs put a lot of thought into their application and seek outside funding when possible.
Submit your grant application for any future event, activity or item, during term time.
Allow up to three weeks processing time before receiving the money.
Your club exec or committee is our first port of call to help your club be the best. The executive team drives the direction of the club, has a good relationship with LUSA, and work to deliver what makes your club amazing.
Some clubs will have a big executive, and some a bit smaller. At the very least it should be made up of at least a President, Secretary and Treasurer.
Everyone in your executive should drive the Club, not just one person!
Conditions of EntryOur O'Week events are R17—Please note, if you are 17 and are caught drinking alcohol you will required to leave the event and unable to attend future LUSA events. All patrons are required to present one of the below forms of ID on request. These must be current, and valid on the day of the event. Only these three approved forms of ID will be accepted; Drivers Licence 18Plus Card NZ or Overseas Passport Physical copies only, photographs will not be accepted. Do not arrive intoxicated or under the influence of drugs, you will not gain entry into our events under any circumstances. Please Note: Unlike previous years, you will not have the ability to sober up in the Detox Zone and re-enter the event. No pass outs. All event participants consent to Lincoln University Students Association using their likeness in photo or video footage for promotional purposes of any kind in the future, including but not limited to social media, digital advertising and print advertising. Images may be cropped, altered, transformed or reproduced in any way and may be combined with other words or text. Lincoln University Students Association is released from from any claims, demands or liability in connection with photographs or video images.
Tickets—Purchasing, Resale, Refunds and Event Entry"While we can scan tickets on your mobile phone, paper tickets are much quicker and will reduce your time in the queues, especially if you have a cracked screen! Beware of ticket resellers - never purchase tickets from an unauthorised retailer such as Viagogo, Facebook or Trade Me. These platforms are known for supplying fraudulent tickets, and the promoter cannot guarantee whether a ticket purchased from a ticket reseller is genuine. Purchasers of fraudulent tickets will be required to purchase a gate sale on arrival, but only if the event has not already sold out. If you bought multiple tickets, make sure each ticket is named, as everyone upon entering will have to present ID along-side their named ticket. Before arriving at the event open your iTicket email, click on the link/attachment to reveal your iTicket mobile ticket in preparation for scanning. Ensure the back-light on your mobile phone is turned up to aid the speed of scanning your mobile ticket. Simply present the mobile ticket to the customer service representative at the gates for scanning. Refunds/Exchanges - iTicket and LUSA can not issue refunds or exchanges after a ticket has been purchased. Please be sure you choose your tickets carefully. On sale - You can sell your ticket but if your ticket double scans upon entry, that patron will be denied entry. Proceed with caution. If you are buying a second-hand ticket, please trust that the person won't change their mind and attend under the same ticket. Double scanned tickets will not be accepted under any circumstance.
TransportNever drink and drive. Arrange someone to drop off and collect you after the event, use the nearby public transport, taxi, Uber or have a designated driver. It’s a 20 minute drive from Christchurch. There are many options to ensure you and your friends remain safe before and after the event, ask our team if you need assistance. Take advantage of our free transport home back to Lincoln Township and Riccarton, Christchurch departing at regular intervals for Ivey Dreams. Please be respectful of our neighbourhood when leaving the festival. We also ask that you dispose of your rubbish in the bins provided.
Marketing Your Club & Activities
Put your club on Social Media to bring some fun and easy interaction to your members and potential members
Put your club in RAM. Write and send photos through of your activities, excursions, events etc and get your club noticed
Run an event soon after the Clubs Market, and keep them up
Create a club culture so that your reputation sells your club
Regular events, social functions, and executive meetings
Get the word out there by putting posters around campus
Considering a Membership Fee?
LUSA encourage all clubs to seriously consider a membership fee. This helps you out, as it provides some funds to kick-start your activities for the year. It also helps keep you on-track as your members will be expecting something from the club. We like it because we get a really good idea of how many people are involved, and what's popular.
In exchange for joining and paying the fee, there might be discounted event tickets, apparel, or some other sweet benefits. Some Clubs have been doing this for a while, and it tends to work a treat.
LUSA has a special bank account set up just for clubs. For reporting purposes, all club activities must be transparent, including the use of grant money! All receipts and invoices should be kept in a folder or online, ready to hand on.
Using the LUSA bank account:
Ensures continued access to the club funds from one year to the next once it is re-affiliated
Safeguards the clubs funds by introducing a measure of internal control, saving the club committee from awkward questions
Sometimes you might need to deposit cash into your club account, from events, membership fees, You can bring it into LUSA to deposit it into your club account, and you’ll get a receipt to keep track.
Complete a Reimbursement Form
All receipts must be provided.