All you need is to make use of the Facebook site to drum up support from all years of the programme (so first job is to make sure all your mates join that group), get the first 10 people to join, nominate some officers and get down to the Students' Union for them to press your palms with silver. Yes, they will give you money if you have enough people. And then you can spend that money on important things, such as invited speakers, trips to worthy places to support your studies and so on. Or you can just put on a massive party... Sociology and Criminology staff might even dip into their moth-eaten pockets to subsidise such activities further [howling wind blows tumbleweed across an empty Chancellor's building corridor...]
And then you can put up a stall at the Freshers' Fair to get more people to join.
To find out more about setting up a Keele Student society, setting up a stall at Freshers' 2008 and lots more information about what is going on in the Union, have a look at the students' union Societies webpage and the Societies' Handbook. Andy Zieleniec, one of our Sociology lecturers, is also helping get this going, so if you're interested in a SocCrimSociety, please email him.