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The Students' Union

Our Students’ Union is one of the most active in the UK

Our Students’ Union has a well-deserved reputation for being one of the best in the UK.

It puts on a dazzling array of entertainment from top bands and comedy acts to cabaret, film nights, socials and even a visit from real reindeer at Christmas.

Hear what students say about the Students’ Union on this video.

Food markets

The Students’ Union also runs a weekly market where you can buy delicious artisan bread and other food plus books, clothes and plants. And if you like dogs, don't miss the puppy therapy sessions!

Other services run by the Students’ Union include an independent advice centre, the popular Tommy’s Kitchen burger bar, two shops and three bars.

Our student ball

The big event of the year is our Student Ball – 12 hours of entertainment in the floodlit quads of Founder’s with live bands, fairground rides, dance tents and themed bars.

Watch the video our students made of the summer ball in 2016.

Stay safe

We take your safety seriously. And this means that if you don't want to drink, you shouldn’t feel pressurised to do so.

Read about our commitment to responsible alcohol consumption.

Find out what’s coming up

Check out our events calendar.

Emma says

"Running in the Students’ Union elections is a great chance to try something you would never get to do at any other time. It made me so much more confident in myself."

Emma, graduate, BA Drama and Theatre Studies, former Students' Union President

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