Because of the Association’s ethos as a student’s ‘second home’, it has won several awards. These include Best Bar None accreditation for three years running in 2005, 2006 and 2007, then again in 2010 and 2011, we also ranked in the top 10 for having the best clubs and societies (What Uni Award, 2009). This is an award that recognises the Union's long-standing commitment to social responsibility and the safety of its members. The Union is also the proud recipient of the Gold Green Impact Award from NUS - this demonstrates the Union's commitment to environmental and ethical practices in its operations.
The Union runs a range of venues together with an entertainment programme geared to appeal to all students, whatever your tastes. Best known is the Studio bar, which provides a social focus for the University. The Robbins Centre, at the heart of campus, is also home to the Students' Union’s administrative offices.
Studio's deck area offers outside dining with great views, while inside the plasma screens and lounge sofas make the bar a favourite place to wind down. The Union also offers free wireless as well so it's a great place to get away from the stresses of the library! You can also check out Underground, our coffee shop which features all your favourite lattes and cappuccinos as well as some indulgent cakes. At night, you can choose between a relaxed atmosphere or party the night away in 'Envy', the Union's nightclub. Whether it's the popular sell-out Freshers events ranging from Foam Parties, Celebrity guest DJ's or Comedy Nights, there is always something going on. Clubs and Societies regularly plan events in the club too. With student friendly pricing as well - it's your on-campus option for a great night out!
Be sure to check out the venues section of Students' Union website regularly to find out about events coming soon.