What they do
Your students' union puts together social events, sports and societies for a wide range of different hobbies and interests.
- It's also often a bar on campus – ideal for meeting mates and getting involved in events.
- Unions are run by reps elected by students, and they're responsible for representing you – so you can go to them for support.
Join a society
Many course providers have lots of different clubs and societies you can get involved in – anything from street dance and rowing to marketing or international.
- These are great for getting to know new people and as extra-curricular activities.
- You might even get to take part in projects, competitions, tournaments or social events.
Look for jobs
They often list volunteering and employment opportunities too – either roles within the student union or course provider, or external vacancies they recommend.
So it's a handy first place to look if you're interested in work possibilities.
National Union of Students (NUS)
Many course providers are part of the NUS.
The NUS is a voluntary membership organisation which promotes, defends and extends the rights of students and develops and champions strong students’ unions.