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Customer Experience Centre availability: 22 September
Our Customer Experience Centre will close at 15:00 on Friday 22 September for staff training. It will open again, as usual, at 08:30 (UK time) on Monday 25 September.
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Planned maintenance: 22 – 24 September

We're carrying out planned maintenance from Friday 22 September until Sunday 24 September. This means at times, you may become disconnected from Apply. Please do not make any changes to your application during the following times:

  • 07:30 – 08:00 on Friday 22 September
  • 07:30 – 08:00 on Saturday 23 September
  • 14:00 – 15:00 on Saturday 23 September

Track will also be unavailable between 09:00 – 11:00 on Saturday 23 September.

The UCAS Teacher Training search tool will be unavailable from 18:00 on Friday 22 September until 23:59 on Sunday 24 September.

Students' unions

Students' unions put together social events, sports, and societies for a wide range of different hobbies and interests. Find out more here.
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Students' unions are run by reps elected by students, and they're responsible for representing you – so you can go to them for all kinds of support.

Join a society

Many students' unions 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 can take part in projects, competitions, tournaments or social events.

Look for jobs

They often list volunteering and employment opportunities too – either roles within the students' 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)

The NUS is a voluntary membership organisation which promotes, defends and extends the rights of students and develops and champions strong students’ unions.

Many students' unions are part of the NUS.