ONE OF THE TOP 3 STUDENTS’ UNIONS IN THE UK (NSS, 2020) & WINNER OF THE BEST BAR NONE AWARD (2020)
We're operating a COVID secure venue to enable you to still socialise in a safe and sensible way. You'll have to fill in a digital track and trace form and show the completion screen to the host on the door who will show you to a clean and sanitised table. There is no ordering from the bar – please use our mobile ordering link.
The Big Deal
From societies and sports to volunteering, training, workshops and great events, the Bucks Students’ Union (SU) has a lot to offer, and the majority of it's free - we call this The Big Deal. You also have full access to the SU’s friendly advice service.
BNU is the only university in the UK to offer free access to such a diverse and exciting range of activities – all to enrich your university experience. You’ll be able to attend events and entertainment, additional skills workshops, sports, recreational activities, societies and be part of our paid student rep schemes. All at one of the top 10 Students’ Unions in the UK. It's a big deal!
What does it mean to be part of the Students’ Union?
When you enrol on a course at BNU, you automatically become a member of our SU.
There are no fees involved and you don’t have to attend everything on offer, however there are so many great reasons for being a member, such as:
- having access to a vast range of services
- benefits and discounts
- CV boosting workshops and training
- opportunities to have fun and explore the social side of university life
- making friendships outside of your course
- a unique package of free participation in entertainment, sports, societies, and all kinds of recreational activities.
Our SU is run by the students, for the students meaning the student community is represented and heard.
The SU is also here to lend an ear on any topic and to advise, help and support you in a wide range of ways.
Unlike many other universities, our SU venue is on campus!
Our 1,100-capacity event space has hosted some of the hottest live touring bands, renowned DJ club nights, and all kinds of other activities including comedy, theatre and exhibitions. We’ve also held neon paint nights, frat house events and alternative music nights.
Our award-winning entertainment venue has something on every single night, plus, it’s an amazingly good-value bar. And the best bit? As a member of the SU, entry is free. During the day you can hang out at the venue's attached bar, The Lounge. With free internet access and a great food and drinks menu, you can study, socialise and chill out.
What will you join?
From dance to drama, and from football to hockey – there are almost as many personal passions as there are students at BNU, so you’re bound to find a society or sports club that's right for you or stirs your creativity. Even in the unlikely event there isn’t a club or society that satisfies your extra-curricular cravings, we’ll help you set one up!