What is the Nottingham University Students’ Union

Nottingham Student life

If you’ve been researching going to uni in Nottingham, you’ve probably come across the University of Nottingham Students’ Union (UoNSU). If so, here’s a quick guide to get you up to speed with what it is and what they do.

The Union is an independent charity separate from the university and is there for students to explore uni life and have their voices heard. With over 300 clubs and societies, and countless services, there’s something for everyone to get involved with.

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What does it do?



The Students’ Union offers over 300 student groups and 70 sports societies. From sports, including Taekwondo, Lacrosse, and Dodgeball, to societies such as Impact (the student magazine), Welsh, and even a Taylor Swift society, there are plenty of opportunities for you to find your people.



The UoNSU exists for students. If there are any issues a current student has with the university, academic representatives will speak to the university for or with you. However, your representation goes beyond your academics. There are also people who oversee the democratic governance of the SU itself so that it always remains fair for the students.


Advice and Support

The UoNSU has many professionals in different areas that affect students, ready to give free advice to anyone who needs it. Whether you have money worries, courseload management issues, or need advice on student accommodation, there is someone who can help. They can talk through your issues with you or even help represent you. On top of this, there are mental health professionals to support your health and wellbeing. You can also speak to an advisor if you or someone you know has witnessed an incident but need help figuring out what to do. They are excellent at helping to plan the next steps before making a formal report.

These are just some fantastic services offered at the University of Nottingham Students' Union. For more information, visit their website or pay them a visit in person.

And if you’re planning to study in Nottingham, why not check out iQ’s student accommodation? En suite rooms, studios, and apartments start at around £169 per week and include bills and WiFi to make student life super simple. 


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