Student Unions at UK universities are run by elected student representatives who carry a voice on your behalf. All students can vote for whom they wish to be elected, and any student may stand for election in their final year of study.
Student Unions provide care and assistance on a number of issues including housing, education and legal advice, but they are more commonly the centralised hub of all the entertainment you will enjoy while studying at your chosen university. Here are four of the best student unions in the UK as voted for by students in the Which? University Student Survey 2017.
Four of the best Student Unions in the UK
Cardiff University Student Union (CUSU) has over 200 different student societies and 60 sports clubs which support more than 10,000 students. CUSU is consistently graded the number one Students’ Union for students studying in Wales and in the top five in the UK for student satisfaction.
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University of Leeds
Leeds University Union has over 320 clubs and societies so the 34,000 students enrolled at Leeds can explore their many interests and hobbies in safe, supportive spaces. In 2016, Leeds University Union was the first students’ union in the UK to be awarded an ‘Excellent’ status by the National Union of Students (NUS) as part of its Quality Students' Unions accreditation scheme.
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Over 100 societies and sports clubs are offered at the Loughborough Student Union, and it is one of a select few student unions in the UK to be owned and managed by its own students. Noteable awards won by Loughborough SU include Best Students' Union (Whatuni? Student Choice Awards 2015 and 2016) and Best Student Experience (Times Higher Education Student Experience Survey 2016).
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University of Sheffield
The University of Sheffield’s award winning Student Union is regularly voted as the best student union in the UK and, following a £20 million state-of-the-art refurbishment in 2013, student satisfaction numbers continue to rise. In 2017, Sheffield achieved a 98% overall student satisfaction rating!
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