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A post-Freshers autumnal round-up of news, releases and training from the MSL team

Fri 02 Nov 2018

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November 2018 - Whilst Freshers 2018 was the usual fun and occasionally frantic ride we have all come to expect, the MSL team continued with developments and updates and we're pleased to announce that the newest version of StudentLink has been released to the stores. This version will offer users an even more streamlined mobile experience for buying tickets, placing votes and generally interacting with you.

 
Are you ready for Freshers?

Thu 31 Aug 2017

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24th August 2018 - Still got loads to do for Freshers' Week?  Need some tips and advice? Look no further than our Freshers' Top Tips infographic.  Your very own cut out and keep 10 step plan.

 
Maynooth Students’ Union chooses a new student engagement platform from MSL

Tue 31 Jul 2018

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31st July 2018 - Maynooth Students’ Union is to implement the MSL System with dual language support, online elections and StudentLink to support their ethos of an inclusive student experience across campus. The solution also includes a new website, student voice resources, clubs and societies tools and ecommerce facilities. Maynooth SU joins four other Students’ Unions in the Irish Republic using the MSL System for their digital membership management.

 
Leicester Students’ Union moves to MSL System to support student engagement plans

Mon 11 Jun 2018

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11th June 2018 - University of Leicester Students’ Union has chosen to move their digital engagement activities to the MSL System, implementing a solution which incorporates core membership management features including website, online elections, a volunteering platform, student group finances tools and StudentLink.

 
 
  • Aberdeen University Students' Association

    Aberdeen University has 13,500 of which 2,500 are postgraduates. The students’ union (known as AUSA) is affiliated to NUS and British Universities and Colleges Sport.

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  • Aberystwyth University Students' Union

    Aberystwyth University has some 7,500 students. Their students’ union is one of the oldest in the UK and has over 100 sports clubs and societies.

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  • Anglia Ruskin Students' Union

    Anglia Ruskin University, formerly Cambridge College of Arts and Technology, has 3 campuses catering for 35,000 students. It also shares campuses with the College of West Anglia in King’s Lynn.

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  • Australian National University Students' Association

    Australian National University Students' Association is the peak representative body for 11,000 undergraduate students, advocating and furthering the interests of its members to the University.

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  • Aston Students' Union

    Aston University is based in Birmingham and received its Royal Charter in 1966. It has 11,500 students with all full time students being members of the student union.

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  • Aston University

    Aston University is home to 13,000+ students and supports them with advice and support services through three teams - Advice Zone, Counselling and Critical Incidents.

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  • Arts University Bournemouth Students' Union

    Arts University College at Bournemouth specialises in Arts, Performance, Design and Media and has nearly 3,000 students. Their students' union includes the cycling, surf and ultimate Frisbee clubs.

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  • Bangor Students' Union

    Bangor Students' Union runs 55 sports clubs, 117 societies, volunteering opportunities, numerous awards and large scale events for its 10,000+ student members.

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  • University of Bath Students' Union

    University of Bath has 15,000 students. Its students’ union has won the Gold Students’ Union Evaluation Initiative Award for being one of the four best developed SUs in the UK.

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  • Bath Spa Students' Union

    Bath Spa University gained university status in 2005 and has 8,500 students, 3,000 of which are postgraduates. Their students’ union is based at the main campus, Newton Park.

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  • Birmingham City University Students' Union

    Birmingham City University has 23,000 students. It has the highest number of foreign student intake in Birmingham. All three campuses have a students’ union with their main location in Perry Bar.

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  • Birmingham Guild of Students

    University of Birmingham is the oldest red brick university in the UK. It has 28,000 students and is the founding member of the Russell Group. Their students’ Guild is a member of the Aldwych Group.

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  • Bishop Grosseteste Students' Union

    BGSU runs academic support, advocacy and welfare services, volunteering opportunities and recreational activities and events for its 2,500 student members.

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  • BPP Students' Association

    BPP's Students' Association is home to around 6000 students across all 7 cities around the UK where BPP has a University study centre. Every student of BPP University is automatically a member.

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  • Brighton Students' Union

    University of Brighton gained university status in 1992, has five campuses and 21,000 students. Every student at the university is automatically a member of their students’ union.

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  • Union of Brunel Students

    Brunel University is in Uxbridge, has 19,000 students and is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities. Their students’ union is based in the Hamilton Centre on the Uxbridge campus.

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  • Bucks Students' Union

    Buckinghamshire New University has campuses in High Wycombe and Uxbridge and 9,000 students. As well as their students’ union, they have an active union council.

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  • Cambridge University Students' Union

    CUSU was founded in 1971 to represent higher education students studying in Cambridge. The students' union advice service supports students with life, welfare, health, wellbeing and academic issues.

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  • Cardiff University Students' Union

    Cardiff University is a founding college of the University of Wales. It has 27,000 students and is a member of the Russell Group. Their students’ union is a member of the Aldwych Group.

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  • Cardiff Met Students' Union

    Cardiff Metropolitan University has two campuses, 12,000 students and partnerships with universities around the world. The students’ union also partners with institutes at home and abroad.

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  • Chester Students' Union

    Chester SU runs social, sporting and non-sporting activities as well as representing its 19,000 students. It also runs a bar, CH1, a shop and supports over 120 sports and societies.

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  • Chester University

    The University of Chester has seven sites across Chester, Warrington and Shrewsbury with nearly 20,000 students taking up volunteering opportunities in schools, conservation and at the university.

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  • University of Chichester Students' Union

    University of Chichester has 5,000 students, 1,200 of which are postgraduates. Their students’ union core functions are to “provide representation, campaigns and support to students”.

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  • Christ Church Students' Union

    Canterbury Christ Church University is an Anglican new university with 20,000 students. The university’s facilities were used by the national team of Puerto Rico at the 2012 London Olympics.

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  • Canterbury Christ Church University

    Canterbury Christ Church University has nearly 20,000 students based across Kent, in Canterbury, Broadstairs, Folkestone, Medway and Tunbridge Wells. They joined MSL in 2014 to run their elections.

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  • City University London Students' Union

    City University London received its Royal Charter in 1966. It has 17,500 students with its main campus based in Islington, central London. The students’ union is affiliated to the NUS.

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  • Coventry University Students' Union

    Coventry University Students’ Union is a student-led organisation run by students for all students at Coventry University and University College.

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  • University of Derby Students' Union

    University of Derby provides 300 study programmes to 22,000 students and is affiliated to Million+. Their students’ union is based at the Kedleston Road site.

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  • De Montfort Students' Union

    De Montfort University is based in Leicester and has 21,000 students, 3,200 of which are postgraduates. Every De Montfort University student is automatically a member of the Students’ Union.

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  • Dublin Institute of Technology Students Union

    DITSU is one of the largest Students‘ Unions in Ireland with some 20,000 members. The SU represents its members and upholds their rights as well as running activities, events and campaigns.

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  • Dundee University Students' Association

    DUSA is managed & administrated by 8 annually elected student executive and 6 external trustees. The Association supports 195 societies, an elected Student Rep Council and a student advice service

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  • Edinburgh College Students' Association

    Edinburgh College is a FE and HE institution formed in 2012 following the merger of three colleges. The students’ union is affiliated to Edinburgh Student Forum and the NUS.

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  • ECU Student Guild

    Edith Cowan University Student Guild provides advice services, events, clubs, societies and a magazine. It represents 27,000 students on 3 campuses and is run by an elected senate and full time staff.

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  • Edinburgh University Students' Association

    Edinburgh University is the sixth oldest university in the English speaking world. It has 32,000 students and claims to have oldest purpose-built student union building in the world.

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  • University of Essex Students' Union

    University of Essex is based near Colchester. It has 12,000 students and partners with University Campus Suffolk. The students’ union employs 380 staff and received the IIP Gold award in 2009.

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  • Edinburgh University Sports Union

    The University of Edinburgh Sports Union is made up of 63 clubs with over 10,000 students taking part in SU activities, BUCS and Scottish Student Sport competitions on a weekly basis.

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  • University of Exeter Students' Guild

    University of Exeter shares a campus with Falmouth University. It has 18,000 students and is a member of the Russell Group. The students’ guild has over 220 student societies.

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  • Falmouth & Exeter Students' Union

    Falmouth and Exeter Students’ Union is the only union in the country to represent students from two different universities, totalling close to 4,000 members.

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  • Glasgow University Students' Representative Council

    Glasgow SRC is an independent, student-led organisation for students registered at University of Glasgow. It runs 200+ clubs, regular events and an Advice Centre providing free professional advice

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  • University of Gloucestershire Students' Union

    University of Gloucestershire has 10,000 students and is affiliated to Million+ and ERASMUS. Its students’ union supports over 30 sports societies.

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  • Goldsmiths Students' Union

    Goldsmiths has 10,000 students and is affiliated to the Association Of Commonwealth Universities. The students’ union has access to University of London facilities and the Senate House Library.

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  • Goodenough College

    Established in 1930, Goodenough College is an independent educational charity. It provides accommodation for over 700 members and their families from more than 80 countries.

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  • University of Greenwich Students' Union

    University of Greenwich has campuses in London and Eltham with Chatham shared with Kent and Canterbury Christchurch. The SU supports 20,000+ students and runs a bar, coffee shop and village shop.

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  • Harper Adams Students' Union

    Harper Adams University is in Shropshire and a specialist provider of higher education for the rural sector. Its students’ union runs clubs and societies, retail services and entertainment.

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  • Hertfordshire Students' Union

    University of Hertfordshire has 25,000 students and is a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities. The SU runs a shop, lettings service and on-campus nightclub for student members.

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  • Highlands and Islands Students' Association

    The Highlands and Islands Students' Association (HISA) is the new Students' Association for UHI and its partners. It represents everyone at UHI including Higher and Further Education students.

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  • King's College London Students' Union

    King’s College London has 25,000 students, six Medical Research Centres and is a member of the Russell Group. Its students’ union is one of the oldest in England and is a member of the Aldwych Group.

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  • Keele Students' Union

    University of Keele is in Staffordshire. It has 10,000 students and its students’ union is affiliated to British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) and the NUS.

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  • Leeds University Union

    University of Leeds has 33,000 students and is a founding member of the Russell Group and the White Rose University Consortium. Its students’ union is a member of the Aldwych Group.

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  • University of Limerick Students' Union

    ULSU represents 13,500 students who are supported by full time President, Welfare, Academic Officers as well as part-time Executive officers. SU services include advice, common room, clubs and socs.

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  • London Metropolitan University Students' Union

    London Metropolitan University merged with London Guildhall in 2002. It has 22,500 students and affiliations to Universities UK. The students’ union has two facilities and is affiliated to the NUS.

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  • London South Bank Students' Union

    London South Bank University has 19,000 students and is based on the River Thames. Their students’ union is an independent charity and the hub for a range of societies.

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  • Loughborough Students' Union

    Loughborough University is regarded as one of the best universities for engineering. It has 16,000 students and its union is unique in that its premises are owned by the students themselves.

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  • LSE Students' Union

    The LSE has 9,000 students and is affiliated to the Russell Group. Their students’ union is regarding as the most politically active in Britain and is member of the Aldwych Group.

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  • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

    The London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine is a college of the University of London and has 1250 students. Its students can make use of University of London Union facilities.

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  • Maynooth Students' Union

    Maynooth Students’ Union represents 9,000 students at National University of Ireland and St Patricks College. The SU supports 100+ clubs & socs, runs a bar & evening venue plus welfare and

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  • Greenwich and Kent Students' Unions Together

    Greenwich and Kent Student’s Union is a partnership between University of Greenwich and Kent Students’ Unions. GK Unions runs an advice centre, bar, has sports clubs, societies, events and a shop.

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  • MONSU Caulfield

    MONSU Caulfield is the student association of the Caulfield campus of Monash University. The university has 13,400 students who benefit from over 50 clubs and a Students Right Service.

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  • Napier Students' Association

    Edinburgh Napier University has 17,000 students of which 5,000 are international. Students automatically become members of their students’ union which is a partner in the university community.

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  • North East Scotland College Students' Association

    NESCOL was formed by a merger of Aberdeen College and Banff and Buchan College. The college has 7,000 full-time and 14,000 part-time students. The students’ association is run by the college students.

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  • Newcastle University Students' Union

    Newcastle University is a member of the Russell Group. It has 23,000 students and one of the largest EU research portfolios. Their students’ union was designed by Robert Burns Dick in 1924.

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  • Northumbria Students Union

    University of Northumbria was established in 1992. It is a member of the University Alliance and has 30,000 students. Their students’ union is known as one of the most dynamic unions in the country.

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  • University of Nottingham Students' Union

    University of Nottingham has 34,000 students and is a member of the Russell Group. Its students’ union is affiliated to the NUS, BUCS and is a member of the Aldwych Group.

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  • NUS

    NUS Connect brings together staff and officers of the student movement into one site to strengthen collaborations between unions and the national organisations.

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  • Oxford University Students' Union

    Oxford University is the world's oldest English-speaking university. It has 22,000 students and is a member of the Russell Group. Their students’ union is affiliated to the NUS and the Aldwych Group.

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  • Australia National University Postgraduate and Research Students' Association

    PARSA is the student representative body for postgraduates at ANU which provides services to support the specific needs of postgraduate students in their studies and daily lives.

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  • University of Plymouth Students' Union

    Plymouth University has 27,000 students and is associated with the University Alliance. The students’ union is one of the largest in the UK and is affiliated to the NUS.

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  • Queen Mary Students' Union

    Queen Mary’s University is a college of the University of London. It has 15,000 students and is a member of the Russell Group. The students’ union runs fitness centres, shops and venues.

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  • Ravensbourne Students' Union

    Ravensbourne is a university in London. It opened in 1959 and has 2000 students studying vocational media and design courses. The students’ union has gold status in the NUS Green Impact award scheme.

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  • Reading University Students' Union

    University of Reading is a public university established in 1892 and now has 17,000 students. The student’s union provides over 100 student societies, sports and social clubs for their members.

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  • Robert Gordon University Students' Union

    Robert Gordon University is a public university based in Aberdeen with 17,000 students. Its students’ union is affiliated with the NUS and supports 40 student societies.

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  • Royal Holloway Students' Union

    Royal Holloway is a college of the University of London. It has global links to leading institutions and 8,600 students. The students' union runs bars, a pub and social spaces.

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  • Roehampton Students' Union

    Roehampton Students' Union supports 10,000 members with societies, volunteering, RAG activities, Student Voice as well as the Union Bar and The Bop nightclub.

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  • Royal Veterinary College Students' Union

    The RVC Students' Union represents 2,500 students on its campuses in London and Hertfordshire. The SU runs two bars, numerous social events and operates a shop selling course related equipment.

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  • University of Salford Students' Union

    Salford Students' Union is run by 5 sabbatical officers and provides a range of services and support including food and drink outlets, 100+ societies, social events and their advice centre.

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  • St George's Students' Union

    St. George’s is a medical school in London. It has 2,900 students and is affiliated to University of London and St George’s Hospital. The students’ union has a shop, bar, café and offers venue hire.

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  • Sheffield Students' Union

    University of Sheffield has five academic faculties, 27,000 students and is a member of the Worldwide Universities Network. The students’ union runs two bars, three clubs, shops and a cinema.

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  • Sheffield Hallam Students' Union

    Sheffield Hallam has 33,000 students, 4,000 of which are international. The students’ union runs two bars and a shop, 40 sports teams and a diverse selection of societies.

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  • Sheffield Hallam University Sports Union

    Sheffield Hallam University is home to over 30,000 students and Sheffield Hallam Sports provides all the clubs, socs and sporting opportunities for those students.

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  • SOAS Students' Union

    SOAS is a college of the University of London. Founded in 1916, it now has 5,200 students and is affiliated with the University of London and the ACU. Their students’ union supports over 50 clubs.

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  • Solent Students' Union

    Southampton Solent University has 20,000 students. It was formed after merging with the College of Technology and the College of Nautical Studies. Its students’ union runs a shop, bar and diner.

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  • University of St Andrews Students' Association

    University of St. Andrew’s is the 3rd oldest in the English-speaking world and has 8,000 students. The students’ association is affiliated with the Coalition of Higher Education Students in Scotland.

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  • Staffordshire University Students' Union

    Staffordshire University has four campuses, 15,000 students, of which 3,300 are postgraduates. Its students’ union operates in Stoke-on-Trent and Stafford and is affiliated with the NUS and BUCS.

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  • Stirling Students' Union

    University of Stirling was founded in 1967, has 11,500 and is affiliated with the Association of Commonwealth Universities. The students’ union operates a shop, bar, coffee shop and nightclub.

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  • University of Strathclyde Students' Association

    Strath Union represents all 23,000 students at the University Of Strathclyde. The Union runs 170+ clubs and socs, offers volunteering opportunities and runs 4 venues for events and socialising.

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  • Students' Union at Bournemouth University

    SUBU represents members across two campuses, providing advice, welfare, entertainment and volunteering opportunities. It runs four venues and a shop and supports 120+ clubs and socs.

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  • University of Suffolk Students' Union
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  • Sussex Students' Union

    The University of Sussex has 9,000 students and its students' union runs 150 societies, 35 sports clubs and teams, 300 volunteering opportunities, 250 student reps and 55 elected union positions.

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  • Swansea University Students' Union

    Swansea University was chartered in 1948 to become the first campus university in the UK. It has 23,000 students and its students’ union runs an advice centre, nursery and a number of venues.

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  • Teesside Students' Union

    Teesside University has over 20,000 students who are supported by the Students' Union with welfare services, over 60 clubs and socs, venues, volunteering and employment opportunities.

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  • University College Dublin Students' Union

    University College Dublin has 30,000 students and is affiliated with Universitas 21. Its students’ union is involved in campaigns run by Union of Students in Ireland.

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  • UEA Students' Union

    UEASU provides the majority of extracurricular activity on campus, running over 60 Sports Clubs and 160 Student Societies, retail shops, bars and 2 entertainment venues.

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  • University of East London Students' Union

    University of East London is based in Newham. It has 28,000 student and is affiliated with the Coalition of Modern Universities. Its students’ union supports 50 societies and runs a student newspaper.

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  • University of Ulster Students' Union

    University of Ulster is a multi-campus university with 26,400 students. Its students’ union runs events and societies on all campuses as well as bars, shops and cafes.

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  • Student Central London

    University of London has 18 colleges and 135,000 campus-based students. Its students’ union is the largest in Europe and runs two cafes, two bars, a shop and business services.

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  • University of Dundee

    The University of Dundee has almost 15,000 students, their main campus is in the City of Dundee but the University also has departments in hospitals in Perth and Kirkcaldy.

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  • University of Leicester Students’ Union
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  • The Students' Union at UWE

    The University of the West of England is near Bristol, has 5 campuses and 27,000 students. The students’ unions was established in 1971 and runs bars, a shop and an advice centre.

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  • UWL Students' Union

    The University of West London with 4 campuses. It has 47,500 students, of which 1900 are postgraduates. The students’ union operates a coffee shop, a bar and gym and is affiliated to the NUS.

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  • University of the West of Scotland Students' Association

    University of the West of Scotland has 18,000 students. The students' association runs a variety of student clubs under the TeamUWS banner.

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  • Warwick Students' Union

    Warwick University in Coventry has 23,500 students and is a member of the Russell Group and Universities UK. The students' union is one of the largest in the UK and is affiliated with the NUS.

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  • University of Westminster Students' Union

    Westminster SU supports societies, sports teams and student media groups, offers impartial advice services, organises many events and runs bars and shops for its 20,000 members.

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  • University of Wolverhampton Students' Union

    University of Wolverhampton has four campuses and a branch campus in Mauritius. It has 21,500 students and its students’ union supports over 50 societies. It is affiliated to Citizens’ Advice Bureau.

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  • Worcester Students' Union

    The University of Worcester 10,000 students and has been awarded the Carbon Trust. The students’ union operates a campus shop, a bar and coffee house and is affiliated to the NUS.

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