We are a 30,000 strong Students' Union covering 4 campuses.

About Us

We are a 30,000 strong Students' Union covering 4 campuses.

Join in. Speak Up. Be More.

The Students’ Union is here to give you opportunities, build your community and represent your voice during your time at university. You are a member of a 30,000 strong organisation and we support and engage with all of you across all campuses, courses and backgrounds.

Elected by students, the presidents and officers represent you in shaping The Students’ Union policy. They run campaigns and attend meetings in various levels of the university to make sure your views are heard. At anypoint in the year you can submit an Idea online; if enough students agree with it The Students' Union will work to make it a reality. Ideas with some level of agreement will got the a meeting of 20 students elected from Sports Clubs, Societies and Student Repersentatives for approval. The presidents and officers are available to contact all year round so drop them an email or pop in to say hi.

We give you as many opportunities as possible during your time at university, whether that’s helping you find a job or trying something new. In sport you can play competitively or start as a complete beginner, and our fantastic societies surround loads of different interests from your course to DJing and dinosaurs. The best bit is if you can’t find the society you’re looking for you can start your own!

A sense of community is an important part of life at UWE; our national, faith and identity societies are a great way of meeting people with the same interests or beliefs. Interested in fundraising and volunteering? Then RAG (Raise and Give) and our various volunteering opportunities are definitely for you.

We also run shops on Frenchay, Glenside and City Campus. Our bars are great places to meet friends and socialise whether you’re chilling and having some tasty food during the day, or partying the night away.

Explore the rest of this website to find out more and how you can get involved.

About Us

The Students' Union at UWE is a registered charity no. 1143067 and a company limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales no. 7675253. We exist solely to enhance your student experience and pride ourselves in offering something for everyone.

Contact Us

For general enquiries, contact the Union via email address thestudentsunion@uwe.ac.uk

the students' union at Frenchay Welcome desk

  • Tel: +44 (0)117 32 82577
  • Email: thestudentsunion@uwe.ac.uk
  • Union 1, U Block, University of the West of England, Frenchay Campus, Bristol, BS34 8QZ.


  • Opening Hours (Term time): Monday to Friday: 09:00 to 17:00 Saturday and Sunday: Closed
  • Opening Hours (Non Term) : Monday to Friday: 09:00 to 16:00 Saturday and Sunday: Closed

From Monday 20 December 2021 - UWE Closure Date: Opening Hours 09:00-16:00
Tuesday 4 January 2022 - Friday 7 January 2022 : Opening Hours 09:00-16:00
Return to normal operations Monday 10 January 2022


You can use your UWE student card to access union 1 every day throughout the year between 08:00-20:00.
Just come to the main entrance doors to union 1, swipe your card on the black box that is clearly labelled and feel free to use the facility.
We do ask that you

  • Clean up after yourself and put your rubbish in the bins
  • Act responsibly when using the space - CCTV is present in this space.
  • For any emergency support please either contact UWE Security, U Block Shop, Union 2.

For Advertising & Freshers' Fair Bookings

For all Freshers Fairs and advertising bookings enquires, please contact us directly on one of the below options:


For support and guidance in relation to any of our facilities contact the Union email address thestudentsunion@uwe.ac.uk or call us on +44 (0)117 32 82577.