Your Union

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The number one SU in England and London*

Welcome to UWLSU! You’ve just become a member of the number one students' union in London & England*. We’re here to help you make the most of your time at UWL and leave with more than just a degree.

We are your route to some amazing clubs and societies, a thriving and vibrant community and some of the best people you will ever meet. We are looking forward to welcoming back our returning students and meeting all the new faces on campus!

Below you can hear a bit more about what you can look forward and some more juicy info of how you can get involved with us.

*excluding specialist institutions


UWLSU runs an independent, confidential and free advice service, here to support you through your time at UWL with any issues you may have. Our job is to ensure you have the information and support you need.

You can make contact with the Advice Team by either emailing or calling 02082312276 with your query or you can come in to our SMR Campus and head to the UWLSU desk for further information. Once you have been allocated an advisor, they will aim to contact you within 1 working day via your preferred method of contact.

Coffee Union & Freddie's Bar

Between lectures you need a space to relax and unwind. Not only do we have spaces to relax, but we also serve delicious food and drink at both! Get your caffeine fix from our expert student baristas at Coffee Union, alongside some freshly baked pastries, sandwiches and sweet treats or try our hot breakfast and lunch take away options, perfect between lectures!

Fancy more of a chilled vibe? Head to the SU Bar where we serve up some tasty food from burgers to pizzas and why not grab yourself a tasty mocktail, cocktail or a cheeky pint whilst you’re here too! Whether you want to work, play, catch up with friends or attend one of our evening quizzes or open mic nights, we are here for you!  

Coffee Union and the SU Bar will continue to have extensive cleaning and safety measures in place, so whatever happens, you’re safe when you come by to visit.

Community & Belonging

We are dedicated to creating unforgettable extra-curricular activities outside of the lecture room.

There are loads of ways that you can get involved and the most popular of these are student groups, also known as clubs and societies. Joining a club or society allows you to do something you love, meet some like-minded people and make some lifelong friends. Academic Societies will also help you gain some really valuable work experience giving you the extra edge when you graduate. Have a look at all our clubs and societies here.

Mind Yourself & Get Involved 

Want to de-stress and give yourself some time for you?
We all know the importance of keeping fit, being healthy and taking care of our mental health and wellbeing!! Especially coming out of a pandemic… We also know the challenges of finding the right class or session that fits what you need and when you want it!

Mind Yourself & Get Involved is our physical activity & wellbeing programme that rovide you with the right session at a time that suits you! The sessions are free and all you have to do is sign up and Get Involved.

Student Media / Content Creator

Are you creative? Do you want your work published on our digital channels? Well we have the job for you! Join our SU content creators’ team where you get the chance to showcase your skills. We’re looking for students to create engaging and fun content for our social media and website.

You can also cover our events such as Varsity and Freshers or create engaging content for our campaigns such as Mental Health Awareness week, This Girl Can and Black Excellence month!


Course-based activities

We work with your lecturers to deliver bespoke activity that is directly related to your course or future career.

As well as giving you the opportunity to access career enhancing activities as part of your timetable, we also can provide spaces for you to socialise, hold team building activities and develop a community with the people you study with. Got an idea for a course-based activity? Get in touch! We want to make sure that the activities we deliver are always driven by our students.


Our office in Reading is on the 9th floor of Fountain House and is staffed by our Partnership Team. 

Our Partnership Team work with your academic team to deliver activities that work around your busy schedule. Whether it’s pre-placement socials where you can chat with a registered nurse or 3rd year students to find out what you can expect from your first time in practice, or group social to let off some steam after a hectic week – we want to make sure you have an excellent all round student experience. Please come and say hello! We can’t wait to meet you.

UWL Sport and Fitness Centre

The UWL Sport & Fitness Centre is open exclusively to UWL staff, students, alumni and residents that live within the local area. Membership of the UWL Sport and Fitness Centre includes free access to a range of fitness classes which cater to every level of skill and ability.

Booking guidelines

COVID restrictions - what to expect

We follow very specific health and safety guidance and measures from the Government in relation to Covid-19. Watch the quick video below to find out what to expect with the restrictions and processes we have put into place for your safety!