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Students’ Union

Our Students’ Union is rated 5th in the UK, according to the National Student Survey 2015. Run by students for students, it offers an exciting programme of entertainment, diverse clubs & societies and a comprehensive range of welfare, advice & information services – all aspects of student life within a purpose-built complex.

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The Union building includes a variety of shops and services
The Union shop offers everything from sandwiches and essential groceries to clothing and sportswear
The Taf bar is the Union's very own pub
The CF10 café is open from 9am Monday to Friday

Venues & socialising

Sell-out club nights, monumental gigs, our very own comedy club and even a pub.

Biffy Clyro playing in Great Hall

Great Hall

A 1,600 capacity venue for major concerts, film showings and other big events.

Foam party at Solus nightclub

Solus nightclub

The Union's own high quality nightclub and venue for comedy nights or smaller events.

Taf bar

Taf bar

A proper pub inside the Students' Union serving a range of drinks and food at affordable prices.

The Lounge

The Lounge

A versatile space designed with international students in mind.

Other facilities

The Union has everything you need under one roof – shops, a bank, even a hairdressers.

The Kitchen

Where to eat

With four food outlets plus the ever reliable Union shop, you’re spoilt for choice when it's time to eat.

Shops inside the Students' Union

Shops & services

Get advice, get a job, get a haircut...

The Graduate Centre

Postgraduates have an area all to themselves, away from the hustle and bustle.

Coffee loungeCoffee lounge

Study areasStudy areas

Are you a postgraduate? Find out more about the dedicated facilities and support we provide.

Get involved

Join a club, help out in the local community or channel your communication skills.

Clubs & societies

We have over 200 sports clubs & social societies offering something for everyone.


Join 1,000 other students who give their time to help the local community.

Campus life

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