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Student Life - Students' Union

During your time at university, you will soon realise that the centre of non-academic activities is the Students' Union.

Students UnionThe National Union of Students rates award-winning Hull University Union (HUU) as one of the best students' unions in the country. When you become a student at the University, you become a full member of the union and receive all the benefits that come with it, including entry to the award-winning nightclub Asylum and the Sanctuary Bar, the opportunity to join a whole host of societies and take part in a range of activities, and much more.

You can also become a member of the NUS and receive even more benefits and student discounts by signing up for the NUS Extra card either at registration or before you arrive at


Our union offers over 100 societies that you can join, so you're sure to find something to suit your interests. Take a look at our A-Z of Societies to see what's available, and be sure to visit the Societies Bazaar during WelcomeFest to meet them and get signed up!

Job Shop

The Job Shop can help you find part-time, temporary or vacation work with local and national student-friendly employers. Everyone who applies for work (even in a temporary position) now needs to prove that they are eligible to work in the UK before they can be employed. If you are British or from the European Economic Area (EEA), you will be able to show your passport or national ID card as proof of your eligibility. If you are from outside the EEA, please visit the Home Office website to see what other forms of identification you can bring to prove your eligibility.

Food Areas

There are plenty of places to eat in the Students' Union, including Sanctuary Bar, John McCarthy Bar, Eats and the Union Shop. Find out more about the Student Union Bars.

Other Facilities

Our Union also houses a hairdresser and a print shop which could come in useful while you're here. Visit the Box Office on the ground floor to buy your tickets for our popular End of Year Ball and other events taking place on campus.

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