Sometimes, aspiring students are attracted to a school because of its students union, which is not a bad idea. This is because the students union in a college or university has a lot of influence on your social academic life as a student. Student Unions at UK universities are mostly run by student representatives who have been elected. They are the voice of the rest of the students, and ultimately represent the entire student body at a university. They are at the center of all entertainment, and are in charge of school protests. They also provide care and assistance on matters affecting students housing, education and more. A good example is the university of Dundee. Here they give close attention to students by organising Skint, a Union club night to support students. According to a university student survey in 2017, the four best student unions in the UK as voted for by student, include:
Cardiff University Student Union
The students union at Cardiff university is always number in Wales, and among the the top five on the UK list. In Cardiff you will find;
- 200 different student societies
- 60 sports clubs which offers support to more than 10,000 students.
University of Leeds students union
Leeds University Union was awarded an Excellent status by the National Union of Students (NUS) in 2016. This made them the first student’s union to receive such an award. They have 320 clubs and societies.
At Loughborough University student’s union, there are over 100 societies and sports clubs. It is among the few student’s unions in the UK managed by students.
University of Sheffield
The University of Sheffield Student Union is an award-winning student’s union, and is regularly voted as the best student union in the UK. They achieved a 98% overall student satisfaction rating in 2017.