University of Nottingham Students' Union

University of Nottingham Students' Union

SU Reception, Portland Building
University Park

We are based in the Portland Building on University Park

Union Facts

Number of students

  • Total: 32,515
  • Full time: 23,470
  • Part time: 595
  • Postgraduates: 8,450


At the University of Nottingham Students’ Union, we exist to enable every student at the University of Nottingham to fulfil their potential, meet their aspirations and to have the most incredible time at University.

The Students’ Union is one of the largest in the sector with 34,000 members on campuses in the UK from over 145 different countries.


Our Aim

To be where students are – to be at the heart of student life, representing, supporting, involving and developing all students when they need us and doing it brilliantly.

Our Vision of Success

Students are masters of their time at University, shaping their opportunities, learning and development. They are a fully integrated part of the communities to which they belong. They are heard and affect the change they want.


Student Groups and Activities

We support over 207 societies and 77 sports clubs as well as a theatre, magazine (Impact), radio station (URN) and TV station (NUTS), all of which have won national awards this year. Our student-run fundraising organisation, Karnival, is one of the largest in Europe raising £1.6million for good causes throughout 2011-2012. 

We also place over 3,000 students volunteering in the community through our Student Volunteer Centre, including ove