Our building is still open during lockdown


The Union is your go-to place to make sure you have the best uni experience possible. Whether you need some new art supplies, or just want to get a coffee to takeaway.


We've made a few changes to make sure you and our staff are as safe as possible when you visit The Union. 

We’ve installed screens to our shop, cafe and reception, created a clear one-way system so you know where you’re going and there’s loads of hand sanitiser stations dotted around too.

If you spot something we’ve missed, get in touch and we’ll sort it.

What's changed


The Café


Coffee lovers rejoice! The Café is open and has moved into an even bigger space to allow for social distancing. We're serving a range of our Starbucks drinks and a limited selection of hot and cold takeaway food.


The Union Shop

The Shop


The Shop is open and we've expanded both in terms of the space and range of products available to make your shopping experience as safe and enjoyable as possible.


Finance office

Finance Office


You can now order your bus passes from our Finance Office. This is currently the only service available on the first floor of the building.





Our Reception team will be on hand to answer any questions you have and point you in the right direction. Please sanitise your hands on entry to The Union using the station provided.


When are these services open?

For now, The Union building will be closed on weekends and lots of our services have different opening times throughout the week – view our full opening times for the latest information

Virtual Services

Some of our services are currently available online:


Our Advice Centre is operating a fully virtual service. Find out what support is on offer here.




View our full programme of virtual events and book tickets here.

Can't find what you're looking for?

For now, only the ground floor of The Union building is available for students – with limited access to the first floor for you to visit the Finance Office.

This means our meeting rooms (including The Studio, Conference Suite and Media Suite) are currently not available to book for students or societies. We’re constantly reviewing the latest advice and will keep you updated on any changes.


If you have any questions about any of the changes we've made or think there's something we've missed, let us know.

Your safety is our top priority

We are following the latest Government, Public Health England and University sector guidance on COVID-19 safety to keep everyone safe and well on campus.

We all play an important role in preventing the spread of COVID-19. For the full guidance from the University on how to protect yourself and our wider community, click here.