The outside of the Medicine venue

Whether it’s food, drink, or a little boogie you’re after, we’ve got to plenty to offer on all fronts. If you’re planning to buy a Freshers’ Festival wristband, make sure you take a read of the entry requirements for the Union Venue.

If you’ve not yet had the chance to explore campus properly, we've created a full 360 degree virtual tour so you can get to know our venues ahead of joining us in September.

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Union Venue

Home to our weekly Wednesday and Friday club nights, we’ve had some incredible artists performing over the years from Sigma and Nathan Dawe to Big Narstie and Becky Hill. It’s not just big club nights you’ll find here though as we also host loads of student group performances on our main stage.

Following the government announcement that the scheme for vaccine passports for entry to nightclubs and large events in England will not be going ahead, we've updated our entry requirements for events at the Union Venue and Founder’s South Quad.

Please read our Venues Entry Requirements Update for the full details.


Our second biggest venue plays host to a number of events and society performances throughout the year, including our favourites MedsBevs and Toast. We’ve also got a spacious beer garden which is perfect for drinks in the sun (don’t worry, we have heaters for those cold winter nights).

Tommy's Kitchen

Situated downstairs in the SU, we serve the best burgers on campus, catering for all dietary requirements. Grab yourself something quick to takeaway, sit in for a meal with mates, or chill outside on the Union Plaza. Oh, and if hummus and pita is what you dream about at night, make sure you check out Humpit – you won’t be disappointed!

The Packhorse

The SU’s very own pub where you can enjoy a range of food and drinks deals, including our ever-popular Two for Tuesday - 241 on a load of the menu. We also screen live sport seven days a week and have tons of other events including our weekly Pub Quiz and Transmission – the home of indie bangers and cut-price drinks deals!

Summer Ball

Okay, not technically a venue but we're the only people that are allowed to host huge parties in the iconic Founder's Building. We’ll be bringing you three events from South Quad during Freshers’ Festival, including Freshers' Ball ft. ELLA HENDERSON. But our biggest event of the year is Summer Ball. Taking place in June, this massive event sees 3500 students coming together to celebrate the end of the academic year. Previous headliners have included Mabel, Chase & Status, Rudimental, Example, Lady Leshurr and loads more.

We're a not-for-profit charity

We may run a lot of events at our venues, but every penny spent on tickets, food and drinks goes straight back into services for you, such as funding our Advice Centre which can help you with any issues you have during your time at university.