Eighteen - 24 Logo

The Importance of Student Unions to Students

The student union, the beating heart of university campus life, serves as a hub of activity, support, and community for students. It’s a place where students can come together to socialise, engage in extracurricular activities, seek assistance when needed and just hang out. For many students, the student union is a place to connect with like-minded individuals and a safe haven where they feel supported, empowered, and included.

Many spaces on the typical university campus are purely academic, such as classrooms, libraries, and theatres. Others, like the dining hall and halls of residence, are more purely social or residential. Student unions mix academics with a primarily recreational purpose and play a crucial role in building a sense of belonging and positive relationships among students. Through various clubs, organisations, and events organised by the student union, students can build lasting friendships and find their tribe.

Many student unions are involved in advocating for important issues, such as diversity and inclusion, sustainability, mental health awareness, and social justice causes. Engaging in these activities allows students to be part of a larger movement and make a positive impact on their campus life and beyond.

In conclusion, the student union plays a significant role in the lives of university students, providing a space where they can thrive academically, socially, and personally.

Redbus Media offers the UK’s largest D6 network in student unions, with 380 screens across 110 student unions, allowing brands the perfect opportunity to engage with 18-24’s, tomorrow’s ABC1 consumers.

By Robbie Macaskill

Share This Post

More To Explore

University of Warwick
University News

Exploring Warwick University: More Than Just a Busy Students’ Union!

This month, Rosie Kelsall, our new graduate executive, shines a light on the University of Warwick, home to one of the UK’s busiest students’ unions with 286 societies and 70 sports clubs, creating a vibrant campus life where students can pursue their passions and socialise.

2024 film releases

How Gen Z are Shaping the Future of Cinema

Gen Z is transforming cinema with their evolving tastes and behaviour, reshaping storytelling norms and embracing diverse cinematic experiences.
This important demographic has emerged as a pivotal force in revitalising cinema, championing #inclusivity and authenticity.


Want to stay up to date on news from Eighteen-24?

Sign up for our newsletter.

Eighteen - 24 Logo
Skip to content