How to book an event

The Union is here for students to use. We have two venues available to be booked by following the following step. We can also help you plan events in spaces around town.

We have venues available to be booked by following the below steps. We can also help you plan events in spaces around town. If you have any questions, please contact the Director of Events and Services, on does@.

You can also find out more about organising events in the Union by checking out our Events Guide!

 If you require meeting rooms or rehearsal rooms you can book these here

1. Fill out the venue booking form. 

Once you've checked the space you require is available, fill out the booking form.



2.  The Operational Planning Group will discuss your booking.

The Operational Planning Group consists on a variety of permanent Union Staff, and the DoES. 
The DoES can be found on the middle floor of the Union in the Sabbatical Officec. The DoES can advise you on costings, health and safety, logistics, venue hire fee and how to market your event. Organise a meeting with them by emailing does@. 

3. Some one will be intouch to discuss the hire fee


4. You'll be notified if your event is approved / not approved.


5. When your event is approved you will have to attend an Ents User Group on Wednesday, 1pm.

The Ents Crew are the sub-committee of the Union who form all of the tech support for our events. They're student volunteers who enjoy what they do, but it's really important they know your plans ahead of time. This is why they hold User Groups meetings, which are an informal opportunity to discuss your events plans, along with our Building Supervisor, Bruce Turner. Bruce can advise on logistics, health and safety and capacities.

Your booking will be finalised after you have visted User Groups - we suggest coming to the first meeting after you submit your booking form, and again two weeks before your event with an update. 

Other useful things to know:

Design Team and Design Room

We have 3 pc’s with adpbe creative suite on them in the desgn room on the middle floor of the Union for you to make your own or email ask the design team for help: sadesignteam@


Printing and wristbands
We can print tickets, posters and order wristbands for you, click here to find out more.
On the night
Ents will appoint an Event Manager (EM) who will oversee your event, and takes charge after the doors open. They're here to help, but also know what they're doing. Our doorstaff will also assist - make sure you've got your reservation list.