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Being a student is about much more than gaining a qualification; it’s about getting involved, meeting new people and making new friends. At University Centre Somerset there are extra-curricular activities, social events and great facilities that can help you have a good time beyond your studies.

Our campuses and the local area provide all that you need to make the most of your leisure time. There are vibrant common rooms and Students’ Union hubs across our campuses. These are equipped with Wi-Fi, computers, games (including board games and electronic games) and table tennis . 

University Centre Somerset can also boast on-site gyms, hair and beauty salons, restaurants and cafés, in addition to housing a 9-hole golf course, equestrian centre and Activity Centre at our Cannington campus – giving you ample opportunity to catch up with friends and experience new hobbies when taking a break from studying.

Students’ Union

As an undergraduate at a UK educational institution, you will be eligible to join the National Union of Students (NUS). Our own Students’ Union is affiliated to the national body and exists to represent everyone who studies with us. The Union plays an active part in the UCS social calendar, organising trips and excursions and facilitating events such as barbecues and sports competitions.

Make a difference

Whichever campus you study at, you’ll have opportunities to get involved in worthwhile causes. Not only does this make student life more interesting, it enhances your CV, ensuring you are more attractive to prospective employers.

British University & College Sports

Students from a wide range of courses represent University Centre Somerset in football and rugby in the British University & College Sports (BUCS) League. In addition, by 2021 we aim to have a UCS netball team playing in the league. We have a range of facilities including gyms, a floodlit 3G FIFA approved artificial pitch, five football pitches, a rugby pitch, a cricket pitch, sports halls, sports rehabilitation rooms and a studio cycling facility for those with a passion for sports and fitness.