Terms and conditions

This Website is operated by University of Manchester Students’ Union, based in Manchester.

University of Manchester Students’ Union are committed to protecting the privacy of its users while using the site.We will provide you with access to the Website in accordance with these Conditions.

Your Obligations


  • not to use the Website (or any part of) for any illegal purpose and agree to use it in accordance with all relevant laws;
  • agree not to upload or transmit through the Website any computer viruses, macro viruses, trojan horses, worms or anything else designed to interfere with, interrupt or disrupt the normal operating procedures of a computer;
  • will not upload or transmit through the Website any material which is defamatory, offensive, or of an obscene or menacing character, or that may cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety;
  • will not use the Website in a way that may cause the Website to be interrupted, damaged, rendered less efficient or such that the effectiveness or functionality of the Website is in any way impaired;
  • will not use the Website in any manner which violates or infringes the rights of any person, firm or company (including, but not limited to, rights of intellectual property, rights of confidentiality or rights of privacy);
  • will not create and publish a hypertext link to any unauthorised part of the Website or attempt any unauthorised access to any part or component of the Website; and
  • agree that in the event that you have any right, claim or action against any Users arising out of that User's use of the Website, then you will pursue such right, claim or action independently of and without recourse to us.


You agree to be fully responsible for (and fully indemnify us against) all claims, liability, damages, losses, costs and expenses, including legal fees, suffered by us and arising out of any breach of the Conditions by you or any other liabilities arising out of your use of the Website, or the use by any other person accessing the Website using your PC or internet access account.

Our rights

We reserve the right to:

  • modify or withdraw, temporarily or permanently, the Website (or any part of) with or without notice to you and you confirm that we shall not be liable to you or any third party for any modification to or withdrawal of the Website; and/or
  • change these Conditions from time to time, and your continued use of the Website (or any part of) following such change shall be deemed to be your acceptance of such change. It is your responsibility to check regularly to determine whether the Conditions have been changed. If you do not agree to any change to the Conditions then you must immediately stop using the Website.
  • We will use our reasonable endeavours to maintain the Website. The Website is subject to change from time to time. You will not be eligible for any compensation because you cannot use any part of the Website or because of a failure, suspension or withdrawal of all or part of the Website due to circumstances beyond our control.

Third party links

In an attempt to provide increased value to our Users, we may provide links to other websites or resources. You acknowledge and agree that we are not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and do not endorse and are not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for the privacy practices or the content (including misrepresentative or defamatory content) of such websites, including (without limitation) any advertising, products or other materials or services on or available from such websites or resources, nor for any damage, loss or offence caused or alleged to be caused by, or in connection with, the use of or reliance on any such content, goods or services available on such external sites or resources.


We have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor any activity and content associated with the Website. We may investigate any reported violation of these Conditions or complaints and take any action that we deem appropriate (which may include, but is not limited to, issuing warnings, suspending, terminating or attaching conditions to your access and/or removing any materials from the Website).

Intellectual property and right to use

You acknowledge and agree that all copyright, trademarks and all other intellectual property rights in all material or content supplied as part of the Website shall remain at all times vested in us or our licensors. You are permitted to use this material only as expressly authorised by us.

You acknowledge and agree that the material and content contained within the Website is made available for your personal non-commercial use only and that you may download such material and content onto only one computer hard drive for such purpose. Any other use of the material and content of the Website is strictly prohibited. You agree not to (and agree not to assist or facilitate any third party to) copy, reproduce, transmit, publish, display, distribute, commercially exploit or create derivative works of such material and content.

Students' Union Membership

By registering as a student of the University of Manchester you are treated as having agreed to become a member of the Students’ Union, unless you choose to opt out.

You are entitled to opt out of the Students' Union so long as you do this within 10 days of registering with the University. Students who wish to exercise the right to opt-out from Union and company law membership should inform the Union General Secretary by writing to General Secretary, University of Manchester Students’ Union, Steve Biko Building, Oxford Road, Manchester M13 9PR or email [email protected] 

If you opt out, this will last until the end of the academic year, and if you wish to continue to opt out, you will have to indicate this again at the beginning of the next academic year.

Please note that if you opt out of the Students' Union you will be inelegible for any of the membership benefits listed below.

The Students’ Union is a charitable company limited by guarantee so, if you do not opt out, you will become a company law member of the Students’ Union.  As a member, you undertake to contribute £1 to the assets of the Students’ Union in the event of its being wound up while you are a member, or within one year after you cease to be a member.  You can view the Articles of Association here

Information Sharing

As a member of the Students’ Union the University of Manchester automatically passes some of your personal information to the Students’ Union. The Students’ Union will only use that information for running the Students’ Union and communicating with you about its activities, for example to enable you to participate in elections, to keep you informed of its activities and all your opportunities as a student of the University of Manchester.

The Students’ Union would like to communicate with you via your University of Manchester email address and via the Students’ Union website.  This communication will include information regarding your membership rights, including, for example, notice of general meetings and election of trustees.  It may also include information about the Students’ Union events and activities. If you would like to opt out of receiving communication from the Students' Union, please email [email protected]

Membership benefits

As a member of the Students' Union your membership entitles you to:

  • Vote in our elections
  • Vote at the Annual Members Meeting or Company Law Meetings
  • Stand for any elected position within the Students' Union (eg Faculty Rep or Exec Team Member)
  • Be appointed as a Students' Union Trustee
  • Take part in the running of over 450 student societies
  • Hold any representative position within the University
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