Shops & Venues





The Union Bar is at the heart of student life; a warm and cosy place to shelter from the ‘Rainy City’ but when the sun cracks the flags there’s nowhere better placed on campus to soak up the sun. Our drinks are cheap and our food is tasty.

Whether you like food with your football, rugby and ale, or the Superbowl and chicken wings, the Union Bar is the best location for you and your friends to watch sport. Our two meter HD projector, combined with six plasma screens and Sky HD, makes the Union Bar the perfect place for any big game.





Monday to Thursday: 08:00 - 00:00

Friday: 08:00 - 01:00

Saturday: 12:00 - 01:00

Sunday: 12:00 - 00:00










Welcome to The Store online!

The Store is your one-stop-shop for day-to-day essentials such as stationery, toiletries and MUCH more. 

Purchase all of our clothing online NOW. Online orders can be delivered to you or collected at The Store itself, located on the ground floor of your Students' Union building.

The Store stocks a range of University of Manchester branded clothing and graduation merchandise such as hoodies, T-shirts and memorabilia of your time at the University of Manchester. All items are official University-branded merchandise so we can guarantee authenticity.

We now also operate a vending machine on the first floor of the Union building, stocking sweet treats to keep you fuelled during day. This will soon be joined by a state of the art coffee machine so watch this space!



Opening times:

Monday to Friday: 08:00 - 18:00

Saturday: 09:00 - 16:00

Sunday: 12:00 - 16:00





Manchester Academy

You’ll be hard pressed to think of any major music act which has not passed through our venues. From Foo Fighters to Kylie, we’ve had them all and we continue to fill our venues with a fantastic selection of the great and good the music world has to offer. 

We run a vast array of music concerts all-year-round in the building next door (with the big glass tower), Academy 1. There are another three venues in the Students’ Union building: Academy 2, Academy 3 and Club Academy.This allows us to provide gigs that range from up-close-and-personal to 2,500 fans sharing the big gig experience.

A few times a year we even combine all the venues and put on massive events for up to 5,000 students. At events like Pangaea Festival, with multiple rooms and stages pumping out amazing tunes as well as festival favourites such as silent discos and fairground rides adding to the revelry, provide a unique experience.

For tickets and full listings, visit:


Sport Tickets



Here at the Students' Union, we have a number of tickets on sale for you to buy from the help desk so you can enjoy the local sporting teams of Manchester. 

Terms and conditions when purchasing tickets:

  • You can only buy ONE ticket per student 
  • You must have a VALID University of Manchester Student ID card
  • You must be present with your ID card when purchasing tickets (You cannot give your ID to a friend or other Student)
  • There is no guarantee you will be sat with friends if you purchase your tickets at separate times


Manchester City Tickets

Manchester City vs Southampton - Wednesday 29 November 8pm £16 *including £1 booking fee



Manchester United Tickets

There are currently not Manchester United tickets on sale. 


Sale Sharks Tickets

There are currently no Sale Sharks tickets on sale

Microwave Map


Help us locate all microwaves available to students on campus. Share the microwaves you use below. You'll be entered into a prize draw to win a ready meal hamper and the bonus of having a microwave on campus named after you!



Whilst you're waiting, please use the Students' Union microwaves on the Ground Floor.