We are excited to announce that the SU Bar officially re-opens for Welcome Week 2020 on Saturday 26th September, and weve been working hard behind the scenes at the Students Union to make sure that, when we do re-open, are facilities are as safe as possible.


When you use our SU Bar, you can be confident that we are following the latest government guidelines, and that are teams have been fully trained to keep you safe.



COVID-19 Update - 14th September


You may be aware that Government COVID-19 guidelines have changed for England as of 14th September 2020. Please see below for information as to how this affects use of the SU Bar.


  • In line with the Government's updated COVID-19 guidelines when meeting friends and family you do not live with, we can confirm that the SU Bar will allow a maximum of six customers per table. Once inside, groups of six will be socially distanced via our table layout.
  • Track and Trace will also be in operation for the SU Bar opening on 26th September. Every customer must check-in via our track and trace system. This also applies to groups (i.e. every member of a group must check-in).  



Safe Socialising

  • We will be following the latest social distancing Government guidelines.
  • In order to do this, we will be using floor markings and table layouts to ensure that everyone is safely distanced during their time in the SU Bar.


Promoting Good Hygiene

  • We will provide hand sanitisers at entrances and throughout the SU Bar and Venue, and will be encouraging all customers to use them regularly in order to stay safe.



Minimising Contact

  • We will be asking customers to use contactless payment methods while using the SU Bar.
  • We have also installed screens around our till to protect both you and our bar teams.



Looking after our team so they can look after you

  • We are providing training for our bar teams following the latest Government guidelines for safe working.
  • We will give our teams everything they need to work safely. This includes specific training on social distancing and hand hygiene.
  • We are carrying out full risk assessments on the SU Bar and Venue.



Heres how you can help us stay open and safe


We also have some small but important requests for our customers which will help us look after everyone in the SU Bar and Venue.


We’re asking you to…


  • Follow our social distancing measures so everyone can enjoy their time with us.
  • Respect our teams and any requests they have. Their main priority is to keep you safe.
  • Please maintain your own personal hand hygiene to protect everyone.
  • Using the space we have available to minimise contact with our teams and other customers wherever possible.





The SU bar offers a great choice of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks including cocktails, draught beers and bottles. It is the perfect place to relax and socialise (at a distance) when you return to campus. If you're up for a memorable time, or just looking for a quiet pint while you watch the match, we should have a night for you!


We've been working hard behind the scenes at the Students’ Union to make sure that when we reopen our SU bar and Venue, we make them as safe as possible, whilst also following the latest Government and Public Health England guideline. We would like to thank you in advance for following any new guidelines within the bar as these are here to make you and everyone else safe.


SU bar and Venue is proud winner of BBN (Best Bar None) Award 2020 with Gold (100%). The BBN award is an industry recognition of responsible management and operation of licensed premises, ongoing improvements, and social responsibility. Best Bar None’s goal is to help provide a safer night out to all.


DID YOU KNOW whilst in the SU bar you can control the music with the free SUBTV PLAYLISTER app? Instantly identify and discover new music that’s playing on the screens, as well as search, request and vote for your favourite videos. Find out more here.



And remember – every penny you spend in the SU bar and Venue goes back into making your Students' Union amazing!