Student Life

UCEN Manchester Students' Union

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The Students’ Union (SU) is run by students, for students, and is here to support you during your time at UCEN Manchester. 

Pictured: Sal, SU President (left) and Teri, SU Vice President (right).

It provides fantastic opportunities for you to meet new people, get involved with campaigns and events and aims to make your time with us even more enjoyable. Sal, SU President (left) and Teri, SU Vice President (right).

The SU is not a physical location. It is something you can join in with and be a part of at every UCEN Manchester campus as well as online.

Social Life 

Meet friends with similar interests, get involved in campaigns around topics you’re passionate about, make lifelong connections, and find new ways to enjoy yourself by joining the UCEN Manchester Students’ Union.  


Need study support? Reach out to UCEN Manchester’s SU to get advice and support from other students. 


Talk to the UCEN Manchester Student’s Union for help and support around a number of topics that might affect you while studying, including: 

  • debt and money 
  • funding 
  • accommodation 
  • academic issues 
  • physical and mental health 
  • students with children


Introducing your SU President, Sal Brouwer

Hey everyone, I’m Sal Brouwer and I’m excited to say that I’ll get to be the president of the Students' Union. It’s looking like an exciting and eventful year, and I look forward to welcoming all the new students starting this year, but also to working closely with a team of both students and staff.

At the Students' Union we are always looking for more students to be active, so we would love to hear from you and potentially get you involved on a regular basis in as many ways as you can and want. This ranges from student union officers to student reps for your specific course. 

I have just graduated from the Film and TV Production course here at UCEN Manchester, and I’m really looking forward to meeting people from all the different courses and to work as hard as I can to make sure everyone has an amazing time studying here. After living in Manchester for almost three years now, I have fallen in love with this city and hope to be able to share that passion with people who have just moved here. 

I hope to create an environment where everyone feels happy and comfortable to come and speak to us at the Students' Union and to express any concerns or problems you may have, as we really are here to help you have the best experience possible. I look forward to meeting you all and hearing your ideas.

...and your Vice President, Teri Devlin

Hello all, my name is Teri Devlin and I am delighted to be the Student’s Union Vice President. I study Sport and Exercise Science : Strength and Conditioning. I have progressed from the Level 3 National Diploma to Extended Diploma with The Manchester College into higher education at UCEN Manchester. 

I balance my studies with numerous sporting hobbies and have gained valuable voluntary experience with local clubs; my network is quite large and I am looking forward to the connections we may form. This summer I am volunteering at the Paralympic Swimming World Championships. 

Starting a new course whether you are in a new city or not can be daunting and although my experience was a smooth transfer in the campus I already knew, I too, am getting to know new campuses in this role this year. But there are so many opportunities to get stuck into something and the lecturers offer advice beyond the curriculum; we are fortunate to be based in such a thriving city, look into the options you have career wise and to make the most of your time at UCEN Manchester. 

My main focus for this role is inclusion of opinions but making valuable changes in which we, myself and Sal, are thankful for those before us in setting such a high example to continue. I look forward to working alongside many new work connections as well as friends. This role is to work together to work on pressing matters and behind the scenes problems you may face in your personal life, career life and studies. Togetherness is the most appropriate way to deal with anything, let it be a problem or an idea, and I always have time to listen to both. 

There are lots of ways to get involved with your SU, including: 

  • Register your interest by following our social media and emailing us.
  • Write a piece for the student newsletter or an article for the SU Bee Blog.
  • Join the SU leadership team, in one of the role available:
    • Finance Officer
    • Secretary
    • Welfare Officer
    • Communications and Campaigns Officer
    • Equality and Diversity Officer
    • Employability and Enterprise Officer
  • Create a campaign for change – e.g. single use plastics campaign 
  • Attend NUS Conferences 
  • Volunteer at SU activities - we partner with organisations around Manchester to give you opportunities to get involved in community projects
  • Join a society or sports team. Find people with similar likes and interests as you by following the SU social media pages on TwitterInstagram and Facebook, or by emailing 
  • Become the next SU President 
  • SU Officers: meet your current officers or become one yourself! Each spring, the SU advertises for new SU Officers. Contact your SU President, Molly Butcher to be kept in the loop about elections and to learn more about each Officers role.

  • Join in a society or create your own: Creative Networking Society and more. Don’t see one you like? Start your own! Funding is available to get you started.

  • Take part in a campaign: such as the Anti-Single-Use-Plastic-Free Campus Campaign, or build your own

  • Email for more information and join us on social media

Contact The Students’ Union:

SU Officers and the SU President carry out important work throughout the year, celebrating successes and building on developments in collaboration with, and on behalf of, our students.

If you are interested in becoming an Officer, or the future President, email:  for more information.

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