COVID-19 update

On Monday 16 March the Government issued advice regarding the coronavirus pandemic; this is to minimise non-essential contact, avoid social spaces and stop all unnecessary travel. The wellbeing and safety of you - our members - and our staff is our highest priority, and as such we are making the following changes to our services and activities.

  • All Students’ Union organised events have been cancelled or postponed, including the Varsity Series, Sports Ball, and Societies Ball. Details around all affected events and refunds will be released on the website and social media, and we’ll be in touch directly if you have purchased tickets.

  • Student Leader Elections have been postponed until May. Following consultation between the Deputy Returning Officer and Elections Committee, the decision has been taken to postpone both campaigning and voting to coincide with the next set of elections in May. Candidates have been made aware, and more information will be released on social media and the SU website.

  • All student group (societies, sports clubs, SRSs etc) in-person activities have been suspended until further notice. We’ve updated committee members and we are available to provide guidance on what this means for the individual group. We’ll continue to review the situation and provide guidance for committee members over the spring break.

  • We are moving most of our support and communications online, where possible, and suspending in-person support. As such, the Advice team, Reception, and the teams in the Get Involved Zone in the Portland Building, will be available online. If you do need to get in touch with us please use these contacts:

SU Advice

General Enquiries

Societies and Sports

Officer team contacts 

Services will be reduced in the Portland Building, Jubilee, and at Sutton Bonington.

There will be reduced hours for our outlets as follows: 

From Monday 23 March, and subject to change as a result of University decisions regarding campus access, the opening hours will be:

  • Mooch - closed

  • Portland Coffee Co. - 8.30am-4pm

  • Portland Printing Co. - 10am-4pm, Monday, Wednesday and Friday (closed for lunch 1-2pm)

The SU SPAR shop, Portland Zero and Portland Clothing Co. on University Park Campus will be closed from 2pm Monday 23 March, and the SPAR shop on Jubilee Campus is now closed until further notice.

The University moved to online teaching from Monday 23 March. The following University helpline is available to enable you to report illness or self-isolation by phone or email:

Student Coronavirus Helpline:  email or call 0115 748 6500 (option 3).

Please bookmark and regularly check the University’s information and advice at There will also be updates on the University’s main social media channels and the MyNottingham app.

We recognise that these are unprecedented and uncertain times for us all and the Union will remain available to support you. We are working together with the University to prepare and plan, and we are making sure that your interests are represented in these discussions.

We recommend that you keep up to date with Government advice and we will update our advice in line with this.

This information will be updated and expanded as we gain more information.

If you do need help and support please refer to these services:


Contact Details

Students' Union
Portland Building
University Park
Opening hours

Tel : 0115 846 8800

9am - 5pm
Monday to Friday