Bucks Students’ Union exists to make life better for students at Bucks. We operate a broad programme of activity and services ranging from advice and representation to sports and societies.

The Union is aware that the University recruits a number of students each year who are under 18 when they commence their studies. These students are able to take part in the vast majority of activities run by the Union. There are, however, a number of exceptions that are beyond our control. These include:


Certain events in our licenced premises

Bucks Students’ Union operates a fully inclusive and student focused social space, running a broad range of events to suit all demographics and interests.  

We offer events that 16+ student and customers can attend, and these include our comedy, quiz, film and live music nights.

However unfortunately we are not able to admit students under the age of 18 to our club nights which usually take place on Wednesday, Friday and Saturday. We are also unable to admit under 18s to our Festiball event at the end of the academic year.

If you are under age and want to attend any of our 16+ events, please come and see the events team in the Students’ Union for further information before you attempt to gain entry to events.

All our event descriptions will state what the age restriction is, and if you have any questions please email suevents@bucks.ac.uk

For more information please have a look at all our events on the ‘What’s on’ page, and use the drop down selector to filter ‘under 18s’ events only.


Competitive Sport

Bucks Students’ Union operates both recreational and competitive sports programmes and Under 18s are able to participate across the entire breadth of the recreational sporting programme.

However, Bucks Students’ Union is affiliated to British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) which is the governing body under which the majority of our competitive sport is played. BUCS do not allow U18’s to play in any competitive games.

Under 18s are able to compete for our Cheer and Dance clubs because while they enter competitive tournaments, they are not governed by BUCS.

If you would like any further information then please contact sport@bucks.ac.uk



This information is provided in order to be as transparent as possible about particular restrictions surrounding Union activity that may affect the experience of our members under the age of 18. If you wish to discuss any of this in more detail please contact union@bucks.ac.uk or ring our office on 01494 601600.

This information only applies to Union activity and further restrictions may apply to University organised services. For more information about the University’s arrangements for under 18s please contact admissions@bucks.ac.uk or dial 01494 605060.