Joining Instructions: Social Events

Social events

When you arrive at Buckingham the Students’ Union will make sure that you are made to feel welcome. Registration and Freshers’ events will be regularly added to this page over the coming weeks:


The various Clubs and Societies hold events every week throughout the year.

Elections for the Students’ Union Executive Committee are held during the Winter and Summer Terms. The Committee consists of nine students; any full-time student may stand for election. The Students’ Union Committee oversees the many different Clubs and Societies and is the representative body for all students.

During the Winter Term (January – March) the University Graduation Ceremonies and Graduation Ball take place.  The ball is open to all students and over 700 guests party into the small hours.  All students and staff are invited to attend, it is the only black tie event at the University so please do remember to bring your tuxedo or ball gown with you.

During the Summer Term the annual Duck Race is held on the river. Students and staff decorate toy ducks and race them down the river, and prizes are given to the winners. The event is usually followed by a barbeque.  During this term the Students Union also holds the annual RAG (Raising And Giving) Week. Events are planned for every day of the week, the aim being to raise as much money as possible for charity.

Spring and Autumn Terms are exam terms and events are usually held for the first part of the term only.  On the last day of the Autumn Term the ‘End of Year and Christmas Party’ is held. This is a great opportunity for students and staff to say farewell to those who may be finishing their time at Buckingham.

See also: Things to do and the SU events calendar.

The Film Place

The Film Place is Buckingham’s new cinema. We are providing students and local people with not only a cinema but also a great social place to meet.

We have a 180-seat theatre and have already installed a 4m wide quality screen and a surround sound audio system.  Now we are working on further improvements to the facilities so that we can provide our customers with an even more enjoyable experience.

Further information and listings information can be found at:

Sports programme

Health & Fitness Centre
The Health & Fitness Centre located on the top floor of the Tanlaw Mill has an extensive range of cardiovascular and resistance equipment and is open from 06:00 to 00:00, 7 days a week. Membership is £100 per year (or £60 for 6 months), available from the Sports Department.

For further information contact the Sports Office located on the top floor of the Tanlaw Mill.  Tel: +44 (0)1280 820342; email: or Or follow us on Facebook.

See also: Sports.

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