Every campus has their own Communities calendar, packed full of activities and events for a wide range of interests and identities. You can go along to anything that you like, make friends, have fun and learn new things. You can register to be a part of a Community to keep up to date with events and activities. You will also be able to register/pay for certain sessions online!


All the Communities’ activities can be found on one big Communities calendar, which is released on the 15th of every month. This calendar can be found on in the What’s On section below and on Facebook and Instagram. Most activities and events take place during lunchtimes (between 12pm and 2pm) or at the end of the day, 5pm onwards. Some more expensive activities will require a small fee on the day or pre-pay, but most of Communities will be completely free to you, so you can make the most of your time at UCA.


You can attend as many or as few activities, across the Communities, as you like. Communities are open to everyone. If you want to go beyond that, you have the opportunity to volunteer to be an ‘Activator’. Activators make a Community better – you could help the Union come up with ideas and plan future activities, bid for funding to run your own activity, promote the Community and support the ongoing activities. This is an exciting chance to be involved in event planning, make your ideas real, and be part of a thriving and active Community of students. To become an Activator, pick a community below and complete the Activator sign up form at the bottom of the page. Someone from the Union will put you in touch with fellow Activators and give you basic training on how to make the most of the role.

Communities are an incredibly exciting new opportunity this year – there’ll be dozens of free and low cost activities and events on each campus, a new way to volunteer, and closer communities with shared interests and identities.