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One Elmwood Student Centre


Student Centre and Students’ Union

There’s a buzz happening around campus…and the focus is all on One Elmwood, our new Student Centre and Students’ Union. It will house both the Students’ Union and University Services currently in the Student Guidance Centre, in one purpose-built facility to give better access to a range of services and opportunities all in one building.

Set right at the heart of campus and with a rooftop terrace overlooking the area, the brand new state-of-the-art building will bring together student services with a range of facilities so students can access services, collaborate in shared spaces, get support and advice, and socialise in first class venues.

On course to open at the end of summer, this vibrant new hub will build on existing services, shared spaces and support across campus and online which means students can get the support they need, when they need it.

It provides a whole new exciting space to catch up with friends, study in a tech-friendly space, grab lunch from the SU Shop, enjoy a pint in the Union Bar, or take in a gig in the brand new Mandela Hall.

We’re nearly there – take a look at how the building is shaping up: Image Gallery

At a glance

At a glance, 3D render photo
Key Facts


Of new spaces


Great new event venues


Clubs and societies


Volunteering organisations

Multiple hang out spaces including a rooftop garden and an outdoor terrace

One handy Union shop

Full access to Student Union representatives

Student Support Services, Student Advice, Sexual Health Clinic and SU CoWorking

Two quiet rooms and parenting rooms

One Elmwood brings together student services and the Students Union, so everything you need is in one place. 

Inside the new Students' Union

Our student services, currently in the Student Guidance Centre, will all be available in the new building. You can get advice on careers with our dedicated employability team; access a comprehensive range of free, flexible, and responsive support services from our Student Wellbeing Team, support from the Learning Development Service and the Widening Participation Unit; get financial support, access to disability services and visa and immigration help from our International Student Support Team. 

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Exterior of the new SU building

One Elmwood is the new home for the Students' Union which provides you with vital support, opportunities to socialise and take part in activities; all to help you make friends and develop your skillset during your time at Queen’s.

From hanging out with friends over a coffee, studying in a tech-friendly space, meeting up with others from your club or society, to grabbing lunch from the Union Shop, to enjoying a pint in the Union Bar, or going to a gig in the Mandela Hall – your new Students’ Union is buzzing with activity.

Find out all you need to know about your Students’ Union at



It is important that the new building is sustainable, accessible and meets the needs of our students and staff.

One Elmwood is designed to be more efficient and substantially cheaper to run, operate and maintain, and moves have also been made to switch systems and equipment away from those that rely on fossil fuels to more sustainable electric solutions.

The building will also be equipped with cycle storage areas and showers for staff, Gender Neutral Toilets, Accessible Toilets, Baby Changing Facilities, Parenting Rooms, a Changing Places Room and two Quiet Rooms for Prayer/Reflection. 

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