Kick Start

Kick Start is your Student’s Union’s student development programme. Get involved and open up your world to new interests, talents, friends and fun.


Kick Start begins with one of our residentials and then gets you involved with various opportunities to develop skills and give you the edge when you come to apply for jobs. Whether you are adventurous, caring, sporty, creative or however you might describe yourself, we have fun opportunities for you to develop your skills and interests.


It all starts with our residential, on the 28/29th Sept, which gives you the opportunity to have fun, push yourself to do new things, grow in confidence and develop useful skills. You will meet other Freshers and make lasting friendships. The cost is currently massively discounted at £15, which includes bed, breakfast, lunch and evening meals, and various activities. For the trip, you will need to bring with you warm and waterproof clothing, as well as good shoes for walking. Places are limited so sign up today to take advantage of this cheap price. 


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Don't worry if you can't make our residential, you can still get involved with our Kick Start programme by getting involved in one of our 30 opportunities and accessing training and development sessions hosted by UBU during the academic year. 


Are you a returning undergraduate, Masters or PhD student?

Kick Start is still available for you to get involved in. Have a look at the opportunities we are providing and sign up for one to begin.