University of Sydney Union (USU)

The University of Sydney Union (USU) is a non-profit organisation dedicated to providing the best student experience in Australia. Through their programs, products and services, and their partnership with the University of Sydney, the USU aims to enrich the life of every student - socially, culturally and intellectually.

Established in 1874, the USU is the largest independent student union in Australia and provides the majority of student services on campus. All income generated from their commercial offerings is invested directly back into the student experience and reflected in their extensive range of student programs, leadership opportunities, entertainment, and their coveted Clubs and Societies Program, which boasts more than 200 interest groups on campus.

The USU also provides O-Week, Australia’s biggest university orientation event, and INCUBATE, a startup development program that is the first-of-its-kind at this university. They also host a jam-packed calendar of events throughout the year.

To get involved in what the USU has to offer, become a member by grabbing yourself an ACCESS Card at the ACCESS Desk (level 1, Manning House), which allows you to:

  • Make new friends who share your interests by joining your choice of over 200 clubs and societies
  • Get more involved in uni life with cheap tickets to parties, events and festivals all year round
  • Gain life skills with access to student leadership opportunities, awards and grants
  • Get cheaper stuff with on and off campus discounts on food, fashion, entertainment, travel and more

Join ACCESS today for exclusive discounts on:

  • Bars and entertainment
  • Recreation and travel
  • Fashion and beauty
  • Food and drinks
  • Goods and services
2014 membership prices
  • Annual membership: $75
  • 3-year membership; $175
  • 5-year membership: $275

Head to the ACCESS Desk in Manning House to purchase your ACCESS card, or buy online.