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Our not-for-profit student shop. Stocking all the essentials for student life. 

Opening Times

8:30 am - 5:30 pm
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
8:30 am - 5:30 pm
8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Your one-stop shop to pick up those bits and bobs you need on your way back from your lecture.

Essentials is run by your Union and is completely not for profit, we work with students to stock the things you need. Grab a basket and stroll through our aisles, with lunchtime meal deals, stationery, toiletries and cards and gifts, not to mention Krispy Kreme. We’ve got all the essentials you need for Uni life. And yes, we're stocking local and fairtrade too. 

Find us on level -1 of the Union. 


Enjoy lunch on the go with £2.89 and £3.29 meal deals. 

10% off your takeaway coffee if you bring your own cup.

Click and Collect 

You can order your packages to us. And return them here too. 

Event Tickets 

Get yours from Essentials. We sell tickets to all our events, including Fruity. 

Your essentials not in our Essentials?

If our shelves don't have what you need, let us know. We're happy to order in for you. Just let us know what you're missing and how regularly you use it. 

Get in Touch

0113 3801474

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