The Students’ Association is funded through a portion of your Student Levy – a compulsory part of your university fees.
For more information about the levy, watch this handy guide below and visit the UC website.
Even if you choose to opt out of UCSA membership, you still have to pay the full Student Levy. There's no financial advantage to not being a UCSA member.
The Joint Operations Advisory Board advises the Vice-Chancellor on how the Levy would be best spent each year. The UCSA is funded only for the services it provides students – like advocacy and welfare, student events, and the dental scheme. The remainder of the Levy is allocated to UC departments and other providers.