Which UK universities are using Snapchat?

By Posted in - Snapchat & Social Media on May 10th, 2016 2 Comments

Snapchat isn’t exactly the new kid on the block anymore, but you could say it has well and truly boomed in the social media community since the start of 2016. It is now a channel that can’t be ignored by institutions and despite the late start, many universities across the UK are starting to experiment with Snapchat.

One of the great things about the higher education community is the willingness of everyone to share their experiences and learn from each other. We’ve already chatted to early adopters, Newcastle University, about their Snapchat game, but we thought it would be useful for university marketing and communications teams to have access to a directory of universities using the platform. We hope that you can use the list to see how other universities are using Snapchat to engage with their audiences.

Below is a list of all the universities, students’ unions and services that we are aware of and their Snapchat usernames. If you think we have missed someone, please tweet us and we’ll add it!

For those viewing on a mobile, I have added links so that you can add a university on Snapchat directly from the blog post.


Aston University – astonuniversity

Anglia Ruskin – AngliaRuskin

Bangor University – bangoruni

Coventry University – coventry_uni

De Montfort University – dmuleicester

Edinburgh Napier University – edinburghnapier

Keele University – keeleuniversity

Kingston University – kingstonuni

Loughborough University – lborouniversity

Newcastle University – newcastleuni

Northumbria University – NorthumbriaUni

Nottingham Trent University – trentuni

Staffordshire University – staffs.uni

Sunderland University – sunderland_uni

Teesside University – teessideuni

University of Bedfordshire – uniofbeds

University of Chester – uochester

University of Derby – derbyuniversity

University of Dundee – dundeeuni

University of Glasgow – uofglasgow

University of Greenwich – uniofgreenwich

University of Hertfordshire – UHStudentLIfe

University of Leicester – uniofleicester

University of Manchester – officialuom

University of Roehampton – uni_roehampton

University of Sussex – sussexuni

UWE – uwebristol


Students’ Unions

Bedfordshire University – bedssu

Bradford University – bradfordunisu

Bristol University – uob_su

Brunel University (managed by their campus team) – brunelcampus

Cardiff University – cardiffstudents

De Montfort University – demontfortsu

Northampton University – northamptonsu

Plymouth University – plymsu

Salford University  – salfordsu

Sheffield Hallam University – hallamsu

Sheffield University – sheffieldsu

Stirling University – stirunion

UEA – ueaunion

University of East London – uelsu_officers

University of Huddersfield – huddersfieldSU

University of Leicester – leicesterunion

University of Westminster – westminstersu



Leeds Beckett University Sport – carnegiesport

Plymouth University Admissions – plymuniapply

University of Nottingham Sport – uonsport


If you would like to talk to us about your social media strategy or anything else, please get in touch. Or if your university, school or college is using Snapchat, Tweet and lets us know and we’ll add you.

(2) awesome folk have had something to say...

  • Ramanee Peiris - Reply

    August 26, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    Please add University of Dundee @dundeeuni

    • Rosie Wowk - Reply

      September 13, 2017 at 12:03 pm

      Hi Ramanee, I have now added Dundee to the list. Thanks for highlighting that for us. Rosie

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