Are you looking to plan an event or activity, or want to join us at ours in Rubix? On this page, you'll find the answers to the most common questions - if not, drop us a message at
I have bought my ticket how do I get into Rubix
You will need your campus card or alternative acceptable form of ID, please see our event policies (link event policies). To validate your ticket we will need to scan the QR code that you have been sent this can either be printed out or displayed on your mobile phone, please have your ticket ready when you approach the venue. Each QR is unique, untraceable and can only be scanned once. The QR code is your ticket treat this as you would a tangible ticket.
The error message says 'There has been a small glitch'
This is an error message that comes up when the tickets that you have selected have all been sold out. We are working with tixtu to ensure that we can change that error message.
My payment has been cancelled
Please check that your card details match the details that you are entering into the screen, specifically the three digit number on the back of your card and the address you have supplied needs to be the same as where you card is registered to.
The account isn't registering as a member of the University of Surrey Students Union group
Please ensure that you are supplying your URN, the seven digit number below your name on your campus card. Please ensure that you date of birth is supplied in the following format DD/MM/YYYY e.g. 13/08/1992
Can I re-sell my ticket?
Yes you can re-sell your ticket, however it must not be for more than face value, if the Students' Union discovers that an individual has been re-selling then that individual will face disciplinary action and risk their tickets being void.
My account has been charged multiple times
This is likely to occur if you have tried to purchase tickets several times with an incorrect fraud protection details. For example CV2 number, your address or the 3D secure password. Your account will not be charged but it may appear to your bank that they have accepted several payments whilst non have actually been accepted. To check how many tickets you have bought, you at your my tixtu and my history tabs in tixtu.
The tickets are sold out on the website but will there be any more on sale?
No the tickets have been sold out unless previously advertised that staggered tickets will be used for that event. However customers have ten minutes to completed their transaction on tixtu once they have selected tickets so it is possible that after the ten minutes that those tickets will return online for general sale if they haven't been purchased.
My confirmation email still hasn't been sent how do I know that I have tickets?
You will receive a payment receipt straight after purchasing a ticket, however during times of increased demand it may take up to an hour for the ticket (QR Code) to be generated and sent to you. If you want to check the tickets that you have purchased then click the my history tab.
Can I get a refund?
We will not offer refunds for tickets except in very exceptional circumstances; accidental purchase is not sufficient grounds for a refund. Under the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations (link), event tickets are not subject to a right to cancel; therefore we do not have to offer a refund unless the advertised event has changed significantly. You may sell re-sell your ticket for no more than face value, please see above. If you have any further issues, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. This email will be monitored 9am-5pm Monday to Friday and up to 9pm on a ticketed event night.
Trips and Activities
What is the Trips and Activities Programme?
Also known as the Get Involved programme! Your Students' Union provides a wide variety of activities, experiences and events for you to get involved with – from craft workshops to trips abroad and everything in between. These trips run on a 'pay as you go' basis. Which means you can get involved with as many or few as possible.
How do I buy tickets for Trips and Activities?
A: Tickets for all activities can be brought on Tixtu. Some activities sell out extremely quickly so make sure you get yours as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.
Can I run a Trip or Activity?
A: Any Club or Society can run an event for the Get Involved Programme.
The Get Involved programme provides a wide variety of activities, experiences and events for students to get involved with and a way to make the most of their free time. The Programme runs termly; in order to get your event in the programme follow the steps below, 4 weeks prior to the start of each term.
Some of the benefits of running an event/activity/trip through the programme include:
• Publicity and Promotion
• Fresher's Publicity
• Engaging new students
• Recruiting new students
• Staff Support
• Making a profit
• Doing something new and different
What to do now:
1. a) Email jodie.barnes@Surrey.ac.uk if you have an idea to discuss options
b) If you already know what you want to do email with the following information:
Your contact number
Name of Event/Activity
How you would like to sell tickets
Description for the Get Involved Programme
A Risk Assessment of the Trip or Activity
Max. no of students that can participate
2. Once confirmed (with Activities Coordinator), go ahead and organise your event. You will be responsible for all organisation.
3. We can then promote your event (with your help) through the Union website, Union facebook page (we can make you an admin so you can invite more people etc.). Should the event be ticketed we can sell tickets in the Union shop.
Is there a refund/cancelation policy?
If, for some unfortunate reason a trip or activity gets cancelled or postponed, you will be able to get a full refund. We are unable to give refunds under any other circumstances.
How can I get more information about upcoming trips and activities?
All Trips and Activities are listed here on the website. Or on the University of Surrey Students' Union Facebook Events Page. Or you can pick up a copy of the this terms programme from the Students' Union. Or pop into the Activities Office, which is open Monday - Friday, 9am - 5pm.
I have an idea for a Trip or Activity, what should I do?
You've got an idea for a Trip or Activity! Brilliant! Please email it to email@example.com or pop into the Union and ask to speak to Jodie!
It's my birthday. Can I get free entry?
We operate a free birthday guest list on Wednesdays for anyone who has a birthday on the week of a Citrus . You must arrive before 11.30pm if you are on the guest list.For all guest list enquiries please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For Citrus on a Wednesday night, we offer entry and queue jump for the person who has a birthday, but you have to be in before 11:30.
I'm a student but not a Surrey Student. Can I come to your events?
If you are a student from another UK university you may attend our events using your own student card for entry (Proof of Age will be required - Passport/Driving License). ACM Students are allowed with ACM card and Proof of Age. College of Law students are allowed entry with College of Law ID and Proof of Age. If you are not a student then entry is not allowed to events unless a non-student ticket is purchased for you by a surrey student. But I've got a foreign student card will that be OK? Sorry, you will need a guest ticket as there is so much fake ID out there for none UK uni's.
I'm not a student but my boyfriend/girlfriend/best mate is can I come - guest tickets?
Yes, but a non-student ticket must be purchased for you in advance for a Citrus or Flirt! event from the www.tixtu.com - tickets go on sale on Monday 8am for the forthcoming week. 'Advance' means before tickets go offline which is at 8pm on the day of the event.
On society nights e.g presha, Tease etc, it's ok for non-students to buy tickets on the door until midnight as long as they are accompanied by a surrey student
Non-student tickets are limited to 100 tickets on Tixtu for both Citrus and Flirt. When these sell out unfortunately we cannot let any more non-students into the event.
Non-Students tickets cannot be purchased on the door.
Why wasn't I let in when the venue was still open?
There could be many reasons. One may be that you could be intoxicated, another may be that the box-office has closed. We also operate a last midnight entry, and failure to adhere to this will result to you not being let in into the event. If you haven't got a ticket we're afraid you will not get let in after the box office closes.
At midnight if Rubix is not full (because often everyone with a ticket doesn't show up) tickets will be sold on the door. If we have reached maximum capacity, you will not be let into the venue.
The duty manager and security have the right to refuse anyone entry, without reason.
What is the venue's smoking policy?
Smoking is not permitted in any area inside the Union. We have a smoking area available during events on the Rubix patio. The Basement also has a smoking area outside of the venue and ID may be required to regain entrance to the venue.
What is the ID Policy for University of Surrey Students' Union?
The Union operates a Challenge 21 policy.
The Union has the right to and may refuse admission to any customers who have consumed alcohol prior to arriving at the venue and who cannot provide valid ID proving that they are over 18 years old.
Students of the University of Surrey require their Campus Card to gain entry to events. Guests require proof of age and must be with the member who 'signs' them in.
Accepted forms of ID are: Driver's license (full or provisional), Passport and Prove It (with PASS hologram) ID cards. The Students' Union accepts University of Surrey Campus Cards as proof of ID and age due to the checks completed by the University on issuing the cards. We do not accept any other University's cards as proof of age or ID.
What is Challenge 21?
If you are lucky enough to look under 21, you may be asked to prove that you are over 18, when you purchase alcohol.
If you are under 18 you are committing an offence if you attempt to buy alcohol and you may be ejected without a refund or held until a responsible adult can come and collect you.
People over the age of 18 found purchasing drinks for those not of legal age may be ejected without a refund.
Only acceptable forms of proof are accepted. These are listed under the ID policy.
Can I bring food & beverages into the venue?
No food or beverages should be brought to the Union on events nights. Of course during the day you are free to use Rubix for eating your sandwiches etc. Should you require the items for medical reasons please make this known to the security personnel on the front door who will contact the Duty Manager.
I need to collect my tickets for the event, where do I go?
Tickets will be sent to your email right after you have purchased it. To validate your ticket we will need to scan the QR code that you have been sent this can either be printed out or displayed on your mobile phone, please have your ticket ready when you approach the venue.
Is there a dress code for events?
There are no restrictions with regards to clothing at most events but we're not a fan of flip flops. Occasionally we will have a dress code for events that must be followed (Graduation Ball).
Is there a cloakroom?
There is a cloakroom in Rubix. It is able to take a limited number of bags. Large bags are taken at staff discretion. There is no cloakroom in the Basement
What do I do if I lose my cloakroom ticket?
No item will be given out without the matching ticket being presented unless authorised by the Duty Manager. If you have lost your ticket you will be asked to wait till the end of the event to collect your belongings.
I have left an item in the cloakroom / lost items at an event what do I do?
Please contact the Union reception with a description of the missing item, date of the event and any other relevant information. We will check and if the item can be located will be in contact to arrange for you to collect the item.
Please email: email@example.com or call on 01483 689223 (office hours).
The Union keep items for a maximum of 4 weeks.
What time do the doors open / the show finish?
Door opening times will be printed on the tickets.
Late night events start and finish times differ and details will be on the tickets and the Union website / Facebook or the organisers' website / Facebook.
For Citrus we normally open for 10:30pm and close for 2am while for Flirt we normally open for 11pm and close for 3AM
Is there an age limit for club nights?
Our club nights are for over 18's only.
If you are under 18 years of age we are sorry but you cannot attend our club nights until you reach 18 years of age. If you are a student of the University of Surrey please contact us and we'll give you free entry for your 18th.
Is there an age limit for concerts?
Please check the individual event for age restrictions.
If under 18's are allowed anyone under 16 years of age must be accompanied by an adult.
What are the restrictions on alcohol if under 18's are present?
If under 18's are present in the venue alcohol sale and consumption is restricted.
What are the rules on bringing Prescription Drugs & Medication to the Union?
We discourage bringing medication to the Union; however do understand that for some people this is a necessity. Please contact the Union in advance.
What should I do if I have an issue whilst at the Union?
If you have a complaint about the venue or event please speak to a member of security who will try to assist and in turn, if necessary, contact a Duty Manager immediately during the show and the issue will try to be resolved.
Complaints after an event should be sent in writing (via email) directly to the firstname.lastname@example.org
Can I leave the venue to go to the shops / cash machine etc?
We operate a no re-entry policy. If you leave the venue for whatever reason, you will not be let back into the venue. You can always speak to security, then the Duty manager will then make a decision. A cash machine is located just outside of Rubix main entrance, the cash machines can be used without leaving the venue.
Will there be strobe lighting during a show?
Yes, the Union does use strobe lighting in Rubix and The Living Room.
Who is the security provider for the Students' Union?
Why do some people seem to ignore the Rubix queue and go straight in?
Probably because they do. We run a guest list for virtually all events. On this list will be people celebrating their birthday on Wednesday, VIP on Friday, executive officers, competition winners, people with Q-Jump tickets, off duty staff (who've worked in Rubix that week) and a few others.