Emmanuel College Students' Union


The Bar

The Emma bar is one of the best college bars in Cambridge. It's student-run, which makes for a great atmosphere and cheap prices. Anyone can work behind the bar and it's a good way to meet new people.

The bar serves a wide range of draught and bottled beers and ciders, many spirits, soft drinks and snacks (now including Gaymers and Lion bars) and normal closing time is 11:30. There are also Bar Extensions held in the bar, 3 in Michaelmas, 2 in Lent and 1 in Easter. These are usually fancy dress themed, where the bar stays open later, until 2am, and has amatuer student djs playing. There is also Emma Ents on most Wednesday nights which varies each week from comedy nights to live bands.


The wages for working the college bar in Michealmas and Lent term are shown in the table, wages for the quiet period (part of Easter term) are slightly less and aren't shown.

HBP 6:30–11:30 8:30–11:30 6:30–12:15 8:30–12:15
Regular Shift £24.75 £18.15 £11.00
Wednesday (Emma Ents) £33.00 £20.35 £13.20
Bar extensions

For bar extensions, shifts usually last half the night and are paid by the hour at the following rates: