UMB is known for its excellent student environment. Student policy issues are dealt with by the Student Union, including daily contact with the University Foundation for Student Life in s (Sis) and the student representatives in UMBs various political bodies (councils, committees, etc.). Another vital part of student life at UMB is the Student Union Building (Studentsamfunnet), where students meet and arrange their own concerts, meetings, exhibits, lectures, etc.
UMB also cooperates with Sis, e.g., by having two representatives on the Sis board and by allocating financial support to Sis each year. This cooperation also adds to securing a well-functioning student environment.