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Networks ensure under-represented voices are heard and can make change.

We've listened to your feedback and understand that not all student groups feel fully represented. This is why we've introduced networks. Networks are an exciting way for students to build communities of under-represented groups and create change through collective action. They are bodies that lead campaigns to represent students that identify with that specific group, hold forums and ultimately hope to bring about positive change by giving a platform to students. By teaming up with other students that share similar experiences - and making the most of the support we can provide to networks - we can make sure that your voices aren't lost in the crowd. Joining a network will enable you to be better represented within the university, network with students in a similar situation, empower you to campaign for change and ultimately lead to an improved student experience.


While we are open to networks for any under-represented groups of students, recent research has shown that the following groups of students would benefit from creating a network here at Herts - Black students, Disabled students, international students, mature students, postgraduate students, student parents and women.


So how are they different to societies? Societies are more of a platform by which students can socialise, whereas networks are all about under-represented groups of students coming together to create change. Network sare also only open to students who identify with that group, which makes them a safe place to share experiences and opinions.