HOW DO WE REPRESENT YOU?

 

 

 

 

 

740+
Student Reps

There to ensure the student views and concerns are represented, attending meetings and engaging with the universities committees to make sure this happens.

 

27
School Community Organisers

School Community Organisers support the Student Reps within their school, assist with the training of reps and work in partnership with the senior school managers for the forthcoming year to make sure the students' voice is carried and heard.

 

6
Campaign Officers

4
Elected Officers

 

24,000+
Students Represented

 

 

 

 

FULL-TIME ELECTED OFFICERS

Your Elected Officer team lead the Students' Union, represent your interests and ensure your voice is heard.
Click on their image to find out more.

 

President

Represents the all UH students.

Education

Represents the academic interests of all UH students.

Activities

Develops sport and social activities on campus, oversees student opportunities for fun and development ensuring that all students are making the most of their time at UH.

 

Community

Ensuring the welfare of the students, working on and off campus to develop a community of students at UH.

 

CAMPAIGN OFFICERS

 

 

Postgraduate
Officer

To be confirmed

Commuters
Officer

Saloni Gupta

International
Officer

Salman Konnackal Sadeek 

Equality, Diversity & Inclusivity Officer

Kennery Borkhataria

Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic Officer

Everlyne Thuita

What was worked on so far this year (18/19)

 
Launched a platform for students to share ideas to make student life at Herts better, issues they may be having at the University of Hertfordshire, and congratulate others who they believe deserve a shout out! So far, we’ve had over 1,300 engagements from students and over 40 submissions.
 

 

Introduced new platforms for Commuting students to socialise and feel like they are part of the wider UH Community.
 

 

Wellbeing Walk

SU staff, students and university staff including the Vice Chancellor marched around College Lane campus in solidarity to highlight wellbeing issues and to signpost the help available to students who are experiencing mental health issues.
 
 
 

Debate Club

Set up by Zaina (VP Education) there is a now a place for students to develop their communication, their confidence and quick thinking in a fun and engaging environment. So far topics have included: Is eating meat unethical?, Is Violent protest ever justified?, Is Santa real?, Is monogamy unnatural? and many more.
 
 
 

Commuter Student Lockers

Anis (VP Community) listened to the views and concerns of commuter students and had great success in getting funding for lockers on campus to enhance the student experience for commuters.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Timetable Survey 2,471 responses

Zaina (VP Education) reported the findings of the survey back to; Sal Jarvis (Pro Vice-Chancellor Education and Student Experience), Ian Campbell (Deputy Vice-Chancellor), David Ford (Chief Information Officer), Bethan Adams (Head of Library and Academic Support Services) and David Phillips (Head of Learning & Teaching Spaces). In the meeting, the university staff in attendance took on board all the student feedback and are using it to develop a greater understanding of the student perspective and a breadth of the issues they face, in order to implement a new timetable strategy. More in-depth feedback is going to be provided to each school so they can see specific areas for improvements.
 
 
 
 

 

ADVICE & SUPPORT CENTRE

 

907
Students Supported

 

10am - 4pm
Monday - Friday

You can pop in for free, confidential and impartial advice and support on a wide range of issues.

     

1,011
Cases

This academic year they have provided support on a range of topics including housing disputes, academic appeals and legal issues.

 

2,428
Interactions with Students

This includes 1,511 emails, 683 Advice Centre visits, 233 telephone consultations and 1 Skype consultation.

142
Volunteers

Introduced Buddy Scheme, aimed at easing the transition of first year students into University life.

 

 

 

 

 

 

HOW ELSE HAVE WE REPRESENTED YOU?

 

 

 

 

 

 

CULTURAL EVENTS SERIES

 

Diwali

Diwali is the festival of lights, celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world. Celebrating the festival of light and good triumphing over evil with a fireworks display, rangoli artwork, music, toffee apples, Indian sweets and dance. 

 

Black History Month

Black History Month has been celebrated widely for many years honouring the achievements, culture, and the history of black people. Celebration of African and Carribean culture through music, traditional food, live music performances and arts & crafts.

 

Lunar New Year

The student activities team put on two amazing events to celebrate the Lunar New Year in collaboration with the Chinese Christian Fellowship Society, Japanese Society, Malaysian Society, Vietnamese Society and Korean Culture. There were lots of fun activities like calligraphy, origami, zodiac envelopes and lucky coins were also given out, which was well welcomed by students.

 

 

 

Anti-Sexual Harassment Campaign?

Raise awareness of sexual harassment and who to report it to. Also consulted students about what we should focus on and the campaign artwork, which also led to posters being put up in venues to deter sexual harassment and inform people of what it is.
 
 
 
 
 

Research: Food survey

The SU launched a survey to get the students thoughts on the food outlets at the University. Looking at location on campus, how much price matters to students, how much they feel the need for a variety of food options and how important students find the quality of the food and the service. This feedback has also been considered by the university when reviewing food outlets on campus.
 

 

Employment opportunities: Student Staff

We’re here to help students get a job whilst at university, we employ 190 students at the SU in a variety of roles which enhance the skills they learn whilst at university.

Total Paid to Students: £485,657.00

 

Visit from the University Minister Chris Skidmore

On the 7th February staff and students got to speak to Chris Skidmore about their views and experiences.
 
 
 

 

 

ACTIVITIES

 

6,000+
Society memberships

 

Doubled
Student-led events

 

 

156
Societies

£361K 
invested in student
activities

120+ 
EleHouse Events

 

2,928
Society members

70
Forum Commercial Events

 

 

 

OTHER PROJECTS WE'RE WORKING ON

Community Life Survey
2,195 responses

This gave us insight into university life, community and belonging, students’ social lives, satisfaction with the SU today and the SU going forwards. We will be using this inform our strategy and our approach with the university on student issues.

 

 

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