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Meet the Team

Senior Management

The Senior Management team takes the lead on strategic decisions for the Students' Union. They oversee all of the departments, ensuring they are working towards the goals of the organisation, all the while championing the Union's values.

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Rebecca Hobbs

Chief Executive Officer

Rebecca is responsible for ensuring the strategic objectives of the Union are achieved in line with the vision and values agreed by the Board of Trustees. Rebecca works collaboratively with all staff in the Union, the Elected Officers and the Senior Management team of the University. She regularly monitors and reports on the Union's performance against the organisation's strategic objectives and annual KPIs.


Steve Owen

Head of Student Services

As Head of Student Services, Steve oversees the management of Advice & Support and the day-to-day management of the Student Voice department. He leads the direction of the two departments to deliver on strategic objectives. Steve also supports the Elected Officers to ensure students are represented effectively both academically and non-academically.


Luke Delderfield

Head of Operations

Luke oversees The Forum Hertfordshire, Marketing & and Student Activities teams. He has full responsibility for all aspects of the bars, entertainment, health & safety and promotion related to the venue. He's also the Health & Safety Officer for the Union, leads on environmental and sustainability including Green Impact and advises and helps where needed. A large portion of his time is also spent liaising with University departments to ensure our relationship remains strong.


Leena Patel

Head of People and Resources

Leena oversees the HR and Finance teams. She has overall responsibility for the welfare of staff and for providing guidance to senior and professional staff on all HR related matters. She leads on the implementation of processes within the HR and Finance functions, to deliver the Union’s strategic plans. She ensures the Students' Union's HR and Finance teams abide by the professional and legal guidelines, including employment law. Leena is responsible for ensuring policies and procedures are regularly updated in line with legislative changes. On top of this, she manages the employee benefits offered by the Union.

 

Advice & Support

Our Advice & Support Centre provides free, confidential and impartial advice to support on a wide array of matters which can affect UH students. Our lovely advisers can offer guidance on academic appeals, budgeting, complaints and so much more. Whether you need specific support, or just want to talk, don't hesitate to come and speak to someone in the team.

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Faith Goligher

Advice Centre Manager

Faith manages the Advice and Support Centre. Faith supports the Academic & Welfare Advisers in delivering advice and support to students that require this service. Faith also works closely with partner organisations so that we can bring initiatives onto campus such as a Legal Clinic and Puppy Play Days.


Hayley Jessener

Academic & Welfare Adviser

Hayley is one of our Academic & Welfare Advisers. Hayley is able to provide advice and support to any student that requires this service.


Stephanie Keegan

Academic & Welfare Adviser

Steph is one of our Academic & Welfare Advisers. Steph can provide advice and support to any student that requires this service. Steph has also been largely responsible for the Buddy Scheme which matches first-year students with a trained Buddy who can help them settle into life at UH.

Student Activities

Our Student Activities team takes care of Raise and Give (RaG), societies, Trident Media and volunteering. In addition to supporting these student-led initiatives, the department runs a large volume of activities and events throughout the year for students to get involved with. Bigger events include those that fall within the Cultural Series, our Battle of the Campuses programme and the Students' Union Awards ceremony.

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Natasha Capal

Student Activities Manager

Natasha manages the Student Activities department. She is responsible for the support and development of student-led groups and an extensive events programme. Natasha's team has a huge role to play in the delivery of Freshers' Week and Refreshers' Week, working with the University to maximise the impact of these programmes. One of Natasha's priorities is ensuring there is diversity in the calendar of events. This is largely achieved through a comprehensive Cultural Series programme, a programme of events that celebrate popular cultural/religious holidays, designed to represent the vibrant and rich community of students at UH.


Mia Dixon

Events Coordinator

Mia works on the delivery of all non-commercial events run by the Students’ Union. This include Freshers’ and Refreshers’, Battle of the Campuses, the Cultural Series, seasonal events and smaller ad hoc activities. It is the responsibility of Mia to ensure that the events the Union runs are relevant to students' interests and that they comply with health and safety regulations. She is also on hand to provide support to student-led groups when they run larger events, ensuring they are as successful as possible.


Lizzie Kiely

Student Activities Coordinator

One of Lizzie's main responsibilities is to ensure that societies are supported through training, development oppportunities and frequent communications. In addition to overseeing society growth, Lizzie works closely with the RaG (Raise and Give) Committee to raise awareness and encourage donations for the chosen charities. In addition to all of this, Lizzie takes a lead on our Wellbeing Wednesdays programme, which looks to give students the chance to unwind on a Wednesday afternoon through sociable activity.


Trinity Handley Macmath

Student Activities Coordinator

One of Trinity's main responsibilities is to ensure that societes are supported through training, development opportunities and frequent communications. In addition to overseeing society growth, Trinity works to support student volunteers by representing their best interests with local organisations. On top of this, Trinity works closely with HertSquad, building a positive working relationship for the benefit of students.

Student Voice

Our Student Voice team works hard to represent the academic interests of all students at UH. This is achieved through means like Student Council, Student Reps, School Community Organisers, Campaign Officers and in-depth research. The department also helps the Elected Officers to campaign effectively based on the feedback and research they collate.

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Natasha Crump

Campaigns and Policy Advisor

As the Campaigns and Policy Advisor, Tash spends most of her time working closely with the Elected Officers to coordinate and drive student-facing campaigns which enhance every student's university experience. This could be anything from better timetable allocations to mental health services on campus. Tash also works to inform different departments of any changes in Higher Education policy, both locally and nationally, so as a Union we can lobby for positive change within the University which stands up for the fair representation and rights of students.


Laura Chambers

Graduate Representation Coordinator

As a Graduate Representation Coordinator, Laura supports the representative side and structure of the Students' Union. She works closely with Student Reps and School Community Organisers (SCOs) to help them drive positive and meaningful change within their schools, to ensure students are getting the best university experience possible. Laura’s more specific focus areas include rewards and recognition of our Student Reps and SCOs, representation related research and representation related social media content.


Warren Bingham-Roberts

Representation Coordinator

As Representation Coordinator, Warren supports the representative side and structure of the Students' Union, working closely with Student Reps and School Community Organisers to help them drive positive and meaningful change within their schools. Warren also oversees Student Council, the main representation forum of the Students' Union, as well as postgraduate representation and general Student Rep/SCO communication.


Danielle Bradford

Research Coordinator

As Research Coordinator, Danielle helps the Union gain a deeper understanding of the students at UH in terms of their experiences and needs. This enables the Union to ensure we are effectively representing their priorities. Dani completes various research projects throughout the year, gathering feedback that can be actioned upon by the different teams, as well as analysing and keeping up to date with national research and sector trends.

Venues

A world class entertainments venue, The Forum Hertfordshire is our on-campus nightclub. Every penny students spend here is reinvested into enhancing the student experience through Union initiatives.

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Jon Constantine

Operations Manager

Jon manages The Forum Hertfordshire. His role includes overseeing all aspects of bar operation and entertainment/event management. Events that fall within Jon's remit includes Freshers' Week, Summer Ball and all the weekly nighttime events that happen in between. Jon also takes the lead on the promotion of all commercial events.


Ian Codd

Duty Manager

Ian's primary responsibility is to manage club nights at The Forum Hertfordshire, dealing with customer issues and ensuring nights run smoothly. He oversees a team of more than 60 casual staff members, including bar staff and the tech team. Ensuring the venue and staff members work to a high standard falls within Ian's remit, so that The Forum can offer the best possible service to clients that use it. This includes student events and private hires, which range from University bookings to corporate events and birthday parties.

 

Finance

Our finance department oversees all of the Union's financial activity. They handle all internal and external payments, as well as making sure all staff - permanent and casual - are paid. 

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Luci Ablett

Finance Manager

Luci's main role is to reconcile the takings which come from the Forum. She looks at any discrepancies, keeps track of the floats being used and carries out regular compliance checks. Other aspects of her role are bank and Barclaycard reconciliations, payment runs and monitoring stock and transfers between venues. Luci records and monitors income received at both Welcome Desks and the website. She also assists with budget preparation, VAT returns, monthly cash flows and management accounts.


Jill Trott

Senior Finance Assistant & Payroll

Jill's role includes processing the monthly payroll for permanent staff and weekly payroll for student staff. She also deals with holiday pay, Auto Enrolment, HMRC submissions and Gender Pay Gap reporting. Jill process supplier invoices and raise sales invoices for the Union and UHSU Enterprises Ltd, in addition to credit control. Jill also handles petty cash claims, credit card expenses and the preparation of month end accounts and year end accounts.


Stephanie Tomlinson

Senior Finance Assistant

Stephanie prepares the monthly management accounts, reconciles balance sheet controls, processes internal transfers, assists in annual budgets and subsequent forecasting for the remainder of the year, maintains the fixed asset register, prepares year end audit schedules and ad hoc analysis reports as required.

Human Resources

Our HR department takes care of all staff employed by the Students' Union. They make sure that the welfare of staff is a priority, in addition to guiding staff in how to comply with our policies and practices.

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Eve Peacock

HR & Training Administrator

Eve's job role involves both permanent and student recruitment from the initial advertising to appointing and issuing contracts. She also deals with all permanent employees and Elected Officer training after it has been authorised by line managers. Beyond this, Eve assists the Head of People and Resources with the Union’s wider HR function, including the management of facilities.

Marketing

The Marketing department works hard to ensure that all Union activity is promoted. They work closely with the Advice & Support, Student Activities, Student Voice and Venues teams to make sure that their projects are communicated effectively to students.

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Jennifer Dellar

Marketing Manager

The Marketing Manager oversees the marketing and communications for Hertfordshire Students' Union. This includes everything from communications planning and reporting to coordinating graphic design and distribution of print materials. Jenn also leads on developing and maintaining the overall SU branding and signage, design and functionality of the website, Marketing Strategy and UH staff communications.


Gemma Smith

Graphic Design Intern

The Graphic Design Intern is responsible for creating all artwork needed by the Students' Union. Gemma's role is especially varied as she produces graphics for a range of digital channels, creates artwork for each of our departments and works towards strengthening our branding across both campuses. She has been key in giving our branding a much needed refresh, creating templates for various platforms and producing bespoke artwork.


Hannah Minchin

Marketing Executive

Hannah produces the marketing and communications for Advice & Support, the Vice President Community & Vice President Education. Her remit includes the promotion of our Advice & Support Centre, Elected Officers, Campaign Officers, Student Reps, SCOs and any other initiatives being led by the Student Voice team. In addition to delivering the marketing and communications for these teams, Hannah leads on managing the social media channels.


Samantha Gibson

Marketing Executive

Samy leads on delivering marketing and communications for the events and activities that the Students’ Union hosts, working closely with the Student Activities team to ensure their initiatives are promoted effectively to the student population. Key areas of promotion across the year include seasonal events, the Cultural Series, the Students' Union Awards and Student Choice Awards. Samy also takes a lead on email communications and website content.


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