What is a Halls Student Committee?
Each Halls of residence has a Halls’ Student Committee (HSC) that anyone can be a part of. Each HSC is made up of residents who work together to make sure that everyone has the best time whilst living in Halls by attending meetings and helping plan and run events.
What do the HSC's do?
HSC’s identify any issues and make sure that students opinions are heard at the University and at the Guild of Students. They also have a budget which can be used to improve and enhance the student experience and promote a feeling of community amongst students. This can be for events and trips or to purchase items students decide they need.
Previous HSCs have organised:
LGBT Awareness Week
Trips to Chatsworth House, Chester Zoo, Cadbury’s World and York
Nights out in Manchester
Seasonal Events e.g. Easter Egg Hunts, Chinese New Year celebrations, Halloween and Christmas parties
Charity events (e.g. Children in Need and Comic Relief fundraising)
HSC’s have also bought Xbox’s, pool tables, table tennis and goal posts for their halls
Is it a big commitment?
The HSC meets once a week, for around an hour, and there may be small tasks throughout the week if you have an event or trip coming up.
There is a HSC training session where you'll get all the information you need for the year. Each HSC also has a HSC RA who attends your meetings and is there is offer support and advice. There is also AJ from the Guild and Sophie from the Halls Life Team who are on hand to help with anything you need
Why should I do it?
Becoming a member of the HSC it is an excellent way to make new friends and represent your fellow students, and even better than that it will appear on your Higher Education Achievement Record which future employers will look at when you graduate. The HSC provides plenty of opportunity to develop skills you may not work on in the classroom, for example problem solving, budgeting, event planning and communication.
But don’t just take if from us – here are ‘three words to describe your HSC experience’ from ex-HSC members:
Fun, challenge and commitment (Alex, ex-Dover Court HSC President)
Fun, worthwhile, challenging (Emma, ex-Greenbank HSC President
Creative, educational, fun! (Lewis, ex-Melville HSC Member)
Friends, parties, finances (Rich, ex-Tudor HSC Member)
Memorable, enjoyable, fulfilling (Aimee, ex-Greenbank HSC Member)
If you are interested in joining your HSC email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can let you know when your next meeting is!