Voters Registration Varsity Day!



Wednesday 5th February is the National Voters Registration day and the Students’ Union are involved in a National Varsity – to register the most people in the country!

In 2010, there were a small number of young people registered to vote and with local council elections and the big general elections coming up next year – we want to ensure that everyone has the opportunity to be heard.

Fact: Did you know that young people can register to vote at 16 although they cannot officially vote until 18?

The Students’ Union will be based in the HE Centre all day on Wednesday 5th February (10am – 4pm) with myth busting facts and registration forms so students (and staff) can register to vote. In addition we will also be promoting our elections for Students’ Union and current campaigns! Please come along, find out more and register!

If we can be the City of Culture then I can’t see why we can’t also register the most people to vote in the country.



The National Student Survey 2014



The National Student Survey (NSS) is for students in their final year of study to feedback on their educational experience throughout their degree. The purpose of this is to reflect on the strengths and areas of improvements for institutions to ensure they are meeting to students’ satisfaction. By taking part in the survey, you will be helping future students gain the best in their experience as a student!

Last year, 71% of eligible students at Hull & Harrogate College took part in the survey.

80% of the students said they were satisfied with their educational experience at Hull College.

The College pay very close attention to every feedback the students give in this survey and from last year’s survey, they’ve already done the following:

  • The HE Learning Mentor has been made full time and spends time with both Faculty of Arts & Faculty of Business in Hull
  • The library service are increasing their journals, updating reading lists and are looking into accessing more resources for books for courses.
  • IT have installed WiFi across the College sites, with an increase to internet speed from 100mb to between 500mb & 1gb
  • IT have also updated PC’s to Windows 7, installed Adobe Creative software suite and are making improvements to current PC equipment with higher spec computers, especially in specialist areas.
  • High Street is currently being improved especially with new dance studios.
  • Energy & Climate Building have now got a keypad secured social area for HE students.
  • Estates are working on zoning and improving social areas around the College sites.
  • Students’ Union are working closely with Reps and providing more opportunities to students, including Union Council & voluntary awards.

There’s still a massive lot of work to do but we can keep this going and continue to improve the student experience at Hull & Harrogate College if you take 5 minutes to fill in the online survey.

The survey is now open until 30th April 2014 so there is plenty of time! 

You can either follow this link or Ipsos MORI (who run the survey) will contact you to complete the survey over the phone.

We have the following launch events happening over the next few weeks where you can meet with the Deans of Faculty, Students’ Union & the Assistant Principle of HE and find out more about the NSS;

Monday 20th January – Hull Launch with free tea & cake: HE Centre, 12pm – 1pm

Monday 10th February – Harrogate Launch with free tea & cake: Room TBC, 12pm – 1pm

Tuesday 11th February – Hull Launch Pt 2 with free tea & cake: HE Centre, 12pm – 1pm

In the next upcoming weeks, we’ll also be launching a video of “you said, we did” so keep your eyes peeled and doing our Campus tour where we’ll be in social spaces and classrooms to meet you and have a chat (we’ll provide the biscuits!).

You’ll automatically be put in a prize draw for a Amazon Kindle Fire or Amazon vouchers for students at Hull & Harrogate College just by taking part in the survey!

See you around!


(President of HCSU)

Officers and President 2013/14

President (Hull) : Emma Palmer

Vice President of Harrogate: Rebekah Llewllyn

Vice President of Goole: Oliver Waude

Events Officer (Hull) : Matthew Lund

Sports and Societies Officer (Hull) : Natasha Taylor

Enterprise Officer (Hull) : Axel Billingsley

Marketing and Promotions Officer (Hull) : Kelly Beazer

Equality and Diversity Officer (Hull) : Lorna Gadd

Rep Meetings from 27th January 2014

This week are the rep meetings.

FE Rep Meeting (Hull) – Monday 27th January in the HE Centre 4pm – 6pm

HE Rep Meeting (Hull) – Tuesday 28th January in the HE Centre 4pm – 6pm

Goole Rep Meeting – Wednesday 29th January in the Common Area 4pm – 6pm

Harrogate Rep Meeting – Thursday 30th January in the Common Area 4pm – 6pm


If you can not attend your rep meeting please email your SU President –