HCSU Elections 2014 – Results


Thank you to everyone who took part and voted in the HCSU elections this year


President (Full time Sabbatical post)

Lee Brockwell

Enterprise Officer (Part time, 5 hours per week)

Lee Pearson

Events Officer (Part time, 5 hours per week)

Keith Clark

Sports & Societies Officer (Part time, 5 hours per week)

Abdul Koroma


If you wish to run for these posts please keep an eye our on our website and Facebook page for nomination dates.

Equality & Diversity Officer (Part time, 5 hours per week)

Promotions & Marketing Officer (Part time, 5 hours per week)

Monday 24th February – Disability Awareness Day


Event Opening with the Launch of Andrew Kelsey’s Disability DVD

30 minute Drama by the Visually Impaired Drama Group

Hearing Dogs for the Deaf – short Demonstration

Police Community Cohesion Group with Stall and short Presentation on Hate Crime

Canine Partners – Short Demonstration

Reiki – Short Reiki Sessions


Short Lesson on Hidden Disabilities in QG524 (Tutors need to book this) 2 – 3pm)

Student Rep Meetings – April

FE Reps – Hull

Tuesday 15th April 4-6pm in the HE Centre

HE Reps – Hull

Wednesday 16th April 4-6pm in the HE Centre

Goole Reps

Thursday 17th April 4-6pm in the Common Area

Harrogate Reps

Friday 18th April 4-6pm in the Common Area

If you are unable to attend or your class doesn’t have a rep please email emma@hcsu.co.uk.

Crossing Campaign – the result!


As you may know, we have been working very hard on the crossing campaign and raising awareness about this as it has been an strong issue that students have brought to our attention especially in our monthly rep meetings.
Today, myself, your fellow student rep, Luke Joyce from Business Admin & IT and Geoff Stephens from Estates (Hull College) met with Cllr. Brady, the Portfolio Holder & a representative from Highway Agency.
Discussions took place on the history of the request for a crossing, current student numbers and the rise in use of the area by younger students, the College paying for installation of railings last year, and the likely costs of providing a zebra crossing. 
Cllr Brady has agreed with Cllr Mancey that the council will be provided a zebra crossing for the start of the autumn term subject to final legal checks and reasonable costs.
This is such fantastic news and it’s all down to you guys for raising this and working together on it. Thank you all so much and I hope this can kick start many more campaigns in the near future. This is how important your voice is and we can be heard by working together and using it.
Thank you all again!
Emma Palmer

Union Council – 10th February

Union Council – Monday 10th February 4 – 6pm in the HSAD Lecture Theatre
– Have a say on what your SU should do for the rest of the year!
– You can put forward a motion for the student community to decide.
– This meeting will decide on a president of the Union Council, could it be you?

HCSU Elections 2014

The elections for the HCSU are just around the corner!

Do you think you have what it takes to run the Students’ Union?

Nomination Week
3rd – 6th March 2014

Campaign Period
10th – 20th March 2014

Voting Period
17th March – 20th March 2014

Official Announcement
21st March 2014


Thursday 6th February – Time to Talk Day

Thursday 6 February is the first ever Time to Talk Day: 24 hours in which to start conversations about mental health, raise awareness and share the message that mental illness is nothing to be ashamed of, neither is talking about it.

Sometimes it’s the little things we do that make a big difference – like having a chat over a cuppa, sending a text or inviting someone out. And on Time to Talk Day we’re encouraging people to do just that. In fact, ‘Time To Change’ is hoping to spark a million conversations, and they want your help to do that.

Mental health problems are common – but nearly nine out of ten people who experience them say they face stigma and discrimination as a result. This can be even worse than the symptoms themselves. Time to Change is England’s biggest programme to challenge mental health stigma and discrimination.

For more info – http://www.time-to-change.org.uk/talkday



Officer Update – Matt, Events Officer

After the success of the SU Christmas Bash Matthew is settling into his new role as Events Officer well.

He is currently in the process of setting up a monthly SU Social night at O’Rileys as well as securing students a discount to shows at the Heads Up Festival running from the 19th of March to the 5th of April.

If you’re interested in volunteering for up and coming events, including Disability Awareness Week or the up and coming election, you can contact Matt at Matt@hcsu.co.uk

The Pitch – May 2014

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The final pitch of this year is just around the corner!

You can apply for The Pitch between Monday the 5th and Friday the 16th of May.

There will be an application workshop to help you out with your application on Thursday 8th of May.

The Pitch will take place on Wednesday the 28th of May between 4pm and 6pm, an audience is welcome.

For an application form and more info please contact axel@hcsu.co.uk