Published: 26 April 2013

New halls of residence student committees

Vine court

You told us

Students living in the halls of residence on the University campus told us they wanted to see more activities and events organised for their halls. They also wanted a body that could represent their views to Halls Management about their experiences of living in our halls.

What we did

The halls at our off campus residences, Carnatic and Greenbank, already had a system of Hall Student Committees (HSCs) in place, so we decided to set up HSCs for the campus halls as well.

There is now a HSC at Mulberry Court, Melville Grove and Vine Court.  Each HSC has a budget for the year to organise activities and events. The HSCs also act as the representative voice for the students in their hall, taking issues and suggestions raised by the residents to the Halls Management.

The new HSCs at the campus halls have already had lots of success in organising events and activities, as well as helping to improve the experience for residents. These have included the Campus Christmas Ball, Red Nose Day fundraising, and setting up TV common rooms.

If you have a suggestion for an activity or event you would  like your HSC to organise, or an issue you would like them to raise on your behalf, you can get in contact with your HSC by contacting Ellen Ellis (Halls’ Student Experience Coordinator – or Ruth Dalton (Halls’ Student Committee Coordinator – who will put you in contact with the relevant member on the committee. Equally, if you’d like to get involved with your HSC the committees are always happy to welcome new members – just ask Ellen or Ruth about how to do this.

The HSCs were a new introduction this academic year and we’ve been really pleased by the level of interest from students wanting to get involved as well as the variety of events and activities they’ve been organising for their halls. With more accommodation being built on campus we’re keen to see more developments like this to enhance the experience of students living in our campus halls, and look forward to seeing more events and activities organised by our HSCs – Ellen Ellis, Halls Student Experience Co-ordinator

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