We are Huddersfield Students’ Union. To put it simply, we are a charity based on the University of Huddersfield campus. We’re led by students for students, and we have one simple mission: to make student life better. Most of our funding comes from the University, but our independence means we can support students in three key areas: advice and support, representation and providing social activities.
We’re led by five students, elected annually to serve one paid year as either President or as one of our four Student Officers. These are known collectively as the Officer Team, and they spend a lot of time talking to the University to fight on the issues you care about.
We’re focused entirely on engaging with and providing services for students. Things we get up to include:
1. Running campaigns and lobbying the University on students’ behalf
2. Training and supporting Course Reps to improve students’ academic experience
3. Funding and supporting over 100 different sports clubs and student societies
4. Giving students the opportunity to volunteer in the local community
5. Helping students with their problems through our Advice Centre
6. Hosting Freshers’ Festival and other large events such as Varsity and the SU Awards
Huddersfield Students’ Union has a strategic commitment to be a diverse, inclusive and innovative organisation, in order to make student life better by creating personal connections, inclusive communities and meaningful change. With students and staff from countries all around the world, we are actively committed to creating a fair and just society, but we can only create a fair and just society by taking the steps within Huddersfield Students’ Union to create change.
By ensuring that equality, diversity and inclusion are central to our recruitment principles and processes we can continue developing a diverse and inclusive workplace that benefits our members. This is why we are a Mindful Employer, a Disability Confident Committed organisation and Investors in Ethnicity. As part of the work we are doing, we are actively encouraging BAME, LGBT+, women and minority genders and disabled applicants to apply for our roles.
By understanding more about our inclusive workplace culture and the diversity of our staff, we can create changes and develop the organisation to better support our members and staff. As such when you start working for us, we will ask you to undertake a few activities including surveys and training to support you to bring your whole self to work so that you can make student lives better.