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Giving you the latest information about student life and updates from Hertfordshire University and surrounding areas

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All About The 2018 Students’ Union Elections!

By Robert Wheatley You’ve seen the posters lining the de Havilland Atrium and the hallway: it’s time for the Students’ Union Elections! The SU is nothing without a representative body, and now it’s your chance to vote who’s going to be leading it. Now that the SU Election nominations have passed, voting is now open and will continue to be until this Friday 16th, March at 2 pm, with the election results announced at 6 pm that same day. If successful, the elected officers will

ELECTION HUSTINGS: VP COMMUNITY

On Monday 12th March, the candidates for VP Community, VP Activities and VP Education were all invited to the first of two hustings events, where they would be given the opportunity to speak with the electorate, and pitch what they would offer if elected to their chosen roles. Candidates were quizzed by students within the venue and had their answers streamed live on the SU’s Facebook page. Vice President Community Of the 7 candidates up for election, 5 candidates chose to at

SU Elected Officer Positions Set for Overhaul

By Oliver Price – News Manager Hertfordshire Students’ Union has confirmed a new policy to radically overhaul the full-time elected officer positions, as well as scrapping ‘slates’, the groups that like-minded candidates run in. When asked why the roles were being reformed, Vice-President Communications and Media Shelby Loasby said: “The workload is not evenly split, and we find… the job descriptions… are not clear enough. “It’s not fair that the split is not even.” For sever

SU President: Range of Halls Available is ‘disgusting’

By Oliver Price – News Manager The President of Hertfordshire Students’ Union, Grainne O’Monghain, has revealed that she has put arguments forward to the University of Hertfordshire, stating that the range between the least and most expensive halls available to students is ‘disgusting’ and ‘one of the worst in the country.’ O’Monghain has also said she doesn’t agree with a proposed 2.3% increase in accommodation rents, and has brought this up at ‘every committee [O’Monghain]

Malia Bouattia Elected NUS President

Image: National Union of Students UK [Aaron Hurst | Contributing Writer] The National Union of Students’ Presidential Elections have concluded, with Malia Bouattia toppling former president Megan Dunn by 372 votes to Dunn’s 328 and being elected for the highest role in British student politics. The election took place at the annual NUS conference at the Brighton Centre in Brighton. Bouattia, who vowed at the conference to put “liberation at the heart of [the NUS’s] work,” wil

Hatfield community joins forces to tackle litter problem

[Laura Slingo | News Editor] The University of Hertfordshire and Hertfordshire Students’ Union invited volunteers to join its litter picking event in South Hatfield, 11.00am-2.00pm on Tuesday 9th February, to clean up the rubbish left by littering in this area. The litter pick was a huge success. Eight volunteers took part on the day including two “Rezzi Rep” (Residential Representatives) volunteers, two SU volunteers, staff members from both the University and SU, a member o

Hertfordshire Students’ Union Elections 2016: your need-to-know guide

[Laura Slingo | Elections Team] The Hertfordshire Students’ Union Elections 2016 are in full swing, with your candidates working hard to research students’ wants and needs, carefully crafting manifestos to address these priorities and planning spectacular campaigns to prove to you why you should vote for them. But what exactly are you as UH students voting for and why should you? Here’s your latest survival guide for Herts SU elections. What does the Students’ Union do for me

Full-Time Candidates Announced

[Tom Boon | Elections Team] Hertfordshire Students’ Union has announced the list of candidates who are standing for full-time positions as your elected officers for 2016. The elected officers represent students within the union, the University and the community, and are responsible for the direction of the SU. President The President of the Students’ Union is the director of the union. Responsible for guiding the SU forward, the president is also responsible for carrying the