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Join your Hall's Student Committee

By sophiebk 06 Sep 2023

Want to find out more about joining your Hall's Student Committee? You're in the right place!

What is a Halls Student Committee?

Each Halls of residence has a Halls Student Committee (HSC) that anyone can be a part of. Each HSC is made up of residents who work together to make sure that everyone has the best time whilst living in Halls.

What do the HSC's do?

HSC’s are there to represent you. They identify any issues and make sure that students’ voices are heard at the University and the Guild. 

They are also on hand to improve and enhance the student experience. They have a budget which can be used for events and activities or to purchase items to promote a sense of community within the Halls – making sure you all feel at home. 

For example, previous HSCs have organised: 

  • LGBT+ Awareness Week 
  • Seasonal events, e.g. Earth Day events, Easter Egg Hunts, Chinese New Year celebrations, Holi, Diwali celebrations, Valentines, Halloween and Christmas decorating
  • Movie nights and games nights
  • End of year celebrations and summer carnivals
  • Charity events (e.g. Children in Need and Comic Relief fundraising) 
  • Crafternoons
  • Cinema trips
  • HSCs have also bought Xbox's, pool tables, table tennis and goal posts for their halls 

Why should I do it? 

Becoming a member of the HSC is an excellent way to make new friends and represent your fellow students. The HSC provides plenty of opportunity to develop skills you may not work on in the classroom, for example problem solving, budgeting, leadership, time management, planning and communication.

But don’t just take it from us – here are ‘three words to describe your HSC experience’ from HSC members from 2022/23:

  • "A worthwhile challenge” – Vine HSC member
  • “Fun, learning, adventure” – Dover and Philharmonic HSC member
  • “I loved it” – Melville HSC member
  • “Fun, friendly, memorable” – Melville HSC member

We also asked our HSC’s what their favourite thing was about being on the HSC. Here’s what they had to say:

  • “Having the freedom and flexibility to come up with new activities and also to represent the entire residents living in Tudor”
  • “Working with team members”
  • “Learning how to organise events and talk to network with so many people!”
  • “It was good to get to know other residents of Melville Grove”

What next?
Your HSC Welcome Meetings will take place in Halls from 25th September onwards so be sure to check our socials @livunihalls, Halls Life and your weekly email for more details!

Unable to find out when your Welcome Meeting is? Want some more information about joining your HSC? Get in touch 

HSC training: Save the date!

HSC training will take place on Wednesday 4th October 1-5pm! This will be your chance to meet other new HSC members, network, find out more about planning events, chat with other new residents and meet your HSC Residential Adviser! Refreshments will be included! More details coming soon.

Click here to find out more about other societies at the University of Liverpool.