Our Impact: December 2015

This is the story of how we made a difference in December 2015.

Watch the video to discover how what we did this month had an impact on you.

This month our key achievements included:

·       This month we received long awaited for news that, after years of lobbying, the University were committing to a multi-million pound investment in our sports facilities on campus. The development will include an eight-court sports hall, a 110-station fitness suite, a floodlit pitch and pitch-side changing rooms. Watch his announcement here. 

·       Vice-President Activities, Kathy Brook and the Activities Zone launched a new accreditation scheme called Earn Your Stripes. Society Stripes count as accreditation for societies at HUU. If a society demonstrates a significant contribution towards its members, HUU, Hull University or the community, it will be rewarded with a ‘Society Stripe’. This makes it easier for students to see which of our many societies are taking pro-active steps to include members, help the community and develop their society. Find out more about the scheme here.

·       In the run up to the festive period we launched a new Hullstudent snapchat account. This new channel is already helping share live stories with our members so they can get up to the minute updates about what’s going on in their Union.

·       In a major education win, Vice-President Education, Matt worked with the library to ensure that disabled students can loan resources from the library’s high demand collection for 48 hours instead of 24. Catch up with the festive edition of Matt about Campus here. 

·       Vice-President Activities, Kathy and Vice-President Sport Gurmok launched a joint campaign to gather feedback from members of sports team, societies and activities. The HUU Experience survey aimed to discover how membership of one of our groups can shape a students experience of University. The data from this survey will be used to write a report that will be presented to the University to raise awareness of their impact and help to secure additional support.

·       For the second time we asked students what theme they wanted for our annual End of Year Ball in June. The winner this year was The Great Gatsby so watch this space for glitz, glam and plenty of gold (sorry we cannot guarantee that Leonardo DiCaprio will make and appearance!).

·       350 students visited 26 landlords at the second HullStars Housing Fair. The HullStars team also gathered 146 house reviews on the day!

·       Hull University Social Services Organisation (HUSSO) took part in the University carol service at Holy Trinity Church. They raised £396.00 to help fund HUSSO projects as well as giving a portion to our Raising and Giving Committee (RAG) who raise funds for the Teenage Cancer Trust.

·        RAG Committee members were shortlisted for best recruitment, team leader and media award in the Childreach awards in recognition of their achievements organising and taking part in a climb of Kilimanjaro earlier in the year. The climb raised a mountainous £57,000 for charity.

·        As we approached a busy time of year for many students as exams and deadlines approach, our Sabbatical team shared their exam tips for making revision stress-free. Catch up here. 

·        Challenge Chuby is back for a festive edition as the Language Society challenged him and Vice-President Welfare & Community Ashleigh to have a conversation in German.

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