The Students’ Union is committed to helping you achieve your full potential and accomplish your goals. We are here to support you, represent you, and make your time here a truly rewarding experience that stays with you for life.

Getting involved is easy, our friendly Student Union works closely with the Student Experience Officer to offer you opportunities to get involved with fundraising, volunteering, sport or entertainment. The Student Union also works hard to make sure you are supported in terms of welfare, advice and representation.

The SU is affiliated with the National Union of Students (NUS) and membership will provide you with some great discounts on leisure activities, eating out, fashion, and travel to name a few!

There are lots of ways for your voice to be heard at HCA, including regular drop-in sessions, student representatives, elected SU Officers, student-staff forums, and a college-level student governor to represent you. We encourage an open dialogue between students, and between students and staff. Visit our Student Voice page for more info.

There are lots of social events that take place throughout the year for HE students, such as Freshers’  Week, Halloween parties, Christmas markets, a winter ball and an end of term summer term celebration!

So whether you’re looking for fun, or fundraising for good causes, if you’re interested in volunteering or getting vocal on student issues, socialising or sport; there are plenty of opportunities waiting for you.

Meet the Students' Union

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Hannah Jones

Students’ Union President
BA (Hons) Illustration

“My goal as SU president is to make every student’s experience at HCA as fulfilling and memorable as possible, giving everyone a voice and ensuring we all have a fantastic university experience!”​

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Calum Andrews

Students’ Union Societies Officer
BA (Hons) Fine Art

“I will make HCA the most memorable experience I can for students as I believe that Degrees and University are more than just qualifications. It’s life experience. At HCA I will give you events that help you make lifelong friends at and create memories that never fade so that when you look back you can say with confidence that HCA were the best years of your life.”

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Joe Shellard

Students’ Union Events Officer

BA (Hons) Popular Music

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Michaela Nelson

Students’ Union Media Officer

BA (Hons) Photography

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Harry Anderson

Students’ Union Sustainability Co-Officer

BA (Hons) Illustration



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Amalia Goga

Students’ Union Sustainability Co-Officer

BA (Hons) Illustration

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Dan Beedie

Students’ Union Co–FE Vice President

LVL 3 Foundation Diploma in Art & Design

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Emzy Kirkwood

Students’ Union Co–FE Vice President

LVL 3 Diploma in Music

“I would like to make students feel comfortable and safe during their time at HCA. Everybody’s voice matters I would like to help FE students use their voice and get involved in college life”