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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Ellie Arbuthnott

Students’ Union Vice President
Level 3 Diploma in Art & Design

“With my role, I intend to improve the student experience by working hand in hand with the student body. My goal is to amplify the student voice, so that you are not only heard but seen!”​

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Huw Davis

Student Union Media Officer
BA (Hons) Artist Blacksmithing

As media officer I will be posting photo’s of the College and the events on the Facebook and Instagram pages. I will aim to capture the memories as they are being made and show off the college and the sense of society we have in this small but vibrant college. I am not limited to this, if you wish to get the Union, I’ll do what I can as we are students and equals.​

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Calum Andrews

Students’ Union Events 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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Neive Taylor

Students’ Union Campaigns Officer
BA (Hons) Illustration & Animation

“In my role as campaign officer I would like to be able to listen to people ideas and be a voice for them. I’d also like to keep on making the University an enjoyable place as possible for students.”

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Joe Fry

Students’ Union Societies Officer
BA (Hons) Artist Blacksmithing

“I think it would be great to help give access to a wider range of societies to develop a closer relationship between courses and fun outside of course time”.