What is a Halls Student Committee?

Each Halls of Residence has a Halls’ Student Committee (HSC) that anyone living in Halls can be a part of. The aim of each HSC is to make sure every Halls’ resident has the best time whilst living in Halls.

Any student resident of a Hall is eligible to join their HSC.

Anyone who wants to sign up automatically becomes what is known as a General Member and is involved in all aspects of the HSC; attending meetings and helping plan and run events. After a six week trial period, all students in accommodation will be given the opportunity to say whether they’re happy for those students who have volunteered to continue to represent them, if they are this will become the official HSC for the year.

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, trips 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
  • Trips to Chatsworth House, Chester Zoo, Cadbury’s World and York
  • Nights out in Manchester
  • Film and Pizza Nights
  • Chinese New Year celebrations
  • Summer Boat Party on the Mersey
  • Charity events (e.g. Children in Need and Comic Relief fundraising)
  • HSC’s have also bought Xbox’s, pool tables, table tennis and goal posts for their halls

The HSC meets once a week, for around an hour, and there may be small tasks throughout the week if you have an event or trip coming up.

There is lots of support on hand to help the HSC to run smoothly. Every member is offered training for the role where you’ll get all the information you need. As well as this a Residential Advisor will attend each HSC meeting to offer support and guidance if needed. If you need anything else AJ from the Guild and Sophie from the Halls’ Student Experience are on hand to help.

Becoming a member of the HSC it is an excellent way to make new friends and represent your fellow students. It also provides plenty of opportunity to develop employable skills like problem solving, budgeting, event planning and communication.

Don’t just take it from us – here are ‘three words to describe your HSC experience’ from ex-HSC members:

“Fun, Challenge, Commitment” - Alex, ex-Dover Court HSC President
“Creative, Educational, Fun!” - Lewis, ex-Greenbank HSC Member
“Fun, Worthwhile, Challenging” - Emma, ex-Greenbank HSC President
“Friends, Parties, Finances” - Rich, ex-Greenbank HSC Member
“Memorable, Enjoyable, Fulfilling” Aimee, ex-Greenbank HSC Member

If you are interested in joining your HSC you will be informed when the first meeting will be in your arrival talks from your Warden and Resident Advisers. You can also email hsc@liverpool.ac.uk to find out when meetings are or get further information.