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Buy your Hoodie in the Students’ Union Shop or online at www.huddersfield.su/shop


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WELCOME TO HUDDERSFIELD! I’m Matt, your President until July 2012. I’m passionate about the student experience at the University of Huddersfield and I want you to get as much recreationally out of your time here as you get academically. While applying yourself to your studies is vital, I also urge you to visit the Students’ Union and take a look at the wide variety of Sports, Societies, Media MATT CHRIST opportunities, trips and events IE, PRESIDENT that we offer. The Students’ Union has something for everyone, and if we don’t have what you’re looking for then we can work with you to deliver fresh opportunities. Alongside all of that, the Union is home to a dedicated team of staff members and Executive Officers who are here to provide you with advice around your Education and Welfare rights. We run many drop in sessions, free of charge, where any difficulties you may be experiencing can be addressed. If none of the above interest you, then we also have a Students’ Union Bar, Café and Shop where you can come to simply chill out with your new friends and course mates 7 days a week. I look forward to seeing everyone around campus over the course of the year; don’t hesitate to come and find me if you want to know what’s coming up or if you need pointing in the right direction. Here’s to a fantastic year, Matt Christie SU President

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Huddersfield University Students’ Union is student led and student focused. Our vision is to have a positive impact on the lives of all our students.

How the Students’ Union is run: The SU is headed by 5 full time Executive Officers, known, collectively as ‘the Exec’ who have been elected to run the Students’ Union on behalf of you, the students, alongside full and part time permanent staff and around 70 student staff. The officers are representative of all areas of student life , you can see more about them, their role and how to contact them page 5.

The SU receives funding from the University to support its student membership and supplements this with income from the commercial service areas – the Students’ Union Bar, Café and Shop. Any profits go back into the Students’ Union to give better services and facilities to our members.

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When you enrol you are automatically a member of your Students’ Union (unless you choose to opt out) which means you can access all our facilities and services. Join one of the many diverse clubs and societies or start a new one. All members of the Students’ Union are entitled to run for and vote in the annual Elections.

We host amazing events throughout the year starting with the brilliant Freshers events followed by a variety of fun activities, including regular events such as live comedy and music. We run campaigns on national issues as well as local concerns, and campaign on all student issues alongside a diverse group of students for the benefit of all students.


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YOUR ELECTED OFFICERS Matt Christie SU President

Matt is the figurehead and spokesperson of the Students’ Union both on campus and in the local community. He can often be found on all three campuses talking and listening to students’ to find out what matters to them the most. su.president@hud.ac.uk 01484 473425 / 07584700151 @hudSUpresident

Kieran Elsby

racy Comms & Democ Kieran can tell you how to get involved in student media which includes our newspaper, radio and exciting new ideas such as podcasts and TV. He is also responsible for communicating the Union’s message and ensuring we have elected student representatives. su.comms@hud.ac.uk 01484 473441 / 07584700152 @hudSUcomms

Andy Blunt Education

Andy works towards making year on year improvements to your academic studies, as well as managing the Course Rep system across campus. Contact him if you want to get involved in the education movement on campus or if you are having problems with your studies su.education@hud.ac.uk 01484 473424 / 07584700154 @hudSUeducation

Exec Officers are based on the first floor of the Students’ Union

Romaine Andy

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Matt

Kieran

Romaine Maret

Welfare & Equalities

Romaine can offer support in all of your welfare needs in and out of university. She also runs our representative forums, hall rep system, and is the go to girl for international students and the green initiative on campus. su.welfare@hud.ac.uk 01484 473440 / 07584700153 @hudSUwelfare

Danny Dunn

Student Activities No stranger to hard work Daniel will be using his energy to support our wide range of fantastic sports and societies. Snowboarding, football and hockey are some of the great activities that he will be telling you how to get involved in and if there’s nothing that interests you, he will assist you in setting up your own. su.activities@hud.ac.uk 01484 473456 / 07584700155 @hudSUactivities

You can find all the officers on Facebook and Twitter

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Your Students’ Union Mission, Vision & Values Our Mission: Working together to make student life better Our Vision: To have a positive impact on the lives of all our students

The Students’ Union is committed to the continuous improvement of everything we do to make a positive impact on the lives of our students. To do this, we live by a number of values...

Democratic & accountable student leadership All key decisions will have the input of our members and staff and will be open to scrutiny. All elections will be conducted fairly. Our campaigns work will be evidence led and reflect members priorities.

Inclusive & accessible We will take positive action to make all our activities, services and opportunities for involvement open to all our members.

Quality & Continuous Improvement Providing a quality experience will underpin all our planning and be our principal focus when interacting with our members. We will be nationally recognised for improving student life through quality and effective representation.

Ethical & Sustainable We will conduct our affairs and make decisions based on the principles of recognised sound ethical practice for membership based Not For Profit organisations. We will manage our services in a financially sustainable manner.

Partnership We will develop partnership working with university departments and external organisations where this will benefit our members and customers. Elected Officers, Students’ Union departments and staff will work together as a unified team at all times.

Huddersfield Students’ Union is a Registered Charity 1137401

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Innovation We will be creative in all our work and will seek out new and innovative ways of delivering services, activities and opportunities for members.


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Get in touch

Huddersfield Students’ Union Queensgate Huddersfield HD1 3DH 01484 538156 students.union@hud.ac.uk

Student life isn’t just about living life to the full on campus, it’s all happening online too. There’s the main Students’ Union website, plus we’re on Facebook, Flickr, FourSquare, Twitter and YouTube too (try saying that with a mouthful!!)

.su www.huddersfield The above website is our online HQ, and is your first port of call for anything SU! Along with all the latest news and info about freshers, sports, elections etc you’ll .

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find online games - free to enter with fab prizes to be won! You’ll also find us on all the major online social networking sites search for @huddersfieldSU

dersfieldSU facebook.com/hud Like us on Facebook for updates on what’s happening at the SU including the low-down on the 2011 Freshers’ Fayre and all the entertainments, as well as information, advice and special offers throughout the year. You can also check in at huddersfieldSU, hudSUbar, hudSUshop and hudSUcafe.

If there’s a network you regularly use and think the SU should be on there too then email and let us know! So to keep up with all the goss and be the first to find out about the SU news and events. Like us, follow us and log on today! We know you’re not going to be shy when at university so look out for Students’ Union photographers when enjoying yourself in the SU Bar. We’ll get the photos online - on the website, on Flickr at www.flickr.com/huddersfieldsu and on Facebook for you to tag, comment on or download for free and print to stick on your wall! There’ll also be photos of our sports teams in action.

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What the

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By now we hope you know a little of what the SU is all about – YOU!

We represent you. We listen to you. We support you.

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For us to do this effectively, we need your help. Students should always have the opportunity to make themselves heard - there are many ways you can get involved in helping us listen to the student voice.


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Be a Course Rep www.huddersfield.su/involve

The first opportunity you should be given is to put yourself forward to be the representative for your course – this means that you will get to speak to the university on a regular basis, tell them what your fellow students think about the course, and help the university make improvements. For example, if your work is continually

Be a Hall Rep

returned to you late, it will be your job to raise this with your department; likewise if you think your department is doing something great, tell them you want to see more of it! One of your tutors will ask for volunteers in the first few weeks of term, if you’re interested make sure you let them know.

www.huddersfield.su/hallreps

If you are living in halls for your first year, like to party, and want to be involved in making sure the experience of living in Halls is the best it can be, then this could be for you. Hall reps exist to plan social events, and to communicate regularly with

the accommodation provider and the Students' Union to make sure any problems that may arise are swiftly resolved. Hall Reps will be appointed over the first few weeks of term, so look out for more information!

Stand Up, Shout Out, Make Change!

Every six weeks, the Students' Union holds a meeting where students have the opportunity to discuss, debate and decide on how to improve student life. Any student is welcome to come along and make their thoughts heard. Who knows, you might have an idea which could change the university for the better forever!

First term Students’ Union Council meetings: 18 October 2011, upstairs in the Students' Union, 5:30-7pm 29 November 2011, upstairs in the Students' Union, 5:30-7pm

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Freshers is one of the most exciting times of the year at the Students’ Union. Over the first three weeks of term you’ll meet loads of new pals so join in with the fun events planned by your Students’ Union and get involved in the many activities we have on offer. During the main Freshers Week the following activities will taking place during the day in the Freshers marquee on the main University Plaza…

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Poster Sale 10am – 5pm Pyramid Posters are coming to town, selling all different sizes and styles of poster at competitive prices to help you decorate your room . Fashion Show 10am – 5pm Join independent fashion stores from the local area as they showcase their wares as part of our Fheshers Fashion Show. Music, food and affordable student fashion - what could be better?!

Tuesday 20 Sept Market Day 10am – 4pm Local and regional independent retailers will be in the marquee to give you the chance to purchase some of their exclusive and exciting clothing/jewellery/art and loads more! Sports Demos 10am – 4pm Some of our sports teams and societies will be along to show you what they can do. Wondering what HUBA is? Not sure about who HUSSI are? Come along and find out!

Wednesday 21 Sept Student Activities Fayre 10:30am – 3:30pm With some of the best sports teams and societies in the land, there is bound to be something for you. Come along to find out how to get involved.


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Entertainments We have some amazing entertainment lined up for you in the Students’ Union Bar throughout the Freshers period. With this guide, you will find a flyer advertising these events. Make sure you get your tickets when available and check out as much as you can! Every night will add to the amazing list of experiences you will encounter during your time at university so make sure you make the most of the opportunities available!

Buy your limited edition Freshers’ 2011 T-Shirt from the Freshers’ Marquee Only £5 whilst stocks last

f Thursday 22 Sept Freshers Fayre 10:30am – 3:30pm With exclusive access to Freshers from 10:30am, you have chance to get LOADS of freebies and speak to some of Huddersfield’s most reputable businesses including bars, nightclubs, shops, charities and loads more. For Freshers to access the Freshers Fayre you will need a wristband. These can be collected throughout Freshers Week, FREE OF CHARGE, from the Freshers Marquee on the main University Plaza – just show us your campus card (if you have enrolled) or bring your acceptance letter! Remember, returning students who are not first years will be allowed in to the marquee from 1:30pm!

International Welcome 7pm onwards The Students’ Union and University International Office have organised a special International Meet and Greet event with Music and free food. Come along, have a chat and grab a bite to eat - a fantastic way to ease yourself into university life.

Friday 23 Sept Poster Sale 10am – 4pm If you’re too worn out by Friday, there will be opportunity for you to grab some more posters from the poster sale in the marquee.

Keep up to date with the latest Freshers information - including who you’ll get to meet each day and what to look forward to!

www.huddersfield.su/freshers

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Make life more... iZone is the place to find out about what else there is to do at University alongside studying.

involving interesting inspirational incredible innovative

The iZone is located on the first floor of the Students’ Union, with loads of info and resources online at www.huddersfield.su/izone You can speak to Executive Officers and staff about getting active and involved in YOUR Union. Going to uni is about more than just getting your degree! You can join an existing club or society, or we can help set up a new one, and maybe even give you money to help you do it! (see pages 14 and 15). If you decide you want to get involved in representing the student voice, iZone can also offer you advice, guidance

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and resources to help you play your part in making student life better (see pages 8 and 9). We also offer training for people getting involved in all aspects of student activities , covering topics like marketing and promotion, negotiation skills or event planning. Boost your CV and improve your club, society and volunteering experience!

In Spring, over 20 sports teams will take part in our annual Varsity tournament against teams from the University of Bradford. Bradford will host the the 2012 Varsity on Wednesday 21 March, lets make sure we retain the trophy we won so convincingly in 2011.


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Out & about Although we’re sure you’ll love being in the Hudd’, we’ve arranged some trips in and around the area, as well as further afield so you can get out and about, make friends and enjoy new experiences! Sat 17 Sept

York

Sun 18 Sept

Blackpool & Illuminations

Sat 24 Sept

Huddersfield Town vs Leyton Orient

Wed 28 Sept

IKEA shopping trip

Wed 28 Sept

Go Karting

Fri 30 Sept

IKEA shopping trip

Fri 4 - Sun 6 Nov

Edinburgh Weekender

Sat 5 Nov

Bonfire night & Fireworks

Thurs 17 – Sun 20 Nov

Amsterdam Weekender

Thurs 1 Dec

York Christmas Shopping

To find out more about our trips and activities please visit www.huddersfield.su/trips. Bookings can be made online or in person at the iZone.

Shine bright! STARS is the Student Training and Recognition Scheme – our way of rewarding you for the hard work you put into getting involved with a student activity or helping us listen to the student voice, and making sure you have the necessary skills to do this well. Whether you are involved as a Course Rep, Union Councillor or club and society member, there is a range of training sessions and workshops available to develop you both as a person and in your role as an active student – all at no cost to you whatsoever! At the end of each year we will award you either Bronze, Silver or Gold depending on your level of involvement with the scheme – these awards are jointly accredited by the University and are an excellent addition to your CV. To put the icing on the cake, at the end of each year there is a lavish ‘dress to impress’ Awards Night where we recognise some of our most involved students and celebrate our successes. Visit www.huddersfield.su/stars address or call into the iZone when you arrive and ask about STARS!

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Whether you’re interested in playing competitively, meeting new people or just keeping fit, there are plenty of sports clubs for you to join. Most are based at Huddersfield, but more and more are being set up at Oldham and Barnsley too. There’s no need to give up your favourite pastime once you come to Uni.

American Football Huddersfield Hawks

Archery Club

Jiu Jitsu

Athletics

Kobudo

Badminton

Japanese Weaponry

Mixed Martial Arts

Basketball Canoe

*NEW*

Netball Rugby League

Cricket

Rugby Union

Women’s Football

Table Tennis

Men’s Football Gaelic Football *NEW*

Golf

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Squash

Tennis

H-KARTS

Barnsley Football Oldham Football Ultimate Frisbee

Women's Hockey HUBA Board Riding

Volleyball

Men’s Hockey HUCS Cycling HUSSI Snow Sports

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Ice Hockey

Water Polo Wing Chun Kung fu

Sign Up! To join any of the sports clubs or societies make sure you don’t miss Student Activities Fayre on Wednesday 21 September, when all the activities will have members there to sign you up and provide more information.

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Societies are a great way of adding that bit extra to University life, with loads of extra-curricular activities to choose from. You can meet new people, take part in some activities you love, try new things, and even get training to boost your CV. The skills picked up in leading societies are just the sort of thing that get you a job in the future.

Afro-Caribbean Anime & Asian Film Believers Love World

Campus Ministry

Caving

Cheerleading

International

Student Community

Islamic Juggling

Labour Club

ChemSoc

Law Soc

Chinese

International

Christian Union

Cinema Climbing and Mountaineering Conservative Future

Dance

Equine Escape the Hudd

FRAG Football Racing Assult Gaming

Friends of Palestine

Hindu Howard League

for Penal Reform

HUMS Music Society

Leadership

LGBT Medieval re-enactment

HUMCC

Motorcycling Nigerian Students

Redeemed Christian Fellowship

Rock Salsa SAMEEM

Sikh

Socialist Students Pool (Barnsley)

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Student Media Newspaper HuddersfieldStuden

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Your very own student newspaper can be found around campus and all main halls of residence. Inside you’ll find a range of interesting articles about the latest fashion, music, trends and tackling issues that affect your life at university. Released seven times over the year the newspapere is also available online at www.hslive.co.uk. Huddersfield Student is an independent voice around campus and a great way to keep up to date with student life.

Pick up your free copy on campus! Like us on Facebook HSlive

Follow on us Twitter @HudStud

Get Involved The newspaper is not just for reading... There are many opportunities to get involved. Write your own columns, articles, submit them to the editor and they may get published. Writing may not be your thing but there are still plenty of ways to join. Enhance your CV by showcasing your design and photography skills.

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Interested? Then email to the newspaper editor Suzanne Cachia at stun-newspapereditor@hud.ac.uk or Communications Officer Kieran Elsby su.comms@hud.ac.uk


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Listen online huddersfield.su/radiohudd

Radio RadioHudd Now in its third year our student radio station is growing rapidly. It broadcasts live online, offering a wide mix of shows from sport, comedy, rock, dubstep, dance and indie there’s really something for everyone.

RadioHudd will keep you tuning in time after time, whilst members of the station are known to have vibrant social events. The station can be found spinning tunes in the Students’ Union Bar at special nights throughout the year.

You’ll find most of the shows on Facebook & Twitter - check the website for full listings. facebook.com/radiohudd @RadioHuddUH

Get Involved The Radio Station is not just for listening... Become part of the team and enjoy the benefits that go alongside it. Boosting your radio experience is a great way to leap into professional stations. Only a few years ago Students’ Union President Matt Christie and Vice President Communications Kieran Elsby could be heard broadcasting from Wembley, Old Trafford and St James’ Park on a local radio station after founding RadioHudd. You don’t need any experience to join and can quite easily be balanced alongside your studies. Are you the new Greg James, Ferne Cotton or Zane Lowe? Then email RadioHudd co-coordinator Bert Maddsion at radio-hudd@hud.ac.uk or Communications Officer Kieran Elsby at su.comms@hud.ac.uk

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The Students’ Union Bar has a full food menu at great value prices; start your day relaxing with breakfast or a freshly ground coffee. If it’s ‘takeaway and fast’ you want, we have menu options to ensure you get to your lecture on time.

With a jam packed events programme at the SU Bar – we can assure you there will be something for you almost every day of the week whether it be live music or comedy, a quiz or the infamous sports and societies night ‘Thank SU it’s Wednesday’.

There is something for everyone going on, so keep up to date via www.facebook.com/hudSUbar and www.huddersfield.su/whatson Calling all sports & society members! Wednesday night is ‘Thank SU it’s Wednesday’, the sports and societies night; meet your team mates – share other teams wins and highlights every Wednesday in the friendly atmosphere of the SU Bar.

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Sports fan? Want somewhere to watch big screen live sport at the weekend? Come to the SU Bar and get a slice of the action and make the most of our live sport special offers!

Check in to hudSUbar, hudSUcafe & hudSUshop on Facebook


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ee ff o c e th ll e m s & p u e k Wa The Students’ Union Café is the place to meet and relax in a quiet, friendly location. It’s the perfect place for group work or meetings. The cheerful Barista staff will provide you with a extensive choice of coffees, herbal teas, smoothies and iced Frappés.

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If you need a bite to eat, there is a great range of food and snacks to choose from, such as sandwiches, bagels, salads, soup and jacket potatoes, all made fresh to order, to eat in or take-away. You can also compliment your coffee with one of the many delicious cakes available!

So come up to the first floor of the Students’ Union, get your loyalty card & start collecting for your first free drink!

The Students’ Union Shop is located on the ground floor of the Students’ Union in the heart of campus and is easily accessible – perfect for a quick snack between lectures!

As well as stocking halal, vegetarian, oriental and organic food ranges the Students’ Union Shop has Fairtrade status and offers a great selection of Fairtrade products from snacks to clothing.

The Shop sells everything you need including hot drinks, food, stationery, newspapers, toiletries, gifts and greetings cards, stamps and mobile phone top-ups. They also stock exclusive University memorabilia including a wide range of hoodies, t-shirts, bags, accessories and stationery.

Look out for our student friendly offers every month, saving you even more!

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Congratulations - You’ve made it to uni! You now have the freedom to do what you like. Except, what if problems arise with your course or your landlord or your student loan hasn’t arrived? It could happen but there’s no need to worry. The Advice service provided by the Students’ Union and offers you free, impartial and confidential advice that is independent of the University. Whether you’ve got a quick query for some basic information or a major

Offering advice, info and more problem, get in touch and we’ll do our best to help or point you in the right direction. We can offer advice on a wide range of issues and if we are unable to help, we can make referrals to other services. For example help is available on the following areas:

al matters, Housing, Finance, Person ues... Security and Academic iss The Students’ Union Advice Centre is open during term time Monday to Thursday 10am - 4pm & Friday 10am – 1pm For further information or to arrange an appointment to speak with an adviser you can contact us in the following ways: Email: advice-centre@hud.ac.uk Telephone: 01484 473446

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Huddersfield ground floor of the Students’ Union Building. Barnsley Book an appointment through the Students’ Union Administrator Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 10am – 2pm during term time on Level 3, Room 24.

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A safe ride home... The Safety Bus service, operated by student crew, runs 7 days a week during term time from outside the Union 7 days a week from 6pm until Midnight. For a small charge you can reassure your housemates that you’ll get home safely. Huddersfield is a great place to live but you’re advised to always be aware of your personal safety. The Safety Bus is available to transport you from campus to your accommodation within the Huddersfield area.

Timetables will be available at the start of term from the Students’ Union reception and online, plus on the nights when there are special events in the Students’ Union Bar, the Safety Bus hours will be extended.

www.huddersfield.su/safetybus

Student Survival Meeting lots of interesting people from across the globe as well as being spoiled with a fantastic fortnight filled with an exciting and varied entertainments programme. Here are some top tips for those first few weeks in University.

Say Hello! Don’t be shy – introduce yourself. Everyone is in the same position as you and will probably be just as scared too. If you’re in halls your flatmates will probably be the people who you spend the rest of your uni life with, so make sure you hit it off right. Ask if they need help unpacking, ask where they’re from, what course they’re doing – anything! Don’t hide away in halls or at home either. There are loads of places to chill on campus….. like the Students’ Union!

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Student life can be a hot bed for experimenting. You’re free and independent and there is plenty to tempt you! However, don’t be naïve about recreational drug taking and sexual health the Students’ Union Advice Centre is on hand for help and advice.

You’re about to have the most fun you’ve ever had.

Ear Plugs Student accommodation can often be loud, crazy places to live in. When the rockers next door are moshing late into the night, or your Britney loving house mate is dancing the night away… reach for the plugs!

Register with a doctor. The University Health Centre can be found at the bottom of campus and is available to students at Storthes Hall and students who live within a 3 mile radius of campus.

Safe and secure If you are bringing valuables, it might be worth getting your stuff insured - have a look at the Endsleigh leaflet delivered with this guide, or check on the web and see if you can get yourself a good deal. If you’re feeling a little bit apprehensive or maybe a little lost when you first get here remember everyone else is in the same boat as you!

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The Students’ Union works hard to ensure minimal environmental impact, focussing closely on energy consumption and wastage. We are proud that none of our waste goes to landfill. This year 15.44 tonnes of waste from the Students’ Union was recycled, with 13.66 tonnes being recycled locally. We also look at how we can reduce our comsumption - this year we have decreased our electricity consumption by 2,145 kilowatts - that’s enough to power a student flat for 5 months! The Students’ Union encourages students to get involved with our environmental policies and activities. This goes further than just encouraging you to recycle your waste. The Students’ Union Exec team are setting up an area at Storthes Hall – the University’s biggest student halls of residence where interested students can The freebie bag we’ll give you grow their own veg! If you would like to get involved in being a little more green whilst at Uni then get in touch with Kieran, Comms Officer (details on page5)

at Freshers Fayre is not only Fairtrade cotton but made in a carbon neutral factory! Recycling a tonne of paper spares 17 trees Recycling 1 aluminium can saves enough energy to run a tv for 3 hours

This guide has been printed on 80% recycled paper, using vegetable ink. Please recycle after use.

1 recycled plastic bottle would save enough energy to power a 60 watt light bulb for 3 hours

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In March 2011 we received a Silver Award as part of the NUS Green Impact accreditation scheme reflecting our hard work and success in improving our environmental impact and movement towards sustainability.


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As much as we love the Hudd, we know not everyone will be based on Queensgate Campus. If you are going to be based at our campus in Barnsley then here’s some extra info for you. We’ll be sending you some further information in the next few weeks about making the most of student life in Barnsley. The Students’ Union at Barnsley has an office on Level 3 near the cafe. This is your main point of call if you need advice or information, would like to get involved with the Campus Committee, start or join a club/society. There is a student common room on level 3, available throughout the day, with comfy chairs, sofas and Apple Macs and an x-box 360 – a great place to chill & find out what’s going on when you’re not in lectures.

Student activities with the iZone kick starts the academic year with a Football Club, Pool Society and the start of a Barnsley F.R.A.G (gaming) Society. To get involved with them don’t miss Freshers’ Fayre and get signed up. There is plenty of scope for more clubs and societies to be set up this year, just come and see us in the SU office! We can also give you the opportunity to get involved in the Union itself by becoming a Course Rep, making changes, standing in elections, running campaigns and being involved in the process of democracy. Come and meet us at Freshers’ Fayre on enrolment day between 10am-1pm on Monday 19 September in the TV Studio.

The Campus Committee Hello and welcome to all the new students arriving here at University Campus Barnsley. Within your chosen course you will no doubt make many friends while getting the best out of your education. However, whilst your University work is crucial, social activities and having fun is equally as important. That is what your UCB Campus Committee is here for. The committee consists of three members: Matt Winning (Chair), Vijay Bhutada (Campaigns and Communications Officer) and Miles Lunney (Events and Activities Officer). We will all be working together as part of the Students’ Union to provide you with the best student life going here at the Barnsley.

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01226 644207 student.union.barnsley@hud.ac.uk www.barnsley.su facebook.com/barnsleySU


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Oldham might be t’other side of the Pennines, but we love our Lancashire based students just as much as our Yorkshire ones! If you are going to be studying at our Oldham campus then here’s how to get the most out of student life in Oldham. We’ll be sending some more info in the next few weeks too. The Students’ Union office is based on the 2nd floor in the Library and Computing Centre. Here you will find members of staff in our ‘pod’ (you will have to come and find us to understand the pod facility). This is your main point of call if you need advice or information, would like to get involved with the Campus committee, start or join a club/society.

Here in Oldham we have a Football Club up and running with plenty of scope for more - to get involved with them don’t miss Freshers’ Fayre and get signed up! If what we currently have is not your thing we would love to get you involved by starting other sports clubs and societies! Just come and see us at the pod. You should also keep an eye out for the one off trips to places like Alton Towers as part of our trips program. We can also give you the opportunity to get involved in the Union itself by becoming a course rep, making changes, standing in elections, running campaigns and being involved in the process of democracy.

Come and meet us at Freshers’ Fayre on enrolment day between 10am-1pm on Tuesday 209 September in the Main Foyer

The Campus Committee We represent students and their views on campus and support students throughout their academic studies. We deal with any issues that Oldham students might have and give them all the possible help and direction that is needed. The Campus Committee consists of four members who have different roles and responsibilities; Shah Islam (Chair), Steven Fergusson (Representation & Welfare) and Nibras Ahmed (Campaigns & Communication). If you’re wondering who is the fourth person then currently there is no one. If you fancy being part of the Students’ Union then the position of Activities and Events officer is up for grabs. All students will be notified with the details nearer to the time. Remember have fun while studying here and enjoy your time at University Campus Oldham.

Get in touch... 0161 213 5032 student.union.oldham@hud.ac.uk www.oldham.su facebook.com/oldhamSU

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GUIDE to Huddersfield

Huddersfield is a true Yorkshire town, full of surprising qualities, strong traditions, impressive architecture, quality shopping, top class sport, exciting festivals and artistic reputation all set on the edge of the wonderful scenery of the Peak District National Park and South Pennines.

Places to visit The unquestionably superb location of Huddersfield means that a trip to the larger northern cities of Leeds and Manchester is simple from the train station. With trains just about every 20 minutes to Leeds and every half an hour to Manchester, you’d be silly not to!

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Around Huddersfield as well there is plenty to see and do. From the beautiful views on a sunny day at Castle Hill to a whole host of interesting museums to the old quaint streets of nearby town, Holmfirth – the location for hugely popular TV series Last of the Summer Wine – you will not be bored, guaranteed!


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Metropolitan Borough of Kirklees Population 146,234 Postcode district HD1-5, HD7-8 Dialling code 01484 190 miles (310 km) north of London

Huddersfield town centre has a range of national and independent retail shops to serve even the most hardend shoppers addiction!

Night-life Of course, your Students’ Union has the best bar in town, but there is no denying that throughout Huddersfield there are a whole load of different types of bars for you to chill out after a long hard day at uni! Most of the town’s bars are within easy walking distance of the main campus and the town has two or three quality nightclubs where you can choose to end your evening, unless you get lucky ;-)

From the modern Kingsgate Shopping Centre, located just a stone’s throw away from the main Queensgate Campus to the historic and stylish Byram Arcade with its independent boutiques and cafés near to the train station through to the historic Queensgate Market, Huddersfield is an up and coming town with lots of places for you to visit to update your wardrobe.

Local & national travel Local bus information: www.firstgroup.com/students Metro bus and train times: www.wymetro.com

Events Festival of Light is an exciting programme of street theatre, live performances and installations. Well worth adding to your calendar 2 - 4 December 2011.

Parking On campus: Limited parking is available on campus for students with disabilities. Please contact Student Services via email disability@hud.ac.uk or telephone 01484 473724 for further info. In & around town: For information on parking in town visit www.kirklees.gov.uk

National Rail Enquiries: www.nationalrail.co.uk

Students’ Union Of course, all this being said, you need not look further than your Students’ Union, in the middle of Queensgate campus to purchase your daily lunch, wake up with a coffee, enjoy a quiet drink, watch a band, seek advice or join a sports team. So pop in whenever and we will make you feel more than welcome!

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MAPS Huddersfield

Town Centre

This simplistic and easy to follow map shows Huddersfield Town Centre and the important places which you will need to recognise and know as a student. Huddersfield is a very simple town to navigate around – a lot smaller than big cities like Leeds and Manchester. If you are coming to study from out of the town, you will find this map extremely useful upon your arrival. Lindley

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