Hey freshers! (and returning students!)
Welcome to the Homerton Union of Students Website!!
Here you will find all sorts of information about all you’ll need to know about life at Homerton. The website is currently under construction and a lot is going to be updated during the summer, ready for the start of the new academic year in October. Keep checking back and feel free to join the freshers facebook page:
Have a smashing summer!
To all the new undergraduate students – welcome to Homerton!
We have put together this Freshers Guide to hopefully answer any questions you may have before you arrive in Cambridge. If there is anything you are still unsure about, however, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us using the Contact page!
Well done to everyone who recieved their results and accepted their place at Homerton! Go and join our Freshers Group on Facebook:
You can view the Freshers Guide 2014 by clicking here!
Also follow us on Twitter @HUSJCR to stay up to date with the latest news.
We’ve got a fun-filled action packed Fresher’s Week planned for you!
See you soon!
To those of you still in the furnace of exams, I hope they’re going well. And if you’ve finished, congratulations – you can go back to being a human being again!
Fancy winning a £25 Amazon voucher?
Each year the HUS conducts a comprehensive survey from all corners of the student body, hearing your feedback on a whole range of subjects. Nothing is exempt. Catering, academic provision, your accommodation, the HUS, the future of Homerton – we want to hear from you on all these things. Not only is it one of the best tools we have for presenting College management with evidence of what students want to see at our College, but as all of the senior staff will look over the results, it’s also a golden opportunity to say what you really think.
If you want to be in with a chance of winning the voucher, we’d be extremely grateful if you could fill out the survey found here.
It should only take about 10-15 minutes to complete, depending on how much information you want to provide in things like comment boxes. However, all comment boxes are skippable if you don’t want to provide further feedback, though we do appreciate it. We want your honest opinion, so all of your responses will remain completely anonymous. Thanks in advance.
As an aside, just a brief reminder that the HUS now offers tennis and squash rackets (+ balls) for you to use College. They can be signed out from the Porters’ Lodge. Equally, we have renewed our contract with Scudamore’s in town so that Homerton students receive substantial reductions when you go punting. We hope you get to make the most of them.
Until next time, thanks for reading.
All the best,
President, Homerton Union of Students JCR, 2013/14
Looking for any excuse to avoid blankly staring at formulae/books/computer screens for a few hours? If so, we have the perfect tonic this Wednesday evening. The HUS will be holding Hustings for the majority of the positions on next year’s HUS Exec – this is your chance to come and grill those who are running on why they deserve the considerable effort of going online and clicking on their name.
The people running (plus their manifestos):
Academic Affairs and Liaison:
- Tania Clarke
- Lucy Taylor
- Kennedy Bloomer
- Marina Anastasi
- Lydia Redman
- James King
- Anita Magee
- William Hewstone
Target and Access:
- Eireann Attridge
Environmental and Ethical Affairs:
- Amy Angilley
- Leonardo Buizza
- Bryn Porter
We will also be holding an Open Meeting concurrently. Come on down, one and all!
Do you feel a burning passion for helping your fellow students? Do you regularly complain about the ubiquity of cooking oil in Hall? Or do you simply need something to fill out your LinkedIn Profile?
If any of the above apply to you, you should seriously consider running for the upcoming HUS Elections. Nominations close at 2pm on Thursday, and by that time you need to have handed in both a nomination slip and a manifesto.
If you need some inspiration for how to compose a manifesto, I have linked some winning examples from last year’s elections, make sure you give them a read over!
Josh Cozens – Sports Officer
Ruth Taylor – Services Officer
Steph Hobbs – Target and Access
Olivia Sinclair – Ents Officer
Ellen Hurley – Academic Affairs and Liaison
Don’t forget to get in touch with the current Officer if you have any questions about a role you’re interested in!
Elections for the HUS JCR executive positions will open soon, so if you’re considering running for any of the positions and getting involved in the future of your college, now is the time to think about it!
The positions open for 2014-15 will be:
ACADEMIC AFFAIRS & LIAISON
ENTS X 2
TARGET AND ACCESS
ENVIRONMENTAL & ETHICAL AFFAIRS
WELFARE (Male and Female)
Information about all the different positions and what they entail can be found here. The contact details for the current executive can be found here.
Nominations Open 10.00am Friday 2nd May
Nominations Close 2.00pm Thursday 8th May
Nominations require someone to propose you, as well as two people to second you who cannot be current members of the HUS. You will also have to submit your manifesto with your nomination form. Forms will be available when nominations open.
Campaigning Thursday 8th – Wednesday 14th May
No campaigning to take place while nominations are still open.
HUSTINGS 7.00pm WEDNESDAY 14th May
Online Voting following Hustings and THURSDAY 15th &
FRIDAY 16th May until 1.00 am when results will be available online.
The results will be ratified and officially announced by the Returning Officer on Monday 19th May.
For further details about any of the roles, please call in at the HUS office and see Bobbie (Returning Officer; cb521) or Francis (Deputy Returning Officer; fjd28).
Cheers guys, and good luck to all of those who decide to run!
The votes have now been counted and verified, so Bobbie and myself are now happy to be able to formally announce the winners of this year’s HUS Support Team elections! Leading your Union next year will be:
President: Jack Hooper
Vice-President Internal: Tim Hubener
Vice-President External: Ruth Taylor
Treasurer: Radley Cunliffe
More details, including the voting breakdown, can be found here: https://www.vote.cusu.cam.ac.uk/homerton-hus/13-14/hussupport/
Congratulations to the winners, and thanks to all the candidates for running such great campaigns. Thanks also to YOU for making it such an exciting election, which saw one of the highest turnouts for several years. I wish everyone involved in the process, whether they won or not, the very best of luck for next year.
Finally, if you’ve been inspired to get involved with HUS next year, we will be running elections for the rest of the team early next term. We’ll be in touch very soon – so keep an eye on your hermes!
**Voting for the HUS Support Team 2014/15 candidates has now begun, and will close at 1am on Friday. Be sure to cast your vote before then! Many thanks to those of you who came to Hustings and made it such a lively and engaging event.
It’s that time of the year where you have the chance to vote for next year’s JCR Support Team. The nominations are in, and campaigning has begun! The positions available in this election period are President, Vice-President Internal, Vice-President External, and Treasurer. The candidates and their manifestos are as follows:
Vice-President Internal -
Vice-President External -
Head down to the Griffin this Tuesday (25th) to hear what the candidates have to say about their plans for next year. Each candidate will give a short speech, summarising their manifestos and providing more information on why they deserve your vote. You will then be able to ask them any questions you might have, or challenge anything you don’t agree with! This is a great opportunity to get a debate going, and to make sure that you use your vote wisely when voting opens at 10pm that evening. See you there!
P.S. The election period is very short, and whilst it can be annoying to see the College plastered with posters, we’d be grateful if you could resist from taking any down until the elections are over. If you are unhappy with the location of a poster, feel free to message me (fjd28) and I’ll look into it as swiftly as possible.
Hey all – just a brief note to let you know that I’ve made some further updates to the President’s Page about progress on various manifesto pledges and the like. You can view them here: http://www.husjcr.co.uk/support/presidents-page/ Enjoy!