Hull University Students’ Union Membership Services Roadmap

Posted 8 April 2021
A roadmap for Hull University Students’ Union's membership services.
So you’ve seen how Student Central’s commercial services have planned to return, but what about everything else? Take a look at our roadmap to ensure a safe return to Student Central.

Monday 29th March

Sports 

From Monday 29th March organised outdoor sports were allowed to take place following government and NGB guidelines. Our AU Sports Clubs are arranging outdoor sessions via Hull Sport via a pay as you go basis, either through the club accounts or pay directly to Hull Sport. 

Not part of a sports team? Hull Sport have several Just Play sessions each week, which is great if you want to go on your own and meet new people or join in with friends. Hull Sport’s gym facilities will also be open from Monday 12th April. For more information on their reopening, take a look at their website. 

 

Monday 12th April

At this stage safety measures include:

  • Track and Trace at all events.

  • Hand sanitiser provided at each HUSU-led event and strongly recommended for student events.

  • Student groups must meet in no more than six.

  • Social distancing is still in place.

  • Face masks must be worn around Student Central and we’ll update you with further guidance once we know it.

  • Student group activities risk assessed with government guidelines in mind.

  • All students must follow government guidelines on volunteering.
     

Volunteering

From Monday 12th April, some of our student-led volunteering projects will be able to run activities for their volunteers. Forces of Nature have some planned litter picks, which you can join in with and our Junior Park Run project is to start in May. It's not too late to join a student-led volunteer project, to find out more, head to our website.

Hull University Students’ Union also helps to facilitate volunteering within the community and can help signpost to opportunities in the local area or online. Take a look at our website or contact us via [email protected]

Societies

From Monday 12th April, societies will be able to follow the latest government guidance and meet in groups of 6 outdoors. Why not arrange to join in with a Just Play session at Hull Sport? Or meet as a group of 6 and come along to some of our amazing commercial events - we know you've missed the HUSU Big Quiz! 

Give it a Go Programme

Our GIAG activities will a variation of online and in-person events, following the latest government guidance. We want to make sure that if you are not in Hull, you still have these opportunities to try new things and meet new people. To find out what events we have on, see our events section here.

Elections 

All activity will continue to be digital. Elections rules state that all campaigning must be digital. Question Time will take place on Monday 12th April at 6pm as a live-stream event by our very own Torch TV with participants taking place from home. Government and University of Hull guidance will continue to be shared with candidates, Part-Time Officers and student-led campaigns.

Representation

Your course reps are still here and working hard to represent you through online meetings! Don’t know who your course rep is? You can find out here!

Union Council is HUSU’S main decision-making body and meets regularly throughout the academic year. The last meeting of this year will be hosted virtually on Monday 19th April at 6.30pm. Before the next (and last of the year) meeting, there will be a Q and A at 6pm with the Vice-Chancellor Professor Susan Lea – all students are warmly invited to come along and ask any questions you may have. More info here.

 HUSU Advice Centre

The Advice Centre staff are continuing to work virtually and we'll update students and staff on any face to face support delivery when this has been reviewed. The team are managing to support more students than ever before with virtual meetings, emails and calls. If you'd like support with finance queries, academic issues or housing problems or even hate crime, please email [email protected] or call 01482 466263.

Awards Nights and Training 

HUSU Awards, Trophy Presentation and Society Awards will all be live-streamed on Friday 30th April. We hope that our students and groups nominated will be able to enjoy the ceremony from wherever they are in the world, with thanks to Torch TV. We hope to be able to announce some in-person celebrations soon. 

Committee Fest is two weeks of training opportunities aimed at anyone who is a volunteer for HUSU (student group committee member, part-time officer, course rep or student trustee). Any student, however, can take part in the training sessions if you feel they may be of use to your time at university. All of these training sessions will be delivered virtually. You can find out more about committee fest, here.

 

Monday 17th May

At this stage safety measures include: 

  • Track & Trace at all events.

  • Hand sanitiser provided at each HUSU-led event and strongly recommended for student events.

  • Social distancing is still in place.

  • Face masks must be worn around Student Central and we’ll update you with further guidance once we know it.

  • Student group activities risk assessed with government guidelines in mind.

  • All students must follow government guidelines on volunteering.

  • Student groups can meet in groups of 6 indoors and up to 30 outdoors.

Sports 

At the earliest of Monday 17th May, organised sports can take place indoors and each activity will be different and will need to follow their NGB return to play guidance. Depending on said guidance, our sports teams will be able to book indoor facilities at Hull Sport via the same processes from Monday 29th March. At the moment, room bookings in the University buildings are not open but we will inform student groups can book out meeting rooms. HUSU and Hull Sport can help support our AU sports clubs with finding their latest NGB guidance and ensuring this is included in an updated risk assessment.  

Societies 

Societies will be able to follow the latest government guidance and meet in groups of 6 indoors and groups of 30 outdoors. We'll announce as soon as our room booking facilities are open. We'd encourage all of our groups to continue to deliver virtual sessions when they can to ensure that members anywhere can still take part in some activity as well as hosting face to face meetings. 

Room bookings

At the moment, room bookings in the University buildings are not open but we will inform student groups can book out meeting rooms. Societies and sports teams may meet indoors in groups of up to 6 and outdoors in groups of up to 30. 

Give it a Go Programme

Our GIAG activities will be a variation of groups of 6 indoors and up to 30 outdoors, following the latest government guidance. We want to make sure that if you are not in Hull, you still have these opportunities to try new things and meet new people. Events planned from 17th May include a City Centre Walking Tour, Self-Defence Classes and a Beach Clean!

Representation

Student-led campaigns can meet indoors in groups of 6 or outdoors in groups of 30 and we'll inform course reps and part-time officers as soon as HUSU room booking facilities are open. At the moment, room bookings in the University buildings are not open but we will inform student groups can book out meeting rooms

 

Monday 21st June

We hope that by this date, all activities will be able to return to normal. Government guidance for this date has yet to be released however we will continue to monitor advice and alter plans accordingly.

We'll ensure to communicate the latest guidance as it is released and what that means for our student groups, GIAG activities, representation and HUSU advice centre services. 

At this stage safety measures include: 

  • Follow the latest government guidance.

  • Encourage the use of hand sanitiser at each HUSU staff and student-led event.

  • Continue to use Track & Trace if required.

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