The Harper Adams Students' Union is run by students for students.
The SU executive team are annually elected full-time Student Officers who assist in the running of the organisation on behalf of the student body.
The team will be out and about on campus and always on hand to listen and represent your views.
The Student union organises every Wednesday night in the bar with each week having a different theme. By paying your SU fees it entitles you to free entry into the bar and reduced rates on events such as Christmas ball and summer ball. Money is allocated to bring in big-name acts such as Danny Howard, Lethal Bizzle and everyone's favourite, the Wurzels. In addition to events and sports, your student union fees aid the financing of Harper Forum which brings in various guest speakers from a number of industries.
Your Student union fees go towards the funding of clubs and societies. This allows for high-quality coaches, new kit and the maintenance of equipment. Together this allows all our sports teams to participate in regular BUCS fixtures and arrange Agri blocks event with other universities throughout the year such as Newcastle and Reading. In the past, the student union has been able to help improve the facilities of the university, for example, the recent installation of a free cash machine on campus, the extension to the student union bar in order to increase the capacity of people able to attend events held at Harper Adams. As a student union, we strive to achieve continuous improvements to benefit student life at Harper Adams.
The SU is one of the main foundations of the university, it enables the student voice to be heard and creates a united student body. The union offers a wide range of activities and events throughout the year, including Christmas ball, hobgoblins, Wednesday nights, arts & crafts, dog walking, cooking classes etc. To see a full list of events and activities, visit our events page here!
The union also offers a wide range of sports and societies, such as rugby, equestrian, football, clay pigeon shooting etc, with a number of teams, this allows people of all abilities to participate regularly in BUCS fixtures. Alongside the traditional sports, the SU aims to help fund the societies at Harper, such as Harper Ireland, HOPS, gaming etc. By getting involved with C&S, this gives individuals the opportunity to try new things and meet new people. To see a full list of clubs and societies, visit our C&S page here!
Not only does the SU benefit the student body at Harper Adams, but it also positively impacts the lives of other individuals through the aid of our RAG and marrow teams. Last year the RAG team raised £30,000 for various charities, through many different events throughout the year, the highlight of those included RAG week, RAG Lost, RAG mystery tour. This year’s charities are Yellow Wellies & West Midlands air ambulance, with both of these Charities have been chosen by the students at Harper Adams! Marrow is a society at Harper which signs people up to become Bone Marrow Donors, the marrow team can be found at the freshers fair. Last year lots of students & staff signed up for marrow which had such a positive impact!
With regards to the academic side of student life, weekly meetings take place between the SU and the academic standards committee in order to voice student opinions in hopes to create a better learning environment. If you have any academic issues please pop up and we will try our best to help you!