Your SU

About Us



Welcome to your Students' Union, run by our students, for our students! We’re here to represent your views and interests, providing you with a community away from home.

University is an extraordinary experience. A place where you meet new friends, some of whom become friends for life, a place full of great opportunities and activities, and lots of socializing. That’s why our number one priority is to make your university life as enjoyable as possible.

The SU is one of the main foundations of the university, creating a united student body to create a wide range of sports, activities, and events throughout the year from your Wednesday nights in the SU Bar, Summer Ball, Paddy’s Ball to arts & crafts, dog walking and even cooking classes.

The union also offers you a wide range of sports and societies, including Rugby, Football, Equestrian, and Clay Pigeon Shooting to name a few.

Where your money goes

HA student union is responsible for organising all the events across campus from the SU nights in the Bar to the day-to-day activities. Paying your SU fees entitles you to free entry into the bar and also gives your reduced rates on larger scale events such as the Christmas Ball and Summer Ball. The money from these fees is allocated to bring in the big-name acts that attend these events such as Chris Stark, Sigala, Becky Hill, Jaguar Skills and of course, everyone’s favourite, The Wurzels. In addition to the big-name acts, your student fees also contribute to the financing of Harper Forum, bringing in various speakers from several industries.

Your SU fees are not just to support the running of our events and activities, it also helps the funding of our many clubs and societies. This enables us to bring in high-quality coaches, new kits and the maintenance of equipment. With your help this allows all our sports teams to participate in regular BUCS fixtures and arrange Agri blocks events with other universities throughout the academic year.

Over the years, the student union has been able to help improve the facilities across the university campus, including the installation of a free cash machine on campus, an extension to the student bar helping us increase capacity on Wednesday nights and balls. Our student union strives to achieve continuous improvements to benefit your student life at Harper Adams.

What we do for you

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 regard 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!