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Halls Life

By sophiebk 13 Aug 2019

Much of what goes on in Halls is managed by the Halls Life team, from your Welcome events in September to the End of Year balls and BBQs over Summer. See below for the variety of events and opportunities available and make sure you're following your Hall on Social Media to stay updated all year round.

Halls Give it a Go

The Halls Give it a Go programme (GIAG) is run by the Guild of Students and the Halls Life Team and gives you the chance to try loads of new things. Most of the activities are either free or heavily discounted (up to 75% off). GIAG gives you a chance to try something new, without paying the high price tag! Previous events have included: Paintballing, Indoor rock climbing, Makeup Masterclasses; Trips to Christmas Markets and Chester Zoo; Free sports classes; and skills sessions like cookery classes and CV workshops. Halls GIAG trips and events will be advertised on our Halls Facebook pages, so make sure you keep an eye out!

Halls Student Committees

Each Hall has a Halls’ Student Committee (HSC) that anyone can be a part of. Residents work together to make sure that everyone has the best time whilst living in Halls by attending meetings and making sure students opinions are heard. HSCs have a budget to improve and enhance the student experience and promote a feeling of community amongst students. This can be for events and trips or to purchase items students decide they need. Some example events previous HSCs have organised are: trips to Farmageddon, Nights out in Manchester, Chinese New Year celebrations. Movie Nights and Charity events (e.g. Children in Need and Comic Relief fundraising)

The HSC meets once a week and there is a training session at the start of the year. Becoming a member of the HSC it is an excellent way to make new friends and represent your fellow students! If you are interested in joining your HSC you can click here to find out more and follow your Hall on Facebook to find out when the first meeting is.

Formals

Each year during the first term the Halls hold a Hall Formal Dinner for their students. This is a night of food and drink followed by a DJ and hosted in the Guild. These evenings are a perfect excuse to dress up and get to know your new Hall mates so make sure you keep an eye on your Hall Facebook page for dates and ticket information.

Sport

Campus Sport is the university's sport participation programme, offering weekly organised leagues to students and staff, in a number of different sports. You can represent your Hall by creating your own team for any of the following sports:

  • Football 11 aside (male and female)
  • Mixed Hockey
  • Mixed Lacrosse
  • Netball

You can find out more about this at the Welcome Fair at the Guild. Also, if you are going to be living in Greenbank then there is the opportunity to get involved as a Sports Activator. You can find out more about this here.

To find out more about the Support Available in Halls click here.

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