Highbury College's Students' Union (HCSU) exists to help you get the most out of College life, and is run by student officers elected by you for you.

All students studying at Highbury are members of the Union, and can benefit from access to a variety of free services including welfare advice, information, social activities and entertainment. HCSU also plays a vital role in student representation and communication within the College, and it gives students a voice. We're all about supporting learning leaders, celebrating ideas and giving student voices power. If you like something about the College – let us know! If you don't, also tell us!

Who's who in the SU?

The Union is supported by a Student Engagement Officer and run by five officers: a student president, plus four supporting officers who are involved with all areas of the Union. Everyone meets fortnightly throughout the year in a forum known as Student Voice meetings.

Freshers’ Fair

The Union's first event of the year is Freshers’ Fair, which is in September. Freshers’ is an event for new students where you can join clubs, societies, sports teams, sign up to student discount cards, take part in fun activities, and sometimes get free pizza. It's also an opportunity to find out more about future work/voluntary contacts.

Enrichment Events

Highbury's Union runs an array of free activities, designed to give you the opportunity to learn new skills and improve existing ones. These are requested by students, so if you have any ideas, please let us know! Activities are planned to offer skills, be fun and even help you gain some qualifications. To tell us your ideas, email students.union@highbury.ac.uk


The Union takes its responsibility towards health very seriously, and works hard to raise awareness about health issues, including mental health, throughout the year. To find out more about how the College can support your health & wellbeing, please click here

If you would like to speak to a mentor or a member of our Emotional Support Team, please click here for more information.


TOTUM overs more than 250 online and in-store discounts. Your TOTUM card (previously NUS Extra) entitles you to student discounts in loads of places, such as shops, cinemas, bowling alleys and leisure centres. TOTUM Digital is free and available to verified UK students. Sign up to TOTUM and make sure you download the TOTUM app to make the most of your TOTUM Digital membership. Check out the TOTUM website for more info on other benefits that you may be entitled to.

You can also sign up to Student Beans, which is available to anyone over the age of 16 and in full-time education. You can also use Student Beans if you are studying for an apprenticeship. Find out more here by clicking here

There's also UNiDAYS, which is available to students 16 and over. For more info, please click here

Contact us

If you wish to speak to the Student Engagement Officer, you can contact them to arrange an appointment. You can also visit the Union office during opening hours, Monday-Friday 8.30am-5pm.

Highbury Campus, ground floor, behind the main reception area. Call: 023 9232 8812. Email: students.union@highbury.ac.uk

Want your voice to be heard?

HCSU believes that your course should always come first, but if you’re interested in taking on extra responsibility, the Union is always looking for potential officers. This is an exciting opportunity for anyone who wants to become more involved with the Union and the students it represents. Plus, it looks great on your CV and university applications! To find out more contact the Union direct, details listed below.