Student Life & Support

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Who are Student Life?

When you join Harrogate College you automatically become a member of the Student Life union. It’s a place for you to relax, socialise and enjoy the fun of being a student. It’s also your go-to activity hub, with activities and events designed to help you learn new things, connect with similar people and develop interesting hobbies.

Clubs and Societies

Looking for an invigorating yoga session? Want to meet others who share your love of board games? We have plenty of societies for you to get involved with. We’re always looking for new suggestions, so if there’s a hobby you’d like to pursue, we can help. Some of our popular groups and societies include:

  • Chill & Chat
  • Couch to 5k
  • BAME (Black, Asian & Ethnic Minority) Group
  • The Green Team
  • LGBTQ+ Society
  • Lunchtime Board Games
  • Sustainability Champions
  • Yoga Online

Scroll down to view this week’s timetable and activities. If there’s something you want to do that isn’t on the timetable, or you have any feedback, message Megan Hawkswell on Google Hangouts. You can also join the ‘Chill and Chat’ sessions, where we discuss putting your ideas into action. It’s important that these activities are accessible to everyone, so contact Megan if there is something we can adjust to ensure you can join in. For example, if you want to join but can’t make the times scheduled or if you need captions on a video call.

Get involved - We want everyone to have their say in shaping the college. You can get involved by becoming a:

We’re here to support you

From events for International Women’s Day to LGBTQ+ History Month, we champion the causes close to our students’ hearts. We also offer one-to-one support – ranging from drop-in sessions and online counselling, to financial support for meals, transport and childcare to those who are eligible. Want to get in touch? Contact megan.hawkswell@harrogate.ac.uk to chat about how we can help.

To join a Hangouts group

Click the links to join the group you want to attend and sign in with your college login. You can do this at any time before the session you want to attend.

To join a video call (Google Meet)

Click the links to open Google Meet and then click to join the call. You will need to do this at the time of the call or bookmark the link ready to use at the start of the call.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
9:00-9:30 HIIT Online Workout Get fit with online High Intensity Interval Training. 11:30-13:30 Lunchtime Board Games Online A Hangouts chat to meet new people and relax by playing board games online. 9:00-9:30 Yoga Online Improve your strength and flexibility with online yoga. 9:00-9:30 Dance Fit Online Get fit and have fun with online Dance Fit. 11:30-13:30 Lunchtime Board Games Online A Hangouts chat to meet new people and relax by playing board games online.
11:00-12:00  Lockdown Wellbeing  A group video call to chat about how we’re doing and support each other. Sign up using the link above to let us know you’ll be joining the call. 12:00-13:00 Physical Activity and ESPORTS Join Tom to get involved with online physical activities and eSports at lunchtime. 11:30-13:30 Lunchtime Board Games Online A Hangouts chat to meet new people and relax by playing board games online. 11:00-12:00 Chill and Chat An online chat with the SRO about Student Life. Get involved if you have an idea for a club or event, or just want to be involved in planning the fun parts of college life! 12:00-16:00 Online Workout With hints and tips from Ben, who is a personal trainer.
11:30-13:30 Lunchtime Board Games Online A Hangouts chat to meet new people and relax by playing board games online. 15:00-16:00 Chill and Chat An online chat with the SRO about Student Life. Get involved if you have an idea for a club or event, or just want to be involved in planning the fun parts of college life! 14:30-18:00 Online Workout  With hints and tips from Ben, who is a personal trainer. 11:30-13:30 Lunchtime Board Games Online A Hangouts chat to meet new people and relax by playing board games online. 12:00-13:00 Physical Activity and ESPORTS Join Tom to get involved with online physical activities and eSports at lunchtime.
12:00-13:00 Physical Activity and ESPORTS Join Tom to get involved with online physical activities and eSports at lunchtime. 15:00-18:00 Online Workout  With hints and tips from Ben, who is a personal trainer. 15:00-16:00 Lockdown Wellbeing  A group video call to chat about how we’re doing and support each other. Sign up using the link above to let us know you’ll be joining the call. 12:00-13:00 Physical Activity and ESPORTS Join Tom to get involved with online physical activities and eSports at lunchtime. 14:00-15:00 Couch to 5k (19+) This Hangouts group is for those using Couch to 5k to go from beginners to running a 5k (3.1 miles). Join to share tips and motivate each other.
14:30-18:00 Online Workout  With hints and tips from Ben, who is a personal trainer. 16:00-17:00 BAME Group A Hangouts chat for students from Black, Asian or Minority Ethnic (BAME) group backgrounds to meet others and talk about things that matter to you. 16:00-17:00 Fundraising Group Interested in raising money for a charity or good cause? Want to learn skills to put on your CV? Join this Hangouts chat to discuss how you can team up and use your skills to make a difference. 13:00-14:00 LGBTQ+ Group A Hangouts chat for those who identify as LGBTQ+ to meet others and talk about things that matter to you.  
15:30 – 17:00 Online Gaming Soc Connect with others and arrange to play your online games together. 16:00-17:00 Next Steps Got big goals? Not sure what to do after college? Join to get and share advice and support with planning and taking the next steps in your career, including support with university or job applications.   14:00-15:00 Sustainability Champions A Hangouts chat for those passionate about environmental issues. As well as meeting others with similar views, we’ll discuss your ideas for sustainable projects for college and home.  
20:00-21:00 Online Parent and Carer Group Join Jo to chat online with fellow students who are also parents and carers.     22:45-23:45 Question Time Interested in politics or debates? Join Alan for an online discussion about Question Time on the BBC.  

For more information, please email Megan.Hawkswell@harrogate.ac.uk.