House Association & Working Groups

The House Association (HA) organises activities and gives students a major voice in the running of their College. Each member of the College is automatically part of the House Association. The HA is, therefore, along with the professional administration team of the College, extremely important in the establishment of a lively, varied and happy community which is rewarding for all student members.

The HA is the leading agency headed by three executives: a President and two Vice Presidents, all of whom are elected by students through an annual election. Any current College members in residence can be nominated for these important leadership positions.

The HA also comprises one Officer, and five Working Groups (WGs), i.e. Arts and Culture, Society and Community Service, Sport and Health, Communication, and Social Activity (respectively headed by nominated chairs), as well as various student clubs aiming to cater for students’ diverse interests. In addition to its Chair(s), each WG involves other College members. Students can volunteer or be invited to be permanent members of a Working Group. Alternatively the WG may enlist on request students to help organise specific events. The number of students involved is determined by the scope and type of activity organised by the WG.

The HA is responsible for coordinating events and activities for the whole College and their specialized areas, and represents SHEAC students’ voice. Advice may be sought from the College Master, Associate Master/Chief of Students, Fellows, Resident Fellows and administrative staff where appropriate to help the HA and WGs plan and organise events and activities.

Floor Leaders: Resident Tutors & Resident Assistants

Resident Tutors (RTs) and Resident Assistants (RAs) are student leaders in the College who proactively guide and help our students in each floor, and ensure that the College offers a positive living and learning environment for all resident members. A strong, committed RT and RA team is extremely important to the welfare of SHEAC students and to the development of our residential college.

As floor leaders, the positions of Resident Tutors (RTs) and Resident Assistants (RAs) are to ensure that the College offers a positive living and learning environment for all resident members. They must be supportive of the aims of the College governing body and the management ethos of the community. Every RT and RA serves as a positive role model for all College members, provides resources and liaison within the College, and assists in administrative functions when needed. RTs and RAs must be committed to building the kind of environment in which their own self-development and the development of others can be realized across a spectrum of activities and experiences.