Your studies are important, but life at HRC doesn’t stop in the classroom. Outside of lessons, we have many activities that can make your time with us even more enriching.
Start your day right
All full-time students and apprentices can enjoy a free breakfast at either campus, available Monday to Friday between 8.15am – 8.45am during term time. Thinking about lunch already? Here's an example menu.
Get yourself heard
Your views on life at college are important to us because every student helps shape the future of HRC. Become a student representative, student executive or a member of the apprenticeship council and have your say on all aspects of college life. You could even work your way up to become a student governor.
Flex your muscles
Sports and activities are a great way to take a break from your studies. All students can join the Broxbourne gym for just £30 a year, or you could try out a whole range of free activities during your lunch breaks. Get involved with football, basketball and many other sports and meet new friends along the way. Or why not become a Student Activator? New for 2017, activators are students who work with the enrichment team to promote HRC's 'Tackling Inactivity' projects which aim to get more students engaged with health and wellbeing activities.
Soak up some culture
HRC is a great place to experience culture, with the Michael Morpurgo Theatre at Broxbourne and the David Gentleman Gallery at Ware. Watch our Performing Arts and Music students showcase their talents at the theatre or check out the latest student exhibition at the gallery.
Join or start a club
Join an existing club or start your own! Our students have started a range of clubs including Anime Club, Gaming Group, Debating Society and an LGBT Peer Support network. The opportunities are endless; all you need is a group of like-minded students to take part.
Gain an additional qualification for free
If you’re a full-time 16-18 year old student you can study for a free qualification to boost your CV, including:
- First Aid
- National Citizen Service (NCS)
- Duke of Edinburgh Award
Subject to entry criteria.
Give back to the community
HRC's online Citizenship and Community hubs help you engage with the community inside and outside of the college and improve your CV with skills beyond your academic qualifications. Opportunities include volunteering, community projects, part-time employment and working with other students on projects within the college.
Just want to relax?
Our student lounges are an ideal place to take a break and chill out. Play pool, table tennis or table football or grab a bite to eat from the canteen or coffee shop. If you want some fresh air, head outside to enjoy our landscaped grounds.
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