School Community Organisers

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As our senior Student Leaders, School Community Organisers (SCOs) are appointed by Hertfordshire Students' Union and their School of Study to enhance the community of students and staff within each School.


This year we've recruited a fantastic team of SCOs who are looking forward to working collaboratively to improve your University experience. Here you can find out more about this role and take a look at the SCOs for your School. We would also encourage you to nominate an SCO of the Month as and when you feel like they deserve recognition!


What is an SCO?

School Community Organisers (SCOs) are paid, student leadership positions, appointed to enhance the community of students and staff within each School. They organise social events, collaborate with Student Reps and Elected Officers, and represent students’ interests to both the Students’ Union and University as senior Student Leaders. To find out the specifics of what SCOs do in your School, please take a look at the role description and/or contact the Student Voice team at


SCO Role Description for 2022-23

Who is my SCO?

You can find out more about our amazing team of School Community Organisers for the 2021-22 academic year here.

Nominating an SCO of the Month

Every SCO has the opportunity to win an ‘SCO of the Month’ award during the academic year for which they are appointed, and they can win more than once. The winner(s) will be decided by the Students' Union's Representation Coordinator, based on the nominations that have come through, and the work that the SCOs have done during the given time period.

All students and staff are free to nominate using this form.

Applying to Become an SCO


-> From successfully organising a series of events that have brought students and staff together, to effectively representing students on a number of issues at senior level, this year’s cohort of SCOs have achieved a lot, and this is your chance to follow in their footsteps.
-> Aside from making a positive difference to the world around you, you’ll become a recognised member of your School, meet and work with lots of new people, enrich your degree by developing additional skills, and receive a minimum bursary of £1000.
And if that's not enough, last year's SCOs were asked the following questions:
-> What have you enjoyed most about the role?
-> What has been your biggest achievement?
-> Why should students apply to become an SCO?
Check out what they had to say here.
If you wish to become a School Community Organiser (SCO) for 2022-23, please complete the application form below, and email it to before the deadline of 11:59pm on Monday 27 June 2022.
*Applications are open for the following positions only:
- MSc Data Science (within the Physics, Astronomy and Mathematics part of SPECS)
- Nursing (within Health and Social Work)
- Undergraduate Law
NOTE: you must study within the relevant area in order to apply (e.g. you can't be a Computer Science student and take on the Engineering post).
If you're successfully shortlisted, you'll then be invited to an interview with a combination of staff from the Students' Union and University, scheduled to take place between Wednesday 29 June - Friday 01 July 2022.
If you want to know more about SCOs, please contact the Student Voice team.