Student Life


Your time at college should be memorable for all the right reasons.

Our role across the group is to help you get the best possible experience both inside and outside of the classroom. Recognised as one of the strongest Further Education Student Unions in the country, we’re here to support your college life in a big way.

We pride ourselves on offering a complete learner experience!

Haywards Heath SU

The Chichester College Group places student voice at the heart of everything it does – here at Haywards Heath College, it’s no different.

The Students' Union is led by an SU Officer, either Student President or Vice President who are elected by the student body. The Officers lead a group of Student Executives on each campus who are selected from the first Student Conference in October.

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Awareness Events

Throughout the year, the college organises pop-up awareness stands and events on the Haywards Heath campus and we encourage all students to get involved.

Whether it's Be Healthy Stay Safe Month, Mental Health Awareness Week, World Aids Day or Fairtrade Fortnight, there will be lots of information and free giveaways to get students inspired and engaged with the world around them.

Freshers' Fair

Each September companies from across Haywards Heath and Sussex to get involved with our fantastic Freshers' events. All new and returning students are encouraged to attend, get some great discounts, bag some freebies and enter competitions to win some amazing prizes.

Student Discounts

TOTUM, the new name for the NUS extra card, brings you over 200 UK student discounts and comes with 1-year FREE ISIC unlocking over 42,000 international discounts.

Find out more information about the TOTUM card on

Find a job

If you want to earn some extra cash while you study, a part-time job can be a great way to keep your social life on track while you get qualified. With the town centre so close by, there are loads of opportunities to work in retail or at one of the numerous cafes and restaurants.

If you've got a specific role in mind, or are looking for something to gain experience that complements your studies, try visiting the Progression+ Team at the Haywards Heath campus. The specialist advisers are in contact with hundreds of local employers and can help you find and apply for your perfect job.

As you near the end of your studies, the Progression+ Team can also help you search for a full-time job or Apprenticeship, apply to university, boost your CV to make you stand out to employers and practise those all-important interview techniques.