Community engagement

We have incredibly strong links with our local community, and work in partnership with local statutory agencies to promote student safety and community cohesion.

In the community our work includes:

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Operation Balsam

On campus our work includes:

Community and off campus student support

Community Liaison and Support Officer

As the University’s Community Liaison and Support Officer, Emma's main responsibility is supporting students living in private off-campus accommodation. She is responsible for their welfare and discipline. She also offers advice on many issues, including housing and tenancy problems, neighbourhood disputes, landlord or letting agent concerns, and housemate disagreements.

She is the point of contact for Hatfield residents experiencing student related concerns.

Emma works in partnership with local statutory organisations and services to promote community safety, and also regularly attend multi-agency community forums and events.

Additionally, she manages the International Student Support Officer, who supervises a team of Student Guides. They are responsible for arranging the arrival and welcoming of our overseas students, whilst also organising a variety of community projects, trips and events for all students throughout the year.

Emma Lewis
Emma Lewis, Community Liaison and Support Officer

Contact us


Phone: +44 (0)1707 285165