Welcome to the AECC Students' Union (SU)
The Students' Union is separate to the college and aims to enrich the student experience for AECC students. Alongside the campus bar, the students' union offers advice and support, events, societies and sports clubs. It provides AECC students with an independent voice throughout their study and is led by students of the college.
The union is run by a dedicated team of student officers, elected to positions by the student body annually. Our SU members also hold committee places on the major Chiropractic organisations including the General Chiropractic Council and the British Chiropractic Association.
The SU operates an open door policy where students – prospective or current – are welcome and encouraged to pop in with queries, suggestions or simply for a chat. The SU can provide you with help and advice on any aspect of student life including support with:
Support is available from our students' union officers, NUS qualified representative and our own qualified counsellors.
Help & Support at the AECC
The AECC Students' Union is there to support students throughout their time at the college. The SU is the primary contact for helping AECC students find housing and accomodation.
The SU can help AECC students access language support and financial support. The union officers can support and offer student representation with academic queries including questions about the course, appeals and exams.
With support from the NUS, students can also access pastoral care.
Sports & Societies at the AECC
The Students' Union offers AECC students the opportunity to get involved in sports teams and societies during their time at the college.
Sports clubs and the gym at the college are run by the students, led by the SU sports officer. Each AECC sports club has a Club Head to support the running of the clubs. Most tend to operate on an informal basis, meeting as and when the members choose. The larger clubs, such as rugby and netball, are more formal and have set training days, all of which are communicated by club heads to the participants via email and notices around the college.
Clubs and Societies are a great way to meet like-minded people and make new friends. The AECC has a variety of current societies open for students or AECC students can join any society at Bournemouth University Students' Union. Students can sign up to become a member of a club or society during induction and enrolment in September.
See more about the societies at the AECC
Togglers' Arms is the union run bar, located on the ground floor of the main AECC building. It is at the centre of SU events and popular with students and staff. The relaxed atmosphere makes it a comfortable place to meet friends, have a game of pool or table football, or simply enjoy a drink. There is an eclectic mix of tunes every night and drinks are very reasonably priced.
There is always something going on in the bar, from DJ nights to quizzes or live music, so come on down.
Togglers' is open from 5pm till 11pm (sometimes later if there is a special event).
The bar can also accommodate any functions that you might be holding. Please email the Bar Manager for further information regarding hire of the bar area.
There is a well-equipped gym in the Hall in order to meet your fitness demands. Equipment includes:
- rowing machines
- step machines
- a range of weights
- cycle machines
- crunch frames
- back benches
- Olympic curl bars
- a quad/hamstring machine
- an Olympic long bar and a climbing wall.
Gym subscription is currently £60 for the year and this includes an induction and membership to all the clubs. If you wish to join, then please collect a gym application from the Students' Union. There are also a number of sports clubs available at the AECC.
AECC branded clothing is available in two different designs. Hoodies and t-shirts can be printed with a modern twist of the logo or embroidered in the traditional university style. Samples are on display in the SU office and orders can be made on line at the following site www.taylormadedesigns.co.uk
We have lockers for hire in the college, which come in very handy as you accumulate your course materials! There are 336 available and they are issued on a first come first served basis. Lockers cost £10, £5 of which is refundable when you enter your clinic year.
Accomodation at the AECC
The Students' Union is the primary support for student housing and accomodation.
Each year the SU publishes an accomodation guide for students, listing all the local accomodation. There are many houses for rent around the area, many of which are used year-on-year by AECC students. There is also a Facebook group to help existing and new students find somewhere to live.
See more about finding accomodation at the AECC
The Students' Union consists of a full-time Manager and around 8 other core executive members, who are students that volunteer to take up a post and are elected in by their fellow students. These posts are:
President: Sarit Sirinan
Vice President: Misty Wilgress-Thorn
Treasurer: Lydia Scott Mearns
Sports Rep: Martin Helgesen
Social Rep: Kim Dingwall
International Officer: Annika Arnedatter
Academic Liaison Officer: Dan Sullivan
Press/Communications Officer: Marcus Chuter
Honorary Members and Representatives
MChiro Year 0: Joachim Cook
MChiro Year 1: Cam Olive
BSc/MChiro Year 2: Robin Cassidy
BSc/MChiro Year 3: Hannah Douglas
MSc Year 1: Carmen Morgan
MSc Year 2: Laura Sedda
Academic Year Reps:
Access: Amelia Broe
MChiro Year 0: Shahin Babayiazar
MChiro Year 1: Hayley Biddle
MChiro/BSc Year 2: Jenny Beck
MChiro Year3: Hannah Fairris
BSc Year 3: Anya Dixon
MSc Year 1: Sam Leckie and Marc Sanders
MSc Year 2: Kathryn Snudden