Services by text/phone

Welfare Services

Sexual health

We provide a variety of types of condoms, lubes and dental dams, along with pregnancy tests and STD tests. You can confidentially request any of these via the Welfare Phone (07876 317717) to be delivered to the welfare pigeon hole or to your personal pigeon hole.

Sanitary products

We provide a variety of types of sanitary products, such as tampons, sanitary towels and panty liners. You can confidentially request any of these via the Welfare Phone (07876 317717) to be delivered to the welfare pigeon hole or to your personal pigeon hole.

Services found in HUS Office

Most of our services are provided in the the HUS Office & Shop within College which can be found just down the corridor from the Buttery, past the Tutorial Office.

Opening Hours:

Monday – Friday
10am – 2pm
5pm – 7pm

(undergraduate term-time only)

Welfare Services

Sexual health

We provide a variety of types of condoms, lubes and dental dams, along with pregnancy tests and STD tests. You can also come into the HUS Office during opening hours and pick some up yourself. We also have information relating to sexual health and contact details which you can ask for. The university has a counselling service (UCS) where trained counsellors are employed by the university to look after your wellbeing. We can link you up with them or help you to find an alternative route to help if you need or want it.

Sanitary products

We provide a variety of types of sanitary products, such as tampons, sanitary towels and panty liners. You can confidentially request any of these via the Welfare Phone (07876 317717) to be delivered to the welfare pigeon hole or to your personal pigeon hole. You can also come into the HUS Office during opening hours and pick some up yourself.

Mental health

We’re here to help, whatever the problem. Whether this relates to academic stress, homesickness or mid-term blues, we will do our best to provide you with support. The university has a counselling service (UCS) where trained counsellors are employed by the university to look after your wellbeing. We can link you up with them or help you to find an alternative route to help if you need or want it. Homerton also has its very own counsellor, with whom you can arrange a meeting by emailing cs780@homerton.cam.ac.uk. You can find out more about her on her page of the Homerton College website, here.

Physical health

If you have any queries relating to your physical health we will do our best to advise you. On arrival, you will register with the local GP, and we have a Student Health Advisor in College.

Shop

We sell postage stamps and a wide variety of stationary items, from files and pens, to hole punches and blue tac. We also have a stock of birthday cards, fabulous Homerton memorabilia and stash. For family gifts we have teddy bears, key rings and many other Homerton-branded items to make you feel at home!

Paid Services

Photocopying, Binding and Laminating

We have a photocopier that you don’t need to buy a card for – it is just 5p per copy or charged to accounts for Exec and Society members. We can bind your projects or dissertations and we also have a laminator and a guillotine.

Bed Rental

Have a friend from home staying the night and don’t want to subject them to your nice hard floor or share a bed with them? Rent a bed from the HUS for a competitive rate and let your friend sleep in comfort!

Storage

For a small fee we rent out storage space so you can store your stuff whilst you’re away from Homerton during the holidays. Priority is given to international students. Contact our services & green officer at hus-services@homerton.cam.ac.uk

Temporary Bike Rental

If your bike is broken and you need one temporarily to cover you until you can get it sorted, the HUS are here for you! We rent bikes out for short periods. Come in and see us to find out more.

Contacting the HUS

Of course, this is the place to find the JCR President, the HUS Office Manager and Executive team members if you need them or would simply like a chat! We are always happy to answer all sorts of questions about college life and happenings.

General Notice boards are on display outside the old HUS Office near the Buttery, as well as in front of the Griffin and additional ones around Cavendish and Ibberson with information of direct interest to the student body, such as welfare initiatives, summer jobs and top-quality conferences/lectures from world specialists happening in and around Cambridge! Keep a look out for something you’re interested in!

The HUS also organises your Matriculation photograph orders, your stash orders and your NUS cards. We are also the place for captains and presidents of sports and societies to pay in the team’s/society’s subs, as well as receive funding for equipment etc!

We are always happy to see people, and help as best we can – if we don’t know the answer, we will find somebody who does!

To contact the HUS President, email hus-president@homerton.cam.ac.uk, or phone 01223 747236.

To contact the Office Manager (Emma), email et418@homerton.cam.ac.uk, or phone 01223 747190.

Come and drop by soon!