All students are automatically members of the National Union of Students (NUS), unless they choose to opt out. If you would like to opt out you must inform the Learner Involvement Officer of your decision within four weeks of the start of your course.
Our Student Union
The Student Union is run on a day-to-day basis by its executive, which is made up of students elected to positions such as:
- Vice President
- LGBTQ + Officer
- EDI Officer
- Events Officer
- Environmental Officer
- Welfare Officer
- Technology Officer
- HE Officer
- Adult Officer
- 16-18 Officer
The executive makes representation to the College management about issues that affect students. The Student Union work closely with the Learner Involvement Officer.
Course representatives play an important role in increasing communication and feedback between students, course tutors and College management. Representatives meets twice a term and discuss issues to do with services provided by the College as well as providing feedback on teaching and learning. Being a Course Representative is a great way to learn new skills and something to add to your CV!
The duties of a course representative are to:
- Represent the views and concerns of students on a particular course
- Be involved in the management of their course through attending programme area meetings where requested
- Disseminate information to course colleagues
- Take part in forums and meetings where student feedback is needed
- Attend faculty meetings where requested
Clubs & Societies
Any member of the Student Union can apply to establish a club or society, which could receive financial or other support from the Union. The College will welcome anyone who wants to start a club, as long as the group follows the guidelines laid down in the Student Union constitution.
All you have to do is present your idea with a written proposal with the signatures of at least 10 students who support your application.
As a student, you are eligible to purchase a Totum card (previously NUS Extra) which provides 200 + UK discounts. This can be ordered from totum.com. You will need a passport-sized photo ready to upload and you must use your college email address when you register.
Did you know?
90% of students go on to employment or further study
OFSTED Good and Outstanding
We were rated Good for our Further Education offer and Outstanding for Apprenticeships!
Here’s what they said
“Teachers ensure that learners make good progress in developing their vocational skills and gain good levels of knowledge and understanding in practical subjects.”