There’s always something you can get involved in!
- Fundraising activities throughout the year including Red Nose day, the Poppy Appeal and Children in Need.
- Sporting activities such as football teams.
- Tourist attractions such as the zoo or Alton towers.
- Outdoor activities ranging from walks and visits to outdoor pursuit centres.
- Residential or day trips that form part of your course.
- Student Council contribute your ideas and help with important decisions around the college.
- Volunteering opportunities to help you develop personal and employability skills at Open Evenings, Student Council and Focus Groups with Staff members.
- Themed events to raise awareness for worthwhile causes. Coffee mornings, dress down days, fun runs and collections for the homeless and local food banks. The latest collection was for MansHealth, a men's mental health charity.
Charity and Awareness Events
Our Student Engagement Officer, Courteney, has worked closely with our HR department at the college to come up with a calendar of charity events that we plan on running throughout the year. As part of the students enrichment journey, students are encouraged to engage with the below enrichment categories, by doing these students are enhancing their CV and personal statement.
Student Buddy Scheme
Our Student Buddy Scheme is where we pair up experienced students with students who perhaps need a little more peer support in college, to work together to achieve a goal. For example, this could be having more confidence in speaking up in class, or feeling more comfortable in the cresent at peak periods.
Every year we hold a Fresher's Fayre at the start of the year, which see's over 30 local and national organisations attend the college. This Fresher's Faye gives our students the opportunity to meet local employers, talk to university representatives about their next steps after college, and collect loads of freebies! This event is the perfect opportunity for students to sign up to Enrichment activities, such as student council, and make suggestions for extra curricular clubs.
Throughout the academic year, our Student Engagement Officer will be visiting classes to deliver a variety of sessions, ranging from team-building, mindfulness, fun Christmas activities, and sessions highlighting awareness months, such as Women in History and LGBT+ History Month.
At Warrington & Vale Royal College we aim to run a students' competition at least once a term, where prizes are up for grabs. These competitions will reflect the time of year, or tie into the charity and awareness calendar, one example would be our Student Sustainability Competition.
Downtime in College
During breaks and lunches students can relax in the crescent, with a variety of activities to choose from, students are welcome to hang with friends during their down-time. They can try their hand at table tennis, air hockey, basketball, or pick up a board game. Students also have access to play the PS4 which is definitely a popular option!
"Hi, I’m Courteney the college Engagement Officer and my role at college is to make your experiences as fun as possible! Whether it’s setting up a table tennis tournament, delivering our Core Enrichment sessions, or running the student council, there is always something to get involved in!
I love how creative this job allows me to be - ensuring as many students as possible leave college with all the life skills and prospects they need, to do what they want in life. Our enrichment programme changes throughout the year to reflect the students needs, so if there is a club, or idea you want to pursue, let me know!"
At Warrington & Vale Royal College we want to ensure that the voice of our students is heard.
Throughout the year you will have the opportunity to have your say in a variety of ways including engaging in conversations with your Curriculum Manager as a class rep, joining the Student Council and taking part in our Learner Voice Survey twice a year.
We have a dedicated Student Council who meet on a regular basis with our Executive Leadership Team.
The Student Council take part in exciting trips and visits to places such as Westminster and the Houses of Parliament, as well as engaging with the local community though initiatives such as litter-picking.
You will be given the opportunity to join our Student Council once you start college!
Become a Student Ambassador!
Do you want to inspire young people in choosing their future career? We are always looking for Student Ambassadors to represent college at events and schools.
Find out more information about the Student Ambassador Programme, and how to apply here.