While you're studying at college, you will have the chance to broaden your experience, meet new people and learn additional skills. Opportunities may include:
- Trips related to your course
- Work placements or work experience
- Volunteering in the community
- Becoming a peer mentor
- Representing your class
- Raising funds for charity
- Taking part in sport and fitness sessions
- Being a Student Governor
- Attending social events
- Improving your employability by coming to careers fairs and job clubs
- Arranging events for other students
Our Facebook page gives you more information on what's going on right now across college, or ask at your course interview about the work experience, trips and charity opportunities available on your course.
Each year at East Berkshire College we run a number of events to give you new experiences, help you with your future direction and sometimes to give you the chance to relax and socialise.
Our seminars for students heading to university and our annual careers fair are great ways to start planning your next step and putting yourself ahead of the crowd.
Participating in our student conference gives you the chance to practice your interpersonal skills and learn how to represent others.
Or why not get involved in fundraising events, fashion shows, health and fitness week, talent shows and diversity celebrations?
Our summer prom gives you the opportunity to celebrate your achievements with your friends, and if you want to get some experience in event management or test your organisational skills you can always help us make it happen.
East Berkshire College is here for its students and we work hard to make sure we know what they think about studying here. We always encourage feedback from our students and one of the ways we do that is through our Student Committees and Student Council.
Most College tutor groups have an elected tutor group representative. These reps make up the Student Committee and are responsible for representing the views of their class on a range of topics including teaching and learning, campus services and college life. The tutor group reps also attend the annual student conference to discuss their feedback and ideas with the College’s senior management team.
The Student Council has eight elected representatives. Their job is to lead projects and awareness-raising activities requested by our students. This includes fund-raising, organising social events and introducing new services.
In addition to the Student Council and Committees, there are two positions for students on our Board of Governors, where you could represent your peers at the highest level. Being a student governor does involve a lot of responsibility and time, but it’s a great experience and you’ll learn new skills that can’t be easily gained elsewhere.