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Being a College student is about more than your education.

Of course it's extremely important, but there are many other factors that will contribute to your experience. We want to make sure you try new things, step out of your comfort zone and challenge yourself at every opportunity, whilst being supported. There are a variety of enrichment opportunities you can get involved with to do just that.

College Voice

College Voice

Want a say on how the College operates? Don’t agree with something, or want to propose a new policy? The perfect way to make change happen is to get involved with College Voice. We want to hear your opinion on how we go about things, and really value hearing directly from our students. Any of the below roles will offer you useful experience in communicating with a variety of people, attending formal meetings, public speaking, and more that will look fantastic on your CV.

Student Ambassadors

Our Student Ambassadors play a key role in enhancing the student experience and act as the face of Milton Keynes College.
You’ll have the opportunity to get involved in a range of activities tailored to your skills and interests such as events, blogging and external visits.
Benefits include: Networking opportunities with companies and College departments, be rewarded for doing work you enjoy, professional training opportunities to encourage skills, development and increase employability, receive support to develop your skills and gain valuable experience to add to your CV, apprenticeship or UCAS application. Want to apply? Please contact stephanie.harman@mkcollege.ac.uk

Student Course Rep

There are two positions available per course. Course reps are the “grass roots” level of College Voice, ensuring that students’ opinions are heard and acted on by staff. Two course reps per school will also attend School Council. Course reps will be the main contact for students on your course, collecting feedback or questions to discuss with staff. They will attend the end of term Student Voice meetings with the Student Council, Student Ambassadors and Student Governors. We are looking for students with real commitment to improving the College, who are confident in speaking with others. Course reps are elected within their own courses.

Student Council

There are 26 positions available across the College; two per school and two per apprenticeships. Student Council is made up of two Course Reps from each school, two from apprenticeships and a group of College staff. Student Council represents the student voice at a higher level, across the College. Student Council members fulfill the role of a Student Course Rep, in addition to attending five Student Council meetings per year to discuss College strategy, cross College issues and common themes that have been raised at School Course Rep meetings. They will also attend the end of term Student Voice meetnings, and may also be invited to focus groups. We are looking for students with a real commitment to the ongoing improvement of the College who are confident about speaking to other students, attending meetings with staff and contributing to discussions. Student Council members have to be elected as Course Reps first and can then put themselves forward for Student Council.

Student Governors

Two positions available. Two Student Council members will also be chosen to be Student Governors. They will represent the student voice to the Board of Governors. Please note, in order to be a Student Governor, candidates must have been elected to be a Student Council member first.

In brief, Student Governors will attend Board of Governors meetings to offer an opinion on the quality of the student experience and to provide a student voice when the Board is considering future strategy. They will meet separately with the Head of Governance. Attend end of term whole Student Voice meetings with Student Council and Student Governors, for ongoing student support and feedback. They will attend a training day and a Student Parliament Day at the end of the academic year. Please note: There is no set criteria but prior experience of Student Council (at the College or elsewhere) would be beneficial. If you need any help with these forms or would like to meet to discuss the roles further, please contact our Student Services team.

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Student Successes

A huge part of your College experience will be celebrating what you've achieved, and how far you've come. We hold annual award ceremonies and showcases to congratulate you for all of your hard work. You will have the opportunity to be nominated for an award and showcase your work to the public.

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