Social Action forms a huge part of college life for our students with lots of projects taking place across our campuses, all with the aim of promoting positive change within our students’ communities. From fundraising challenges and engaging with local employers and organisations, to awareness raising, we’ve engaged hundreds of our students over the past 12 months. They have raised thousands for fantastic local causes and donated hundreds of clothing, food and hygiene items to local organisations.
We’re delighted to have recently taken on a Youth Social Action Apprentice to help us continue to empower students to take action, address local issues and create opportunities to undertake meaningful work experience around social action.
Social Action Projects have played a key role during our 6‑week Welcome Week programme, which has been running since the start of term to help our students settle into college life.
Meet Ellesia - our Youth Social Action Apprentice
During our ‘Get Inspired’ Fair which has been taking place across our campuses this week, Social Action Apprentice Ellesia Hanna has been engaging with our students and encouraging them to reflect on the future, society and the potential for change.
Here’s what she had to say…
As part of her role, Ellesia will coordinate and manage youth social action activities and will split their time amongst a further two local partnership colleges too. The apprenticeship will last 18 months and Ellesia will have the opportunity to engage students volunteering in social action activities, including those from a wide range of backgrounds.