Hello again from the Nottingham College Student Wellbeing team!
Firstly, whether you are currently in education, or thinking about returning to study, we hope you have been keeping well! We also hope you enjoyed some time off over Easter, despite it being very different to the usual Easter holiday.
We thought we’d share a bit of info about what we’ve been working on to make sure we continue to support our students, and to ensure we still hear their voices while we’re in this period of remote learning.
1 -Student Voice
Student Voice Board
We hold regular Student Voice Board meetings, which allow our students to have the opportunity to shape their experience and make positive changes to College life. Our students can volunteer to be a Student Rep for their class each year, and it’s an opportunity to get valuable experience and help other students to influence decision-making in the College. We are currently working on a plan to develop online meetings, so that we can ensure our students still have a voice at Nottingham College.
Our current students can find out more on the Wellbeing Hub which can be accessed through our student intranet.
We are also working hard on the Students’ Union (SU) elections. Our SU sit at the top table when it comes to decision making about student support services, new facilities and investments in the College. Every year we run elections to appoint students to be SU Officers. When you join us, you could make a real difference to the student experience by putting yourself forward.
We realise that this year we are in exceptional circumstances, and so things will be run a little differently. However, we want to ensure that we have an SU in place ready to support students when we do return back to College. To find out more, keep an eye out on the Wellbeing Team social media accounts for more details when we launch this.
The Student Council is still holding virtual weekly meetings to discuss any barriers students might be facing, and to see what we can do to support them during this difficult time.
2 - Enrichment
Enrichment activities are a big part of College life, and we’re working hard to give our students the chance to continue with enrichment remotely. The Student Wellbeing team have been busy on social, posting an App of the Day and other things that people can use to help look after their wellbeing. These are suitable for current students and anyone interested in wellbeing!
We would still love to hear your ideas on how you are keeping busy! Just let us know on social and we might be able to feature you on our channels! We’ll also be running some virtual events for our students such as a live quiz being supported by our Student Council.
We’d also like to take this opportunity to find out what things our students would like to do, both now while we are at home, and when we get back to regular College life. Let us know your ideas!