Havering College Students’ Union is a group learners who have been elected to represent the views all learners to the College Governors, Management, local and national government. Weekly meetings chaired by the President are held to discuss any issues or concerns learners may have, work on campaigns and plan events.
The Union also organises and encourages social events, charity events and an award ceremony for learners with their own budget of over £10,000 per year. One of the Students’ Union flagship events is the Students Union Variety Awards. The award ceremony aims to recognise the achievement of both learners and staff in a professionally organised ceremony attended by over 100 guests. The Ceremony is also filled with guest’s speakers and entertainment each year.
The Students’ Union aims to promote the general welfare of students. They represent all students, regardless of race, creed or circumstance to achieve their full potential. The Unions Vice President of Liberation alongside other officers are at the forefront of promoting and discussing equal opportunities and diversity within the college.
The Students Union maintain a close affiliation with the Nation Union of Students (NUS) and attend conferences and seminars across the UK to keep updated on the issues which affect learners nationally and to contribute to those discussions.
The Students’ Union is supported by the Student Development and Learner Voice Officer Garrett Hill, a former Sabbatical President of Epping Forest College Students Union and awarded Learner Voice Practitioner of the Year for the London region in 2015 https://sites.google.com/site/learnervoicepractitioners/Read-This/lvp2015awardwinners
What are the benefits of being Students’ Union Officer
- Represent all learners of Havering College.
- See behind the scene of how the College operates and have a say in key decisions.
- Become a Student Governor
- Visit other Colleges and Universities
- Make new friends within the College
- Go to conferences all over the UK representing learners at Havering College
- Set up and support award ceremonies, clubs and societies and other social events
- Go on trips and residentials
- Build new skills through training
- Support the welfare of students
- Meet with the Colleges Senior Leadership Team and Governors
- Enhances your CV and add value to University applications
- Go out for paid incentives as part of the training and reward schemes
More information about the Students' Union and the NUS can be found on the Student Intranet.