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The Student Council

Student Council

Joining the Student Council gives you an opportunity to collate and share the students’ voice to support and influence the way the college develops, ensuring that students voices are heard. It is a great opportunity to take part in college life, carrying out activities such as organising the end of year celebrations and fund-raising for local organisations. The Council consists of students selected throughout the whole college, they are expected to attend regular council meetings, and meetings with the Senior Management Team and Governors. Student Council applications take place at the end of your first year of study at St Vincent College ready for involvement on the council in your second year. All applications are welcome.

Student Ambassador

The role of an ambassador is to help support the promotion of the College to schools, parents and potential students. Ambassadors will get the opportunity to support College events such as Open Evenings, Introduction Day and Parents’ Events by acting as guides, offering advice and talking about their experiences. Any student can apply for one of these prestigious roles. 

Both the Student Council and Student Ambassador programmes provide students with skills and experience of advocating for others. Universities and employers are impressed by students who have undertaken these roles as they show commitment to the student community and help to develop your personal and social skills.

Student Voice

Take part in charity events, the Christmas revue and the summer ball

One of the most important events run by the Council every year is Charities Day, with the focus event being the themed “Fun Run”. You can dress up and run or ‘amble’ through Gosport, down to the ferry and back again, collecting money through sponsorship for a charity nominated by the students. At Christmas the Council organises our annual Revue, which gives staff and students a chance to show off their “talents”. In the summer the Council organises the Summer Ball.

Take your place in society

We offer you the chance to take part in activities at college which will help you understand better the roles and responsibilities we have as members of society. This could be through discussions of topical issues in debates, or through a timetabled course, such as AS Critical Thinking.

The college has a commitment to preparing you for adult life and provides ample opportunity to take part in events which enable you to better understand the world around you.

Among the events the Student Council has hosted are:

A ‘question time’ debate before the last General Election and ‘Fair Trade fortnight’ in partnership with the Gosport Action Group, where visiting farmers gave talks about the experiences and offered sampling and tasting sessions.

The Student Council also hosts our local MP clinics which enables students to meet their local MP face to face.

How to register your interest...

Speak to Libby Moore in the Transition and Progression Office or email her at lmoore@stvincent.ac.uk

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