Somerset College Student Union
Run by Students for Students
The Union is about more than just managing your social life. It’s also about helping everyone make the most of their time at Somerset College and building a sense of community here.
If you have an idea for an activity or event that will enhance our college life, the Students’ Union will help make it happen. If you want to suggest ways of improving the campus facilities or set up a fundraising activity, the Union is your first point of contact.
Student Liaison Officer
01823 366 402
Keira is based in the Student Union office within the refectory. She runs an open-door policy, so call in at any time. Her role is to offer a link between students and staff. Keira can provide advice, guidance, support and information to help students progress throughout their course and direct them to other College and support services. She will liaise with the services to ensure students receive suitable advice and information on any topic, ranging from financial worries to personal difficulties.
Keira is a recent graduate of Southampton Solent University so is fully aware of the problems that may arise throughout college life, and knows the appropriate members of staff within the College to contact.
Keira works very hard with the SCSU Executive to ensure they are running a busy and exciting Student Union but they cannot do that without the help of students and all their exciting ideas concerning new clubs, events, issues and anything to do with general College life. She meets regularly with the FE and HE Presidents and works closely with them to ensure everyone makes the most out of their time at Somerset College.
This is an amazing opportunity to get a great experience out of your time here and remember, if we don’t know what you want, we can’t help you!
What does the Student Union do?
The Student Union is here to represent you. Whether it be assistance with academic representation on an individual or collective basis, or campaigning for your rights, the Union is here to make sure your voice is heard.
Programme Reps and Curriculum Area Reps, elected at the start of each year, are trained by SCSU to represent the views of the student body. This enables the College to make positive change for current and future students.
These Reps can enjoy 'team building' days with the Student Union and gain a lot of experience from working well within a team to speaking confidently within a large formal meeting.
Recent activities and events organised by the Student Union have included regular mixed-age nights at local nightclubs, a Thorpe Park day trip, paintballing, go-karting and various enrichment activities such as salsa classes, DJ club and singing and music club. There are also lots of events and activities organised at our Halls of Residence which all students over the age of 18 can get involved in.
The Somerset College SU works in partnership with the University of Plymouth Student Union (UPSU) to help our Higher Education students get that university experience within our College.
Get Involved with the SU
The SU need people to get involved!
The benefits of becoming involved include:
- Meeting new people
- Decision-making around student events and activities
- Having a say in how the SU and the College runs
- Working effectively within a team
- Having fun whilst earning money
All of these look great on your CV and enhance future job prospects so get involved.