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Welcome to Bath College Students' Union

 

Welcome to Bath College, and welcome to Bath College Students' Union. The Students' Union are a group of elected students who run activities, parties, events, help you get amazing discounts, and, most importantly, represent you. Keep scrolling to find out more about the SU, find out who your representatives are, and how you can get involved. We also have Welfare and Support links for you to access when you need support, and you can follow us on social media to keep up to date with all the goings on in your Students' Union! 

 

 


About Us - Who we are

The Students’ Union is a team of students who take positive action and make decisions to improve the college for everyone.

This includes:

  • Organising fun events and activities
  • Representing all students at the college
  • Being actively involved in how the college is run and decision making
  • Running sports groups and societies
  • Promoting student discounts

 

The team or Executive as they are known, are elected annually by the students.  Any enrolled student can run to join the Executive or have a say on who is elected and thus how the Students’ Union is run. The Student Union Team are here to make sure that the time outside your lessons at Bath College is both fun and informative. We offer activities and student-led societies that you can get involved in, a range of campaigns to raise awareness on issues which relate to student life and opportunities to connect with others by volunteering your time. We also run the Student Union where you can come and relax outside of lessons. We’re here for you, so come and get to know us!

 

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Dan Ball - Student Union President

 

Hi, I’m Dan! I’m 21 years old and currently your Student Union President! I like focus on my fitness by going on Bike rides and attending gym sessions. I love to walk my dogs across the country side. Also, I’m into Rugby and WWE.

Gemma Valentine - Events & Activities Officer

 

Hi, I’m Gemma and I’m 20 years old. I’m just about finish level 3 media 2nd year. In my spare time I like to go up to see my animals and see my pony Apple. I love music and can find me listening to David Bowie.
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Eloise Lane - Events & Activities Officer

 

Hi! I'm Eloise! I'm 19 years old and currently studying level 3 media in my second year. In my spare time if i'm not reading books or writing analytical pieces on films i watch, i'm probably hanging out with my three sausage dogs or watching streamers.

Amy Curtis - Higher Education (HE) Officer

 

Hey my name is Amy, I am a second-year foundation degree students studying Sports, Coaching and Exercise Science. I am in my fourth year as a student at Bath College, I started at the level 3 extended diploma in Sport and Exercise Science and progressed onto the course I'm on now. I hope to top up my degree next year. I enjoy being active, working as a sports coach in primary schools, and teaching Taekwondo, I also have a black belt in American Kickboxing. I always like to get involved with charity fundraising events, from skydiving to cutting off and donating my hair to the Little Princess Trust, and I've raised a total of £1,420 to date. I also love to cook, especially chocolate brownies, and I work part time as a chef to make people smile!
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Emily Styles - Equality & Diversity Officer

 

Hi, my name is Emily. I'm Twenty years old, and nearing the end of my 2nd year studying IT Level three at Bath College. Before this, I studied English Language and Sociology at Sixth form. In my spare time, I run my own business selling resin products and other bits and bobs. You can find me either gaming or drawing. My favourite game at the moment is Elder Scrolls Online!

 

 

Get Involved

 

Every enrolled student at Bath College automatically becomes a member of the Students’ Union and is entitled to get involved in everything we put on or have a say in how we are run.  If you don’t want to be part of something special, let us know and you can opt out.  Being part of the Students Union doesn’t cost you anything. 

There are lots of ways that you can get involved and help make the college an even better place to study!  

 

  • Societies - Why not join one of our student-led societies, or if there isn’t one that suits your interests then how about setting one up with the help of the Student Union Team? 
  • Events and Campaigns - We run lots of campaigns aimed at bringing you useful information and fun activities, so why not come along and join in? Even better- come and give us a helping hand! 
  • Learner Voice - We want to hear what is working well for you at college and what we need to do to make it even better, so join in with our learner voice sessions and have your say. Maybe you would like to represent your group by becoming a course rep and sharing their opinions with others who can make changes happen. 
  • Student Union Team - our Student Union Team are elected by the students and so they really understand what it is like to be a student and how to make improvements. If you think you could do the same, you could run for one of the Student Union Team roles and really make a difference by helping organise events, campaigns and open events. 
  • We LOVE to volunteer and always have a variety of projects that suit different people. Being a volunteer is a fantastic opportunity to meet new people, make friends, give something to the local community and gain valuable skills for your CV! 

 

 

Have your say

 

Your voice matters! We want to hear what is working well for you at college and what needs changing too. Here’s how: 

 

  • Learner Voice - We want to hear what is working well for you at college and what we need to do to make it even better, so join in with our learner voice sessions and have your say. Maybe you would like to represent your group by becoming a course rep and sharing their opinions with others who can make changes happen. 
  • Talk to one of the Student Union Team to share your thoughts on how we can improve our services for students 
  • Student Union Elections - the Student Union Officers are voted in by the students and are there to represent the students by helping organise social events, awareness campaigns and by raising money for good causes. Think you could do the same- then come and join us! 

 

 

Support & Wellbeing

Bath College Student Welfare team is a small group of Welfare Officers, Counsellors, College Nurses and the Chaplain who are here to support you in a variety of ways during your time at Bath College.

The Welfare Officers will often be your first point of contact when in need of support. You can make contact either by phone or email (safe@bathcollege.ac.uk or 07815 491988/ 07966 980534), or by talking to your tutor. We are a listening ear, an advocate, a mentor, a safeguarding officer and practical skills enabler. With us, you will be able to access a variety of support mechanisms, and often we will signpost and help refer you to external agencies such as Social Care, CAMHS, your GP and a whole range of bespoke support services. We can also put you in touch with our counsellors at ‘Off the Record’, should you wish to access specialised counselling support.

 

Students may also want to contact us if they are a looked after child, adopted, young carer, young parent or involved with Social Care in some way. We can put these students in contact with the college’s Designated Teacher who can offer both academic and welfare support.

 

The college Nurse is here to provide health check ups and assessments, practical advice on how to make contact with your GP, sexual health information and advice, and discussions around sleep hygiene and healthy eating. You can access the College Nurse through the Student Welfare team by the above contact details.

 

We also have a college Chaplain. They are here to provide spiritual support for all faiths and none; this means everyone! The chaplain will run various events throughout the college year as well as offering one to one support pastorally. They also run a variety of social clubs to discuss the deep topics of life, especially around religious ideas and beliefs.

 

In summary, the Student Welfare Team is here to be the first port of call for any welfare needs, ranging from safeguarding worries to mentoring, practical listening support, financial and careers help, faith support and mental health advice. To find out more about each area and to view our important documents about Welfare and Safeguarding, use the button below.

 

More Info & Documents

 

Important Documents

 

You can find all the important Student Union documents here, we'll update these regularly, but if you have any questions about their content you can contact us by emailing studentunion@bathcollege.ac.uk, or pop into the Student Union Office (we have one on each Campus).

 

 

 


Contact Us

You can get in contact with us on social media, or via email studentunion@bathcollege.ac.uk. Or you can pop into the Student Union Office (situated in the Student Union) on either campus.