Every student has the opportunity to join our Students’ Union. Run by students for students, the Union represents students within the college and the community, and provides loads of opportunities to get involved with college management as well as extra-curricular activities.
Each year the Union runs elections for the posts of Students’ Union President and Vice-President, and a team of Officers including Entertainment & Activities Officer, Faith Support Officer, Mature Students’ Officer and Equality and Diversity Champions.
All the students holding these positions get involved in the running of the college by representing the views and ideas of students to college staff and the Senior Management Team, which includes the Principal, Deputy Principals and Assistant Principals. They also help to promote the college at Open Events and other College events, giving first-hand insight into what it is like to study at OCVC.
We have a Students’ Union centre at each campus where you can hang out, join clubs and societies, or get advice. The Union runs a full calendar of events and activities throughout the year for you to enjoy such as Freshers’ Fairs on all sites; salsa, football, Zumba and Street Poetry. They also do lots of fun activities to raise money for charities like Race for Life, Comic Relief and Children in Need as well as charities within the local community.
The Students’ Union is always happy to support ideas for new clubs, and promotes them widely to all of our students. Maybe you’d like to set up a sports or social club that other students can get involved with?