The Student Union is run by students for students. The ‘executive’, as they’re known, are voted into their positions by fellow learners twice yearly.
A major part of their role is learner representation, giving learners a voice and ensuring that their views are heard, shared, and acted upon appropriately by our leadership team . To this end, the Union has seats on the governors’, health and safety, equality and diversity, FEQSI and HEQSIC committees.
There are currently 22 executive posts that include the President, Women’s Officer, Welfare Officer, International Students’ Officer and Campaigns Officer, to name just a few.
There’s more to Student Union life than just meetings and committees though, as we also run successful campaigns, awds, Keep The Beat, and trips to Alton Towers, Go Ape etc.
The Union also works on national initiatives in partnership with the National Union of Students (NUS) and other external agencies. Internally the Union works with LEET (the Learner Engagement & Enrichment Team) to both support and promote their agenda.
In short, the Student Union here at the College is a vibrant, energetic, and progressive movement to be involved with that mirrors the College’s values of diversity, inclusion and equality. It will certainly broaden your horizons!
So come along and get involved!
Meet Hannah Byrne, President of the Student Union
Hannah has recently been elected to be the president of the Student Union for 2018/19. Hannah was previously the Women’s Officer for the Student Union last year. She decided to run for president so she could challenge herself while still being able to help others and contribute to the students of Leicester College.
Hannah is currently studying musical theatre and dreams of becoming a professional actress.
NUS Discount Card
Being a learner at Leicester College gives you the opportunity to buy an NUS Extra Card which gives you access to over 200 UK discounts. That includes Amazon, Odeon, ASOS and many more. It now comes with one year’s free ISIC (International Student Identity Card) unlocking a massive 42,000 international discounts and accepted in over 130 countries around the world.
There are several options for learners to choose from: one year for just £12, two for £22 or a three year option for only £32. Visit the Students’ Union office or buy online.
For more information call us on 0116 224 2240 or email us