We are proud of the work that our learners undertake through Learner Voice at the College. The Learner Voice programme enables all students to be able to provide their feedback and ideas in order to directly influence and improve college life.
We ensure that all students have the opportunity to have their voice heard and have embedded this as part of our students daily lives here. We have done this by launching our Learner Voice Help Desk and our Learner Voice Newsletter, where students can speak to a member of our Learner Voice Team or a Student Governor to be kept up to date with what is happening within the college, to provide their feedback or suggestions and to find out how they can get involved!
Our students are at the heart of our Enrichment Programme. We encourage our students to have fun and make memories during their time with us - and getting involved in our Enrichment opportunities is a great way to do it!
We pride ourselves on listening to our students and the evolving Enrichment Programme reflects this. We have lots of clubs for students to get involved in, including LGBTQ+ Society, Cricket Club, Anime Club, Basketball Club and more!
- Social Team
This year we launched our CBC Social Team, this gave students the opportunity to apply to join and work alongside our Student Engagement and Experience Lead to plan, lead and run a variety of events and clubs. The team meet up weekly to review plans and share ideas on future activities for all students to join in with. This is a great opportunity for students to develop their leadership, communication, event management skills and many more!
Not only does the Enrichment Programme give you an opportunity to meet new people and socialise, it’s also a fantastic opportunity to learn new skills and boost your C.V’s.
We have a full calendar of events that is open for all our students to get involved in. Some of this years Enrichment Opportunities have included:
- Freshers' Fair
- Health and Wellbeing Fair
- CPR Training Sessions
- Charity Events
- Inter College Cricket Competitions
- Drugs, Alcohol and Sexual Health Workshops
- Knife Crime, Gangs and Exploitation Workshops
- Launch Your Future Fair
- Cyber Security Talks
- Student Social Room
We want our students to be able to have an opportunity to recharge and relax, so we have created a Student Social Room for our students.
This space has three areas that allows our students to have a break away from the classroom. Students can relax in our quiet room or bring their laptop along to do some work. Or middle room students can eat their lunch, play a game, ping-pong listen to music or just socialise.
- Student Council and Student Ambassadors
Student council meetings allow learners the opportunity to liaise with our Vice Principal, Sarah Mortimer, Head of Student Services, Lisa Shepherd and The Student Engagement and Experience Lead, Hannah Piatkiewicz regarding feedback from their learning areas, relevant issues and latest news within the college. Meetings also involve students carrying out tasks relating to the improvement of college life for students.
Become a Student Ambassador
All students are able to apply to be a Student Ambassador. We aim to ensure that we have at least two students per Learning Area. This year we had 58 students sign up across the College! Our Student Ambassadors are responsible for gathering feedback from their Learning Areas and discussing this information at Student Council Meetings. Our Student Ambassadors also support at our college events such as our open events.
- Focus Groups
Our learners have the opportunity to participate in focus groups throughout the academic year to present their feedback and suggestions on a range of topics and issues.
At present, our students are working alongside our Principle, Ali Hadawi on their Environment Project. A focus group was held to provide an opportunity for students to share their thoughts on how the college can cut paper usage and strive to me more environmentally friendly. The group will continue to work with the Principle and are being encouraged to actively promote to staff and students to be more environmentally friendly.
Our Student Ambassadors also have the opportunity to sit on various committee’s in the college, these include; Risk Management, Health and Safety, Safeguarding, Equality and Diversity. This allows for students to be informed on the most up to date changes within the college and also allows for students to be able to input their ideas to improve the college overall.
- You Said We Did
This initiative is our way of showing learners how we use their valuable feedback and suggestions to improve college life, and we take action to address learners concerns and ideas.
Lots of changes have taken place this year, but some of our recent issues to be addressed are:
- Games and activities have been provided at each college site for students to use at their own leisure.
- We now have 9 clubs/ societies for students to get involved in.
- The smoking area at the main site has now been moved from the front of the college, along with separate smoking areas for staff and students.