Life at City of Westminster College isn’t just about achieving the best grades, it’s also about meeting new people, getting involved in events and activities and giving you the opportunity to expand your experiences and enhance your personal development to help prepare you for the world of work or further study.
Our Student Enrichment Team are here to help support you through your college experience. They organise a wide variety of daily activities including football, basketball, table tennis, Brazilian Jujitsu and street dance, giving you the opportunity to learn new skills, get involved in sports, volunteering, coaching or just have fun. If you are interested in competitive sports, the college competes in London-wide basketball and table tennis leagues. They also plan and support an exciting range of clubs and societies, working closely with our Student Council and Student Ambassadors, to help make your time at college even more fun and exciting.
The Enrichment Team also work in partnership with external services within the wider community to ensure that you can access support and information from organisations such as Brook and the Youth Project International. Many specialist agencies come in to deliver regular tutorials on issues such as drug dependency, budgeting and rights and responsibilities.
There are many ways you can get yourself involved in college life, meet other students, make your voice heard and gain important experience to put on your CV. All students are invited to become a member of the college’s Student Council, which is part of the National Union of Students (NUS). This membership gives you access to advice and information, discounts on travel, shopping, stationery and many other useful benefits to make living on a student budget easier.
Student Governors are elected from the Student Council and sit on the Governing Body of the college making sure that the views and voices of students are heard. It’s your Student Council – and that means you can take an active part in shaping it. We encourage you to develop clubs and societies, organise trips, parties and various other leisure and sporting activities.
Each course also elects a Course Representative who are invited to attend meetings with college managers to discuss their opinions and suggestions.
We are proud of our students and encourage you to gain skills that go beyond your qualifications. We run a Student Volunteer programme offering you the chance to contribute to college life, helping out with internal college events such as Fresher’s Fairs, H.E Fairs, Open Days and Award ceremonies. Students who volunteer consistently through the year are often invited to become Student Ambassadors where they continue to help out at internal and external events and are given the opportunity to gain paid work during the college’s enrolment period. The Ambassador programme gives students real, practical skills they can use for work and experience they can put on their UCAS applications and CVs.
In short, being a student at City of Westminster College is your opportunity to play an active role in our community, make friends, learn new things and ensure your voice is heard.