As an Eastleigh College student, you will have access to a range of enrichment activities to make sure that you make the most of your time with us! This can comprise of course based enrichment, trips and visits, as well as access to a range of facilities, clubs and activities.
College Trips and Visits
Throughout the year the College will run a number of trips, events and activities. Recent activities have included a residential visit to Spain, day trips to Alton Towers, Thorpe Park, the Clothes Show Live and theatre visits. These will be promoted throughout the year and will be available to students from across the College.
Sport and Active Lifestyle
Students can access the Colleges newly refurbished Fitness Suite upon completion of an induction, allowing them to work on personal health and fitness. Jack Medhurst, the College Sport Maker is also on-site to provide a range of sport and physical activities. Everything from football to dance, and swimming to skiing and snowboarding! There’s something for everyone!
Plus, students can also access the facilities at Fleming Park Leisure Centre at a discounted rate. This includes a swimming pool, tennis courts, table tennis, trampolining and more! College organised activities can include:
- Gym/fitness sessions
- Female only fitness/dance sessions
- Men’s Football (indoor 5-a-side)
- Women’s Football
- Intra-college competitions
- Inter-college competitions
- Table tennis
- …and more!!!
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The Student Union and Student Council
On enrolment every student becomes part of the Eastleigh College Student Union (ECSU.) The Student Union belongs to the students at Eastleigh College and is your chance to change the way the college works.
You can get involved with the Student Union by becoming part of the Student Council. Every course will have at least one elected representative who stands on the Student Council. Their role will be to represent the views of the other students on their course.
If you want to get even more involved in the action, you can stand to be elected onto the Student Executive. These are different roles which help to run the Student Union itself. You might want to stand for Entertainments Officer, Disabilities Officer or even Student President. Just be prepared that it’s not just about putting in the hard work to get the votes, you have to follow through on what you promised your electorate!
Dan explains his experience of being on the Student Council:
"The Student Council has been a great opportunity for me. I have been able to compliment and identify improvements at Eastleigh College which in turn, I think has changed the College itself and improved it for present and future students. I feel I am a confident, vocal and well-spoken individual. These traits have played a big part of my input into the council and because of this I have been able to take issues higher than council level. I have gone to the Executive and finally, Governor Level as the Student Governor; at each level progressing my input which had become far more strategic. The higher I went the more I was aware of what the college had done for the student body. No matter how small an idea or input, it will help college evolve and adapt into the place you want to learn in. Joining the Student Council has helped me develop and grow as a person, and presented me with an opportunity that I strongly believe shouldn’t be turned down."
Daniel Lowe 14/05/2015
We really value what students think, so the Student Council isn’t the only way we get feedback from students. We are proud to be part of the Loop network, where colleges and schools are rated by the students who study there. If you would like to see what students think about the Eastleigh College, follow the link below.
All students will be entitled to join the National Union of Students (NUS), one of the largest organisations in the world. It represents 5 million students in Further and Higher Education throughout the UK. The NUS provides research, representation, training and expert advice for students. As a student studying at Eastleigh College you can sign up for an NUS Extra card which enable you to get all sorts of discounts on all sorts of products. If you would like to sign up for an NUS Extra card ask a member of staff in the Student Services Centre.
Information on what discounts are available from NUS Extra can be found here: http://www.nus.org.uk/en/nus-extra/
Work Related Experience
Here at Eastleigh College our aim is to get students career ready. All students are encouraged to undertake related work placements and participate in employability workshops as part of their course.
Work placements provide many benefits, from helping you to develop your skills, build a link between your course and career opportunities and standing out to potential employers. It is a healthy opportunity for you to demonstrate what you have learnt and prove that you are a valuable member of the workforce. Students who have undertaken work placements often build positive links with employers and have a clearer understanding of the type of job they want.
Participating in work placements and employability workshops can enhance your qualifications, and puts you in a stronger position when seeking career opportunities. Our ethos at Eastleigh College is to get you career ready, so start your journey here today. For more information please email firstname.lastname@example.org.