The Student Council encourages many skills including discussion, negotiation, decision making and problem solving.
Student Council members are elected through a democratic process across programme areas every October. Each programme area has a Representative and at least one Deputy Representative on the Council.
Programme area representatives have a clear vision of Learner Voice and how their voice can be heard to affect change within the organisation in order to improve the student experience for all.
Student Council Representatives listen to and carry forward the ideas of peers in termly meetings with the Senior Leadership Team and Governors. The Student Council also has involvement with community projects, raising the profile of Derwen College and Learner Voice.
Derwen College Student Council is affiliated to the National Union of Students which awards a presence at a National level. This enables our students to drive forward change for people with Learning Difficulties and Disabilities.
All students at Derwen College have the opportunity to apply for an NUS Extra card for some great discounts when shopping both in stores and online.