Bournemouth & Poole College’s Students’ Union assessed ‘Very Good’ by Quality Student Union

Bournemouth & Poole College is delighted to announce that its Students’ Union was awarded ‘Very Good’ by Quality Student Union from the National Union of Students. 

Bournemouth & Poole College’ Students’ Union (BPCSU) is one of the first FE Students’ Unions to receive this accreditation, which is a great achievement for The College. BPCSU were re-assessed in three areas: democracy, strategic planning and communication, after originally being awarded ‘Good’ status for these areas in 2018. Therefore, the improvement to ‘Very Good’ is a significant accomplishment and a credit to the hard work of everyone at the Students’ Union.

Brian Stewart, Student Engagement Coordinator at Bournemouth & Poole College, said: "We are incredibly proud that BPCSU has been accredited Very Good status in the QSU assessment. It is a huge achievement for the Students' Union. This achievement confirms our dedication to our students and how hard we work to make the student’s experience the best it can be. We will continue to make improvements to the Student’s Union and strive to provide students with even more opportunities to get involved and enhance their experience at college."

The assessment confirmed that “BPCSU are committed to ensuring that members are at the core of its activities,” (QSU Report 2020, National Student’s Union) and emphasises that BPCSU positions collecting meaningful feedback as a priority, enabling all students to get involved and have a voice. 

The Quality Students’ Union report also stated that “The Union is clearly valued highly by both the College and students and the team have worked hard to create a friendly and welcoming atmosphere which can be enjoyed by everybody”. BPCSU are clearly on a winning streak as earlier this year, BPCSU were also awarded ‘Best FE Website 2020’ by UnionCloud, after launching the new Student First website in a short amount of time throughout lockdown. 
BPCSU are excited and proud to be recognised nationally for the work they are doing.  

For more information about our award winning Students’ Union and how you can get involved, please visit 


(NB. Image taken before COVID-19 restrictions)