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Have your say.

Want to make a difference to your college?

One of the things that makes The College such a great place to study is that we listen to and act quickly on student feedback. While you’re with us, you have the chance to take responsibility for making real changes.

There are lots of ways for you to influence what happens here, so read on, get involved and make a difference! Enjoying different experiences and taking on additional responsibilities is a big confidence boost and can help you in the future as you apply for university or for a job. You will receive a certificate of merit in recognition for your input.

Diane Grannell, Principal Bournemouth & Poole College

Meet the Principal

You’ll no doubt see our College Principal, Diane Grannell, around campus.  She holds regular walk-in sessions, so you can just turn up to have a chat and share your opinions about your College.

Or if you want a quick answer, simply contact Diane with a text, or email and she’ll get back to you.

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Student Reps

Elected every autumn, Student Reps represent the views of the other students on their course. Each term they meet members of the College Management Team and share feedback about all aspects of student life – from how courses are taught to how facilities could be improved.

If you’re interested, you can put yourself forward in your first term at The College.

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Our Student Ambassadors have a fairly high profile around college. The role sees them  attend open evenings, school liaison visits and careers events. They can also support staff recruitment by participating on interview panels and work with the college’s Quality Team for lesson observations of teaching staff.

Each year new Student Ambassadors are recruited to join the programme, and anyone is welcome to apply. It’s a great way to meet new people from other areas of The College and to get more involved in college life.

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Every year over 100 students meet for a day with a single aim – to help us improve The College. This is our opportunity to ask you how we can make your student experience better.

You might give feedback on the latest advertising campaign, or help us to shape the way we run your lessons. Your ideas make a real difference.

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Our Students’ Union exists to represent, entertain and enrich the lives of all students studying at the College. It ensures that student opinions are heard and acted upon swiftly. At the centre of this is the Exec Committee, made up of elected student volunteers who run the Union as the voice of our students.

This is an amazing chance to shape what is fast becoming one of the best Further Education Students’ Unions in the country!

The College Board

If you want to get involved in the decision-making process and would like to take an active part in shaping The College’s future strategy, this is your chance. Our college is overseen by a Board of Governors made up of local people from across the community, plus the Principal, an elected staff member and two elected student members.

Each year our students elect two second-year students to the Board, who serve for a term of one year. They represent the student voice at The College, ensuring we always put our students' point of view at the heart of our senior level decision-making.