National award for college student council


THE HARD work and volunteering efforts of Angus College’s Student Representative Council (SRC) have been commended with a national award as part of the first ever Scotland’s Colleges National Learning by Volunteering Awards.

The student group was nominated for the Team Volunteering award category and impressed the judges with a long list of activities and projects organised and led by the SRC.

The 22 individuals who make up the council have devoted much of their spare time to improving college life for all students, while juggling studying, working and family commitments.

Throughout the college year the group has been responsible for projects including language translation for Eastern European students, organising a multi-cultural Christmas party and holding a weekly sexual health and contraception drop-in in partnership with the NHS. The council has also embarked on several enterprising ventures including launching a student e-magazine and selling college branded hoodies, raising over £1,000 for student enhancement activity.

The awards are part of the Learning by Volunteering project, an 18-month pilot programme funded by the Scottish Funding Council which explores developing and supporting volunteering across the college sector. Angus College has been heavily involved in this project alongside partner facilities Langside College and Adam Smith College.

The awards will be presented on Wednesday, September 28, as part of a day long event focusing on what the Learning by Volunteering project has achieved and how volunteering can be further developed, benefiting students and organisations across Scotland.

This will be the second time that the volunteering efforts of the SRC have been recognised after they picked up a group award at Angus College’s own volunteering awards ceremony earlier this year.