Student community comes together at Angus College

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STUDENTS at Angus College have come together to form their own Student Representative Council.

And their achievements were recently recognised at the Scotland’s Colleges National Volunteering Awards.

The Student Representative Council consists of 22 individuals who have devoted their spare time (alongside studying, working and parenting) to improve college life for all students, and to make their mark on the local community.

Their achievements through various projects were awarded at the recent ceremony, recognising the benefit the council has had on the college, the community, and the volunteers themselves.

Kirsty Soutar (18), from Arbroath, put the council forward for the award. She said: “Being involved has taught me very useful life and working skills, such as organisational skills, team work and how to process ideas into reality.

“I have learned how to organise and lead a project - I couldn’t even organise myself before.”

Louise Speedie, volunteering practice development officer, Volunteer Development Scotland, who judged the event, said: “This inspirational team has clearly accomplished a huge amount of work and an impressive variety of projects in a short space of time.

“An amazing piece of volunteering and teamwork shines brightly from this entry. They are a very inclusive student-led team clearly demonstrating how they worked together to raise a substantial amount of money and made a real difference to the community.

“The organisation has definitely benefited because these activities have brought the college to life. When you are walking around the campus there is a real buzz around the place - there are always students taking part in some activity or demonstration, having fun or raising awareness.”