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Course Rep, Campus Council Rep or Digital Champion

Student Opportunities at SSC

Student Governor

Number of positions available: 2

Length of post: 1 academic year

Who can apply: Only appointed Course Reps can apply to be a Student Governor

How to apply: Email Mary Mellor at mary.mellor@southstaffs.ac.uk. Submit a short paragraph outlining your skills and personal attributes which make you an ideal candidate for this role. You must submit the names of 2 referees – full name, phone number and College email address in your email. Mary will contact the 2 learners for a personal reference.

Experience Needed: None – all training will be provided

Skills Required: See job description

Deadline to apply: Friday 22nd October 2021

Campus Council Reps

Number of positions available: 5 from each campus (25 in total)

Length of post: 1 academic year

Who can apply: Any learner seeking to develop or improve existing transferable skills and with a passion for supporting their fellow students to bring about improvements to their campus.

How to apply: Contact your Course Tutor ASAP

Experience Needed: None – all training will be provided

Skills Required: See job description

Deadline to apply: Friday 1st October 2021

Course Reps

Number of positions available: 1 per Level per Course Area

Length of post: 1 academic year

Who can apply: Any learner seeking to develop or improve existing transferable skills and with a passion for supporting their fellow students to bring about course-related improvements within their Course Area.

How to apply: Contact your Course Tutor ASAP.

Experience Needed: None – all training will be provided

Skills Required: See job description

Deadline to apply: Friday 1st October 2021

Digital Champions

Number of positions available: 2 per campus (2 at Cannock, 2 at Lichfield, 2 and Rodbaston and 1 at Tamworth and 1 at TORC – 8 in Total)

Length of post: 1 academic year

Who can apply: Any Student with a passion for digital technology. You will offer student insights, provide feedback and recommendations to the College on how to enhance the student experience with digital technology.

How to apply: Contact your Course Tutor

Experience Needed: None – all training will be provided

Skills Required: See job description

Deadline to apply: Friday 1st October 2021


We caught up with Adam Stamps to discuss his roles of Student Governor and Course Representative.

Adam Stamps - Student Governor

About The Role:

“For the past academic year I have filled the role of Student Governor for South Staffordshire College. This role required me to attend scheduled meetings with other governing bodies and staff, going over things such as documents and decisions relating to the college. Meaning that I represented the view of the students at the college, providing a student point of view to various matters. Similarly to this is my role of course representative, which also required me to attend scheduled meetings and provide my input as a student. However this role requires me to talk to my peers, taking down any concerns or issues which will then be mentioned in meetings.

Therefore being the voice of my fellow peers on my course, and ensuring any concerns are voiced and resolved”.

What Has Been Gained From These Roles?

“From filling in these roles I feel that my Curriculum Vitae has been greatly enhanced, presenting employers with an eye catching role that could potentially give me the advantage over others when obtaining a job. By attending many meetings I have also developed my professional communication skills greatly, preparing me for the future if found in a similar role. Being able to support my peers and fix their issues has also proved to be pleasant, being able to support your peers to the highest degree”.

Conclusion

“In conclusion I am very happy to have obtained this role as I have developed many vital skills, as well as greatly enhanced my career prospects for the future. Therefore I would advise anyone else thinking about applying for these roles to do so”.