Hello from YCSU! A student union is a unique and (in our opinion) very important aspect of college life that you don’t get at school, so let us tell you a bit about what we do and how we make life at Yeovil College more fun and interesting.
One of the best things about a student union is NUS Extra card. This is a national discount card for students, which means you get money off at lots of big name high street shops and online retailers. You will automatically become a member of YCSU if you come to Yeovil College and you can then apply for a discount card. Come and see us at our September Freshers Fair when you start your course to find out how!
YCSU is serious about fundraising – but we like to have fun doing it! As well as straight forward collections, we like to run events which students can get involved in. YCSU has supported charities including WaterAid, Help for Heroes, Lord’s Larder, St Margaret’s Hospice and the Piers Simon Appeal. If there’s a charity you’d like to help, come and tell us about it!
awareness of subjects that matter to us all as students. In the last year, for example, we’ve supported campaigns for organ donation and Fair Trade. Look out for news of our latest activities on Twitter (@YC_StudentUnion) or on posters around the College.
We’re really lucky that Yeovil College has a great team of staff dedicated to supporting us as students, but it’s not always easy to know who to go to. Sometimes it can be easier to speak with one of us to begin with, or for minor problems – like finding the loos! Above all, YCSU is there to support you and help you find the right person to talk to when you’re ready.
YCSU has a committee of about ten students from across the College. Each person takes on a specific role, such as the Chairperson, the Activities Officer and the Student Governor. Look out for adverts around the College and in the Student Focus bulletin at the start of term if you would like to apply.
As you can see, we have an active Student Union and we hope you’ll want to get involved when you join the College. If you would like to know more about who we are and what we do, come to see us at the September Freshers Fair, visit our office or email us via firstname.lastname@example.org We are also on Twitter, @YC_StudentUnion