SGS Students’ Union

The SU are a group of elected students who run activities, clubs and events but most importantly represent you. Check out our page here for more information on how you can get involved.  You can also follow us on Facebook @SGSCollegeSU to keep up to date with all our latest happenings!

All students are automatically members of the Students’ Union unless you opt out. There are a number of ways to get involved with the SU whether it’s giving your opinion or committing to join the team. You can:

  • Be part of the student community
  • Run by students for students
  • Help to run SU learner elections
  • Organise your own club, society or event
  • Get involved in clubs, societies and events
  • Receive discounts on a wide range of products and services

The SU is run by students for students! The team are elected annually by you.  Any enrolled student can run for one of the voluntary positions.  Have your say on who is elected and how the SU is run.

Being part of the SU will give you an opportunity to be part of something exciting, you’ll gain practical experience and valuable new skills to help you develop a career and really impress employers and universities.  Most of all it’s fun, you’ll meet new people and make friends as well as being involved in something amazing.

Your Students’ Union Needs You!

Your Students’ Union Needs You!

The SU is a group of students who take positive action and make decisions to improve the College for everyone.  This includes:

  • Representing student views to College Management
  • Organising clubs, events and societies
  • Organising charity fundraising activities
  • Promoting student discounts
  • Gathering and promoting student opinions

Election Timeline

  • 16 – 27 April 2018 recruitment and nominations
  • 27 April 2017 closing date for nominations
  • 30 April – 11 May 2018 election campaign
  • 11 May 2018 voting closes

How to STAND!

  1. Pick up an information pack ‘Elections Handbook’
  2. Choose the role that most interests you
  3. Hand in a nomination form
  4. Attend a briefing
  5. Plan and run a fun campaign
  6. Get votes
  7. Become elected?!

Your Students’ Union Needs You!

SU Elections Handbook 2018

How to STAND!

Job Descriptions

The following positions are voluntary and can be done along side your course.

The main role of the President is to represent students. The President also promotes the learner voice, acting as a link between students and the College. This will involve sitting on the board of governors and various SU committees. You will also be involved in organising and promoting events and activities that will be open to all students, running student campaigns and generally raising awareness of the SU.

Vice President
The Vice President will act as deputy in the absence of the President.  The VP will work in collaboration with the President to promote the SU.  The VP will also sit on the board of governors and attend relevant College committees to represent student views.

Events & Engagement Officers
The Events & Engagement Officers will represent the interests of all members.  They will develop new educational, social, cultural, sporting and recreational activities and forums for discussions and debate as well as design and produce materials, resources and media products, which aim to improve the exposure of the activities being delivered and the SU as a whole.

Higher Education Officers
The HE Officers will represent the interests of HE students. They will work closely with the Events & Engagement Officers to develop new educational, social, cultural, sporting and recreational activities and forums for discussions and debate.

LGBTQ+ Officers
The LGBTQ+ Officers will represent the interests of the LGBTQ+ students.  They will provide a LGBTQ+ perspective on all matters concerning the SU and the College and ensure there is a regular forum / group where LGBTQ+ students can meet.

NUS Extra

You can buy an NUS extra card for just £12.00, which entitles you to over 200 UK discounts for a year! Get your card from and to see the full list of companies.

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