Dearne Valley College’s Principal and Chief Executive, Martin Harrison, dropped in on a recent Student Association meeting to liaise with the group about their on-going issues and campaigns. The newly launched Association aims to enhance the DVC student experience by discussing their own ideas, concerns and campaigns which arise in their weekly meetings, which are then presented to key decision makers within the College.
The Student Association acts as a representative for the entire student body and aims to tackle issues such as the promotion of students wearing their lanyards and identity cards, among others, and these ideas, concerns and campaigns are fed directly into management meetings, where they often affect decisions being made about the College.
Presented as a professional meeting, the association is run ‘for the students, by the students’ with the Student Association President, Michael Hood, chairing the meeting, a secretary taking minutes and discussions taking place surrounding the meeting’s agenda.
Speaking about the Association, Principal, Martin Harrison, said:
“I am delighted to meet with our Student Association, who are a fantastic, solution-focused group helping the Senior Leadership Team to make more informed decisions about the College. They are working on a number of initiatives which will help improve our College.”
The College has seen time and again that taking on board the opinions of the students it caters for, improves the College experience for all involved and adheres to the College’s core values of placing the learner at the centre of all we do, being passionate about high quality and producing a respectful and supportive environment.