The opinion of our students is critical to our long-term success, which is why we work closely with our student body to positively engage with passionate students as often as possible; and you can be part of this.
A massive part of College life is getting involved, joining in the fun and meeting new lifelong friends. We’ve made it easy for you to do this and many of the opportunities available will look great on your CV and will support your future career.
Join the Yeovil College Student Union
This is essential! The Yeovil College Students’ Union (YCSU) organises gigs, parties, shopping trips and other social activities. Remember to pick up your TOTUM card at our Freshers’ Fair for discounts off many high street brands, product and services.
Get Involved with Fundraising
YCSU is serious about fundraising, but like you, we want to have fun doing it! So we run lots of events, activities and collections to support our main charity which is selected at the beginning of every year by our students.
Over the years, we have enjoyed supporting charities such as School in a Bag and Cancer Research UK and of course we always support Children in Need and Macmillian.
We have also proudly hosted one of our favourite charity events of the year – the Race for Life – where 1,000s of mums, children, sisters, aunties, grandmas and now lads, dads and granddads all come together to raise money, support and awareness for Cancer Research UK.
Become a Student Rep
The opinion of our students is important to us. Being a Student Rep helps shape your communication, negotiation and problem-solving skills. You will support us by raising issues, concerns or suggestions and together we will creatively solve them.
Join our Student Voice
Let your voice be heard through our Student Voice. Meet with the Senior Leaders of the College to help make your future the best it can possibly be, and that of your friends. Students from every subject area are represented, and this is very much an action group. Proposals are brought, discussed and acted upon.
Become a Student Ambassador
A Student Ambassador is someone who is willing and motivated to get involved, have some fun and support the College at events. You will enjoy working with people as part of a team and be an excellent communicator. You will get involved with College events such as our Information Evenings, Awards Ceremonies and community events.
Become a Student Governor
This is a prestigious role within the College, where students have the opportunity to formally join our corporation, join Board meetings and work with senior people to influence and shape the strategic direction and performance of Yeovil College. Picture how that would look on your CV!
We have a huge focus on social action, which is about people coming together to help solve problems and get involved with issues that are important in their communities. This will typically include opportunities around volunteering, fundraising and community projects. Social action can make a real difference to well-being and can strengthen and support economic growth – we can’t wait to get started!
Duke of Edinburgh
DofE is a life-changing experience. A fun time with friends. An opportunity to discover new interests and talents. A tool to develop essential skills for life and work. A recognised mark of achievement; respected by employers. Yeovil College has recently introduced this programme for our students at bronze, silver and gold; it’s an exciting time for everyone. Find out more information here.