Student Life

It’s important to us that you enjoy an engaging academic experience at Yeovil College University Centre and there are many ways to get involved. We enjoy working in partnership with our students to continually improve their experience of higher education.

Students’ Union

When you enrol onto a university level programme you will automatically become a member of Yeovil College’s Students’ Union (YCSU). You can then apply for your NUS card entitling you to a number of discounts at a huge number of shops, restaurants and services.

Student Voice

Represent the views of your fellow University Centre students by becoming a member of Student Voice. Meet with our Senior Management team to ensure that the voice, thoughts and opinions of your peers, about your experience, are being heard, and importantly, acted upon.

Check out YCUC statement on Student Voice here.

Student Governor

You will have the opportunity to become involved with the Yeovil College Corporation, where you will drive strategy and influence the direction of the College and University Centre.

College Clubs & Societies 

Spending quality time with like-minded people is important, which is why we have developed a range of groups and events for you to join during your down-time. We are always keen for students to take an active role in their extra-curricular experiences and will support you to establish new groups or run social events wherever possible.

Student Support

We have a range of support available to enable all students to have a positive and academically fulfilling experience. Our HE Student Liaison Officer can offer 1:1 support with wellbeing and can signpost students on to appropriate support services. Our dedicated HE Learning Resources Advisor can support with information literacy skills, and accessing the perfect resources for your assignments.

Students with disabilities, learning difficulties and long-term health conditions

At Yeovil College University Centre (YCUC), we are committed to ensuring every student with potential is able to access, succeed in, and progress from higher education. To ensure you are fully supported with your studies, we would encourage prospective students with disabilities, learning difficulties or long-term health conditions to look into Disabled Students’ Allowances (DSAs), to help with costs of things such as specialist equipment, non-medical helpers, extra travel expenses, or other disability-related costs of studying. We have put together a guide to explain the process of applying for DSAs. More information about DSAs is available on the gov.uk website.

Guest Speakers – Past and Planned

We firmly believe in the importance of underpinning theoretical knowledge with real world
experience, which is why we have a programme of speakers.

Here are just a few:

  • Dr Suzie Imber, Associate Professor from the University of Leicester and winner of BBC’s Astronauts: Do you have what it takes? talked about life on the BBC Astronauts programme and her challenging research;
  • Ex-Fleet Street Journalist, Paul Nathansan, shared knowledge, experience and insight to inspire those hoping to work in the media industry;
  • Oscar winner, Lord David Puttnam, provided insights into a career working in/with media, film making, communication and digital landscape;
  • Sir Michael Barber, Chair of Office for Students, talked about the important role of the OfS.