Student Voice Gets Heard at Conference

Walsall College students had the opportunity to get their voices heard on Tuesday 7th March, during the 12th annual Student Conference.

The event, which was held in the college’s business and sports Hub, was a chance for students to discuss key issues and make changes to improve their learning experience.

The conference is designed to recognise and champion the views and ideas of its student body and is extremely popular with students, providing a productive way for them to get their voices heard and make changes.

Walsall College Course Representative and Students’ Union President, Mikail Ali stated: “I became a Course Representative and SU President because I wanted to be more involved in college life and I wanted to get the most out of my years here. Students have a real voice at Walsall College and our views are treated with respect. By discussing issues and proposing areas for change, students are able to make a difference.”

Jatinder Sharma OBE, Principal and Chief Executive of Walsall College said: “Here at Walsall College, we are committed to continue providing students with an outstanding learning environment and the only way to do this, is to listen to what students have to say on key issues. We will take the feedback from the conference extremely seriously and students will then remain involved in the forthcoming months as their feedback is used to make the overall student experience at Walsall College even better.”

About Association of Colleges West Midlands

AoC West Midlands promotes and supports the interests of 38 general further education, sixth form and specialist colleges throughout the West Midlands region. The West Midlands is a diverse region and our colleges reflect this diversity. From small specialist colleges in rural locations to large inner city establishments, colleges reflect the needs of their local environment. Working closely with employers, learners and the local community, our 38 member colleges offer a broad range of flexible learning opportunities for individuals at all levels. They aim to give local people the skills they need for success and prosperity, tackling barriers to learning and providing opportunities that meet the needs of individuals and employers
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