South Lanarkshire College Student Association (SLCSA)
SLCSA is affiliated to the National Union of Students (NUS) and is led by an Executive Committee of elected representatives from across the student body. The Student Association and class representatives play an essential role in ensuring that the views and opinions of students are heard in faculty meetings, focus groups, College Committee and Board of Management meetings.
There are huge benefits to being a Cladd Representative or elected member of the Student Association Executive Committee:
- Ability to influence decisions which affect all students
- Enhances your CV and job prospects
- Gain confidence and experience through taking part in meetings and committees
- Gain invaluable experience and develop essential skills
- Access to a wide range of training opportunities
Every student is eligible to stand for election as a Class Representative, or for a position on the Student Association Committee. There are a variety of posts, all requiring different skills and lots of enthusiasm:
- Student President
- Vice President
- Eight Executive Committee Students Officers
- Class Representative
The Student Association is active in encouraging students to take a full part in College life through various College events which are organised throughout the academic session, such as:
- Freshers’ & Re-Freshers Week
- Health Week
- Mental Health Awareness
- UCAS Higher Education Event
- Volunteering Week
- Equality & Choices
- Purple Friday
Additionally, they work with the College staff to raise awareness of equality, diversity, health and sustainability issues.
You can contact the Student Association by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org, call them on 01355 807380 or pop in to see them in their office on the ground floor, near reception. You can also follow SLCSA on Facebook, search for SLCSA.
Last year the Student Association, supported by the College, was awarded 2 stars as part of the Healthy Body Health Mind initiative through the “Think Positive” campaign by NUS. This award centres around physical activity, Smoke Free Generation and student mental health. This year the team, along with support from Student Services, are hoping to aim higher and gain more stars as recognition of the importance of these three areas to student health and wellbeing.
In 2017 the College achieved the LGBT Charter Mark award and this year the Student Association will be working alongside College staff to achieve the Bronze Charter Mark. The Student Association has been integral in creating and organising events to raise awareness and improve visibility of LGBT+.
Office Bearers 2018-19
Student President – Elizabeth Newlands
Tel: 01355 807380
Vice President – Anne Carroll
National Union of Students
SLC-EK Student Association is affiliated to the National Union of Students (NUS).
NUS Extra cards have now been replaced with the new TOTUM card which has over 200 UK student discounts. These cards can be purchased on the NUS website and will be available for collection from the SA Office, if requested. For further information please visit: https://www.nus.org.uk/en/nus-extra/