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’ Week
· Health Week
· Mental Health Awareness
· UCAS Higher Education Event
· Volunteering Week
· Equality & Choices
· Destination Success
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.
Office Bearers 2016-17
Student President – Julie Mackenzie
Tel: 01355 807380
Vice President – Melissa Mitchell
National Union of Students
SLC-EK Student Association is affiliated to the National Union of Students (NUS). NUS Extra cards can be collected from the SA office.
Interested in helping others?
Have you considered serving on the SA Executive Committee?
You get to represent the student voice on a number of college committees
• Board of Management
• Quality Enhancement
• Equality & Diversity
• Mental Health
Executive Committee Posts
• Student President
• Vice President
• Eight Executive Committee Student Officers
Student President & Vice President Elections
Elections for the posts of Student President and Vice President will normally be held in May, with the Student President-elect and the Vice President-elect taking up their posts at the start of July. Nomination forms are available from the Student Advice Centre. The election notice and election results will be posted around the college at the appropriate time.
Student Officers Elections
Elections for the posts of Student Officers will normally be held in September. Nomination forms are available from the Student Advice Centre. The election notice and election results will be posted around the college at the appropriate time.
Voting takes place on Moodle.
The National Union of Students (NUS) has selected South Lanarkshire College Students’ Association and South Lanarkshire College to take part in the Responsible Futures pilot programme.
What is Responsible Futures?
Responsible Futures group work with College and University institutions to embed sustainability into the curriculum of every student in education today. It can help you to:
- Embed sustainability into your students’ learning experience
- Prepare your students for the emerging low-carbon economy
- Strengthen the relationship between your Students’ Association and your college
How does the College get recognition?
Working through a bank of criteria set by NUS, South Lanarkshire College Students’ Association and South Lanarkshire College are working in partnership to earn our accreditation mark. This will demonstrate the action on education for sustainable development (ESD). This is a commitment to helping students leave education being part of the solution to the sustainability challenges and not contributors to the problem.
Who is involved in gaining the accreditation for out College?
The Students’ Association and key members of college staff make up the working group who gather evidence relating to the criteria points within the accreditation framework.
We, South Lanarkshire College Students’ Association, are committed to embedding the principles and issues relating to Responsible Futures.