Getting involved in the Students’ Association is a fantastic way to meet new people, boost your CV and have a say in your educational and overall student experience at North East Scotland College.
If you do want to get involved, there are lots of ways you can do it.
The NESCol Students’ Association is run for students by students! This means we are led by the work of three elected Sabbatical Officers, our Regional President, and our two Deputy Presidents.
You can find out more about what they do by reading the job descriptions for the Regional President Role and our two Depute President Roles.
Voting takes place each year, with the 2022 elections held from 8-10 March. In the 2022 elections Nicole Matthews was selected as President, with Carrie Beaton (City Campus and Altens Campus) and Kevin Gavryluk (Fraserburgh Campus) chosen for the Depute President roles. The new officers will take on their duties in July.
Every class in the College has Class Reps. They are normally elected within the first few weeks of a class starting. Class Reps represent students by talking to their peers about all aspects of life on their course. They then attend meetings with key staff and provide them with feedback and also attend monthly themed meetings with the Association. Students are asked to suggest improvements or talk about what is working well and topics covered might include things like:
- Ideas from the class on how to improve life in the classroom
- Use of technology in class rooms
- Resources and facilities in College
- Comments on how courses are taught and content of courses
- …and much, much more!
Our Presidents are elected in March each year and take up their posts on 1 July before college begins. To support our Presidents we have a team of Officers who form our Executive. These are voluntary, part-time roles.
For 2021/22 the elected representatives are: Sasha Brydon (President), Kirsten Koss (Depute President, City and Altens) and Renee Bartram (Depute President, Fraserburgh). You can get in touch via the contact details at the foot of this page.
Executive Officers help make major decisions alongside the Presidents in the Students’ Association when it comes to shaping the direction, aims and ambitions of the Association. There are a number of positions that become available during elections, where you can become involved in areas that are of specific interest to you, such as:
- Equality and Diversity
- Health and Well Being
- Activities and Events
Executive Officers may help to organise events/campaigns to raise awareness of different issues. They can also represent students and various student issues via their membership on key College committees. Executive Officer posts will be advertised around September each year and posts will start in October. If you are interested we ask you to complete an Expression of Interest form.
You don’t have to be a Class Rep or an elected Officer to help with the Students’ Association. Volunteers are encouraged to come along on a regular basis to help out and support Officers at different one-off events, fundraising days, campaigns and initiatives. As an Association we are keen to benefit from the many different skills you are developing at College, as well as your motivation and enthusiasm! Please let us know if you feel you can help out or keep on Blackboard, My Nescol and social media sites for any opportunities that we might have – we’d be happy to have you on board.