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National Recognition for College Students' Union
Cornwall College's Students' Union (CCSU) has been recognised on the national stage for innovation.
The team were presented with the award for Innovative Approaches to the Learner Voice at the Leading the Learner Voice Awards in London.
The annual event, run jointly by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) and the National Union of Students (NUS), aim to highlight and draw maximum attention to outstanding practice in leadership for learner voice and to value the different leadership roles that are vital to ensure that learners’ views are actively sought, listened to and acted upon.
Joe Vinson, CCSU President, said: “At Cornwall College the voice of the students couldn’t be much louder. From course rep meetings, a text-in service for students and a brand new website, we’ve worked hard to ensure all students at the College can have their say. Without student voice education providers risk becoming out of touch with their students and thankfully Cornwall College doesn’t just understand this, it endlessly works to ensure that everything we do is advancing the needs of the learner.”
Joe collected the award on behalf of the Students’ Union with St Austell CCSU Chairperson Charlotte Knight and Student Liaison Manager Ben Rowswell.
Ben said: “With seven campuses spread across the county it is a real testament to both the staff and students at Cornwall College that we are able to work together and really put students at the heart of everything that we do. We are delighted to be recognised as being the best in the country, and with such a variety of courses including part time, full time, work based learning and a huge range of apprenticeships, we really do go the extra mile to ensure students get the best deal possible whilst studying in Cornwall.”
Cornwall College Students’ Union is one of the largest in the country in a further education college with each of the College’s 35,000 students a member. It has campuses in Camborne, Newquay, St Austell, Saltash, Duchy College at Stoke Climsland and Rosewarne, and Falmouth Marine School.
Ann Ruthven, Head of Learning and Learner support at LSIS said: “The award categories highlight the changing and evolving priorities facing the Further Education and Skills sector. We are proud to have co-hosted the awards as it illustrates our commitment to driving forward outstanding teaching and learning.”