The Barnsley College Learner Voice Team exists so that you have someone to listen to your concerns, interests and needs. We want you to get the very best out of your educational experience and our activities give you the opportunity to gain essential life skills.

What we do

Course Representatives / Departmental Representatives

Course Representatives are viewed and valued as a crucial part of the process of feedback and improvement. Students who are elected will attend exclusive training sessions and be invited to learner forums to share the feedback that they have gathered from their peers. This then forms a crucial part of the learner forum process, enabling senior leaders to respond to learners’ feedback. Departmental Representatives are part of the same process but are able to bring feedback from their whole department to department forums.

You said – We did

‘You said we did’ is how we tell you what changes have or will be happening due to your feedback at forum. This can be seen around college.

Learner Surveys

We carry out learner surveys three times a year where we ask your views on topics such as Teaching and Learning, Assessment and Feedback and Wellbeing and Support. We use this feedback to improve your college experience.

Learners on Strategic Groups

These groups are where all the big decisions are made so that’s why we have a student representative on each one. This promotes Learner Voice right through the college.

Student Governors

The Student Governor sits on the Board of Governors for the College and helps make decisions similar to the strategic groups.

Student Union Committee

The Student Union (SU) is a constituted student body that is run by an elected student body. The aims of the union were devised by the 12/13 outgoing committee and agreed by the current committee and are;

  • Leaner Voice – representing learners is the core of the union
  • Learner Rights – promote and protect the rights of learners
  • Learner Opportunity and Employability – provide chances to expand skills
  • Learner Democracy – enabling learners to develop citizenship and democracy
  • Learner Lifestyle – the Union is the heartbeat of college life
  • Learner Green and Ethical Aspirations – reducing environmental impact and social campaigning

The SU committee are elected student representatives that work on behalf of the college community of learners. They have their own dedicated Student Union space within the main college building at Old Mill Lane. The SU Committee roles include;

  • President
  • Vice President (activities)
  • Communications Officer
  • Welfare Officer
  • Learner Voice and Representation Officer
  • Women’s Officer
  • Disabled Students Officer
  • Black and Minority Ethnic Students Officer (BME)
  • LGBT Students Officer
  • Mature Students Officer

For further information please contact the Learner Voice Team in Student Services
Tel: +44 (0)1226 216 610/611
or call in to the Old Mill Lane campus.

Last updated: 10th March 2017