Student Council

Supporting you to achieve on your course is our main priority, but we are also keen that you get as many added experiences as possible during your time at UCM. Becoming an active member of the Student Council offers you:

  • Training opportunities: if you become an active member of the Student Council we will offer you training in things like communication, conflict management, leadership etc. Exclusive extra-curricular activity: team-building opportunities will be made available (and they’ll be fun!).
  • Development and practice of employability skills: all the things you learn during training will be put to good use!
  • Internal accreditation: a certificate which details your input and achievements.
  • College award: you may be nominated to receive an award for your contribution to the Council.
  • Free food!

We also like to support you in adding to your UCM experience by helping with the organisation of events and activities such as charity fundraisers, quizzes, etc.

Your tutor will always listen to you, but if you want to become more involved in College life and having your say, you might want to think about becoming a member of the Student Council.

How does it work?

  • If you are interested in becoming an active member of the Student Council, let your tutor know or get in touch with Hannah May (Hannah is based in Student Services).
  • Every UCM student is entitled to vote for the election of a Student President.
  • The Student President regularly meets with the Principal, attends Governors meetings and is often called upon to represent UCM at external events.
  • The Student President organises an election for a ‘senior leadership team’: a Vice President, Treasurer, Events Co-ordinator and Secretary.
  • The Student Council formally meets once every half term; these meetings may be online this year. They will discuss any wider College issues, share experiences, plan events, etc.

Your course tutor, Hannah and other members of the Student Services team will tell you more once you get up and running, but for now, think about what’s in it for you!

... and all of this looks great on a CV and will really impress employers (well, apart from the free food bit!).

If you want to find out more, get in touch with studentservices@ucm.ac.im

Who can become a member of the Student Council?

Anyone who is a student at UCM can become a member of the Student Council! It doesn’t matter what course you’re on, how old you are, whether you’re full time or part time, what campus you study on or how many years your course lasts. The only thing we’re interested in is that you are interested!

Why become a member of the Student Council?

STAND OUT FROM THE CROWD – you will gain key employability skills such as: leadership, organisation, communication, and team work.

MAKE A DIFFERENCE – you can make a positive difference for current and future students not only on your course, but across UCM.

BRING ABOUT CHANGE – if there is a burning issue on your course (academic or non-academic) you can set up and run campaigns to raise awareness and bring about change.

BE IN THE KNOW – you will learn how UCM and the Student Council works for the best interests of students. You will learn how an organisation like UCM works: what challenges it faces, how it plans for the future, how it adapts to change (like a pandemic for example) etc.

What do Council members do?

The Council’s senior leadership team have defined roles: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Events Co-ordinator and Secretary. If you become a Council member, you’ll find out much more about what the responsibilities that go with each role, but every Council member will:

SEEK – the views of students on their course (academic or non-academic).

FEEDBACK – any findings/issues to the Student President/Vice President, and most importantly let their colleagues know how the issues they have raised on their behalf have or will be dealt with.

ATTEND – training, meetings, events etc

If you are interested in being  a member of the Student Council  talk to your Course Tutor or contact Student Services studentservices@ucm.ac.im