Life at East Riding College
College life is very different to school; you have more freedom and you're treated more like an adult. At the same time, you're expected to attend your classes and do your work without supervision. Your time at East Riding College will be exciting and interesting. While you're learning essential skills for your chosen career, you'll be having new experiences, making friends for life and maybe even going places you never imagined.
Learning isn't just about studying in a classroom; it's also about getting out and about and seeing and doing things for yourself. Many students have the opportunity to go on study visits for a day or for longer periods with recent examples including trips to major cities at home and abroad, eating at a Michelin-starred restaurant and meeting the Hull City first team.
We want our students to have the experience to back up their qualifications. Lots of our courses involve excellent placements with local businesses. This gives you practical experience that will help you with your coursework.
Many college courses also involve working within real working environments within the College. For example, the College’s restaurants, hair and beauty salons and motor vehicle workshops are all open to the public and provide excellent experience for students preparing for a career in these areas.
The College provides a wide range of enrichment activities including an excellent programme of sport. You will have the opportunity to represent the College at football, rugby, netball and other team sports as well as participate in the College’s Active Wednesdays programme. Join e-club to keep up to date with what’s happening; we’ll text you about all the enrichment activities that are going on so you'll never miss a thing. You’ll also find details of what’s happening on the College’s Facebook page.
The Enrichment programme includes a calendar of visiting speakers, a programme of fund raising activities and much, much more. Events and activities are often planned to coincide with what’s happening nationally, for example Sport Relief and Children in Need are well established in the College calendar, learners and staff get involved in all sort of things to raise money for these good causes.
East Riding College has a well-established network of student representatives who meet termly with their head of curriculum area. In addition to this two representatives from each area attend the College's termly Learner Focus Group meeting. Students are also represented on key College committees including the Board of the Corporation. A great opportunity for you to participate in the development of the College and to ensure that both current and future learners enjoy the best possible experience.
East Riding College Student Association
All students automatically become members of the College's Student Association upon enrolment. Members of the association's Executive are elected annually. You will have the opportunity to stand for election to the Executive as well as participate in activities including fund raising for the Association’s designated charities; in 2011/12 these included the Yorkshire Air Ambulance.
National Union of Students
As a College student you will have the opportunity to purchase the NUS Extra card which will give you discount on clothes, travel, music and eating out.