Here at Wiltshire College & University Centre, we try our best to support the development of our students beyond the classroom.
We arrange an array of external guests, experts and speakers to deliver key messages and pass on import life lessons to students that will aid their progression into adulthood.
Since Christmas, we are grateful to have held a number of really insightful sessions that have helped our students explore key issues involving wellbeing, responsibilities and health and safety.
- Motiv8, a substance misuse charity for young people at 11-18 in Wiltshire, visited all campuses throughout January to promote Dry January
- SARC, the Swindon & Wiltshire Sexual Assault Referral Centre, visited all campuses in February to offer advice and support for students with related issues
- Safe Drive, Stay Alive visited all campuses throughout March to deliver presentations to students to help them understand the importance of safe driving
And when it comes to classroom discussions, hearing from people outside of college staff is always of enormous benefit to students too. A number of activities have been arranged for those on university level courses this term.
Biological scientist Dr Tommaso Jucker, a lecturer and research fellow from the School of Biological Sciences at the University of Bristol, visited students on the Foundation Degree (FdSc) Environmental Science and Sustainability course at Lackham in March.
In February, students on the BA (Hons) Film Production and Cinematography course in Salisbury received two talks and workshops. The first was from successful course alumni Bethany Spence, who has gone onto work on several Hollywood films since leaving the College, and the second was from TV and commercials director Simon Delaney.
Fun extra-curricular activities are also a regular feature of life at the College and a roller disco was recently organised for residential students at the Lackham campus, while students on Foundation Studies courses in Trowbridge took part in an archery day.
Here at Wiltshire College & University Centre, we do our best to provide a learning environment that is as rich and rounded as possible.