Media York Film Festival Trip

On Friday the 6th of November, Level 3 Media students took a trip to Aesthetica Short Film Festival in York. The day consisted of going to master classes with WARP Films and exploring York whilst going to different venues to watch various short films. The day started at 06:45am outside Joseph Wright College, I can…

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News Article / President Press Release

Students’ Union President Aims To Give Students a Greater Voice The President of Derby College Students’ Union (DCSU) has been elected to join the National Union of Students (NUS) National Executive Committee where she will be involved in developing and influencing policy that affects the 4.1 million Further Education learners in the UK. Charlie Baker…

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FEstival and Zones Conference

Hi Monday last week myself, Chloe (VP) and Mark (acting general manager) headed up to Bradford for FEstival and NUS (national union of students) Zones Conference. This was a fantastic few days of networking, workshops, discussing/ debating issues affecting FE, the student movement, society and elections! NUS’ work is decided and prioritized through policy. NUS…

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Liberation group updates

At the start of the year I stated how I wanted to empower learners from all backgrounds to reach and exceed their full potential, helping and supporting this however I can. The development of liberation groups at Derby college are in part to achieve this trough providing a platform for learners (from often marginalised backgrounds)…

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Trustee board update

We have been having some fantastic trustee board meetings and making some real progress! Since the start of the year our trustee board has been very focused on addressing the recommendations pulled out from a diagnostic report the union received. Some of these points included: Establishment of Trust Board Registration with Charities Commission Strategic Plan…

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My week in Bradford with the President ! :)

Hi my name is Chloe Smith, I am deputy president of the students’ union and I am Charlie’s right hand women. In this blog I am going to be talking about my week in Bradford with Charlie for two NUS events. Which where FEstival and Zone conference. Day 1: Festival At Festival there was different…

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scare fest 2015

So, we held our annual trip to Alton Towers for Scare Fest on October 27th. Around 80 students attended the trip and it was a great day out! As well as being able to go on rides such as Nemesis and Thirteen at the UK’s largest theme park, there was also some great stuff going…

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freshers

Had a productive day cleaning out the Students’ Union Office at Roundhouse today. Out with the old and in with the new (: We’re starting to get ready for freshers fair next week and we’re all really looking forward to it, make sure you come along and check it out!…

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DCSU 2015 :)

Enrolment went well and looking forward to Fresher’s Fare Students coming back soon, should be interesting to get going with things! Hoping to develop a really great Rep system along with several liberation groups this year too. Charlie DCSU President…

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