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How would you spend £30 million to transform the lives of our students?
Become a Student Governor and we can answer that question together.


What is a Student Governor?

Picture of a student studyingStudent Governors are nominated and elected by other students. You can be on a full or part-time course but must be a fully enrolled student at the College until August 2023. We have two Student Governor vacancies on our Governing Board. 

Student Governors are really important in sharing their experience of the College but do not act as a representative for the student body. All our Governors are volunteers, but we do cover reasonable costs relating to the role, such as travel expenses. Student Governors serve for one academic year.   

What's in it for me?

Serving as a Governor gives you:

  • an insight into how a complex organisation is run
  • an opportunity to influence the future of the College
  • the chance to develop skills and gain valuable experience to increase your employment prospects
  • the opportunity to provide a student perspective and enhance the learner voice on a range of issues

Am I suitable for the role?

Picture of our students relaxing in collegeDo you have:

  • an understanding of the issues facing students in our communities?
  • the ability to communicate clearly and with confidence?
  • good reading and comprehension skills?

How much time will I need to commit?

  • There are usually six meetings a year plus an away day. The meetings take place at 4pm on a Thursday and last about two hours.
  • You'll need time to read through the reports in advance and prepare any questions you may have.
  • You will also need to be available for induction, training and development sessions held throughout the year. 

I'm interested – what is next?

  • Complete the nomination form (you'll need to get two current students to nominate you) 
  • Complete a personal statement
  • You can either hand both documents in at the St Helens Town Centre Campus Reception, in a sealed envelope addressed to:

Picture of a student in a libraryGillian Hayhurst
Governance Director
St Helens Town Centre Campus
Water Street
St Helens
WA10 1PP

Alternatively, you can return them via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Key dates

  • The nomination period is between 19th – 30th September 2022 (all nomination forms and personal statements must be received by 4pm on 30th September 2022)
  • If we have more than two nominees, elections will be held between 10th – 14th October 2022.

Questions?

If you want further information about the role, what support the Student Governors receive to help them be effective, dates/times of the meetings for 2022/23, etc. then please email Gillian Hayhurst, Governance Director, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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