16-18 Student Life

We want to offer you the opportunity to gain so much more than your chosen qualification and course alone.

We provide an enrichment programme to make things fun, challenging and help you develop new skills. Through enrichment, you’ll be given the chance to learn a variety of new and interesting skills which will aid you when applying for jobs or places at Universities. 

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Here are just some of the experiences and opportunities you can expect to be a part of when you become a fully fledged Stockport College student:

Student Discount Cards

Students of Stockport College can sign up for a TOTUM Card, the new name for the NUS extra card, which brings you over 200 UK student discounts.

Get your TOTUM card now.

1, 2 or 3-Year Cards

Choose from a 1-year card for just £12, a 2-year card for £22 or a 3-year card for only £32. Many discounts are online only so you can’t get them without your TOTUM card.

Over 200 UK discounts on the brands you love and local independents.

TOTUM has the best student discounts around that you can use online and in store. Top brands include:

  • 10% off at the Co-op
  • 10% off ASOS
  • 25% off Odeon student priced tickets
  •  Up to 40% off at Las Iguanas

The Duke of Edinburgh’s (DfE) Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is the worlds’ leading youth engagement award. In a recent survey of universities and employers, the Duke of Edinburgh's Award ranked highest in a list of extra-curricular activities that they would like to see on someone’s personal statement or C.V.

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award helps to transform young peoples’ lives by encouraging them to take part in volunteering, physical and skill activities as well as an expedition. The award can be done alongside a learners’ current study programme with a small amount of weekly input and big rewards.

Student Ambassadors

Student Ambassadors perform a vital role by volunteering their time to support Stockport College events.

By becoming a Student Ambassador, you will develop skills and gain the experience that is vital to impress employers, boost your CV and enhance your UCAS application if you’re planning on going to University after college.

Our Student Ambassadors are expected to act as role models by representing Stockport College at events and by performing a number of activities and duties, which include:

  • Interview evenings
  • Open Evenings
  • Parents’ Evening
  • Local school visits
  • Taster days
  • Community events
  • Student Panels and talks & other marketing activities

As well as developing teamwork, team leading, presentation and public speaking skills, becoming an ambassador will enable you to meet new people, make friends and have fun!

We’ve listed a number of benefits of becoming a Stockport College Student Ambassador:

  • CV boosting experience
  • Enhances UCAS application
  • Paid work experience
  • Training in a number of skills (team leading, public speaking, communication)
  • A job reference
  • Insight into marketing, public relations and events

Student Council

Becoming a student representative is a fantastic way for you to become more involved in decision making at the college. 

Our Student Council are active campaigners for college improvement.  The council has made a concerted effort to gather student views across the college about a variety of issues and they have then taken action to ensure success and outcomes that has improved the college experience for particularly our most vulnerable pupils.

The College really values the feedback they receive from learners and in recent years the feedback from the Student Council has contributed to the way the college is run, the events we host and the rewards that students receive throughout the year.

The actions of our dedicated Student Council has led to an increase in counsellor time, drop in sessions for young carers, anti-bullying campaigns, lowering prices throughout our services and improving the quality of the student experience. 

Stockport Sports Village, Woodley

Based on the grounds of Woodley Sports Centre, Stockport College Woodley Campus is home to our Sport and Public Services courses. Boasting fantastic new sporting facilities following a £9m investment on the 23 acre site, the campus offers state of the art fitness, football and tennis facilities, as well as bespoke classrooms and computer rooms available only to Stockport College students.

All students of Stockport College have access to football training every Tuesday evening at Stockport Sports Village and transport is provided from the Stockport Campus.  

There is also free gym membership for any learner at the Centre.

Work Experience and Volunteering

Whichever course you are studying, you will be supported in gaining work experience to help you develop essential employability skills, such as networking, communication, organisation and creative problem solving. We can also support with sourcing part-time work so you can build your CV alongside your studies.

We also work with the National Citizenship Service who offer volunteering opportunities for you to gain new experiences, develop team work and communication skills, support your community, and build your CV. We also support an annual charity which is chosen by staff and students at the college where you can be involved in fundraising activities and build your skills.

Equality and LGBT

Stockport College’s Equality Council was created to provide students with a sounding board and support system for student groups and individuals. Through the council students are able to address issues and concerns they have regarding inclusion, equality and diversity, whilst developing tangible solutions. 

We have an LGBT+ (Lesbian, Gay, Bi-sexual and Transgender +)Group which provides an avenue for students and staff, whether LGBT or not, to meet up on a regular basis.