Student conference attracts record-breaking attendance

Student conference attracts record-breaking attendance

Record numbers logged on to Stockport College’s online student conference to hear from special guests and gain an exclusive insight into the multi-million pound campus redevelopment.

The College hosts an annual student conference every year to provide learners with the opportunity to feedback about their studies as well as quiz invited guests, which this year included peers who provided insights on learning through lockdown over Microsoft Teams.

CEO and College Group Principal James Scott opened by thanking students for their commitment to their learning throughout successive lockdown periods, revisiting prospective dates for reopening issued by the Government, alongside a reminder for all learners to seek support from the College where needed.

Seddon Construction’s Zoe McArdle shared plans for the redevelopment of the Wellington Road South campus to create a state-of-the-art learning space and recounted her journey through a male-dominated field, urging students to make the most of social networking jobs site LinkedIn.

The Association of College’s Richard Caulfield brought in young people’s mental health charity 42nd Street to remind students of the local support available through the College’s community partnerships, while Oba Akinwale, from presentation skills company Loud Speaker, spoke about the impact of motivation and public speaking on student confidence and prospective careers.

Student Leader and member of the College Group’s Equalities Council Millie Mulliner, who is currently undertaking an internship in addition to her Level 3 Business Studies said: “I believe making my voice heard on behalf of my generation is so important, not only for our future, but for future generations to come. It inspires me to know I am doing everything I can to make sure our opinions are being heard by people who have the power to change things.”