You automatically become a member of the Student Union once you have enrolled at Doncaster College and University Centre, allowing you to nominate yourself as a Student Rep, be elected to Student Parliament and also to run for Student Governor. You are also eligible to vote in College elections.
The Student Union Team provides varied support to students who may need representation whilst also encouraging students to develop an active interest in College life.
The Student Union offers a varied programme of activities and events to suit the diverse population of students at College. We also provide support, advice and guidance by offering one to one appointments, online calls and group sessions. One of the aims of the Student Union Team is to promote physical and mental wellbeing and will offer health awareness sessions throughout the year.
We listen to students. You can do this in a number of ways.
- Talk to someone – this could be your Tutor, Pastoral Coach or Course Leader. This is a good option for informal feedback.
- Contact the Student Union Team, contact details below.
- Make a complaint or give a compliment procedure. This is a more formal approach.
- Get involved and become a Student Rep.
We have a number of roles to ensure we listen and respond to our students. All students are eligible to put themselves forward for these roles and your peers will vote accordingly.
Student Reps work with Course Leaders and Student Experience Leads to identify and resolve issues at local level. In addition to being a forum for sharing problems or difficulties it is also an opportunity for students to share positive experiences about the course or College life. Every course will have a Student Rep, sometimes a Deputy is also elected.
Student Parliament Reps
In each curriculum area there will be an elected Parliament Rep. A deputy is also elected as it is important each curriculum area is represented at Parliament. The role of Student Parliament is to raise cross College issues or those that have not been resolved at local level. It is also a forum to note positive aspects of College life and make suggestions.
Student Parliament Reps will attend Student Parliament Training delivered by the Student Union Team.
There are three Parliament meetings per academic year and also three Joint Student Parliament meetings with our other campus, North Lindsey.
Student Governors attend DN Colleges Group Corporation meetings (also called Board meetings) and meetings of the Curriculum, Quality and Performance Committee (FE Student Governors) or HE Performance and Quality Committee (HE Student Governors) to provide first hand insight into the experience of being a student, at the Group’s highest strategic decision making level. Student Governors are Governors in their own right, using their own knowledge and experience as students and members of the community so will not be a Student Rep. Two Student Governors will be elected, one HE and one FE.