So the first term has finished and it is always good to reflect on what has happened in what can only be described as the most successful first term ever! And the students’ union could not have achieved any of it without help from you the students of Canterbury College.
I spoke to some of you along with the principle at the very start of the year about my experience of College so far which was great being able to tell you my story and your response has been great.
This year along with the exec team we spoke to the most students ever. Holding welcome talks to over 2500 of you, you got to hear what we do as a union, and you all got involved which was awesome.
We ran the best HE fresher’s week we have ever done with over 50 students getting involved throughout the week’s events.
The biggest peace one day event we have ever done with performances and speeches from glee club, performing arts, members of college staff and external companies all taking part at the Canterbury cathedral. The event will be hard for any union, HE or FE to top for years to come.
We have set up a successful LGBT group for the first time with over 15 students joining up!
Trained over 50 class reps with the most in-depth training we have ever put together
But all of this was the precursor to what has been the highlight of the year so far. Over 150 of you taking to the streets of Canterbury for children in need for the gangnam style flash mob, which appeared on Children in Need so over 10 million people saw our event! This led on to us raising the most money ever a staggering £1735! Some ate horrible things, some held creepy crawlies, some ran around in onesie but everyone played an important part in the activities.
We have also just sent off our green impact submission for the work we have done with the College surrounding sustainability.
This is just a taste of what we have done this term if I was to list everything then I would be here until Christmas day.
But I don’t think we are done we have so much planned for the new year already, I have a feeling the next 2 terms are going to be even better than the first.
So to end just a massive thank you to the exec team and all the students who have got involved with everything we have done.
Have a safe and Happy Christmas and New Year and will see you all next term,
Students’ Union President