Richmond Xtra - Activities and Clubs
We encourage all of our students to take up something in addition to their chosen subjects. Many of our enrichment activities run from September to the end of the academic year, while others offer you the opportunity to do something for a short time only. Some activities lead to nationally recognised qualifications, while others are just for fun! These activities allow you to enhance some of your skills whilst meeting new people outside of your subject areas. Our aim is to offer something for everyone so that you have a great time whilst learning.
ISOC (Islamic Society)
The Islamic Society meets regularly for prayers and discussion, and is open to all students regardless of faith. The ISOC run several events and activities across the year to raise money and build stronger college community relationships. ISOC also do lots of fundraising activities, and this year have raised over £3,000 for Muslim aid.
This scheme offers students the opportunity to carry out voluntary work in the College's Supported Learning department during free periods. Partners may assist during lunch clubs or in lessons.
SHOUT (LGBT+ Society)
SHOUT runs in partnership with Achieving For Children's Richmond and Kingston LGBT+ youth group, and meets both at college and at a local youth project. This allows members to work within both the college and the wider community, and to take part in a variety of activities. This year students contributed to an awareness pack that was designed to be distributed to borough schools, youth clubs, and youth services. SHOUT also represents the college at the annual Pride in London celebrations - one of the largest celebrations of equality in the UK!
Sports Volunteer Programme
We actively seek to develop volunteering opportunities across a range of areas and we have developed good links with:
- Fulham FC Community Championships
- London Youth Games – Gamesforce
- London Sport Event Volunteering
- Richmond Leadership Academy
- Youth Sport Trust – Step into Sport
Volunteering will help students to develop confidence, leadership skills, enhance their CV and most importantly have good fun. All schemes offer training and awards depending on how many hours you volunteer. Opportunities include coaching, event management, publicity and officiating. Students can choose to volunteer at a variety of events at local schools, in the community and at college, as well as some major London events. Volunteering can help you into paid work and will enhance your university application.
We currently offer the following sports which are available to all college students and are a good way to meet new people, keep fit and have fun!
- American football
- Cardiovascular training
- Circuit training
- Female only fitness sessions
- Five-a-side football
- Glow in the dark sports
- Martial arts
- O2 Touch rugby
- Table tennis
- Weight training
- Wheelchair basketball
Students can use the college gym at designated times Monday-Friday.
Two Student Governors are elected at the same time as the Student Union Executive Committee. The Student Governors work closely with the SU, and sit on the Governing Board of the college. Their role ensures that Learner Voice is consistent throughout all levels of the college structure.
The Student Union Executive Committee is comprised of eight students who are democratically elected by the student body each March. Any student who has good attendance, behaviour and punctuality may stand for election. The Student Union manage a budget, liaise with college staff on behalf of students, represent students' views at meetings, plan events and activities, support enrichment activities, and promote Learner Voice across college. They have an office where students can drop in during lunchtimes to discuss ideas, concerns, or queries.
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