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Student Voice

The Students’ Union exists to make the lives of Bradford College students’ better.

One of the key ways we work to do this is to ensure that your voice is heard on your course. We believe that students should be active partners in their learning whilst at the College, and we work closely with Programme Managers and Directors to make changes that will benefit students.

Our Award Winning Students’ Union

Umar Rafique Students' Union Vice President, Piers Telemacque NUS Vice President of Society and Citizenship, Students’ Union President Fatima Sohail, Neil MacKenzie and Student Representation Coordinator Laura Pike.

Find out why Bradford College Students’ Union triumphed in the National Union of Students Awards 2014 – winning the accolade for ‘Campaign of the Year’…

See former Students’ Union President Piers Telemacque,  Business Apprentice Leah Brown and Students’ Union Manager Neil MacKenzie accept the award for Further Education Students’ Union of the Year 2013…

Further Education Students’ Union of the Year

Bradford College Students’ Union was announced as the winner of the Further Education Students’ Union of the Year at the National Union of Students Awards 2013.

Beating off stiff competition Bradford College Students’ Union, scooped the award for its important and vibrant contribution to student life in Bradford.  Read more on this top story and take a look at the footage above!

Winner  2013 Learner Voice Practitioner of the Year

Peter Macmillan of Bradford College Students’ Union was announced as the winner of the ‘2013 Learner Voice Practitioner of the Year’.

The awards, which are hosted by the Learning and Skills Improvement Service (LSIS) and the National Union of Students (NUS) celebrate the significant contributions learners make to the Further Education (FE) and skills sector, and recognise the staff who support them in doing this.  The awards are also an opportunity to ensure that good practice is shared and available for others to learn from.  

The Leading Learner Voice Awards provide a strong national focus for the work of thousands of learners and staff across the sector who are actively engaged in leadership for learner representation and participation.  Find out more….

Course Representatives: A Vital Role in Giving Students a Voice

The key way to have your say on the way your course works is through the Course Reps.  Every course has at least one Course Rep: if you don’t know who yours is, or you think you don’t have a Rep you should speak to your tutor or contact us at the Students' Union. Course Reps work to bring forward the issues of students to staff within their programme and then work with staff to make positive changes.

Any student can be a Course Rep.  They are elected at the start of the year, and each course does this in a different way so it’s best to speak to your tutor about it.  If you need any help please contact us at

All Course Reps receive training from the Union and regular information and opportunities to get involved in other Union and College initiatives.

Voting for the Executive Committee

Remember that you can also take part in the annual elections to decide who will be on the Executive Committee of the Students' Union. Find out more.

Attending the Students' Parliament

The Parliament meets once a term, and all students can attend. This is another way to get your views heard, and to get to know the Union. Find out more.

Bradford College Comments and Complaints

The College sends out regular anonymous surveys, and has other consultations with students. These are also a good way to raise any concerns, questions or ideas and we encourage you to take part. 

There is a formal complaints process, and you can approach the College directly about this, or ask the Students' Union to help you if you want to make a complaint.