Student Life

Your time at college should be memorable for all the right reasons, that's why we work with our students to make sure they have the support they need and the fantastic social and learning experience that they're looking for.

The Student Executive

The Student Executive is the student voice of the college. All students have the opportunity to be part of the Student Exec. with positions ranging from Social Secretary to Finance Officer and of course the President who is voted in by their fellow students each summer term. The Exec. is responsible for arranging social events and charity fundraisers throughout the year and have an excellent reputation for getting students involved across the college.

Charity Fundraising

Our students are well known for the fantastic contribution that they make to charities: from cake sales to fun runs, hair and beauty events to sporting challenges, they have raised thousands of pounds for numerous good causes.

Awareness Events

Throughout the year, the college organises pop-up awareness stands and events on the Crawley campus and we encourage all students to get involved. Whether it's Be Healthy Stay Safe Month, Mental Health Awareness Week, World Aids Day or Fairtrade Fortnight, there will be lots of information and free giveaways to get students inspired and engaged with the world around them.

Freshers' Fair

Each September companies from across Crawley and Sussex get involved with our fantastic Freshers' events. All new and returning students are encouraged to attend, get some great discounts, bag some freebies and enter competitions to win some amazing prizes.

Student Discounts

The college has teamed up with a national discount specialist to offer all under 19 full-time students the Vectis Rewards card. This card is issued at enrolment and can then be used to claim discounts of up to 20% from a huge number of retailers including Asda, Tesco, Debenhams, Rush and many more.

In addition, all students on courses lasting 12 weeks or more can go online and purchase the NUS Extra card for discounts in shops, online, for travel and more.

Local Area

Crawley is a vibrant town which has great shops, cafes and restaurants, all just a few moments walk from the campus. There are several gyms locally, some of which offer student discount, as well as a swimming pool and racquet sports facilities at the K2 leisure centre.

Find a job

If you want to earn some extra cash while you study, a part-time job can be a great way to keep your social life on track while you get qualified. With the town centre so close by, there are loads of opportunities to work in retail or at one of the numerous cafes and restaurants. If you've got a specific role in mind, or are looking for something to gain experience that complements your studies, try the Work Ready Zone at the Crawley campus. The specialist advisers are in contact with hundreds of local employers and can help you find and apply for your perfect job.

As you near the end of your studies, the Work Ready Team can also help you search for a full-time job or Apprenticeship, apply to university, boost your CV to make you stand out to employers and practise those all-important interview techniques.