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Student life

More than an education, it’s a way of life

Student Life

Choosing Crawley College means you’ll be part of a vibrant community, and we encourage you to embrace college life to the fullest!

Crawley SU

Crawley College’s student union, Crawley SU, is to help you get the best possible experience both inside and outside of the classroom.

Recognised as one of the strongest Further Education Student Unions in the country, we’re here to support your college life in a big way.

The Student Executive

Every course at college has a Student Representative and it is a great role to take on, helping to ensure that you and the students you study with have the best possible experience while at college. Student Representatives are elected during week 3 of the academic year.

Student representatives can put themselves forward to become Student Executives; these are the student leaders of the college.

The Student Executives support the Student Union in organising and running events and charity fundraisers, share the views and opinions of their fellow student body and represent students at all levels within the college.

Our Campus

At our campus, you’ll be able to access a range of fantastic facilities to help you make the most of your time at college.

College Life


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.


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.


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.


Each September companies from across Crawley and Sussex to 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.


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 visiting the Progression+ Team 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.


TOTUM, the new name for the NUS extra card, brings you over 200 UK student discounts and comes with 1-year FREE ISIC unlocking over 42,000 international discounts.

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