Ashford College

Student Life

Get Involved

Our students look forward to being involved in a wide range of events throughout the year. We have student bands who perform within the College and at local venues. Our Art and Design students exhibit both at the College and at venues across the South East, including London. There are many ways to get involved with life at the College; here are a few ideas.

Student Union

Join the Student Union - You might get involved in assisting clubs, hosting events, organising trips or helping us to develop and deliver health campaigns. Student Union Officers meet every week to discuss College activity and to organise and plan for events.

The Student Union receives funding from the National Union of Students (NUS) to help support Union activity. To find how to apply for an NUS Card, visit the NUS website.

With an NUS card you can get over 200 discounts in the UK and over 42,000 international discounts - and it comes with 1 year free ISIC, which enables you to access discounts in over 130 countries.


College Committees

On all of our College committees, there is a student representative, including two students on the College Board of Governors. By being one of these representatives, you ensure that you have a say in how the College is run, as well as giving yourself the chance to develop excellent skills for your future career. Ultimately, it is your chance to put forward ideas, comments and suggestions, which represent the student population.

Learner Voice

Learner Voice gives you the chance to participate in and influence all aspects of College life. From something as quick and easy as making a comment on the College social network sites, to being a Student Rep for your group, or giving us your opinion through one of the meetings with Senior Managers, or focus groups. As a Student Rep, you will attend a Learner Voice Forum each term with the Executive Team and also attend a Learner Voice Conference in the Spring Term.

The College will always respond to learner opinions, including ‘you said, we did’ initiatives, student emails, and feedback directly from the Student Union and class representatives. You can also email your views to

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