Broadstairs College - Meet your Student Experience Officer
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Meet your Student Experience Officer

As our Student Experience Officer, Emma's responsibility is to ensure students have a positive experience whilst at college and provide a variety of enrichment opportunities. Emma spoke to us about the role and what she loves about her job.

What does a Student Experience Officer do?

From running clubs to arranging trips for the students, my role as Student Experience Officer is to ensure students have opportunities to enjoy the social side of college alongside their course. There a few main aspects to my role:

Student Centre - I oversee the Student Centre alongside Lynden. The Student Centre is open to students from 10am till 3pm every day and we often have activities and campaigns going on, so it's always worth popping by. 

Student Voice – I also oversee the class reps. Class elected reps meet with me once a month to discuss any concerns or changes their classes have. I will then pass this information over to our Senior Leadership Team which will hopefully bring positive changes to the campus.  

Students' Union – I also support the Student Union President and officers in their roles during the academic year. I do my very best to make sure they have all the support and help they need when implementing their ideas, running campaigns and SU events.  

Becca, SU President - “During my time as student president, Emma has been very supportive in my ideas for the college” 

Be sure to keep your eye on the noticeboards around college to see what new & exciting activities and weekly clubs we have running throughout the year. You’ll find me based in the Student Centre.  

What do you enjoy most about your role?

I love the fact that every day in the student centre is different, it definitely keeps my workdays interesting. Planning and attending trips is definitely a highlight of the job, especially because it gives the students new experiences that they may not have the opportunity to participate in if they were not part of the college.

Students' Union Trip to Go Ape!

This job also allows me to meet and talk to new people every day which I love as I am very chatty!

How can you help students?

You can come to me with anything and everything!

Whether you just want a general chitchat on your lunch break or want to discuss ideas for new clubs or trips, I always do my best to make time for the students to ensure their time here is enjoyable and as stress free as possible. I can also help you apply for your Totum student discount card, proof of age Citizencard and distribute sexual health advice and contraception. 

Jess, Health & Social Care - “Emma is an amazing role model to many students including myself. She brightens up the room when she enters because she is so funny and inspirational.” 

You studied at Broadstairs College. Can you tell us about your experience as a student?

I attended the Performing Arts Level 3 course when I was a student at Broadstairs college. I enjoy all things creative which really helps in this job as you have to create new ways to get students involved in activities and campaigns. When I was at Broadstairs college, known as East Kent College at the time, there wasn’t much in terms of clubs and activities, so I feel I missed out on the wider college experience. Because of this I try my best to make sure there are lots of activities and clubs for students to get involved with across college.