Enrichment activities

College life should be a good balance of work and fun. You will have the chance to get involved in lots of after hours activities, most of which take place on Wednesday afternoons.

These free enrichment activities are a great way to get involved in recreational and vocational activities that are not provide excellent social and self development opportunities, but also enhance your CV and skills too. Such activities include self-defence, DJing, singing lessons, bush craft skills, and a wide range of sports and social activities. Your department may also organise some activities over and above your course, to enhance your skills and help you get to know your fellow students.

Student Ambassadors

At Bedford College and Shuttleworth College, we work hard to get you involved. Being a Student Ambassador can open up doors that can lead to lots of exciting and rewarding opportunities.

It's mainly a voluntary position and involves you giving up a little of your time to represent and take part in college life. There may also be, from time to time, opportunities to be paid for the time you give.

What's in it for me?
More and more employers, universities and colleges are looking for the qualities and experiences that make you stand out from the crowd. Becoming an Ambassador will do just that.

Not only will you meet new people, make new friends and experience new things, but you will develop a number of transferable employability skills that you can use in your career or to get a place at university. These will be identified and presented to you on a certificate of achievement and look great on a CV or job application. We will also provide you with any training or support you need to undertake. Oh, and you also get a free t-shirt too!

What are we looking for?
We are looking for passionate, dedicated and enthusiastic students who enjoy what they do at college or can see ways of making things better.

Ambassadors need to be friendly and polite and have a welcoming manner. You will be provided with a t-shirt and given any information that you might need to undertake the role. If you would like to find out more, don't hesitate to contact us!

Find out more
Email us at marketing@bedford.ac.uk or ring us on 01234 291750.

Student Voice

Student reps are selected in each class or group to:


  • consult your fellow students on course matters and report back to the course manager
  • attend course team meetings to represent the views of your group and raise any relevant issues
  • attend focus groups with your Centre Director, Head of Department or Student Services
  • attend student rep meetings with the Principal.

Student Voice Group

Each year students nominate members for the Student Voice Group, which is run for students, by students, and is supported by Student Services.

The Student Voice Group aims to:

  • improve student life at Bedford College
  • gives students a voice in the running of the College
  • organise fun and fund-raising activities
  • represent your interests on College committees such as the Safety Committee or Board of Governors
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