Seevic Student Association nominated for national award

Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Left to right - Zoe Burton, Luke Beard, Leah Stone, Tobi Raji at Seevic CollegeThe Student Association (SA) Executive at Seevic College has been nominated for the 2014 NUS Award, “Officer Team of the Year”.

The five Faculty Reps that make up the SA Executive at Seevic are Tobi Raji (18, previously of Westcliff High School for Girls), Zoe Burton (19, of Grays Convent High School), Luke Beard (19, of Sweyne Park), Leah Stone and Lili-Marie Benmore (17 and 18, both formerly of Castle View School).

All are extremely active in the local community, as well as within the College itself. They have represented Seevic at the local, regional and national level; including appearing on the BBC’s One Show, on Friday 9 May 2014, in a segment about fast-food through the ages at a local restaurant.

Their great charitable efforts have helped Seevic’s SA Executive team develop a strong reputation within their local community – recently praised for donating to the Canvey Youth Project after the organisation had been robbed – as well as on a wider scale, with fundraising projects to benefit charities at home and abroad.

Each of the Student Association Executives serves for nine months. They undertake all the various demands of the job while continuing to study full time, applying for jobs or university and preparing for final assessments or examinations, making their achievements in office all the more impressive.

There is a more serious side to the work carried out by the Student Association as well, and Seevic’s SA Execs never fail to disappoint when it comes to real issues.

“We are proud of our Student Association - they continually amaze our staff and the students they represent

Sam Coombes, Head of Student Services at Seevic College, said: “The Student Association is at the forefront of positive change for all the students of Seevic College. They have engaged with all the learners to gain a real and meaningful insight into their desires and needs.

“This was aptly demonstrated at a forum organised by the Student Association to question the Executive leaders on a wide variety of topics, from classroom behaviour through to car parking provision, whereby all students articulated themselves in a professional and responsible manner.

“We are proud of our Student Association - they continually amaze our staff and the students they represent with a range of activities, student clinics and public relations events.”

The NUS (National Union of Students) Awards celebrate the achievements of union staff and students, recognising inspirational individuals and great groups, and Seevic College is pleased to recommend its Student Association Executives for this fantastic award.

You can come and find out more about Seevic College at its next Open Evening on Thursday 3 July, between 5.30pm and 8pm.     

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