Student Life

Getting involved with the Student Union is a great way for you to be part of College life.

The Student Union

By joining the Student Union you may get involved is assisting clubs, hosting events, organising trips or helping 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 out how to apply for a NUS Card, visit the National Union of Students' website.

With an NUS Card you can get over 200 discounts in the UK and, because it comes with one year free ISIC, it also brings over 42,000 international discounts in 130 countries.


The College runs an exciting and varied sports programme for all students to take part in, giving you the opportunity to get involved for fun, competitively or to meet new friends. There are, within the College competitive football teams, rugby and netball teams, with players training one evening a week and being available for matches. 

The teams compete in the KCSSA Sport League and Cups, which has a fixture list from September through to the spring break.

Other sports on offer include:

  • Pool
  • Table tennis
  • Outdoor pursuits
  • Boxing
  • Yoga
  • Martial Arts
Being based at West Kent College you will have access to the on-site gym -The Fitness Suite - to stay in shape.  Within the gym you'll find a range of cardio-vascular machines (such as treadmills, exercise bikes and rowing machines) along with weight training facilities. The Fitness Suite staff will work with you to draw up an individual fitness programme.

All of our sporting activities are free to attend, with the exception of the fitness suite. 

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 will 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 to benefit the whole student population.

Learner Voice

Learner Voice gives you the chance to participate and influence all aspects of College life. From something quick and easy, such as making a comment on one of the College social networking sites, to being a student representative for your group.

As a student representative 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.