Macclesfield College appoints first Student Representative

Joseph Gomez, Student Voice Lead

Former learner, Joseph Gomez, has been appointed as Macclesfield College’s first ever Student Voice Representative, providing a vital link between the student population and college representatives. Joseph will also sit on the governing body for the college.

Joseph will be on campus daily, engaging with current learners and creating opportunities for them give feedback via workshops, surveys, and drop-in clinics. He will also be recruiting for a student representative council to support the programme of activity.

Joseph explains: “I am proud to be the first person to take on this role and having just finished my course in Business. I understand what it’s like to be a student here. I’ve got lots of ideas and I’m looking forward to working with all parties to continually improve the student experience. It will also be great for developing my skills ready to move on in my career after a year.”

Principal and chief executive Rachel Kay said: “We wanted to create an annual opportunity for Level 3 students within the college to give them real work experience and to be the voice of our learners.

“Joseph had 100% attendance as a student and gave an amazing interview and we are delighted he will be the first ever Student Voice Representative. Our students continue to amaze us with their resilience, adaptability and creativity and we want to ensure we can harness this for the benefit of the college.

“Having ‘one of their own’ who has been through the learning experience to talk to and engage with will make giving feedback and sharing their ideas easier. The role is Joseph’s to shape and is an ideal foundation for the start of his career, and we wish him every success.”