The Students’ Union is a voluntary body run by students for students and is available to help you if you have a problem either in college or outside.
On enrolment, you automatically become a member of the Students’ Union (unless you decide to opt out) and become entitled to all the benefits associated with it. In this respect, you can purchase the NUS Extra Card, stand for election as a Students’ Union Officer, participate in trips and events run by the Students’ Union etc.
Don’t forget to check out the News and Events page for the latest details of what’s happening in YOUR Students’ Union.
News and Events
For Course Reps
Student Representative Council Meetings Week Commencing 13th February 2017
Venue and rooms to be confirmed
For students and staff
Charity Race Night - Thursday 2 February 2017 (in aid of Claire House Children's Hospice)
The Birches Restaurant, Conway Park Campus
London Trip - Friday 21st April 2017
Leave Birkenhead at 6am, leave London at 6pm
£25.00 (can be paid in five instalments)
Charity Gala Dinner - Thursday 8th June 2017 (in aid of Claire House Children's Hospice)
The Birches Restaurant, Conway Park Campus
The Students' Union held it's annual Freshers' Fair on Wednesday 14th September at Conway Park Campus. The event was extremely busy and a huge success. There were numerous freebies available for students and lots of organisations offering advice and assistance.
We would like to thank all the external and internal agencies who attended for their continuing support and in making the event a success.
The college charity vote has closed and with 28.67% of the vote, Claire House has been elected this year's charity.
The Students' Union will be contacting Claire House soon to let them know that they are our chosen charity, and also to see if there are any other volunteering opportunties our students can get involved in, So, watch this space for further updates.
For all students
Blackpool Pleasure Beach
Friday 21st October 2016
Tickets £15 (Wirral Met students only)
Meet the Team
The Students’ Union has dedicated officers elected by the students who oversee the running of the Union.
This year’s Executive Students’ Union Officers are still to be elected but until elections are over the Executive consists of:-
President - Shaun Hirst, Executive Committee Members - Kathy Wylde, Liane Anderson, Nathan Burns Louise Copson, Cheryl Jones and Samantha Sales
Students’ Union Administrator (staff) - Wendy Gould
Students’ Union Adviser (staff) - Jill Collins
The Students’ Union has an ‘open door’ policy and students are welcome to call in whenever the office is open for a general chat or to discuss a specific problem. Whilst we can’t promise to solve every issue we will do our best to signpost you to the people who can.
Very occasionally, students will find themselves in need of help with a disciplinary issue and we have a dedicated Officer who will support you through the process. If youwould like their assistance please contact the Students' Union.
The Students’ Union works closely with members of the college staff to organise and facilitate the ‘Student Voice’. The Union helps to recruit course representatives and organises training events and meetings which reps attend and put forward their views and opinions on behalf of the other students in their groups.
The Course Representatives play an important role within the college, not only are they the sovereign body of the Students’ Union, but they speak on behalf of their fellow students at the Student Representative Council meetings, which is a two way flow of information. They tell the college what they are doing well and not so well. The college staff representatives listen to all comments and, where possible, act upon those comments. Any actions taken or reasons why actions cannot be implemented are fed back through their personal tutors. The Students’ Union give them information about activities and events that have been organised by the Union.
The Students’ Union not only represents their students internally, but also at local and national levels.
Students’ Union Officers attend NUS Conferences, lobbying the government and your MPs with NUS against tuition/top-up fees and other issues.
Students’ Union Office
Conway Park Campus
10 Europa Boulevard
Telephone 0151 551 7197 (office) / 07927 833639/07933 691038 (mobile)