This week, I attended the AoC’s annual conference and this year, Jill Collins attended with three of our students, Fran, Tom and Louis, who attended some workshops designed to seek student views to inform sector thinking. It was good to catch up and discuss the many different things we had the chance to explore at this event. David Clark and Anna Barnish attended workshops to consider the role governors play in improving teaching and learning.
Michael, Catherine and I all attended different events so that we could make the most of the huge variety of information available to support our College. Students play such a big part in influencing life at Wirral Met so it seemed sensible to encourage some of our students to influence national thinking.
At the start of the week, on Sunday 9th November, I attended a Remembrance Service, held at the Cenotaph in Hamilton Square, to remember those who gave their lives in the service of our Armed Forces. I placed a wreath, on behalf of the College, in memory of students who we have lost in recent and past times. I met a number of students and their families who joined the many people gathered to pay their respects.
At the end of the week, on Friday, it was good to see so many of our students engaging in fundraising activities for Children in Need.
Charities, fundraising and voluntary work are all important components of our community that play a key role in learning at Wirral Met.
Who said half term week was quiet? No chance, I have been really busy all week reviewing performance as we work through our self assessment process. The highlight of my week was visiting the Prince’s Trust Team at St Luke’s Church, supported by Jason, Jodie, Debbie and our teams from the Fire Service who we work with on this programme.
Thanks to everyone for working hard on our Open Day, to welcome prospective students who wish to join us. I managed to visit all three main campuses, during the event, to speak with staff and students.
Special thanks to our Students’ Union Executive and Student Reps who gave up their time to support us.
Lots of student success to celebrate this week as our student Callum Robson was awarded Apprentice of the Year from the Institute of Mechanical Engineering. Having started at level one and progressed and achieved level 2 and level 3 engineering apprenticeship, he is now studying Higher Education, having also progressed to full time employment.
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