Whatever your interests, there’s a lot going on at all of our colleges. So get involved, have some fun, learn new skills, or do some good for others. Here is a taste of what goes on:
Clubs and societies
Get to know your fellow students through a range of student-run activities. Join our Student Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee, Learner Voice or college clubs and societies – from Football and Table Tennis to Debate Society and Poetry Club! Why not join one of our sports teams* and represent your college locally?
Our King’s Cross Centre is home to a fully-equipped gym*, which is open to students from across the college, during term time. You will be required to complete a short induction with our friendly, qualified gym staff – they are also able to support you with your personal fitness goals, alongside regular classes.
Develop your teamwork skills and help others by becoming a student ambassador, study buddy or peer mentor, or by getting involved in campaigns such as Stand Up to Racism. Take part in volunteering and fundraising for local charities and organisations.
Join us to recognise and celebrate a range of college and public events, including our own Graduation ceremonies, Black History Month, International Women’s Day and LGBTQ+ History Month.
Student Discount Schemes
As a student, you will be eligible to apply for discount cards and accounts, such as TOTUM, UNiDAYS and Student Beans. These can give you discounts in high street shops and online, including at stores such as Apple, Superdrug and more.
The college adds updates to the TOTUM app, allowing you to see updates on upcoming events and key dates. It’s free to download and ensures you’re kept in the loop at all times!
The C-Card scheme is aimed at young people between 13-24 years old, who can register to get a range of free condoms, femidoms, lube, dams, information and advice.
The aim of the service is to promote reproductive and sexual health and help young people to access local services.
Our King’s Cross Centre hosts regular sexual health stalls, open to all of our students. To find out more about the scheme and how to access it locally, click here.
One in 10 young women are unable to afford period products, according to research from children’s charity Plan International UK. What’s more, independent research has suggested that the inability to access period products can have a detrimental impact on students’ attendance and academic achievement.
WestKing works alongside PHS to ensure our students who menstruate have access to free sanitary products at all of our centres.
*Availability of sports activities and gym opening times are subject to change in line with Government advice and our Health and Safety policy.
We listen to and act on the views of our students. You are at the heart of what we do and we value your opinions. Every programme has an elected student representative and we regularly ask for students’ opinions through surveys, meetings with senior staff and college committees.
Our centres have on-site canteens and cafés, serving a daily menu that includes healthy options.
Canteen meals are great value for money and provide a great opportunity to relax with friends between lessons.