Learner voice

Represent students and be the voice of your student body

What is a Students' Union?

The Students' Union is run by students for students, to represent the voice of all learners at the college. It is here to ensure that learners have the best experience that they can whilst at college. It can also represent students independently of the college systems so students can always a have voice.

All learners who are enrolled at the college are automatically a member of the Students’ Union. If you do not wish to be a member you need to let us know so you can opt out.

Course representatives

There are two course representatives in each course group, full time and part time, and their role is to represent the voice of that group by gathering learner opinions, what's good at CAVC, and what needs improving, and attending course meetings with staff. A very important part of their role is to also feedback any information to their course group, and let them know what has been done about any issues they may have raised. Course reps will also meet with the other reps in their Faculty once a term along with the Head of Faculty.

Get your voice heard!

  • Be part of, and influence the decision making processes in the college.
  • Represent your course!
  • Meet new people!
  • Receive a certificate for your CV!

You will also have specific training to help you with your role.

At CAVC we listen to our students

Become a Course Rep and feed back the views of your class to your course tutors and through focus groups and activities. Or be part of our Student Union – part of the National Union of Students – representing views in college and nationally (and providing students with a great range of discounts and opportunities too!)

Silviana Gabriela Rizea

FE and WBL Sabbatical Development Officer / Student Governor

My responsibilities:

  • Run the Student Union 
  • Gather feedback from learners 
  • Offer support and guidance to any learner 
  • Sit on different Committees and the Governors Body to represent the Learners’ Voice and Views about the College
  • Work with different teams across the campus to ensure that learners have the right resources and help in place

I am in my second year of BTEC level 3 in computing and cyber security at the college.

Hobbies:

  • Swimming
  • Reading 

Silviana-Rizea

Jordan Iles-Lewis

FE and LGBT Sabbatical Officer 

My responsibilities:

  • Run the Student Union 
  • Gather feedback from learners 
  • Offer support and guidance to any learner 
  • I am the President for the LGBT Society at the College
  • Work with different teams across the campus to ensure that learners have the right resources and help in place

I am currently studying Health and Social care level three – I am in my second and final year.

Hobbies:

  • Kickboxing
  • Playing piano

Lamaa Saleh

BAME Officer  

My responsibilities:

  • Offer support to any student who identifies as BAME
  • Work with the Sabbatical Officers to ensure the quality of the resources we offer for the BAME Learners 
  • Attend meetings within the college 
  • Help run events for the college such as the Homophobia month, Campaigns and more.

I am studying Access to Social Care.

Hobbies:

  • Reading
  • Traveling
  • Horse riding

Sophie Gape

HE Sabbatical / Student Governor

My responsibilities:

  • Run the Student Union
  • Gather feedback from learners 
  • Offer support and guidance to any learner 
  • Sit on different Committees and the Governors Body to represent the Learners’ Voice and Views about the College
  • Help with the NSS 

I am studying Foundation Degree Youth and Social Care and Maths GCSE.

Hobbies:

  • Walking my rescue dog Alfie
  • Singing
  • Reading 

Callum Terrence Jon Nurse

Environmental Sabbatical Officer 

My responsibilities:

  • I am the Vice president for the LGBT Society
  • Run the Green Club 
  • I will be running the Environmental Campaign together with the Other Sabbatical Officers
  • Offer guidance and support to all learners 

I study 3 A-levels, including welsh baccalaureate, I’m also studying Maths GCSE. My other two A Levels are History and drama.

Hobbies:

  • Reading 
  • Cooking 

callum-nurse

CAVC Sport Academies

Sport Academies

Cardiff and Vale College offers an inspirational sporting environment which enables students to focus on their chosen sport whilst gaining a quality academic or vocational education.
Debate club

Career Ready

Cardiff and Vale College is delighted to be affiliated with Career Ready. It offers a wealth of opportunities to students to gain experience to boost their chances of success in their future careers.