In This Section
Welcome from the Student Council
The student council at the North Bristol Post 16 Centre has a strong student voice. We have an influence on how the Centre is run. Students at the Centre come from a variety of different partner schools as well as schools from the wider Bristol area.
When most of us found out that we had a place at the North Bristol Post 16 Centre we were nervous, not only because we were leaving school, but because we were starting a new phase in our educational journey. When we arrived at the Centre in September, we realised that there wasn’t anything to worry about. Members of staff are friendly and approachable. You can have a proper conversation with members of staff at both learning communities, they listen to and care about what you have to say.
You are surrounded by students who are all here to work hard and to achieve their aspirations and goals. That doesn’t mean that you don’t have loads of fun too, but you can learn just as much from other people on your course as the classes themselves. You cannot really compare the North Bristol Post 16 Centre to school because they are so different. You are given greater independence and you have to take real responsibility for your own learning. It’s not that you are left on your own and told to sort things out, there is lots of support available either through the academic mentors, tutors or your subject teachers and the student service leaders. The staff are incredibly supportive, they help you to learn and manage things for yourself. You learn how to become an independent learner.
The Centre also strikes that balance between work and social life. There are enrichment activities relating to science, sport and many other subjects. There are also opportunities to attend lectures at local universities. The student council also provides students with an active voice so that they have a say in how things are run and can be improved.
For some of us, we have come to the end of our studies at the Centre. The time has gone past so quickly, and most of us will start university in October. However, to all new students, we hope you enjoy the Centre as much as we did and that you make the most of the opportunities that are available. It has certainly been a platform for us to meet new people, form new friendships and most of all to work hard and to realise our ambition for the future.
North Bristol Post 16 Student council