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Student Association members party the night away with Principal Meredydd David and Assistant Principal Matt Gower

Reaseheath college term finishes on festive high

Reaseheath students finished the term in style with a festive ‘Harry Potter’ themed Christmas Ball.

Four hundred students partied the night away at a black tie disco in the student bar at the specialist land-based college on Tuesday (Dec 15).

The ball and a sit down meal beforehand was organised by members of Reaseheath’s Student Association.

Student Association members party the night away with Principal Meredydd David and Assistant Principal Matt Gower

Student Association members party the night away with Principal Meredydd David and Assistant Principal Matt Gower

Student Association President Rob Sparkes said: “It was a typical Reaseheath fun night and everyone partied until late. The ball was a complete sell out. Everyone seemed to enjoy themselves and we had great feedback. It was a great way to finish the term.

I’d like to thank the Student Association for spending their free time creating amazing events like this, and the student services team for the effort they put into the Reaseheath Experience.”

Staff and students got into the Christmas spirit earlier in the week with a carol service in Reaseheath’s historic Main Hall.

Student President Rob Sparkes addresses students at the annual student Winter Ball

Student president festive round-up

By Rob Sparkes, Student Association President

blog photoIt’s been a very successful term for the Reaseheath Student Association (SA). This is the first year that the SA teamed up as the Fresher Crew – welcoming new students to the College at the start of the academic year. We’ve had some great feedback from students and I really hope you’ve all settled in to life at Reaseheath!

Please keep up your feedback to the SA – so far it has helped us arrange some amazing events, including a brilliant turnout for the remembrance service held on campus.

It’s been a great term for fundraising – we’ve reached the £5000 mark this term for our RAG (Raising and Giving) charity, Macmillan Cancer Support and raised a further £3000 for The Royal British Legion.

Student President Rob Sparkes addresses students at the annual student Winter Ball

Student President Rob Sparkes addresses students and staff at the annual Winter Ball

All these achievements are because of you guys, the students –  so a big thank you to everyone who has volunteered their time, donated money and attended the socials this year!  I hope you all continue to enjoy your time at Reaseheath.

A further thank you to our Principal Meredydd and the senior management team for their continued support and advice.

Also, thank you to Astra, Lionel, Debs, Ali, Mark, Greg, Jared, Andy and all Safeguarding Officers, for the help throughout the year and their involvement in everything we do.

Hope you all have a great Christmas and a happy new year.

Enjoy and make the most of your Christmas break, have fun and stay safe!!

 

Meredydd David

Welcome to Reaseheath

Dear students

First and foremost I’d like to welcome you all to Reaseheath. I hope that you are enjoying your first term here with us.

Beginning life at college or university can be both an exciting and anxious time. Many students settle in well, however some of you who are living in at college may find that you are having difficulty adapting to your new environment. If you do find yourself missing the comforts of home, talk to your course tutor or the Student Welfare team as they will be able to offer you support.

I’m very pleased to say that you have a fantastic Student Association team in post for the year ahead. Part of their job is to work alongside Student Services to make your time at Reaseheath a positive and enjoyable experience.

I have been meeting with the Student Association each month to keep up to date with the views and opinions of our students. The ‘student voice’ is really important to us as a college. It helps us to ensure that the management decisions we make are informed and influenced by our students. Please make your views heard through your Course Representatives and members of the Student Association.

Hopefully you have made lots of new friends during Freshers’ Week and over the first term. There will be plenty of student events and activities taking place over this academic year for you to take part in, with many opportunities to meet new people.

Many of the events taking place across college will be in aid of our nominated RAG (Raising and Giving) charity. I’m very pleased that the Student Association have chosen Macmillan Cancer Support as this year’s RAG charity. Please get behind all of the activities planned over the coming year and support the College in raising funds for such a worthy cause.

The end of term is fast approaching with all students finishing for Christmas on Thursday 18th December. This year we will continue the festive tradition by celebrating the end of term with a Christmas Ball on Tuesday 16th December. This year’s theme has been decided and you won’t be disappointed!

Meredydd David

Principal