Student Union

Our Student Union represents the voices of all students at National Star and helps to make sure that college is a great place to live and learn.

Student Union Elections 2024/ 2025

Meet the students hoping to form the Student Union below.

Only National Star College students may vote in the 2024/25 election. Voting will take place from Monday 29 April – Friday 3 May.

Meet the Student Union contenders

Dan C

Dan smiling in the accessible kitchen

“I am kind, friendly and confident. I would like to join the SU to connect with other people and for my voice to be heard.”

Ella R

Ella smiling in a physio session with a member of the physio team

“I like helping people with their problems and I am a good listener. I am kind, funny and love to laugh. I have already been helping with speaking up for students who find it hard to speak.”

Gemma C

“I am funny, kind and generous. I like to help other people and would like to be an executive member of the SU because I am fit and I can help students with physio activities.”

Harrison R

“I like helping people and I am working towards becoming more independent. I am good at using my voice.”

Harry B

Isabel W

“I would like to be part of the Student Union because I like to voice my opinions and I am a good listener. I would like to take part in meetings and help plan events, activities and changes around the college.”

Jack B

Jack performing a dance

“I would like to be a member to be able to help people. I am very caring, I like to listen to other students and making new friends.”

Jack J

“I am a good listener and very dedicated to helping people. I would like to improve the facilities for students at college to enhance the learning experience and help them achieve their goals.”

Jack S

“I enjoyed the student rep meetings. I would like to try being part of the SU and would speak up. I am kind and think about other people.”

Jak R

Jak smiling at the Leavers Ceremony alongside COO Simon Welch

“I want to be a member of the Student Union because I want to help all students to be successful in college.”

Kate R

“I would like to be come a member because I think I have good ideas to bring to the SU. I have good communication skills and I like to encourage and help my peers.”

Laith R

Laith sitting in his wheelchair smiling with the National Star campus in the background

“I believe college should be about education but also a chance to have the best possible time of your life. I am a strong believer in student voice and empowering students to speak for themselves. I will promote student experience and create an environment that is inclusive but also fun.”

Misha M

“I am a good listener and want to contribute to college and help other students.”

Ollie S

“I am a good listener and I would love to help support all the new students that come to college in September. I understand how scary it can be starting in a new place away from home.”

Sam B

“I am passionate about the Student Union. I want to help the college to become better. I am hard worker and like to help other people by listening to them and their ideas.”

Sophie S

Sophie smiling in the StarShop in front of the student made items

“I want to make a difference for the students so they can have their say. I am helpful and listen to students if they have any issues or questions they need answered.”

Tom H

Tom H smiling in his residence

“Student voice is really important to me and I will make sure that all students feel seen and empowered to use their voice. I would like to improve the PC facilities for all students, I would also like to bring more club ideas.”

Meet the 2023 / 24 Student Union Representatives

  • Laith (Student Union President)
  • Misha (Vice President)
  • Alex
  • Ben
  • Dylan
  • Eleanor
  • Jasmine
  • Jeff
  • Owain
  • Shannon


“I want to make change”


“I want to help my peers more in general.”


“I am good at using my AAC and I am friendly and helpful.”


“I am helpful and enjoy sharing my opinions. I’m friendly and enjoy a good party so would like to help organise events.”


“I’m a good role model and I listen carefully to student needs and what students want. I’m caring, kind and I really care about the students here, being a part of National Star and helping the students is an amazing opportunity.”


“I would like to be on the Student Union again in September because I feel that I fit in with Student Union and I join in and listen.”


“I am a really motivated and determined student who is driven to bring positive and vibrant change to National Star. I believe that I will be able to bring a disability sporting culture to National Star and I am a strong and passionate believer in student voice.”


“I think I would be a good member of the SU because I can explain things well.”



“I am a good listener. I like to be involved in new projects and meet new people. I am a good role model for AAC users.”

How the Student Union works

Our Student Union represents the voices of all students at National Star and helps to make sure that college is a great place to live and learn.

The Student Union meet weekly acting as a channel of communication between learners, National Star and other organisations.

Student Union executive members have many roles. For example, Health and Safety Officer, Quality Assurance Officer, Safeguarding Officer and Events Officer.

As well as the Student Union there are a number of student-led committees that talk about things such as disability awareness, sustainability and environmental issues, college food and drink and student accommodation and residences.