The UTC student council is led by three Year 12 and 13 Students:
- Chairperson – Edward McMullan
- Vice Chairperson – Katherine Thomas
- Secretary – Charlotte Cartwright
In addition to this each tutor group has one representative, making a total of 15 students.
The students meet at least once a month to discuss issues raised by the student body through their tutor group meetings. Their main objectives are to:
- To promote the interests of students among the school community and leadership team, staff and parents.
- To inform students about any subject that concerns them.
- To consult students on any issue of importance.
- To organise financial campaigns for school life and charitable activities.
This year’s elections took place in November and as part of the hustings students standing for election made a speech to their peers. Voting then took place one week later with 97% of all students voting.
“Mental health is one of the prominent issues in our generation. We have teachers and lecturers who are more than happy to listen to your challenges and misgivings.”
By Ed, elected Chairperson for 2019-2020
Hi, I’m Edward McMullan.
I am a second year student in Engineering and a strong advocate that student life is more than spending – in my case – 2 years and getting a diploma. It’s about new experiences, stepping outside your comfort zone, learning new skills and making new friendships. I want every student to engage and be as passionate and proud of being a student at the UTC as I am. My priorities are to maintain the high standards set by previous students over the past years. There are many things I’d like to address if I were elected, improving student engagement and enhancing the overall experience that is Berkeley Green UTC.
This includes many things. Mental health is one of the prominent issues in our generation. We have teachers and lecturers who are more than happy to listen to your challenges and misgivings. As a student I want to be the bridge in between us and teachers to improve the levels of communication in the college and tackle these rising issues. Whilst studying at the college I have noticed that many lecturers can truly get down to our level and relate to us as students. I have found this really helpful in my learning as I’m sure many of you have as well. However, I would encourage students to take advantage of this unique learning environment here at the college. Furthermore, I would like to help students and teachers to work together to find even more ways of improving our time studying.
On a final note I would like to say how well dressed and smart we all are today. Looking smart is a big factor in what your future employers will first think of you. However, although being suited and booted is great, I think a bit of colour is needed. In light of this I think a non-school uniform day could be needed.
This will be one of many things I will push forward if you vote for me as Student Council Chairman.