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Governance Engagement

The Corporation actively seeks the views of all students, staff and stakeholders. This is an integral part of how the Corporation determines the educational character and mission of City College Plymouth, and its performance. Views are sought by a number of informal and formal means.

An overarching objective is that student influence helps to improve the effectiveness and success of the College. There are a number of strategies designed to ensure student engagement with this, including:

  • Student Involvement Strategy
  • student surveys
  • student representatives for each course
  • Student Council
  • student representation on College committees, including the Academic Board, Equality and Diversity and many others
  • election of two Student Governors
  • policy communication and consultation via social media channels.

The College also encourages all staff to engage with its strategic and operational development through:

  • staff surveys
  • regular staff forums
  • Principal’s briefings
  • regular formal and informal meetings with Trade Unions
  • election of Staff Governors
  • policy communication and consultation via the staff intranet, “Wavelength” briefings and annual management conferences.

Extensive involvement with the business and local communities is also vital in helping the College to position itself at the heart of the social and economic regeneration of the City and wider region. Community engagement is achieved via representation at regional networks, boards and forums, and by the College holding its own networking events and employer advisory boards.