There are many ways that Southlands students and staff can get involved with the life of the college. Some of these are informal. For example, the chapel and college offices are always looking to receive support with their work or to provide resources to help you turn your good idea into a successful event or project. There are three more formalised ways of getting involved too:
The Southlands Venture: The Southlands Methodist Trust supports volunteering, campaigning and community projects at Southlands. This project is open to everyone at Southlands and in the Roehampton community and provides opportunities for students to lead their own projects, focused on issues that matter to them. Recent Ventures have been volunteering at Queen Mary's hospital, running a community allotment project and the highly successful "Water is Free" campaign. Taking part is an excellent way to get to know the local community, get fantastic life experience, and boost your CV.
College Officers: From September 2017, Southlands College President, Shay Patel, will be leading a team of college officers with responsibilities for looking after a range of areas of college life, including student activities and events. Email Shay, check the student Facebook page 'Southlands Shiver of Sharks', or talk to your flat rep to find out more.
Becoming a Flat Rep: Flat Reps are college residents who live here in their second or third years to take a leadership role within the community and to support a flat of first years as they settle in to university life.
Flat Reps receive a lot of training (which is compulsory) and gain a lot of benefits, including some extra social activities and free tickets to some events. They are important people in the college community, providing welfare support and critical information for the college team about the needs and activities of the flats in which they live.
The flat rep recruitment process begins in December/January and involves an application form and interview. When the process is open this year, details will appear throughout the college, on Facebook, and in these pages.
Some flat reps awaiting the new arrivals at the start of the year…
And some more showing their Shark Spirit!