Community Engagement

Social Responsibility & the Educational Trust:
The College as a large employer within the region has a collective role in social responsibility to our communities. The college must also be mindful that in real terms it has have been shielded from the poverty and isolation associated with many regions in the developing world. Therefore, for the first time this ethos has been identified as a deliverable in the College plan.

The South West College will adopt at least one global charity on a three year rotational basis. Our contribution will be in curriculum, learning and people. The Director and senior team will provide more of an outline of the outworking’s of this project and individual and collective opportunities that exists for our staff and students to respond to the challenge. As well as the global charity, each campus will be asked to take on specific work with national and regional charities.

The College also intend to investigate the establishment of an Educational Trust which will with the assistance of its trustees, become a way of galvanising local, national and international sources of funding to support our students in these challenging economic times. The Trust will be developed around a model of good practice, and assist access and provide opportunities for our learners.