Huddersfield New College has revealed the names of the new Head Student team and Student Council following the recent application process. As the departing Head Student team prepare for their next steps, the College has also paid tribute to the contribution that the group has made to the student experience. 

The current team are busy training and handing over to our incoming student team. Applications for these prestigious positions open in spring to enable this. Our new team are pictured with the outgoing team above. During their term of office, our current team have made a vast contribution to student life at College, with a number of developments to student support, including during exams, made as a result. The team have been involved in a wide range of activities from speaking at Open Events and hosting virtual events during the pandemic, to running a panel during recruitment process for our new Principal. 

Over the past three years the Head Student team has gone from strength to strength, and this year there was an incredible field of applicants. Each submitted an application, which was supported by a Staff Sponsor. Following an interview process, the following appointments have been made:

Head Students: Aoife Schofield and Isabel Wakefield 
Deputy Head Students: Ben Border, Iris-Selene Meana, Lalaine Soriano 
Student Initiative Champion: Alice Hall 
New Student Council members: Ghena Daksi, Hadia Anwar, Imogen David, Jessica Maxfield, Saim Irfan, Marli Inees, Odhran Darren Shelton 

In addition to our Head Student team, we also appoint a Student Council. This group meets regularly to present student feedback, and discuss College developments. Over the coming weeks the new team will be introducing themselves. The group are pictured above with some members of our outgoing Head Student and Student Council team.

Lee Goddard, Assistant Principal comments: “Our Head Student team and Student Council are the voice of students, and over recent years and have been key in a range of developments as diverse as our drive to become a greener College to changes in the academic support we provide to students. They genuinely make a difference to the wider student experience, and provide a voice to all students.”

“We were inspired and impressed by the quality of applicants for these positions. Whilst of course we can only make a limited number of appointments to the Head Student and Deputy Head Student positions, we are delighted that so many of our applicants will be part of the Student Council. I am really looking forward to supporting and working with the team. As we head towards the end of the academic year, I would also like to say a special thank you to our outgoing team for the outstanding contribution they have made, both to HNC and their fellow students.”

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