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Enrichment Guide

Adventure Skills Fun Experience

2010/11


The activities within this guide are an overview of the options available throughout this academic year. All activities are spaced out across the year, taking place in the Autumn, Spring or Summer terms.

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To find out which activities specifically are running each term, go to the Enrichment pages on the Student Intranet (under ‘Student Support’). Here you will be given the option to sign-up for any of these activities.

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All activities are planned around the average student day, so will take place mainly during lunch time or twilight hours (4 - 6pm). Some will also be at weekends. Where possible the activities are free to all students however some will have a cost at a reduced rate to allow us to make the activity available.

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Adventure Weekends (spring/summer terms) A chance to try a range of outdoor

activities, for example: kayaking, climbing, hiking, raft building. Specific details of dates and activities will be available closer to the time.

Dry Slope skiing (Autumn/Spring terms)

Whether you’ve tried skiing before or not, dry slope skiing is an ideal way to be introduced to the sport or refresh your skills.

Chill Factor(e) (summer term)

A one-off trip will be run during the summer term to the Chill Factor(e) in Trafford. An opportunity to experience real snow after testing your legs on the dry slope.

Rock Climbing (summer term)

Learn basic climbing skills and quickly progress over a number of weeks at Awesome Walls. This activity will leave you with the confidence to develop your skills further after the project and work toward getting out into the hills.

Football Tournament (summer term)

In support of the Anthony Walker Foundation this annual event focuses on ‘kick racism out of football’. It is open to student teams across the college.

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Everyman Rock and Roll Pantomime (Autumn term)

An evening of silliness, singing and laughter with the annual rock and roll pantomime. Enjoyed every year by a wide range of our college students.

Dancing (Spring term)

Focusing on street dancing, this activity is a chance to get active and have fun. You don’t need to be an expert dancer to have a go.

Weekly Football (all year)

Football skills sessions and games will be played each week in Kensington Sports Centre every Wednesday 2 - 4pm. A range of other one-off taster sports sessions will also be available and advertised through the year.

Laughter workshops (Spring term)

Ran by Liverpool Comedy Trust, these sessions are just what they say, time spent laughing and making others laugh. Silliness but with skills that can be developed into stand-up comedy.

Beauty and fashion (Autumn term)

These sessions are offered between Enrichment and Peaches and Cream in the city centre. A chance to learn skills of fashion and beauty in a fun and relaxed environment, for both boys and girls!

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Freshers Fayre (Autumn term)

This year’s Freshers Fayre will be held at the ‘Static Gallery’ (off Roscoe St) near the new college site. Grad yourself some freebies from local companies and the college, sign-up for activities and join the Student Union. These are just some of the attractions. Wednesday 22nd September 11am - 3pm

Manchester Christmas market (Autumn term weekend trip)

Get into the festive spirit with this wintery trip to Manchester. Whether you want to shop or enjoy the atmosphere of the various markets, this is a chance to simply have a relaxing day out.

‘Talent’ The Show (Spring term)

In 2009/10 a mixture of staff and students showcased their talent in an entertaining evening show. Inspired by the large amount of talent across our college the evening really highlights some of the great skills. We will be offering the chance for students to again get involved, either as an Event Managers or a talented performer.

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Event Management (Spring term)

Be part of a team helping to set up events for charity. Examples last year included ‘Talent’ The Show and a college wide ‘dance-a-thon’.

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Rice Lane Farm (Autumn/Spring term)

An urban farm supporting their local community. Working in partnership you can gain experience in horticulture, decorating and conserving the space alongside local residents.

Toy Appeal volunteering (Autumn term)

This annual event gives you the opportunity in December to help children and young people across Merseyside to have a better festive season. Sort through hundreds of donated gifts you will feel warm inside by simply giving a few hours of your time.

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Conservation volunteering (all year)

Linking with BTCV, Rice Lane Farm, Barnstondale Outdoor Centre and many other community projects you can gain value experience and help the environment whilst learning new skills from basic construction to gardening.

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BBC Children in Need (Autumn term) and Comic Relief (Spring term) Help to raise money for these international fundraising events. Whether you want to help organise or just join in on the day it doesn’t matter...just get involved!

Student Volunteer Week

This is a national event celebrating all that is student volunteering. You will be able to find out more about getting involved locally and in the college as well as joining in with a range of volunteering opportunities.

Volunteering awards

If you volunteer already or start whilst in college get in touch with the Enrichment Team who will ensure you are awarded for your hard work: V50 - an award given for 50 hours of your time given to help others Citizenship Award - Given once a year to an inspiring student helping his or her community.

“One is not born into the world to do everything but to do something.” Henry Davis Thoreau Do you want experience, fun and a way to meet new people? Yes...then why not try volunteering? This website has been created in partnership between Liverpool Community College Enrichment Team, universities in Liverpool and the local volunteer centre, so you can access a wide range of opportunities with local charities to suit your interests. Simply visit the website to find out more and to register...

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Student Governors

Our mission is to bridge the gap between you and the college by increasing student voice through various social activities such as campaigns. By doing this we hope to improve your college life.

Student Governors liaise between students, via Student Reps, and report to the Corporation Board regarding key matters. The current Student Governors are: • Matthew Fletcher • Alex Fillingham

There are currently: 2x Student Governors 2x Assistant Student Governors 2x Student Activities Officers 2x PR Officers Campaigns Officers: • LGBT • Disability • BME • Environment If you would like to run as a future SU Committee member email enrichment@liv-coll.ac.uk 10

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Keep up with the Student Union at the new website:

Student Representation

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Student Representatives are needed across the college to be the voice for students and ensure that we, as a college, are meeting the needs of current students. It is important for us to gather valuable feedback from across all college sites and we encourage the involvement of student ideas into the future development of the college. All reps are offered training in October/November and then asked to attend three meetings during the year. See your tutor to find out more...

Brightside...

...is the student LGBT community. There is a weekly social hour for students who identify as a lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender individual. We also welcome students with friends or family members who are LGBT. Tuesdays 4 - 5pm Arts Centre in the Independent Living Flat

NUS Extra

The Liverpool Community College Student Union is your link with the NUS (National Union of Students). The NUS campaign on issues relevant to students in both further and higher education. It negotiates discounts with companies on your behalf and offers advice on issues such as housing, health, drugs, education, disability and finance. When you enrol as a student in Liverpool Community College you are automatically a member of LCCSU, to find out more speak to the Student Union Committee to join the email database. You can also purchase an NUS Extra Card online for just ÂŁ11.This card entitles you to discounts locally and nationally. Buy your NUS Extra discount card now at www.nusextra.co.uk

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t n e m h c i r En How to get involved...

Keep informed and Sign-up NOW... ...log onto the the student intranet http://intranet.liv-stu.co.uk/ ...go to ‘Student Support’ on the far right ...pick ‘Enrichment’ from the drop-down bar ...read about current Enrichment options ...and sign-up for activities that interest you by Keep your eyes peeled for the simply following the details on the website

vtalent ‘Student Involvement Assistants’, 15 young volunteers here to help you get involved! vtalent contact: Melanie Williams 0151 252 4071

Email: enrichment@liv-coll.ac.uk Tel: 0151 252 4071 / 3378 / 4543


Enrichment Guide 2010/11