It’s not all study at Sandwell College!
It’s not like school at Sandwell College. There’s a lot of practical work, and courses are taught by experts who know their business because they’ve worked in it themselves.
But it’s not all study either. Our Central Enrichment Team runs a regular packed programme of student activities, from trips to London, Paris, Premiership stadiums and the Clothes Show Live, to paintballing, Blackpool and Alton Towers.
Street dance, table tennis, football and basketball sessions run every week. And we also raise money for charity.
At Sandwell College you can look forward to:
- a fantastic programme of activities, visits and events that make your life at College richer
- an active Students’ Union organising social events and trips
- support from people who treat you as individuals
Here’s just a selection of what’s on offer for you to make the most of your time at Sandwell College.
Go karting & mountain biking
Automotive teams from Body Repair and Motor Vehicle courses took time out from their studies to enjoy a week of activities, from go karting and mountain biking in Wrexham, to ice skating, golfing and sightseeing in London.
Big Spring Clean
Volunteers from Public Services, English for Speakers of Other Languages, and What Next? courses all dug in to spruce up green areas around Smethwick, West Bromwich and Oldbury campuses.
Fundraising for The Mango House Orphanage in Goa
Travel and Tourism students saw the fruits of their labour when they jetted off to Goa to visit children from the Mango House orphanage.
Weeks of hard work fundraising for the charity organisation before their trip were rewarded with an unforgettable experience.
Italian spa treatments
A dozen beauty and holistic students learned the secrets behind Italian traditional spa treatments in Tuscany during their four-day visit.
Guided tours of the underground spring and treatment rooms, and demonstrations of mud mask facials and anti-aging eye treatments, were all part of the itinerary at Montecatini Terme.
Paris in the springtime
The Students’ Union recently whisked a group of college students off to Paris for a spot of culture during the spring break. Excursions over the two-day stay included visits to the Eiffel Tower, Champs Elysées, the Louvre Museum and its famous pyramid, and Montmartre.
In the army
Computing students were given their marching orders at an Army Away Day.
A group of around 50 new and existing students travelled to MoD Stafford to meet soldiers, watch demonstrations and take part in team bonding exercises.
Climbing fences, scaling towers and trying out target practice was all part of the Computing department’s enrichment activities.
Sister Act star Amy Booth Steel gave excited students from Sandwell College a glimpse of fame and fortune when they saw her perform in the West End.
Amy, a former Sandwell College drama and dance student, is appearing in the hit musical at the London Palladium.
Around 50 students and tutors from the college’s performing arts and fashion departments were treated to a backstage tour before enjoying the matinee production, with Amy in the role of Sister Mary Patrick.
Meeting jump champ Phillips Idowu
College learners had a spring in their step after meeting triple jump world champion Phillips Idowu.
The European Athlete of the Year joined the students at the launch of a £150,000 adiZone in Victoria Park, next to Smethwick Campus.
After posing for pictures with the students and signing autographs, Phillips showed off his talents by shooting some basketball hoops and trying out other gym equipment.