College isn’t just about your lessons and the subjects you study. There are lots of other great things you can get involved in. We call this ‘enrichment’. Being involved in enrichment activities at the college gives you the chance to make more friends, have fun, develop new skills and be part of something different.
Universities and employers place a high value on enrichment activities, so being involved can have benefits for your career and academic future too. All enrichment activities are free, so there is no reason not to give them a go.
In September, you have the chance to put your name forward and campaign for the role of President or Vice President of the Wilberforce College Student Union.
There are a lot of different positions on the Union, including Fundraising Coordinators and Welfare and Finance Officers. You can also get involved in the Student Union’s Events Committee. This gives you the opportunity to be involved with college life, including organising events and celebrations.
Seeds of change
Help transform Wilberforce Sixth Form College into an edible campus. Try your hand at gardening and upcycle areas of the college.
We offer a wide range of enrichment opportunities. We have partnered with IBM to take part in the worldwide Mainframe challenge. We will also be offering gaming festival trips. You could take part in our Virtual Reality Club and evaluate the latest releases in this emerging market, or create a game in Unity to sell on the Steam Store. We also offer computing classes to enrich your knowledge of the working world.
Come and view films from the world of cult cinema and the popular Hollywood genre system. We will watch many movies that you have probably never seen before, and we will answer the question - what makes movies original, challenging, and just plain cool?
Would you like to find out what it’s like to be a Managing Director of your own company? Marketing Manager? Finance Director? Head of Sales? Logistics Consultant? Yes? Then get involved with Young Enterprise and running our new student company.
If you have an interest in current affairs why not join our debating society? You will get the chance to develop your skills in critical thinking, communication, independent research and teamwork, all of which are extremely useful in your further studies or the world of work, and in situations where making an informed judgment is essential. Challenge your peers on subjects as diverse as banning zoos, Brexit, legalising euthanasia, and more.
Serial killer series
As part of this enrichment course, you will examine the life and crimes of infamous serial killers such as Ted Bundy, Jeffrey Dahmer and Fred and Rosemary West. You will study what drove them to commit such heinous acts. How were they caught? How were they punished? You will examine a range of sources to get inside the minds of these criminals. There will be an interrogation of their histories, the crime scenes and the investigations that were done to apprehend them. You will get the opportunity to complete your own research project on a serial killer of your choice and then present your findings.
Greenpower trust electric car project
Working as part of a team you will be challenged to design, build and race a single seat, electrically-powered racing car. You are provided with the car’s chassis and battery and then the sky’s the limit as you work alongside your team mates to design and make the body to your own ideas. Then comes the opportunity to race the car against other sixth forms and colleges, both locally and around the country!