Student Engagement

Here at the University Centre Stockport we have a vibrant Higher Education community where we offer high-quality courses to individuals from all backgrounds and skill-sets. We provide relevant, useful and enjoyable learning experiences. 

National Student Survey

Every academic year we are committed to your learning – ensuring we continue to transform local lives. The 2020 National Student Survey (NSS) confirms this once again, with overall student satisfaction rates of 90% and progression into employment and student pass rates both at an all time high of 97% – that’s the best in Greater Manchester by the way – this is a good time to join us!

Our Commitment to Students

Our Student engagement commitment is aimed at students, tutors and college managers. It is important for us all to see active student engagement as a partnership and to get it right we have to work together. Student Engagement at the University Centre is focused on the belief that teaching and learners are central to our success. 

It is the aspiration of our student engagement to; 

Enhance your self-belief and encourage learning agency

Enable you to work autonomously and feel that you are competent to achieve your own learning objectives

Support teachers to create learning that is active, collaborative, and to foster learning relationships

Support teachers to create educational experiences for you that are challenging and enriching and that extend your academic abilities

Ensure that the college culture is welcoming to students from diverse backgrounds

Invest in a variety of support services to maximise your participation and the fulfilment of your potential

Adapt to your changing expectations and enable you to become an active producer rather than a passive consumer

Enable you to develop your social and cultural capital

More Information

Our lecturing staff are experienced, professionally-trained experts in their field who create a safe, stimulating and respectful environment for our students. Everything is on a smaller scale at Stockport, meaning your learning takes place in a classroom rather than a big lecture theatre. This creates a more productive learning environment and gives you more opportunities to collaborate with other learners.

We help people to learn skills to get into work, enjoy a new hobby or improve their job prospects. Whatever you choose to study, we hope there will be something for you.

We are always looking to hear your views. Our Student Reps act as the eyes and ears of Higher Education at Trafford and share the views of their fellow course mates with the Management Team. If you’re keen to develop your leadership and communication skills, then why not become a Student Rep and help make a difference?

Our Student Council are active campaigners for Higher Education improvement. The council has made a concerted effort to gather student views across all courses about a variety of issues and they have then taken action to ensure success and outcomes that has improved the learning experience.

We value the feedback they receive from learners and in recent years the feedback from the Student Council has contributed to the way we operate, the events we host and the rewards that students receive throughout the year.

Keep fit, have fun and meet new people. From yoga and football to running clubs there’s a wide range of activities to get involved in during your time with Trafford. If you have a keen interest to start a new sport or fitness club, chances are there will be other students with the same interests.

We have a number of student led societies that respond to student enthusiasm. We have Debating, Creative Writing and Environment clubs, a film and book group, as well as a thriving LGBTQ+ society.  These groups are highly dependent on student leadership skills with support from our lecturing team.

Working with the National Citizenship Service, we offer volunteering opportunities for you to gain new experiences, develop team work and communication skills, support your community, and build your CV. We also support an annual charity which is chosen by staff and students at the college where you can be involved in fundraising activities and build your skills.

Each Subject Area runs a range of trips from local visits to trips overseas to explore new cultures. The majority of trips will be funded by students themselves, however more local, curriculum focused trips will be covered by us.