Strode's experience

Achieving good grades is very important and at Strode’s we want you to leave feeling confident and prepared for university, training or employment and be ready to achieve in the real world.

Each year we give you the opportunity to get involved in a number of additional non-curricular activities as part of your programme of study. We encourage you to mix with different people and to discover new interests and hobbies. Some of the enrichment activities we run include:

  • Art
  • A*spire
  • Charity Committee
  • College Play
  • Computing Explorers’ Club
  • Eco Committee
  • The Duke of Edinburgh’s Silver Award (D of E)
  • Extended Project Qualification (EQP)
  • Fitness Instructors Level 2 (Sports and PE Students)
  • Girl’s Football
  • Jam Session
  • LGBT + Group
  • Men’s Football
  • Netball
  • Rugby
  • Stride Dance Company
  • Young Enterprise 


There are a wide variety of team sports to choose from, including Football, Rugby, Basketball and Netball, and students can make use of our high quality and well equipped fitness suite.

Performing Arts

Our musicians are encouraged to form ensembles or join one of two Strode’s Big Bands, as well as participate in concerts and conduct workshops in local schools.

Dance students participate in an annual show, whilst Film and Media students have the opportunity to create and present films at their own festival, the


  • Community Volunteering

  • In addition to participation in additional activities, students are actively encouraged to undertake voluntary work. This may be through our student ambassador scheme, by becoming a member of the Student Union Executive or through a voluntary work placement. All of your voluntary activity can be logged via vInspired which will help to support future applications for work, further education and higher education. There are even awards available for those students who commit the most hours towards voluntary activities.
  • Many of our students undertake local volunteering placements, for example in local primary schools and hospitals. It is a great way to help others and also get a taster into working within different industries. For more information, talk to one of our careers advisors located in Student Services.
  • Charities Committee

  • Students are welcome to start their own committees or clubs, or join existing groups such as the Charity Committee. We are a ‘Giving Nation’ College; we support and encourage students to campaign, raise awareness of local and global issues and raise money for good causes. We have a thriving Amnesty group and student

    newspaper. We always encourage students to come forward with new ideas for enrichment and will help them to set up new activities for other students to enjoy

    and learn from.
  • Student Union

  • Strode’s College Student Union is one of over 600 student unions within the National Union of Students. For more information about NUS, please see http://www.nus.org.uk/. As such, all of Strode’s students are automatically members of the Union, headed up by an elected Student Union Executive. The executive are elected each year by the student body and are the voice of the students, representing them as the link with the College’s leadership team. The Student Union executive meets with tutor group representatives at the termly student Parliament, where they get ideas for new activities and campaigns. They use this as an opportunity to explain the work they have been doing. The Student Union executive organises fun activities and gets involved in the decision making about the College as well as national campaigns through the NUS.
  • For the 2017/18 academic year, the Student Union consists of:

  • President - Ben Roberts

    Vice President & Treasurer - Romaan Aftab

    Governor - Abby Pullen

    Student Liaison & Learner Voice - Madison Beale

    Events, Entertainment & Charity Officer - Wilma Aduboffour

    Diversity & Student Welfare - Tyler Pannone

    Sport Officer - Gbemisola Ogunfiditimi


  • The Executive meets weekly and discuss issues facing students and organise events from competitions to environmental campaigns. They are supported by the Student Services Officer (Engagement) who is a member of Support Staff based in Student Services.
  • More information about the current Student Union is kept on the student Moodle page. We encourage all students to get active, join in and make a difference!