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Students’ Union

Your union, your voice

Your Student Governors

The Cornwall College Board of Governors comprises twenty governors including the Chief Executive Officer and Principal, student and staff members. Governors are collectively responsible for determining the strategic direction of the College and oversight of its activities as well as ensuring the effective and efficient use of resources, the solvency of the institution and safeguarding its assets.

Representing your views are two student governors, voted for by students:

Tara Geraghty

Tara Geraghty

Student Governor

My name is Tara Geraghty, I am a second year level 3 Equine management student at Bicton. I was born and raised in London, but after leaving school realised all I wanted to do was be outside with the horses! I now live with my sister just outside Exeter and spend almost all my time with the horses. I work on a small, private eventing yard as well as attending Bicton, so I do keep myself quite busy.

My main reason for joining the governing board was because of how much I have enjoyed my time at Bicton, and I feel very strongly that all students, regardless of course or college, should love what they study. The colleges’ ethos of setting students up for success in the real world is something I really admire, and something I want to be a part of as much as possible. I can only hope I do my peers across colleges proud, and make them feel like their voices are being heard and represented.

Sarah Gruitt

Sarah Gruitt

Student Governor Higher Education

My name is Sarah and I’m currently studying for a HNC in Garden and Landscape Design at Cornwall College’s Eden Project campus. I have an academic background in History and Politics and take the view that good policy should listen sensitively to a wide range of perspectives.

I’m delighted to have been offered the opportunity to work with the SU this year and I am so excited to learn with and from my fellow students over the course of my appointment.

I believe it indispensable that we should all feel safe, valued, empowered, and respected in our place of study, and my hope is that I may be able to use this post to advocate alongside my fellow students as you pursue the aims that matter to you.

Sarah completed her secondary and sixth form studies at her local comprehensive in east Cornwall before going on to read History and Politics at Oxford.

Pursuant to her love of horticulture, Sarah is currently studying for a HNC in Garden and Landscape Design at Cornwall College’s Eden Project Campus and is delighted to join our board as HE Student Governor.

She loves caring for her plants, working on her French language skills, and listening to her favourite podcasts.

Your Students’ Union representatives

The Cornwall College Student Union (CCSU) represents all students across the whole college. All students are automatically members of CCSU and it is one way of having your voice heard at Cornwall College.

The CCSU is run by an elected President and Vice-President who have the support of the Executive Leadership Team.  Your CCSU President and Vice-President are:

Malaika Hailey

Malaika Hailey


Student Union President


Freya Hill

Freya Hill



Want to be involved?

The CCSU exists to represent your voice and to make sure you have a great time while you are a student with us.  Every campus has a Chair and Vice-Chair and a team of elected student officers who work hard all year to ensure that you have a great student experience on campus. This can range from organising clubs and trips to enrichment and fundraising.  Your campus CCSU is also just one of the ways where your voice can be heard to improve your experience and raise any campus issues.

Benefits of being involved

Students who participate in the Student Union gain a massive amount of experience and confidence in organising and achieving as well as making new friends and standing out from the crowd.  Other benefits are:

  • Social interaction
  • Working as part of a team
  • Transferable life skills
  • Looks great on your CV/UCAS application
  • Confidence building
  • Making a difference to your campus and own your own campus budget
  • Social action
  • Being part of change at Cornwall College by Having Your Say!

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