HUMAN RIGHTS TAKE CENTRE STAGE AT STUDENT CONFERENCE

Learner Voice Conference

Human rights and equality took centre stage at City of Wolverhampton College this week when students took part in their annual Learner Voice Conference.

A total of 60 students attended the event, which was held at the college’s Paget Road campus on April 26, to share their views and ideas about campus life and explore current campaigns being led at a national level.

Speakers included Barbara Gwinnett, Chair of Wolverhampton Fairtrade Partnership, who spoke to the students about rights and exploitation in developing countries, and Ruth Forecast, from Malvern Amnesty Group, who discussed human rights, immigration and asylum.

Attendees received a goodie bag full of information and gifts, as well as free Fairtrade tea and coffee and the chance to win shopping vouchers and Fairtrade chocolate bars.

Student Project Officer Kelleigh Greene said: “We aim to put our learners at the heart of the college, listen to their opinions and help make their time here a fun and safe one. These conferences are a great way for students to have a say in how the college is run as well as find out about wider issues that could affect them”

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