21 May 2018

A computer science student has been chosen to be president of West Nottinghamshire College Students’ Union for the next academic year.

Nathan Jones, 18, is currently completing the second year of the Level 3 Extended Diploma in IT (Networking and System Support) at the college and has just found out the good news about his new role.

The new president, from Mansfield, succeeds out-going president Lewis Maskery and starts his new role next academic year, which he is looking forward to.

Nathan said: “Whilst studying at college I’ve worked a lot with the volunteering team and enjoyed helping out and getting involved. I’ve helped out at open evenings and given demonstrations to would-be students and found this really interesting.

“There’s a lot of things I feel I can bring to the Students’ Union. I feel I’m well suited because I like to listen, I love working on organising events and may even look at events planning and leading volunteering teams as a future career.”

Out-going president Lewis, who is applying for a job within college, said: “I know Nathan will do really well in this role. My advice to him is to always be open to trying things that may not be in your comfort zone – just try it. He will be on the board of governors, so he must just be himself and be confident and prove you’re there to do a good job.

“I’ve had a brilliant year as president. The team dynamic has been awesome and I’ve looked forward to coming to work every day. It’s been a real success.”

Student experience team leader Robert Pearce said: “Nathan has always put sheer hard work into all his volunteering activities which is great for building up relationships with a range of stakeholders.

“As a person Nathan is a really personable young man which is important when building relationships with student groups. He’ll be a fabulous asset to the SU and a great voice for the students.”

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