16-18 Student Life

We want to offer you the opportunity to gain so much more than your chosen qualification and course alone.

We provide an enrichment programme to make things fun, challenging and help you develop new skills. Through enrichment, you’ll be given the chance to learn a variety of new and interesting skills which will aid you when applying for jobs or places at Universities.

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Here are just some of the experiences and opportunities you can expect to be a part of when you become a fully fledged Trafford College student:

Student Discount Cards

Students of Trafford College can sign up for a TOTUM Card, the new name for the NUS extra card, which brings you over 200 UK student discounts.

Get your TOTUM card now.

1, 2 or 3-Year Cards

Choose from a 1-year card for just £12, a 2-year card for £22 or a 3-year card for only £32. Many discounts are online only so you can’t get them without your TOTUM card.

Over 200 UK discounts on the brands you love and local independents.

TOTUM has the best student discounts around that you can use online and in store. Top brands include:

  • 10% off at the Co-op
  • 10% off ASOS
  • 25% off Odeon student priced tickets
  • Up to 40% off at Las Iguanas

Student Ambassadors

Our Student Ambassadors help represent and promote the College by supporting at key events and acting as College case studies. In return they gain great experiences for their CV and receive a College T-shirt, sweatshirt & goody bag, plus vouchers worth up to £150 for working at our 3 Open Events during the year. Sign up at the Freshers’ Fair or email marketing@trafford.ac.uk for more information.

The Students' Union

We want to hear your views! Our Student Reps act as the eyes and ears of the college and share the views of their fellow course mates with the College 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 Union is the point of contact for our student community. They promote student rights, organise local activities and develop new student initiatives to enhance college life for fellow students. The Union is organised and led by a committee of nominated students and they are keen to hear your views.

Work Experience and Volunteering

Whichever course you are studying, you will be supported in gaining work experience to help you develop essential employability skills, such as networking, communication, organisation and creative problem solving. We can also support with sourcing part-time work so you can build your CV alongside your studies.

We also work with the National Citizenship Service who 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.

Guest Speakers

No matter which course you are studying, you will have a programme of guest speakers from industry who will visit your classes to share with you their experiences of the world of work and what is important in making yourself a success. Hear from the experts what it takes to make it big!

Trips & Clubs

Each section runs a range of trips from local visits to trips overseas to explore new cultures. We also have a range of clubs that you can join for fun or to gain new skills and meet new people, for example, our debating society, chess club, film club or student choir. Why not set up your own club and get to know other students from across college?

Sport & Enrichment

Keep fit, have fun and meet new people. From basketball to yoga, football to first aid, there’s a wide range of activities to choose from. You may also be chosen to represent the College at local sporting competitions. Our dedicated Sports Officer will visit your classes to keep you informed on what activities are taking place when.