Life at College: Get Involved!
There can be so much more to student life than studying and Waltham Forest College will invest in your student experience as well as your academic success. The sheer scale of student-run, student-led activities that is available will give you every opportunity to try something new, discover new passions and continue to develop ones you already have.
Every year we run a programme of Sports activities that includes football, futsal, gym, swimming, basketball the list goes on.
All students have access to the YMCA across the road from the college and the Swimming pool tucked under the basement.
At the start of the year, we hold a Freshers’ Fair event, attended by a range of organisations who give out great discounts and offers to all our students. It is also a great time to meet other students and find out more about Sports and Enrichment Activities.
We invite guest speakers to visit the College and run workshops and to share their personal experiences of life and work.
Student Common Room
The large Student Common Room is a great place to unwind and relax during your breaks. It features pool tables, ping-pong tables, an Xbox and a general meeting area to refresh before your next lesson.
Themed events are held in the Student Common Room so you can get the best experience of being a Waltham Forest College student.
Apply to become a Student Ambassador and represent the College in key events. This is an opportunity for you to build experience for your CV and get paid at the same time.
The Student Union represents the learners of Waltham Forest College and are elected by students at the start of the year. The Student Union are the leaders of the student body, responsible for embracing the views of students voiced via formal or informal channels.
Places to eat and meet
There are plenty of food and drink options at the College, including our Costa Coffee in Café on 2, the Deli in the Market Place and our lunch restaurant Café on 4, all offering a range of hot and cold meals, drinks and snacks.
Students, staff and the public also have the option to eat at the College’s fine dining restaurant, The Mallinson. Lunch is served every Tuesday (during term time) and Thursday evenings regularly have themed dinners.
Elite Salons & Elite Barbering
Staff, students and members of the public can enjoy treatments performed by the next generation of stylists and therapists at fantastic prices in our Hair & Beauty Salon and Barbering shop. Check out the Salon newsletter every month for the latest offers.
The College Listens
The feedback we get from our students is very important. Each course nominates a representative who will meet with staff regularly to provide feedback from their class. We also have an elected Student Union who are actively involved in the decision making of the College and organise student activities. Getting involved in these roles is a brilliant way to strengthen your CV.