Students Union – North West Regional College

Students Union

Our Purpose

The NWRCSU is your opportunity to get involved, share ideas and make a difference. Students work in collaboration with staff to improve student life at the college. The Union is supported by a staff member from the Student Services team who has dedicated time to support Union development and activities.

The staff member oversees the election processes to ensure sound governance and democracy. We are here to improve the lives of students.


Student Council

You can run for election, become part of the Student Council and help provide a “voice” for students! The Students’ Union Council is made up of 14 Cross-College elected Student Officers who have varied responsibilities in the day-to-day running of the Union.

College students can be elected to the following roles: Student Governor, President, Entertainment Officer, Welfare Officer, Part-time student officer, LGBT Officer, Secretary, Disability Officer and Women’s Officer. The Student Governor sits on the Board of Governors which means the student perspective is included in any major decision making within the College.

Students from across all five campuses are encouraged to get involved with the Union body to organise events, support campaigns, trips and fund-raisers. It is an incredibly important team and we want you to get on board!

The Student Council helps to organise:

–          Union Clubs & Societies

–          Freshers’ Week

–          Student Socials

–          Fundraising

–          European Travel

–          External Collaboration

–          Sporting Activity

–          Team Building

How do I join the Students’ Union?

You don’t have to join, you’re already in! Every student enrolled at NWRC is automatically a member of the Students’ Union. The Students’ Union represents all students on all campuses and with the help of the Student Council represents the wider student voice.

The Students’ Union council is here to:

  • Promote the general welfare of all students
  • Encourage student societies, sports clubs and social activities
  • Act as a channel of communication between students and the College
  • Promote the interests of all students and to represent them in all matters affecting their interests
  • Enhance the standing of students in the local community


Meet the Officers

Jordon Downey - NWRC Student President
Jordan Downey

Level 3 Sports Science

  • Student Union President
  • Clubs & Societies Officer
Eamonn Kelly

HNC Social & Community Work

  • Student Governor
  • Welfare Officer (Strand Rd)
  • Higher Education Officer
  • Communications Officer
Ryan Doherty

Level 3 Health Science

  • Equality & Diversity Officer (Strand Rd)
  • Campus President (Strand Rd)
Ellee Dean

HND in Textiles

  • Disability Officer (Strand Rd)
  • LGBT+ Officer (Strand Rd)
Caroline Barr

Level 3 Art & Design

  • Campaigning Officer
  • Campus President (Limavady)
Lauryn McLaughlin

HND in Performing Arts             

  • Secretary
  • Entertainment Officer
Brendan Pang

Foundation Degree Mechanical Engineering

  • Equality & Diversity Officer (Limavady)
  • Disability Officer (Limavady)
  • Campus President (Greystone)
Greta Whorriskey

Level 3 Fitness Services              

  • Women’s Officer (Strand Rd)
Caleb Ward

Level 3 Engineering

  • Campus President (Springtown)

Our Students’ Union Governor: Eamonn Kelly

“NWRC is a great place to learn. The NWRCSU is run by students, for students. We will do our upmost to ensure that the student voice is strong in the College and that your views are being heard right at the very top.

Let us all work together so that every student feels that they belong to the college”


Student Voice European Project in The Netherlands

Each summer the NWRCSU runs a hugely successful project with a partner in The Netherlands. Students and staff travel for 2 weeks, working on core skills such as, presentation and communication skills, innovative thinking, resilience and team work. The students then return to NWRC and deliver these workshops to their fellow students – everybody benefits! This activity is unique within the FE sector and is seen as a ground breaking element to student voice work. Plus, it’s completely free for the students!

Sports Clubs

  • Women’s Football
  • Men’s Football
  • Women’s Gaelic
  • Men’s Gaelic
  • Men’s Rugby (affiliation to UUSU)
  • Basketball
  • Boxing
  • Kickboxing
  • Athletics
  • Gym
  • Martial Arts
  • Outdoor Pursuits – Canoeing,Rock Climbing, Orienteering, Coasteering, Bush CraftSocieties
  • Movies & Film Club
  • Bowling Club
  • LGBT
  • Photography Club
  • Gaming Club
  • D&D Table Top Club

Work and Study in Denmark

Fancy studying in Europe? Does 3 weeks working and studying in Denmark sound like fun to
you? Well it’s within your reach. NWRCSU works closely with the International Office in the College to allow hundreds of our students to participate in programmes.

Award winning projects are set up to allow students the opportunity to add extra value to their qualifications, improve self-confidence, grow aspirations and embed real life skills.

For all information on NWRCSU and Erasmus opportunities contact:

Danny Lyttle

Student Services
Tel: 028 7127 8706

Clubs and Societies

Can I join a sports team, club or society?

YES – we offer a wide range of sporting activities and clubs through the Students’ Union. If there is a sport, club or society you would like more information on, simply contact us. If you would like to set up a new sport or society, all you need is enough people with an interest in joining, then contact us and we can assist.

Our Students’ Union Clubs and Societies provide opportunities each year for all students to participate in “active lifestyle activities” and social clubs as part of College life. Student Union activities regularly operate across all campuses.

Fun recreational sports activities are organised and tailored to suit the abilities of individual students.

All Students are welcome to take part.